The Wild Rabbit

4.4
525 reviews
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£26 to £40
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French
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasions
Dubbed The Poshest Pub In Britain, this latest addition to Lady Bamfords portfolio has become a huge hit with both locals and visitors alike. Cosy bar with open log fires and huge comfortable chairs welcomes all. A fine selection of real ales (all really well kept and at fair prices ), lagers and a very impressive wine list await as well as a list of seasonal, classic and contemporary cocktails.

Choose from an eclectic mix of bar snacks to include homemade black pudding with bubble and squeak and fresh eggs laid up the road on LB"s Daylesford Farm.

In what has to be one of the most charming dining rooms, Michelin Starred Tim Allen and his team are very much on show in this open kitchen. A seasonally changing menu which highlight such dishes as Cornish Mackerel two ways, forced rhubarb, turnip and horseradish, dill buttermilk. The desserts will not disappoint and if you are to full to leave why not just collapse in one of the glorious bedrooms upstairs?
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of Operation
Monday and Tuesday - CLOSED
Lunch:
Wednesday to Friday 12:00 - 14:15
Saturday and Sunday 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner:
Wednesday and Thursday 19:00 - 21:15
Friday and Saturday 19:00 - 21:30
Sunday 19:00 - 21:00
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Phone number
01608 658389
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Tim Allen
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Parking Details
Parking at Rear of The Wild Rabbit. Some road parking available at front of building but we ask that you respect our neighbours at all times.
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Public Transit
Kingham railways Station is on the main line from London Paddington - Hereford. A bus service operates from the station and the bus stops rather conveniently outside The Wild Rabbit!
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 525 People Are Saying
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our evening dinner. Food was delicious, service was attentive, and location was quintessential Cotswolds! Our first visit, and we will definitely make a point of coming back on our next visit through the English countryside. One minor critique would be that the lighting was not as dim as we would have liked, and were told that the lights would be dimmed but they never were (maybe it’s not possible). But this very minor detail didn’t detract from the overall 5-star rating we are leaving.

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb cooking in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

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CD
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most wonderful place! Fabulous village - amazing food- excellent staff.
Would love to have Christmas lunch there- they have to feed the guests of the inn first- hopefully they will let locals join in!

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OT
Hampshire
11 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stayed overnight with my husband and dinner and breakfast were really good. Seasonal, imaginative and delicious food in a beautiful setting.

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AL
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great location, great service - fabulous food. Fantastic Evening, Thank you

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B
London
19 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stayed here for the night. Wonderful service and fantastic creative food which was truly delicious. Lovely spacious setting with a cosy pub bar attached. Cannot wait to return. Many thanks.

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T
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time visit and had 3 course dinner in dining room. The food for every course was simply outstanding and faultless. Service was similarly impeccable with appropriate attention to detail without being in any way obtrusive. The dining room was busy for a mid week night but service timings spot on. Detected that new management are properly addressing old failings mentioned in past reviews.
If the standards we experienced are consistently maintained then Michelin star should follow.

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LR
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal at The Wild Rabbit. Possibly the best meal I have ever had. The menu is perfect.

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AT
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It had been a while since we last ate at the Wild Rabbit and previous experiences were always positive. We've had lunch and dinner there several times before.

There seems to have been a change in the direction and focus of the restaurant - perhaps prompted by its earning a Michelin star.

Where it was once a lovely place to get good, well prepared food in a beautiful, relaxed setting, it now feels a lot more uptight. The fabric of the space remains unchanged - still beautiful and rustic, not too fussy. But the service was a bit clunky - for example, we were asked by three different people if we wanted drinks and although we were only a party of four, half of the table was served drinks at any one time - very odd!

The food was good, but the descriptions were very pretentious and we felt somewhat patronised when the waiter congratulated us for our dessert selections.

Although the food was good, it wasn't particularly exceptional for this area - we're very fortunate to have many great options nearby - and it was fairly expensive for what it was (just over £300 for four people, two drinking beer and one not drinking at all).

I don't think we'll be going back any time soon.

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PD
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and I went there to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. As we are Flemish we like good food and wine and this restaurant really stands out. We had the côte de boeuf with a fine bottle of Italian Taurasi wine recommended by the sommelier with Italian roots. Everything was as you would expect from a first class restaurant: the food, the service and the ambiance. We had a very nice time and we agreed to revisit this marvelous restaurant.

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AB
Jersey
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great Sunday lunch. Would’ve got 5* except for delay in clearing away dirty plates and, while the veg was ample, the portion of beef was small for a £25 main course roast (even for my 11-year old).

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KH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with a real pub bar as well as well as a beautiful dining area and wonderful courtyard. Food was excellent and staff really lovely.

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SF
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot say enough about this wonderful place! We spent our 10 year wedding anniversary at The Wild Rabbit. My spouse and I both ordered the tasting menu for our special dinner and it was absolutely delicious. Every course was a delight for the palate and the presentation of the food was creative and thoughtful. The ambiance of the room is so lovely and special. The staff works like a beautiful symphony making sure every step of service is conducted with the greatest of care. It was pure joy to have had this culinary experience with The Wild Rabbit. We also enjoyed speaking with the Chef Patron, Alyn. He took great care in making sure everyone in the dining room had a top-notch experience. We sure did!

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing tasting menu. Very friendly. Described all the courses in detail. Loved it.

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CT
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly good find, a very enjoyable evening had, wonderful location / vibe, we had the tasting menu and wine pairing, both were top notch (wine sommelier was fantastic), I would highly recommend The Wild Rabbit.

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KM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just like all previous visits, The Wild Rabbit was welcoming and friendly and very professional. The food was excellent and all the servers very helpful. A destination I rely on to impress first time visitors to the Cotswolds.

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K
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was incredible and the sommelier was extremely attentive. This experience was only surpassed by the disappointing service of the GM, who was taking table orders that evening. We waited 20 minutes to be seen to until finally another waiter realized we hadn’t been attended to. The supporting staff were all great and the kitchen superb, but the new GM has ways to go until he matches the level of those around him.

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KG
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food and venue are fabulous. The only disappointment was some of the service. We waited 25 minutes for our order to be taken and when we asked the waitress if we could order she had to send someone else over. We were offered pudding as soon as our mains were taken away and we said we’d like a small break and then we didn’t see another waitress or waiter for 45 minutes by which time we couldn’t have pudding and we had to get up and ask for the bill and pay at the till as our taxi was coming.

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NR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Welcome was good, but not overly impressed by bar staff. Restaurant staff were generally good, but several attention details missed such as clearing away empty bottles, no glasses topped up, waitress had had a cigarette and stank of cigarettes, one waiter failed to explain one of the taster courses. Food was excellent, wine list good too. An enjoyable evening, but The W R has some way to go still.

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JF
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed our experience at Wild Rabbit but it seemed to be an off day for the restaurant. I overhead the wait staff apologize to every guest for various reasons - messed up orders, long wait times, ect. The food is great, location is cozy and warm, but execution wasn't flawless as would be expected. I would still highly recommend Wild Rabbit and hope that the restaurant manager can work to fine tune the execution for future guests.

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MB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Wild Rabbit was such a great experience! Excellent for those who want superb standard food without the “snobbery” of fine dining. The atmosphere and staff make the whole experience more relaxed. We loved it and will be back for sure!

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HA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The food was modest and overpriced, ambiance was vibrant, lighting was very bright! I would recommend the area by the fireplace, cosier and has more charecter.

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Overbooked kitchen was struggling to keep up with the wedding party and restaurant. Our 5 course tasting menu took 3.5 hours to complete. Sommelier was inconsistent sometimes busting tables instead of pouring wines. Owners might be stretching the limits of the kitchen. I would suggest limiting your greed instead.

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DJ
Canberra
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing fresh produce with excellent service. Food was so tasty and fresh and I rate it as one of my best meals of all time. It was just so delicious and provided by a team of people who like and enjoy what they do. They seemed proud of their food.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect Food, More than perfect service. My wife is pregnant and they adapted perfectly and individually to her dietary requirements. Also: great wine suggestions from the sommelier, even when just ordering by the glass!

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J
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the tasting menu as a gift from friends for our wedding. We wouldn't usually spend so much money on a meal but for a special occasion it was a nice change. The food was interested and tasted delicious. I would recommend to friends and family.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wild rabbit worth it

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CM
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was delicious, though small portions. Only one vegetarian option on the day we visited. The service was slow and the atmosphere a bit chilly in all senses, until the end when the staff so kindly brought a birthday plate with macarons for my husband, who was celebrating.

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SR
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday dinner at The Wild Rabbit, fabulous food and service. Would recommend.

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P
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

V good ambience, tables not squashed together so good privacy and no disruptive noise. Food excellent and service very good after a somewhat shaky start...too many at bar on arrival and felt we were left hanging around unlike the rest of the attentive service.

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R
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an absolutely fantastic meal at The Wild Rabbit. The starters, mains, and desserts were all top quality and the cote de boeuf was cooked to perfection. The service was fantastic, particularly from Greg, who made us feel so welcomed. He explained in detail about the organic food being sourced from the local farm (Daylesford) that day, even down to the butter being churned on the farm earlier in the week - very impressed. Greg's knowledge and understanding of the food and farm really made our experience at The Wild Rabbit, and we have already recommended the restaurant to friends. We will, of course, be returning for more! Whilst you do need to book well in advance, the food and experience is well worth the wait!

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H
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

Food is excellent. Service is stuffy. Wait staff doesn’t really seem happy to be there. Coravin Sommelier wine pairing is a joke. 95 pounds each and you get table wine quality wines. All the wines retailed for about $15-$25. Not what I expect for a reserve pairing.

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JT
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The newly appointed bar manager (who kindly offered (without any prompting) to remove the 12.5% service charge) - I'm confident will bring new approaches and some innovative service enhancements to the Wild Rabbit front of house team - which will be very welcome indeed! Get this element right - and it could be great!

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KA
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We found our starters were removed before we were finished which was slightly disconcerting. That was the only fault we could find with our visit. Otherwise it was outstanding

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SE
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried the taster menu, which gave us the chance to try foods we would probably not have ordered. Each course was delicious. Each course was explained by a knowledgeable waiter, although it would have helped to have had the written copy of the menu also. Nothing was too much trouble, from helpful, friendly and attentive staff. Would certainly recommend and would return if I was staying in the area again.

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DP
Perthshire
5 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good flavours but portion size could have been better. A bit expensive for what you get.

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h
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous! Service was great, the sommelier and chefs were regularly around for advice. Food was superb. Especially the pig cheeks and eel! Lot's of gluten free options too so easy to share.

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j
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Wild Rabbit is a real treat from all points of view. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.

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DH
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing. First class ingredients imaginatively prepared. Relaxed atmosphere with friendly and helpful staff.

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OT
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First class chef and excellent service. Friendly efficient staff.
The Wild Rabbit team made a special occasion extra memorable. Thank you, highly recommended.

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