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The Wild Rabbit

Kingham, Oxfordshire

The Wild Rabbit in Chipping Norton is owned by Lady Bamford, who also runs Daylesford organic café, deli, cookery school and spa complex near the pub.

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The restaurant marries traditional British country-dining with more modern, urban touches. The kitchen is open so diners can see for themselves how food is prepared, for example, while the charcuterie counter has become a focal point.

Additionally, the atmospheric private dining room, ‘The Chicken Shed’ seats up to 20 and has its own wood burning oven and kitchen for a private chef.

The traditional pub bar offers an eclectic mix of reasonably priced beers from artisan breweries alongside some more household names. Bar food can also be ordered from blackboards, which are tweaked daily, as well as the restaurant menu.

The large log fires and worn leather armchairs offer a cosy bolthole on wintry days, while in summer, the outside tables offer views of the beautiful parish church and provide the perfect spot for relaxing under a parasol.

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