The Wild Rabbit
Church Street, Kingham, OX7 6YA
The Wild Rabbit is a reinvention of the traditional English inn. Set in the tranquil village of Kingham, The Wild Rabbit offers a welcoming bar and more formal dining room, as well as 12 bedrooms, The Beehive Cottage and two self-catered cottages in the village. The light-filled bedrooms showcase traditional Cotswold stone, and four of the bedrooms can be accessed from the garden and are dog-friendly – dog beds are available on request. The Wild Rabbit prides itself on its extremely high-quality, seasonal food. Executive chef Tim Allen recently won a Michelin star for his delicious, seasonal dishes that celebrate local produce. Highlights from the à la carte menu include the Daylesford organic lamb with Provençal flavours, new season courgettes and flowers, and Cornish lemon sole with green asparagus, young leeks and smoked eel butter. The restaurant combines traditional British country dining with modern touches and boasts an open kitchen and an eye-catching charcuterie counter, while the atmospheric private dining room, The Chicken Shed, has its own wood-burning oven and kitchen. At the traditional bar, log fires and worn leather armchairs create a cosy bolthole in winter, while in sunny months, there’s no better place to relax and enjoy views of the church than under a parasol at an outside table.