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Summary

£70
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This country pub-turned-“high-end restaurant” with rooms is part of Lady Bamford’s Daylesford project in the Cotswolds, so making it a handy local for the Chipping Norton set – “all the people you see in Notting Hill and Holland park during the week!”. The kitchen has lost some of its culinary zip since the departure two years ago of chef Tim Allen, while his successor, Alyn Williams of Mayfair’s esteemed Westbury Hotel, lasted less than a year as chef-patron. Feedback this year is dominated by comment on “hyped” and “forgettable” meals while even supporters say it is “very good, but not the best, and we paid an eye-watering price”.

Summary

£73
  £££
4
Very Good
2
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5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “Cotswolds gem” – part of Lady Bamford’s Daylesford organic estate – is now under the direction of chef-patron Alyn Williams, from Mayfair’s acclaimed Westbury Hotel, and head chef Nathan Eades. “Sophisticated” cuisine, “several cuts above the average country pub” is served in a “spacious and stylish dining room”. “There seems to be a local myth that it’s horrendously expensive. We’ve found that it’s really good value, which is quite different... I find the car park a bit daunting, though – tucking the car away between Bentleys is nerve-racking”.

Summary

£73
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Successfully transformed with no expense spared” – Lady Bamford’s “stunning” and “very stylish” country pub is not just “a lovey place to stay”, but also massively popular as “a really delightful and enjoyable dining experience”, with a high level of ambition. On the downside, even numerous fans gripe about “slow” service, and – perhaps predictably – “they hit you with a big bill”.

Summary

£66
  £££
3
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2
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4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A bit too Notting-Hill-in-the-country” for some tastes, Lady Bamford’s hotel and restaurant has for some time been “trying hard to get a Michelin star”, and finally pulled it off in October 2016. Even fans can find it “expensive”, and for some sceptics the perceived push for culinary recognition means “everything is very, very showy nowadays, and you need to take out a mortgage for food not much different to cheaper options nearby”. Even so, it does win consistently “safe” ratings for its “stylish and tasty” cuisine.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Menu, Portions
20
80

Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 65.00 Always Available 7

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£15.00 £28.00 £4.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Church St, Kingham, OX7 6YA
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MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑2:15pm, 7 pm‑9:15pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:15pm, 7 pm‑9:15pm
Friday12 pm‑2:15pm, 7 pm‑9:15pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:15pm, 7 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm

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