The Wild Rabbit in Kingham has been named as Pub of the Year in the 2015 edition of the Michelin Eating Out In Pubs Guide.
The English inn, complete with 12 boutique bedrooms, is the latest venture from Lady Bamford – of Daylesford Organic fame – and has recently been given a revamp to transform the establishment into a contemporary rural inn with a cosy, modern edge.
The pub was praised by Rebecca Burr, editor of the Guide, for its innovative and exciting food menus and beautifully rustic bedrooms.
She said: “This Cotswold pub is a chocolate box delight: stylish yet rustic, spacious yet cosy, it offers a convivial welcome, knock-out bedrooms and, of course, first-rate food.”
“The Daylesford ethos champions the self-sufficient, the sustainable and the organic”, said Burr, “and it is this influence which is at the heart of the pub – and indeed at the core of the menu. The capable kitchen works with the best organic ingredients to produce seasonal cooking which is British at heart and full of flavour.”
The bar menu offers light bites like goujons of sole, potted rabbit or crisp pig’s head croquettes, while dishes on the main menu might include hare ravioli or a substantial Gloucester Old Spot for two.
“Like the pub itself, no expense has been spared when it comes to the bedrooms”, said Burr. “They are beautifully appointed, with rugged wood flooring, stone walls, exposed beams and extras like cotton robes and homemade biscuits. Most are in the main house but there are also four garden rooms, ideal for those who’ve brought along their four-legged friends.”