Take care of two of life’s biggest pleasures, all in one go. (Eating and sleeping, that is…)
The Kingham Plough, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
In at number 22 in the recently released Top 50 Gastropubs list, The Kingham Plough has been something of an epicurean destination since Emily Watkins started shaking the pans in 2007. Now a familiar face on TV, the co-owner’s cooking regularly helps keep the pub’s six rooms booked up.
The Wife of Bath, Wye, Kent
Mark Sargeant is the well-decorated and locally-born chef behind The Wife of Bath’s endeavours. The food might give you an inkling – tapas is carefully sourced, mostly from Spain (even the coffee). Wye is an impossibly pretty village, and the terraced period house is well in keeping. Brought up to date, its old charm remains, from the weathered timber beams to the odd creaky floorboard.Continue Reading