The Kingham Plough

Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

A smart country pub with ambrosial food from inspirational menus. Rooms are charming and the London train stops in the village


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


You don’t expect to find locals clamouring for a table in a country pub on a cold Tuesday in February, but different rules apply here. Emily, once junior sous-chef at the famous Fat Duck, has worked her magic and it’s small wonder the locals approve. The tithe barn is an exquisite dining room, its ceilings open to ancient rafters, where attentive staff deliver sublime food. Try partridge wellington with swede, quince, kale and game sauce, followed by English raspberry mousse with pistachio ice cream. Provenance is king here, so expect the best local ingredients cooked to perfection by a talented (and award-winning) team. There’s a terrace for summer dining, and fruit trees, herbs and lavender in the garden. Charming bedrooms (which can be booked in adjoining pairs for families) have super-comfy beds with feather duvets and pillows, Egyptian cotton linen, armchairs, books and mini bars, and sparkling bathrooms with Bramley’s potions. Arrive by train straight from London to be met by a bus that delivers you to the door. The Daylesford Organic farm shop/café is close. Exceptional.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum two nights at weekends.
Christmas Day.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Lunch from £15. Bar meals from £5. Dinner, 3 courses, about £40. Sunday roast £20.


Nightly price
from £145
Singles from £110.
1 Twin
From £145
5 Doubles
From £145


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sam Dulley

  • Stepping back 400 years to visit Chastleton House and location of the BBCs production of Wolf Hall
  • Visiting the ancient site of the Kings Men, the Kings Stone and the Whispering Knight at the Rollright Stones
  • Afternoon tea at Huffkins in Stow on the Wold. Discover the weekly market in Moreton in Marsh!
  • Visit Batsford Arboretum and Cotswold Falconry.
  • Visit the gardens at Bourton Hill House.
  • Bookshops, theatre and antiques centre in Chipping Norton.