The King’s Head Inn
The Green, Bledington, Oxfordshire, OX7 6XQ
T 01608 658 365
Lying deep in the heart of the Cotswolds, The King’s Head Inn dates back to the 16th century when it was originally built as a cider house. Owners Archie and Nicola Orr-Ewing have devoted an extraordinary amount of time and energy to restoring and improving this beautiful pub – described in The Sunday Times as ‘The classic English country pub that one always hopes to find but seldom does’
“This is as close to a perfect Cotswolds pub as you will find”
– Britain Magazine, Sally Coffey (Oct 2014)
Cotswold stone walls, old oak beams and flagstone floors create a stunning interior, with the inglenook fireplace dominating one end of the bar. Open fires welcome you in the winter, while in the spring and summer, the gloriously picturesque village green with the brook running through it – and the ducks and bantams wandering freely – creates an idyllic setting for the inn.
The King’s Head Inn is a great place for a relaxing drink or outstanding food, while its twelve attractive bedrooms make it an excellent place to stay if you are looking for the finest Cotswold Bed and Breakfast. The King’s Head appears in the Michelin Pub Guide, The Good Food Guide and featured on the front cover of The Good Pub Guide 2012.
Recommended Local Attractions
Daylesford Farm Shop – 10 mins Golf – plenty of local courses around 20 mins Cotswold Wildlife Park – 20 mins
Chipping Norton – 15 mins Oxford – 50 mins
All timings denote typical journey time by car, unless specified otherwise.
Single rooms from £75
Double/twin rooms above the pub from £95
Double/twin Courtyard rooms from £115
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Meet the Chef
Head chef, Giles Lee has worked in many high profile establishments, including at L’Ortolan in Shinfield and at the French Horn in Sonning (both of which hold three AA Rosettes).
He cooks in an exciting and original way to produce very traditional British food with an added spark of imagination. Giles relies on the freshest of ingredients and wherever possible uses locally sourced and organic produce to create the best quality dishes for his guests.
The King’s Head Inn has two AA rosettes and features in the Good Food Guide making its restaurant extremely popular.
Al Fresco Dining
In the heart of the Cotswolds, The King’s Head’s setting overlooking the village green, complete with an array of flowers and a collection of bantams and ducks on the babbling brook is a delight, whilst the Inn’s lovely patio area is an idyllic spot to enjoy the wholesome, traditional English food.
Out & About
Daylesford Farm Shop is only a short drive away and the perfect place to pick up organic products for a loved one, or yourself! For those who have a passion for real and honest food, a day spent at Daylesford Farm Cookery School is an absolute must. From classic courses such as quick and simple suppers to more specialised courses like nose to tail butchery, you’ll find practical and imaginative courses to suit all interests and abilities on this 2350 acre organic farm set in the idyllic Cotswolds..
Slightly further afield, 20 minutes from The King’s Head Inn is the Cotswold Wildlife Park and gardens, home to some of the country’s most fascinating wildlife. Get up close and personal with giraffes or Chilean flamingos, or even catch a glimpse of the elusive Asiatic lions. Within the surrounding countryside there’s a wealth of sleepy historic markets towns and villages, reachable by bike, which are available to hire from the Inn.
Alternatively, guests will be spoiled for choice with the excellent 3 golf courses that are 20 minutes drive away.
Following news earlier this month that the Inn at Whitewellis ‘perfect’ according to its entry in the 16th edition of Sawday’s British Hotel Guide, we’re delighted to report that another of our inns, The King’s Head Inn at Bledington in the Cotswolds, has won the ‘Nicely Priced’ award in the first Sawday’s British Hotel Awards.
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