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The Kingham Plough
Ranked #3 of 5 Kingham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Visting the in-laws who live 10 mins away we decided to stop for lunch... it was scrummy!! The staff were all very polite & the landlord seems to be a real character, all very welcoming. We were chancing getting a table for Sunday lunch especially as it was such as fab bank hol weekend but after a little wait (we were quite happy to wait as we hadn't booked) it was definitely worth it! The food was fabulous, for us the potion size was perfect, we simply could not fault it. Amazing presentation, taste & all very local produce - even better!

Yes it's not the cheapest place on earth but you're in the amazing Cotswolds & to be honest it's not an area known for being cheap.

We will definitely be back & will try to book ahead next time - it does get very busy so I think booking would be advisable.

Lovely sun trap in the back garden & you can even see the milk bar which started Alex James off on his cheese making adventure - so I believe anyway.

We will be back!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

Holidaying in the Cotswolds and having heard a lot about this pub/restaurant after seeing Emily Watkins on the Great British menu, we decided to give it a try. We felt a certain amount of trepidation after reading some of the rather mixed reviews, but in the event we were well rewarded by our decision. We decided to go for the bar menu, where we went for a tapas-style approach and bought a series of dishes to share. These were, without exception, excellent. The sausage rolls were heaving with exceptionally well-flavoured pork and served with home made tomato sauce, sole goujons were perfectly cooked in a light crispy batter with a freshly made tartare sauce, and the crispy triple cooked chips were perfect, with a floury soft potato core. The trout fishcakes were another delight. All too often fish cakes are heavily processed and contain a flavourless baby food type mush. These, on the other hand, had chunks of fish and herbed, well-seasoned potato cubes bound together and gently fried and were delicious eaten with home made mayonnaise. They were up there with my all-time favourite fish cakes from Number 16 Byres Road in Glasgow. The house red wine was decent and the local beer was good, although I would have liked a larger selection. The service and ambience were excellent and we really enjoyed our lunch a lot, including the after lunch walk through the picturesque village of Kingham.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

We were staying in the village and ate there on two consecutive nights. This is not a place to go if you are actually hungry. The food is pimped up and priced up and totally unremarkable. On our second night we both chose skirt of beef steak. It was (a) cold (b) utterly tasteless and (c) £19 a portion. The last time people took money off travellers like this they had the decency to wear masks.

On a positive note the pub has been nicely refurbished. We only ate in the bar as we had our dog with us.
We were strolling past The Plough the next day when we overheard two exiting diners say to each other: "I didn't like that did you and so expensive for what it was." Sums up our view of The Plough completely. They really need to go back to basics.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Had a girlie shopping weekend and stayed overnight at the Kingham Plough on 11th May 2013.
Evening meal was superb, staff attentive and helpful. Room was a little on the cosy side and the shower could do with an update but the price was appropriate.
Restaurant had a lovely atmosphere and courses were served at just the right time.
Visited numerous times before for meals which have always been good-the Sunday lunch in particular.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Had a two night stay with some friends I hadn't seen for two years and was really looking forward to. The meal on Friday evening was really good and tasty as was the breakfast the following morning, it is just a shame that nearly everything else let it down. No welcome when we arrived. Then we were told that the key to our room had been lost. Then when it turned up we discovered that the room was not ready and clearly a member of staff had been sleeping in it. It then took over half an hour to ask as what we wanted to eat for dinner (the restaurant wasn't even full). A simple 'sorry, let us fix it asap' would've sufficed. Nearly 16 hours later, our room still wasn't ready. Instead we had various members of staff blaming each other and no one willing just to sort it. Total shambles and we won't be back. Shame, because it's a beautiful part of the country and the food is good. Front of house customer training skills sorely lacking. We would have been better off at a B&B at half the price where our custom was wanted and valued.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Just returned from an overnight stay and we're already planning a return visit. The welcome was warm, the room charming and the food was lush! The elderflower martini is a must!!

Thanks to the Kingham Plough team for a lovely stay. Looking forward to seeing you all again soon!

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank tooga
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We had an enjoyable lunch at the Plough. Great service and delicious and well presented food. Staff brilliant in answering questions on the dishes. Love to go back if it were closer, but I hope that we find an excuse to pop in sometime soon.

Only issue is that paintwork in the restaurant is a little tired and scruffy.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Kingham Plough

Address: Kingham OX7 6YD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Kingham
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Kingham
Price Range: $190 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Kingham Plough 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
The Kingham Plough Hotel Chipping Norton

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