This Chipping Norton pub is owned by Lady Bamford, who also owns Daylesford organic café, deli, cookery school and spa complex near the pub.
The restaurant combines the traditional British country-dining scene with more modern, urban touches.
The kitchen is open so diners can see for themselves how food is prepared, and the charcuterie counter attracts some attention. 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 familiar names. Bar food can also be ordered from the daily changing blackboards as well as the restaurant menu.
The large open log fires and worn leather armchairs offer a cosy bolthole on wintry days. In summer, the outside tables with views of the beautiful parish church provide the perfect setting for relaxing under a parasol.
The light-filled bedrooms are named after woodland animals and are individually decorated, with large, handmade and luxurious beds.
The furnishings and bed linen have all been carefully chosen to ensure a great night’s rest. Rooms have different colour palettes but all incorporate the traditional Cotswold stone-wall decoration that beforehand was hidden behind the plaster. Each room also has an individual bathroom that is filled with Bamford Bath & Body products.
There are eight rooms spread over the first and second floors, while a further four are accessed from the garden.
The four garden rooms are dog-friendly and there are lovely dog beds available on request. The Rabbit is the largest suite and has its own study area complete with a desk and armchairs. Each bed is handmade with elegant four-posters in The Rabbit and The Deer.
The Hedgehog is a family suite with bunk beds for children and cots available on request. There is also the option of adjoining suites in the garden rooms.
All rooms have Wi-Fi, Smart TV, Nespresso coffee machine, iPod docking station, hair dryer, wall safe and Volga linen bathrobes.