We enjoyed our last experience in the Kingham Plough and thought that the food was fantastic where local resources were used and the fresh ingredients well utilised.
Despite recent reviews (on Tripadvisor), some good, lots bad, I decided to bring my parents there based on my previous experience.
This pub/restaurant serves food which is a cross between fine-dining and pub grub. Food you normally find in a pub, carefully decorated like one can find in a fine-dining restaurant.
|Outside the Pub|
|On the table|
The tables were presented in a rustic way, like you would find in some of Jamie Oliver's restaurants.
|Bread and Butter|
Nothing better than nice warm bread with a big spread of creamy butter to start the evening.
|Cockle and Sweetcorn Chowder with New Potatoes|
We had the cockle and sweetcorn chowder with new potatoes. It came beautifully presented with a pot of fragrant chowder and a colourful array of yellow sweetcorn, green parsley, little cubes of new potatoes and dainty cockles.
The cockles were very fresh and the sweetness of sweetcorn subtlely coming through the light and fresh chowder.
Then for the main course.......
|Madgett's Farm Chicken Breast, Sweetcorn and Baconstuffed Leg, Hash Brown and Alan's Stick Beans|
|Poached Cornish Haddock, Smoked Haddock Fritter, Samphire and Butter Sauce|
The poached haddock was really fresh and nicely cooked through. The fritter was an absolute delight, fried to perfection with a very tasty batter which gave a nice crisp.
And the star of the night......
|Rump of Hereford Beef, Horseradish Butter, Triple Cooked Chips and Daylesford Leave|
Rump of Hereford Beef topped with a big round slab of horseradish butter (melting on the hot steak), served with triple cooked chips!
We ordered the steak to be medium-cooked. The chargrilled steak was very juicy, tender, sweet and had a fragrant 'BBQ-smoky' flavour. The rich and creamy butter melting on the steak was just the perfect compliment and one would not need any sauce of any kind to enjoy this steak!
The chips, TRIPLE COOKED CHIPS, were mmmmmmmm.........mmmmmmmmmmm......mmmmmmmm......delicious!
If you have watched Heston Blumenthal cook triple chips on TV before, you will know what I mean.
A super crispy outer layer that goes 'crack, crack, crack' as you take each bite, with a super fluffy and soft inside. This is what I call the most delicious chips you will every try!
We thoroughly enjoyed our food within a light-hearted and relaxed environment!