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Summary

£73
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Lady Bamford is taking over the Cotswolds” – including with this magazine-ready, toff-tastic inn, where the Daylesford Organic links “show in the quality of the ingredients”. Chefs have come and gone – current incumbent Nathan Eades is ex-of Simpsons Restaurant in Birmingham – and by most accounts he’s zipping along nicely, with “good food” to match the atmosphere.

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 last 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

£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
Average
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”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
20
No dress code
80

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£14.80 £27.30 £5.00 £12.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £36.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Church St, Kingham, OX7 6YA
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MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm

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