The Wild Rabbit

“Organic and natural eating at a Cotswold country inn” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

KINGHAM, OXFORDSHIRE

Official Rating
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Our Inspector's view

A stone-built, wisteria-draped Cotswold country inn on a village corner makes an appealing prospect when its outdoor tables under the sunshades fill up. Allied with the Daylesford Estate, an expansive organic farming business, it makes a virtue of the natural approach, with horsehair mattresses in the guest rooms and a menu informed by nose-to-tail butchery and locally grown produce. Scottish mackerel with heritage beetroot, English wasabi and bittercress is a sound opening move, or you might plunge into a compendious Daylesford market garden salad with creamed curds, pickled walnut dressing and croûtons. The Wild Rabbit might be miles from the sea, but you’ll still find Cornish bream, or butter-poached cod with confit leek, sea herbs and potted brown shrimps, or there might be roast cauliflower with Israeli couscous, semi-dried grape and gingerbread. There are temptations galore at the finishing line, including Wye Valley rhubarb with almond frangipane, and rhubarb sorbet.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Wild Rabbit
Church Street, KINGHAM, OX7 6YA
Phone : 01608 658389

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 50
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Days Closed: Monday to Tuesday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9.30
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 12
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 17
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Oxfordshire

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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