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“Great bar food and spectacular a la carte menu in the same place”

The Kingham Plough Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Kingham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$53
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: In 2007 Executive chef Emily Watkins and her husband, Miles Lampson, opened The Kingham Plough, a quintessential Cotswold Inn and award winning restaurant. Their aim was to create somewhere that they themselves would like to visit; excellent modern British and comfortable rooms set within a warm and relaxed environment. The food quickly gained critical acclaim and has been awarded numerous accolades including the prestigious third AA Rosette, awarded in 2015. The Kingham Plough regularly features in the UKs Top 100 Restaurants and Top 50 Gastropubs and with six beautiful, individually decorated en-suite bedrooms it is the perfect place for a Cotswold getaway.
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Having an ideal spot to grab a Scotched quail egg or potted shrimp with a pint on the way home from the train station is everyone's end-of-day dream. We are very fortunate to have The Kingham Plough on our route home from a day up in London. But we don't limit our visits to this comfy, friendly gastropub to train trips. In the past year, we have brought family for a rousing Sunday lunch, completed with horseradish grated on the spot for your joint. We have celebrated more than one birthday on a week night. No matter when we pop in, the food and the service have made us more than welcome.

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Having watched Emily Watkins on the Great British Menu we decided to change the route home from our holiday to stay one night at the Kingham Plough in mid July, and we weren't disappointed. Miles introduced us to the menu and suggested we try the GBM "Fight them on the beaches" meal - top marks for presentation, beautiful scallops, and a broth bursting with flavour. Mains were equally impressive, well presented, well-judged portions (we had the Hanger Steak and Lamb Wellington). Diners can pick their cheeses for differently priced portions. Overall, very nice, relaxing atmosphere, and good unfussy service. Being introduced to Emily at the end of our meal completed the evening perfectly. Breakfast was equally impressive with lovely warm griddle scones - delicious! Would happily return - recommended.

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

We stayed for 2 nights B&B as well as having dinner on one night. Room was small but perfectly formed, and really nicely decorated. The bar is beautiful and we made good use of the terrace to soak up the sun. The dinner was very special! Of particular note was the GBM winning fish dish, but all the other courses were superb. A nice touch was Emily coming out with our desserts! All in all a fantastic experience. One star dropped because the promised WiFi was not working, and the muffin with the Eggs Benedict could have been fresher.

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Originally my wife and I were going to eat at The Mill House but as we could not get a table near enough to the main restaurant we had to sit at a table in the garden so therefore could only have something from the limited bar menu......ten paces is obviously too far for the waiting staff to have to walk apparently! Never mind - our £100 plus would be spent elsewhere.

The wild Rabbit has aspirations far beyond their capabilities, pretentious does not describe the place adequately.

We decided upon The Plough and it was an inspired and great choice. We were welcomed with our two large greyhounds in tow like long lost friends (never been there before!), sat down where we wanted outside, the dogs provided with iced water and us with drinks and menus that the staff insisted on carrying out to us when I went to the bar to order.

We elected to have a selection of starters instead of a main meal and they were fabulous, pork pie, Cotswold rarebit, chicken liver parfait, scotched quail eggs and triple cooked fries - all superb. Followed up with wonderful coffee and a selected of great homemade sweets. Wine was excellent too.

Met the proprietor, Emily, who apologised that she had not been in the kitchen that day, no problems, her staff live up to her obvious high standards.

Highly recommended, will be back soon to have the full meal.

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Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

We arrived at about 7:00pm on a weekday evening with about 25-30 people for an international business function. While they had a room all set up for us, the service was very inconsistent table to table. It took nearly 30 minutes after being seated for everyone to be served a drink, bread and butter took another 10 minutes after that. Crab and prawn cake appetisers were nice and freshly made (however suited no one's palate as we were all American, though I appreciated them). The main course hanger steaks all came out very undercooked but, again, I thought they were tasty. Problem is though there was 40 minutes between my wife and I getting served first in the room and the last (hungry) table being served. Our plates were cleared prior to the last table being served. Nevertheless, the staff was friendly and eager to help, even if they were overwhelmed.

We got a glimpse of the whole menu, and I have to say I was sad I couldn't order off of it as there were other options that sounded fantastic. All in all, it seemed like an adorable place with a spectacularly locally sourced menu but they were in a little over their heads that evening with all 30 of us at once. I would go back just to try other menu options.

Thank john l
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