The Wild Rabbit 1

Church Street, Kingham , Chipping Norton, OX7 6YA

1 reviews

40 Gastropub Oxfordshire

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SquareMeal Review of The Wild Rabbit

Given that it’s a spin-off from Lady Carole Bamford’s smash-hit Daylesford Organic brand, it should come as no surprise that this 18th-century stone-built hostelry is a posh cookie with chichi Country Living features, rustic woodwork and arty design features sitting pretty alongside open fires and real ales. It’s all “very tasteful”. Food-wise, expect bags of creativity as well a sympathetic approach to organic and free-range produce (some from the Bamfords' Gloucestershire farm). Starters of Daylesford vegetables prepared various ways with pea-infused buttermilk or homemade black pudding with curried pickled-onion purée, green apple, nasturtium and sorrel might give way to Daylesford organic lamb, Wootton Estate mallard with crispy leg pastilla, Brussels sprouts, lardo and preserved blackberries or monkfish with roast chicken wings, Grelot onions and ovage emulsion. Dry-aged steaks from the Josper grill are a big hit, while puds could feature cheesecake with Braeburn apple, sorrel and caramelised honey. The wine list is naturally tilted towards artisan organic producers. In short “a very enjoyable experience”.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Kingham Station 1km

Shipton Station 5km


Address: Church Street, Kingham , Chipping Norton OX7 6YA

Opening times

Mon-Sun 10am-11pm

Nearby Landmarks

Lyneham Golf Club 3km

Chastleton House 5km


Telephone: 01608 658389


Cuisine: Gastropub

Private Dining: 16


Food & Drink: 9.0

Service: 9.0

Atmosphere: 9.0

Value: 9.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Joanna G. platinum reviewer 10 October 2016

We popped in here for a light lunch on Saturday (in between eating a enormous breakfast and dinner at the Kingham Plough just around the corner). We shared a very tasty Duck liver parfait with toast and crispy pigs head (deep fried breaded squares of rich braised pigs head) with apple and puree and apple straws. We would be interested in eating in the main restaurant when we next visit the area. The bar was busy but with well spaced out tables, roaring fires and all age groups enjoying the food and drink. By the time we left at around 2.30pm the main restaurant was pretty full too, so this is clearly a very popular spot, would recommend booing in advance. The pub is very tastefully decorated, as one would expect as it owned by Lady Bamford founder of Daylesford Organic farm and Bamford Spa - a very enjoyable experience.