The Green, Kingham, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 6YD
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The Green, Kingham, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 6YD
The Kingham Plough is the quintessential Cotswold Inn and award-winning restaurant offering excellent modern British dining and comfortable rooms set within a warm and relaxed environment. Head chef, Iain Dixon, leads a team of skilled chefs and ensures the high standards are consistently maintained. With six beautiful, individually decorated en-suite bedrooms it is the perfect place for a Cotswold getaway.
What makes a stay at The Kingham Plough unique?
Guests at The Kingham Plough are greeted warmly in the bar before being shown to one of the individually decorated en-suite bedrooms where they will find homemade biscuits, Lavazza coffee machines, a selection of 'Tea Pig' teas and fresh milk. Sumptuous bathrobes are available in all of the rooms along with complimentary Bramley Toiletries. After checking-in, guests can relax on the comfortable sofa in the bar before moving to the dining room to enjoy award winning food. Following a great nights sleep on one of their king-sized beds guests will be greeted with an AA award-winning breakfast. It truly is the perfect Cotswold getaway!
What style cuisine is on offer at The Kingham Plough?
Food at the Kingham Plough is inspirationally modern British and multi-award winning. The kitchen delivers an exciting take on English classics and everything is produced from scratch on site by their team of talented chefs. The emphasis is on celebrating local produce sourced in and around Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. The abundant native ingredients are delivered daily and transformed into delicious dishes. The concise, regularly-changing menu is perfectly balanced offering game, meat, fish and vegetarian dishes.
What is the signature dish at The Kingham Plough?
Their menu offers seasonal 'Wellingtons' which have included traditional beef but also Venison, Pork and Pheasant.
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at The Kingham Plough?
The Kingham Plough has 6 individually styled en-suite bedrooms. Twin rooms can be made available upon request. Two of the bedrooms, bedrooms 5 and 6 allow dogs. Guests will find each room is equipped with Lavazza Coffee machines, Mini-Bar, 'Tea Pig' teas, bathrobes, flat screen TV, free wifi and digital radio with iPhone and iPod docking station.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Chipping Norton area?
Situated nearby, the lively market town of Chipping Norton offers a great selection of shops and even boasts its own theatre. Only 20 minutes away, guests can visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Blenheim Palace or alternatively they can visit the nearby National Trust's Chastleton House. Guests who prefer to stay closer to home can select from one of the many stunning local Cotswolds walks.
The Kingham Plough also has a Restaurant:
The Kingham Plough is part of the following Inspirations:
"The Plough in rural Kingham has rapidly built up an enviable reputation thanks to the skill of chef Emily Watkins who reworks traditional British dishes like squash soup, pork wellington, and kedgeree in ways that have garnered her rave reviews. Years at the celebrated Fat Duck in Bray prepared Emily well for going solo in Kingham. This converted Cotswold tithe barn is a popular spot for dinner most nights of the year and trebly so around Valentines and Christmas. The visual style of the pub is instantly recognisable: very Farrow and Ball with sisal floor coverings, a few well-chosen antiques and some pictures of hearty pigs. This is almost a decorative style of its own nowadays: Should we call it Pub Chic or maybe Home Counties Cool. And the hotel's commitment to artisans, such as Roger the celebatedlocal cheesemaker is because of the quality of the ingredients rather than any sentimental attachment to the terroir.
All six bedrooms have DVD players so you can take along your much-played copy of Shakespeare In Love or Bridget Jones. There are also copious piles of paperback books that guests have been known to return from all over the world. Elsewhere there is a lot of reality: real fires, real ale and real rafters abound. But what could be more romantic though than a really good meal and no obligation to drive home afterwards?"
The Kingham Plough is part of the following Inspirations based on location:
"Recently, in a rather splendid hotel restaurant in Italy, I asked for the vegetarian option. I am not a vegetarian but I rarely eat meat because my wife is, and she does the cooking at home. I’m happy to eat fish, but at this hotel fish was a €15 surcharge. What came to the table - after what I imagine was inelegant rummage in the kitchen - was a plate of sautéed peppers and mushrooms topped with a fried egg. I was disappointed. I suppose I’m used to more thought being put into vegetarian dishes, certainly in the land that invented pasta and risotto.
It wasn’t always the case in Britain. When I married my first wife (back in the 1980s) she was a vegetarian and was often given a lame salad of lettuce, cucumber and tomato as a main course while the rest of us tucked into roast beef or lamb.
By the time my second wife began eschewing meat (in the early 2000s) British restaurants had become much more veggie-friendly. I showed solidarity as far as I could by giving up meat -anything with eyelashes stays alive in our house- and I’ve come to enjoy being meat-free. But I still consume fish and seafood. These are flavours that I wouldn’t want to lose, so that means that when we go out to eat we need a restaurant that looks after vegetarians and pescatarians equally well.
Neither of us wanted to find ourselves only eating in vegetarian restaurants – there are so few around - so I’ve started drawing up a list of vegetarian-friendly restaurants near us in Oxfordshire where we live. My idea of a veggie-friendly restaurant is one where omnivores, pescatarians, vegetarians and even vegans can all eat together and not be disappointed by the choices. There are enough people in each dining camp that it’s worthwhile for restaurants to appeal to a variety of diets. I have had some great vegan dishes at restaurants that also do a splendid steak tartare. As Mrs Thatcher famously remarked all those years ago, what people want is choice.
So here are my ten top vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Oxfordshire. Wherever you live, I encourage you to find yours."
Information on The Kingham Plough , The Green , Kingham , Chipping Norton
|No. of bedrooms:||Total: 6|
|Room rates guide:||
Room with Breakfast
Credit Cards Accepted: Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Visa
When Closed: Open all year
Child Friendly: Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permitted (£10 per night charge applies)
Smoking Permitted: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Accreditation/Awards: AA 3 Rosettes, Good Food Guide, Michelin
Plasma digital TV, Wi-Fi internet access, Tea & coffee making facilities, home-made biscuits, Toiletries
Courtyard with seating, Award-winning restaurant, Bar, Wi-fi & Wireless
|Outdoor activities on site:||
The Wychwood and Chipping Norton Golf Clubs, Birdland at Bourton-on-the-Water, The Cotswold Farm Park,Cotswolds Wildlife Park, Cotswold Motor Museum in Bourton-on-the-Water, Toy Museum in Stow-on-the-Wold, National Trust properties, Daylesford Hay Barn Spa
|Local directions:||From Chipping Norton, take the B4450 towards Churchill. In Churchill, take the second right hand turn sign posted to Kingham. At the t-junction in Kingham, turn left and The Kingham Plough is 50m on right.|
Nearest major city:
Nearest major airport:
Nearest railway stn:
Birmingham , London Heathrow
Kingham (1 mile)
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