Complete Guide to Kingham village, Cotswolds
While Kingham village in the Cotswolds is not too big at all, I would not want you to miss such a wonderful experience. If you really want to see the less-touristy places in the regions, this is it.
If you know of the word “posh” I believe this is where it would have probably been invented. This tiny village has such a beautiful atmosphere in any season and those houses… I would love to know the stories they tell…
I personally believe Kingham village is not enough mentioned out there which is quite a good thing though. It is one of the less touristy places and a real gem of the Cotswolds.
And if you’re a foodie, I have the best places for you to eat at. Let’s take you on this lovely British experience.
TO EAT + SLEEP
The Wild Rabbit
Best described by them “The Wild Rabbit is a modern British inn – a place to eat, drink and sleep. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds, we serve locally sourced, seasonal food in a relaxed and welcoming setting.”
So how does a menu by Michelin-starred chef Alyn Williams sound like? Is it worth coming to Kingham for this alone? It absolutely is! You get to see the open-style kitchen by the fire and enjoy the most delicious food one would expect from here.
End your day at their 4* hotel for the most charming British experience in the Cotswolds countryside.
Remember to always book in advance if you want to visit The Wild Rabbit.
Image Credit: Wild Rabbit
Daylesford Organic Farm and Shop
Do you want more of that ‘posh’ style vibe? Well, time to visit the most famous organic farm shop in the Cotswolds and actually entire England. With a farm-to-table restaurant, where everything is grown and produced by them or locally. Words like organic, ethically made, plastic conscious, all describe Daylesford farm so well.
The founder, Carole Bamford is the same owner from The Wild Rabbit down the road so obviously, you get the highest quality produce at both locations.
Daylesford also offers cookery courses and workshops, a Bamford Wellness Spa, yoga classes, a stunning curated clothing store and so much more.
Did I mention there is also a boutique hotel on site, owned by them? Just make sure to book in advance, of course. They are truly very popular.
Farmshop: Monday – Saturday: 8am – 8pm, Sunday: 10am – 4pm
Café: Monday – Saturday: 8am – 10pm, Sunday: 10am – 4pm
The Kingham Plough
Have you ever heard of a traditional English Inn?
Well, it is time you also stay in one that doesn’t only offer a lovely room but features a bar, terrace, and restaurant serving delicious British cuisine from local ingredients. You don’t need anything more for your stay, just a good book to fully relax and enjoy your trip!
The Old Smithy
If you’re looking for a charming location but also complete privacy, this is the perfect spot, especially if you like to also work while traveling.
English-style holiday home with a garden and beams inside you will absolutely love! It has 1 large double bedroom and also allows pets, so no reason to leave anyone behind!
You can BOOK YOUR DREAM STAY here.
WHERE TO DRINK
The Cotswolds Distillery
Very close to Kingham, in Stourton, you can drive to The Cotswolds Distillery. English single-malt whiskey, gin, or liquors, the Cotswolds Distillery is about exquisite quality and flavor, produced locally.
There’s not much to say really, just to taste, I would suggest.
WHAT TO SEE
St. Andrew’s Church
The beautiful historic building, St.Andrew’s church is in the heart of the village Kingham, located there for at least 900 years.
Cotswolds Farm Park
Close by, in Guiting Power, you can visit a proper farm and teach your children where comes from. A wonderful way of spending time outdoors.
The Cotswolds Farm Park was founded in 1971 and it is now open to the public, with lots of events for the young and small, where you can find rare animal breeds, a shop and a cafe, a really fun outdoor playground and more!
Enough to explore and do for a full day in the Cotswolds!
If you wanted to make the most of your day out, you can also visit the nearby villages: Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Lower and Upper Slaughters, Burford even. Plenty of wonderful options all around.
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