The Kingham Plough has always been far more than a traditional gastropub. Since being taken over by Matt and Katie Beamish in 2019, this 17th-century Cotswolds gem has had a sensitive renovation of its public spaces, courtyard garden and six en-suite bedrooms, which have a contemporary style (vintage furniture, soft mohair blankets) and beautiful bathrooms; two have roll-top baths, another two are dog-friendly. There is also a two bed selfcatering cottage, Little Barn, located 150m from the pub, which sleeps four. The kitchen team champions local artisan produce and sources the best fresh, seasonal ingredients for the flavourful modern British dishes with Mediterranean influences on the all-day menus. Everything is made in-house except for the sourdough loaves, delivered daily by Marks Cotswold Bakery. Expect pub classics – fish and chips, Ploughman’s boards, cheeseburgers – alongside more innovative dishes such as Tamworth pork ribeye and pea and mint tortellini. Behind the bar, there’s seasonal cocktails, craft ales and traditional local beers by Hook Norton Brewery and, on its carefully curated wine list, 16 by the glass and 61 by the bottle. Eat well, sleep well.
Doubles from £150 B&B
+44 (0)1608 658327; thekinghamplough.co.uk