Nestled in South Leigh, Artist Residence Oxford will be opening its doors to the public as a pub and restaurant next month.

Mr Hanbury’s Mason Arms will include five bedrooms and owners Justin and Charlotte Salisbury aim to convert the stables and outbuildings into a further seven bedrooms later next year.

Believed to be a former farm house dating from the early 1600s, the Grade II-listed Mason Arms is constructed of limestone beneath a thatched roof.

The interior features an abundance of original features including flagstone flooring, dark oak panelling, rustic beams and stone walls. Items selected from auction houses and reclamation houses are being chosen for the property, while William Morris wallpaper and artwork from the Connor brothers will add colour.

The Salisburys said: “We’re off to the countryside to restore an old pub to its former glory. The setting is very quiet and surrounded by farmland – we wanted to find somewhere remote and rural with a natural charm and character to it, something that you can’t fake.”

Ollie Moore, who has previously worked as head chef at the Michelin-starred Black Rat restaurant in Winchester, Hampshire, is joining the Mason Arms as head chef.

The Globe Pub in St Clements has opened under new ownership and has opened in the previous site occupied by Joe Perks & Co, taking the venue back to a community pub with affordable quality food, real ales, live music, a quiz and various other events.

The much-loved Bugle Horn pub in Hartwell has enjoying a £250,000 makeover and refurbishment.

The Bugle Horn on Oxford Road, has undergone a major renovation, both internally and externally, that will revitalise the bustling country pub.

At the centre of the overhaul will be a full refurbishment of the bar and dining area, an updated patio area and comfy seating throughout, all whilst retaining the pub’s classic vintage feel.

Anna Vye, General Manager at The Bugle Horn said: “The Bugle Horn is a traditional country pub at the heart of the community, in an enviable location that is perfect for both local and new guests. It’s great that the pub is receiving such an extensive makeover and I can see all of our guests benefitting immensely from this.

“As the new General Manager of The Bugle Horn, I’m really excited to help push the pub into its new era. We have a great team here, and with further team members joining, and our newly appointed Head Chef, Nick Murray, I am confident that we can take the pub to the next level.”

Formerly known as ‘The Plough’, The Bugle Horn takes its name after the many fossils of the same name that can be seen in the pubs walls.