The Kingham Plough
“Relaxed and upmarket village inn with an imaginative menu”
Set on the village green, The Kingham Plough is the epitome of the idyllic English inn with award-winning food (worthy of two AA Rosettes) and bedrooms. The bar area hosts two open fires and serves an enticing menu offering home-made bar food such as garlic snails and wild mushrooms on chargrilled sourdough and local ales from the likes of North Cotswold brewery. Upstairs, in the refurbished dining room, the menu showcases the very best local ingredients in dishes such as a venison loin and venison boudin noir, beetroot and spelt risotto or, in summer, confit sea trout with smoked trout Scotch quail egg, cucumber, samphire and oyster mayonnaise.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Main course from: £20
- Closed: false
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About the area
Located at the heart of England, Oxfordshire enjoys a rich heritage and surprisingly varied scenery. Its landscape encompasses open chalk downland and glorious beechwoods, picturesque rivers and attractive villages set in peaceful farmland. The countryside in the northwest of Oxfordshire seems isolated by comparison, more redolent of the north of England, with its broad views, undulating landscape and dry-stone walls. The sleepy backwaters of Abingdon, Wallingford, Wantage, Watlington and Witney reveal how Oxfordshire’s old towns evolved over the centuries, while Oxford’s imposing streets reflect the beauty and elegance of ‘that sweet city with her dreaming spires.’ Fans of the fictional sleuth Inspector Morse will recognise many Oxford landmarks described in the books and used in the television series.
The county demonstrates how the strong influence of humans has shaped this part of England over the centuries. The Romans built villas in the pretty river valleys that thread their way through Oxfordshire, the Saxons constructed royal palaces here, and the Normans left an impressive legacy of castles and churches. The philanthropic wool merchants made their mark too, and many of their fine buildings serve as a long-lasting testimony to what they did for the good of the local community.
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