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“Cooking good - but left feeling underwhelmed”

The Kingham Plough Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Kingham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $55
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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 February 16, 2014

first night of a Cotswolds gastro-break. Was looking forward to it, particularly following the Great British Menu. The menu looks great online, and the cooking was good. Scallop (note singular, and more on that later) and clams; hanger steak and chips; and pear and gingerbread - all excellent.

But, and its a big but - didnt enjoy the experience. We sat upstairs, in a room that lacked ambience - bright light and pine tables. The head waitress enthused about the special starter (scallops and clams, with foraged sea shore veg). Sounded good - but really really disappointed to get one scallop and 6 clams. i have never ever had just one scallop for a portion in any restuarant ever. And then the bill came - the rest of the starters were £6 - £9. This special, and boy it was special for the income, came in at £13! (I didnt recall her mentioning the price either, but she may have done).

The steak was fine, and the chips were good - the star was the pear and gingerbread. Poached (sous-vide?) pear in gingerbread crumbs, with a gingerbread crisp and some more gingerbread infused with pear syrup, and a pear parfait. Really really really good.

Service was enthusiastic, if a bit amateurish.

if I was going again, I would sit in the bar downstairs and have the bar snacks - they looked fantastic.

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Thank Larrybacca
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

The food was exceptional quality and cooked to perfection and the presentation amazing!
A warm friendly atmosphere - what else could you ask for,

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1  Thank Alastair W
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

This was our second visit to the delightful Kingham Plough and we were not disappointed. We had dinner in the bar on arrival and had two delicious burgers, a clementine desert and a selection of ice creams - all delicious. Breakfast was fabulous, we preordered eggs Benedict which came with shards of bacon. The eggs were runny and cooked to perfection. Lunch was pork pie and sausage roll, again very good. Dinner in the restaurant was romantic. The risotto was delicious whilst my wife had crispy eggs which were unusual but very good. Pheasant Wellington was delicious as was the Cornish cod. Thoroughly recommend, very friendly and attentive staff but the food makes it! Will definitely return for the bacon shards and the triple cooked chips.

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1  Thank joeybguitar
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Whilst stopping at the nearby Bluewood Lodges we ventured in to Kingham for some lunch and chose The Kingham Plough after reading about it.

As there aren't many tables in the bar area for busier days such as Sunday lunch its probably advisable to book. As it was we got a table within ten mins on Saturday lunch time and had great fun watching the many dogs that were allowed in.

We opted to share some of the local bread, triple cooked chips and onion rings which were all nice. Feeling a little peckish I also had the locally handraised pork pie which was also very good.

Thank hallster11
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Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Second time I've eaten here and have to say it's one of the best places I've ever eaten. Food is exceptional, particularly the pheasant wellington. There aren't many places you can go with a 2 year old and eat food of this standard.

Thank Sjrd73
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