The Wild Rabbit – Kingham, Oxfordshire
Heralded by two floppy-eared topiary bunnies flanking the entrance, The Wild Rabbit is both a Cotswold hotspot and a haven of eco-elegance. The moment you step inside, the mellow space invites instant relaxation with open fires, comfy sofas and armchairs. It is sophisticated, convivial and informal and the 13 rooms and five cottages – symphonies in designer cream and taupe – are sanctums of rustic chic. The restaurant – think boho-chic farmhouse kitchen – lies behind, with its pewter-hung dresser, long wooden tables and busy chefs in view. Alyn Williams and Nathan Eades are the new culinary masterminds behind the kitchen, with access to some of the country’s finest, locally sourced ingredients from sister enterprise Daylesford. Just a few fields away, guests can visit the Daylesford Organic farm shop, café, deli and Bamford Haybarn Spa,
the wellness retreat of Carole Bamford, then return to The Wild Rabbit to meet, eat, party, chill and – if they want – bed down for the
night in great comfort.
Doubles from £175
+44 (0)1608 658389; thewildrabbit.co.uk
The Daylesford Farm, one of the most sustainable farms in the UK. It is only a five-minute drive from The Wild Rabbit. Daylesford embraced organic farming over 35 years ago and they continue to be dedicated to growing, producing and cooking seasonal, organic food. Guests can explore the Daylesford shop full of fresh produce or homeware. There is also a fantastic spa, Bamford Haybarn and amazing workshops on site. For those looking for a walk, the grounds offer the perfect escape.
At The Wild Rabbit restaurant where new Chef Patron, Alyn Williams has just taken the helm. The Wild Rabbit has a well-deserved reputation as one of the great places to eat in the UK. The Wild Rabbit prides itself on its locally sourced, seasonal food. Seasonal dishes celebrate everything that is great about local produce and with The Wild Rabbit being at the heart of the Daylesford Estate, there is quality organic meat, fruit and vegetables available right on the doorstep.
Nurture: Notes and Recipes from Daylesford Farm. This is the new book by the founder Carole Bamford. The book tells her inspiring story of how it all began and reveals what goes on behind the farm gates today, taking the reader on a journey around the Creamery, the Bakery, the Market Garden, kitchens, beehives and other areas of Daylesford.
CLAIM TO FAME
The names of the bedrooms have been inspired by animals found within a three-mile walk of The Wild Rabbit.
Want to find out more? Visit the hotel's website.
Back to all Great British Hotels