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The Kingham Plough


An idyllic country pub in the heart of the Cotswolds

Made famous by chef patron and Great British Menu winner, Emily Watkins, the renowned Kingham Plough, near Chipping Norton, has been taken over by experienced hospitality operators, Matt and Katie Beamish. It was important to Emily to sell the lease of The Plough to individuals who held the same values that she did. Having worked with the likes of Raymond Blanc, Jamie Oliver and Fergus Henderson, and for hotels across the country, Matt and Katie Beamish were the perfect fit for The Plough. 

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“We’re not planning to change a great deal to the format that has made this such a popular destination,” says Matt. ‘What we do hope is to inject our own energy and personalities into the business to create a real community hub for locals whilst offering visitors from further afield a wonderful break,” says Matt Beamish..
Matt and Katie recently appointed new Head Chef, Jonny Pons, formerly of Slaughters Country Inn, Ellenborough Park Hotel and The Feathered Nest, to continue the pub’s legacy of championing local artisan products and sourcing the very best fresh, local, seasonal ingredients for both the new, all-day bar and à la carte menus.

Expect flavourful modern British dishes with Mediterranean influences alongside superbly executed pub classics. Jonny, and his sous chef, Ash Farand, and the rest of the kitchen team, make everything in-house, aside from the Sourdough, made by Marks Cotswold Bakery, just down the road. On the children’s menu, mini burgers, fish & chips and seasonal pasta dishes. Vegetarian dishes form part of the à la carte menu and gluten-free and vegan options are always available.


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Enjoy a list of expertly crafted seasonal cocktails, a well-kept selection of craft ales and traditional local beers by Hook Norton Brewery with regularly changing guest ales. On the carefully curated wine list, a selection of 16 wines by the glass and 61 by the bottle. The Plough’s gin collection includes its house pour, WoodBros Gin, distilled in Oxford by brothers Ed and Charlie.
Outstanding food and drinks are a priority here, but Matt and Katie have also ensured that it is savoured in stylish surroundings. Since taking on The Plough, the couple have given its communal spaces a sensitive refurbishment to create a relaxing, convivial vibe, whilst enhancing the many original features of this 17th century Cotswold pub.

The Green, Kingham,
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 6YD

General enquiries: book@thekinghamplough.co.uk

Opening Times
Bar Open from 11am
Dining A La Carte 12:00 – 2:30. 18:00 – 21:30
Bar Menu 12:00 – 21:30

Telephone: 01608 658327


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