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The Kings Head Inn, Chipping Norton

The Green
Bledington
Postal town: Chipping Norton
OX7 6XQ
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Gill Smith left this review about The Kings Head Inn

Really enjoyed our visit to this charming 2018 Good Beer Guide pub on a village green while on our coach tour of Gloucester pubs. Varied rooms to wander round and a log fire. Friendly staff and our beers from Flying Monk and Butts breweries were fine.

On 18th February 2018 - rating: 8
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Nick Davies left this review about The Kings Head Inn

This is pub of the year according to the Good Pub Guide, so you need to modify your expectations in line with that publication's ideas of a good pub. You thus get a chocolate box Cotswold stone building overlooking a village green complete with river, set in a tourist central village now comprised of the dachas of the London super-rich. It won't be a traditional ancient local full of traditional ancient locals, indeed most days it will be on the fringes of anyone's idea of a pub at all, with any remaining traditional ancient locals banished to the garden to make room for what is, for all intents and purposes, an expensive restaurant.

And so it came to pass. It looks like the original pub was the double fronted bit to the right, with the adjoining property acquired and knocked through relatively recently. There is a modern extension to the rear. It is, of course, exposed beams and open fires and flagstone floors and nooks an crannies, and completely sanitised from the days when it was a traditional village local. Why is there always a vague aroma of raffia in these places? We called on a midweek afternoon, and pleasingly not every flat surface was laid up for eating, however those what weren't had cruet sets in place - I doubt getting a seat would have been easy a bit later on. Nice Hooky attractively served, other choices included Wye Valley HPA and an example from Stonehenge.

Yes it is very nice, but hardly class leading. Visit for the setting: if you can nab a spot outside on the green on a warm weekday summer afternoon you could enjoy a very pleasant hour or two. I can't image you'll enjoy a life-enhancing experience on a weekend.

On 23rd November 2017 - rating: 6
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Kings Head Inn

Great place - great location on the village green in a picturesque cotswold location.

Four or five real ales on. Location wise, I should have gone for the Old Hooky, but I spied a new member of the Otter Family - Ottter Bright.

Couldn't resist a chance to try something new and I wasnt disappointed.

Wonderful, timeless place.

Visit blogged at http://bit.ly/2ohxFWE

On 25th March 2017 - rating: 10
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Kingham, 1.28 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Shipton, 5.02 miles, 1 hr 36 min walk (show)
Ascott-under-Wychwood, 5.31 miles, 1 hr 42 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Kings Head Inn, Bledington
18th Feb 2018, 09:30
Review submitted by Gill Smith
 
23rd Nov 2017, 14:36
Review submitted by Nick Davies amended by Nick Davies

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 08 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 01 August 2016 by Komakino .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 08 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 08 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 08 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 08 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 08 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 01 August 2016 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 01 August 2016 by Komakino .
  • Live Music : No last updated 08 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 08 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 01 August 2016 by Komakino .
  • Pinball : No last updated 01 August 2016 by Komakino .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 01 August 2016 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 08 July 2014 by ROB Camra
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Last inspected: May 22nd 2017
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