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Field Trips to Burford

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Halford Inn Highway Inn Lunch

Tavern students near Halford Bridge on the Fosse Way and refuelling at Burford's Highway Inn on 5 March 2022.

Halford Bridge Inn Group Picture Cotswold Arms Seminar

Class of 2020 on its way to the medieval Halford bridge and preparing for a seminar at the Cotswold Arms in Burford. Pics Toby & BK.
Halford Bridge DM Bull Meal BK

2019 tavern historians in exploratory and seminar modes at the Halford Bridge inn and Bull in Burford (pics by DM and BK).


Halford Bridge Walk Bull Meal 

Class of 2018 on the old Halford bridge, the Burford walk & during seminar preparations at the Bull (pics by JC, BK & JS).


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Tavern historians before and during Burford field studies on Saturday 27 February 2016.


Meal at the Lamb 28 02 15

Refuelling after field studies at the Lamb inn - 28 February 2015 (with slideshow of pictures by Laura Critchley below):



2013-14 cycle participants enjoying some spring sunshine (1 March 2014).


Tavern historians outside the Bull inn: 28 April 2012


2008-9 Cycle

2006-7 Cycle

Pictures of public houses on the High StreetLink opens in a new window by P. Carter and B. Wilson

2003-4 Cycle

For historical information see Raymond Moody, The Inns of Burford (2007)

Some surviving Burford public houses:

Bay Tree
The BullLink opens in a new window
Cotswold ArmsLink opens in a new window
Golden Pheasant

There are also many past inns, including the once-leading George with its impressive gatehouse.
The journey to Burford leads past the "Halford Bridge Inn", a 16thC coaching inn previously known as 'The Bell' on the Roman Fosse Way.