The Wild Rabbit, Chipping Norton

On my last post, we were off to the Cotswolds for the weekend to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Check in at our hotel wasn’t until 3 so we thought we’d drive up late morning from Sussex (where we’d dropped Spec off with Mr H’s parents) and go for an explore near Chipping Norton, based on a recommendation from Mr H’s Mum and Dad. 

I’m a big fan of the Daylesford restaurants in London, I went through a phase of having a lot of client breakfasts at their Pimlico store/ cafe so we thought we should try their gastro pub The Wild Rabbit near Chipping Norton (again recommended by the in-laws) for lunch and we weren’t disappointed. 

 The menu is seasonal and The Wild Rabbit are proud to post that they source organic fruit and veg from the market garden at their Daylesford Farm (which is a mile down the road) and all meat is sourced from the Bamford's Wootton Estate. All other produce is sourced from local artisan producers throughout the Cotswolds. I've attached pictures of the current menu, which we enjoyed, however as all produced is sourced locally the menu is subject to regular change depending on season and availability of produce etc. 

 You can chose to go for either the tasting menus or A’ le Carte and the food doesn’t disappoint when it arrives. Nick opted for Rabbit and duck liver terrine with pickled mustard seeds, Agen prunes and fruit bread crouton to start followed by South Devon beef ribeye served with baby gem, Bledington Blue cheese, pickled walnut and triple cooked chips. I opted for the Wooton Estate lamb with market garden courgette and woodland mushroom (it was meant to come with sheep’s curd but awkward Mrs I cant eat dairy here asked for it without to be on the safe side) and obviously a side portion of the tastiest chips.

After all of that we were very, very full so skipped on desert, however the desert menu looked wonderful so I've included a picture of it below for good measure!  

The food was amazing, one of the best meals we’ve had in a long while and the setting is beautiful, there’s a real sense of shabby chic luxury. The pub also has a gorgeous outdoor area and I believe they also offer a second menu outside that’s cooked alfresco, but as Mr H is the palest man alive we thought it safest to sit inside. 

Unfortunately I’m terrible at food pictures... I only thought about it after we’d finished so you’ll have to make the trip to see for yourself, I promise you won’t be disappointed!


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