LASSCO – lunch and shopping. What’s not to like?
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If you fancy having brunch next to grand chandliers and an assortment of stuffed wild boar, bobcats and antelopes (I am sure you are always pondering where to find such a place) then this is your lucky day.For years I’ve been driving past the LASSCO Three Pigeons on the way to South Oxfordshire, seeing that alluring clock tower in the outside area and promising myself that next time I’ll stop and have a nosy.
Well, finally I did and it was a really fun hour. It’s the only LASSCO outside London and it’s rammed full of wonderful marble fireplaces, curios, urns, door-knobs, taxidermy, and er, pulpits.
I’m sure this place will thrill kids with its stuffed animals, aeroplanes on the ceiling and ceremonial swords on the walls.
The cafe kitchen is open plan, and the chefs very chatty. It’s undoubtedly a kid-friendly zone in principle at least, with egg and soldiers on the menu.
The outside area is far bigger than you might expect on driving by, and has a good range of terracotta urns and metal holders amongst a whole lot of grand masonry that looks like it’s been half-inched from Stowe Landscape Gardens. If you’re looking for interiors inspiration and a decent cappuccino to match (and who knows – maybe a child-free morning?!!) this is the place to find it.