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Breaking news

March 2019: Emily Watkins and her partner have sold up here after 12 years; the new owners, Matt and Katie Beamish, have said they intend to keep it going with few changes.

survey result

Summary

£58
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Quiet and beautiful surroundings” set the tone at ex-Fat Duck chef Emily Watkins and husband Miles Lampson’s old inn, in picture-perfect Kingham, opposite the village green; inside marries ‘pubby’ appeal (including a gastro comfort-food bar menu) with finer British cuisine, often based on old Cotswolds recipes.

Summary

£58
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Quiet and beautiful surroundings” set the tone at ex-Fat Duck chef Emily Watkins and husband Miles Lampson’s old inn, in picture-perfect Kingham, opposite the village green; inside marries ‘pubby’ appeal (including a gastro comfort-food bar menu) with finer British cuisine, often based on old Cotswolds recipes.

Summary

£57
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A comfortable, attractive old pub-with-rooms, where chef-owner Emily Watkins, ex-of The Fat Duck, “makes an effort to present an interesting menu” of modern British grub, and by all accounts succeeds – with feedback ranging from “dependable” to “fabulous”.

Summary

£62
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A brilliant pub with exquisite food and superb atmosphere” is still the mainstream view on this well-known Cotswolds destination, where the ambitious kitchen (“humble local gastropub it isn’t”) is headed by chef Emily Watkins; but reports overall were more up-and-down this year (“somewhat variable”, “good, but not up to the hype”, …).

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
Yes
30
No dress code
55

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£11.80 £22.50 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £19.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Bread £4.00
Service 12.50%
The Green, Kingham, OX7 6YD
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑8 pm

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