Oxford Times – The Kitchen Farnborough

“A new concept in country dining”

Christopher Gray came to visit us in the Summer and he wrote the following about The Kitchen in The Oxford Times…

“The Kitchen, in Farnborough near Banbury, has gone instantly into my list of favourite places to eat after the delicious lunch Rosemarie and I enjoyed there last Friday.

It is a pub that will probably be familiar to my readers in the north of the county, though it is in fact just over the border into Warwickshire.

As they say on The Kitchen website: “We always had a dream … to do something different . . . to bring a new concept in country eating house dining. The Kitchen is all about food, fun, family and friends.”

Food is all prepared on the premises by Anthony and head chef Dan Peacock. Supplies come from ‘local food heroes’ and in some cases from the pub’s expanding garden.

Gardener Emma was busy tending the plants when Rosemarie and I drove up. Also out in the sunshine were Anthony and Jo, eager to show us the delights of the lovely terraced grounds, with its heated decking area for outdoor eating.

The large pizza oven on the decking will no doubt soon be fired up. Beside it, is a green egg shaped smoker clearly already in use today. Some mackerel has been done, says Anthony, and pork belly is now under way.

Inside the pub, we are greeted by manager Emily Griffiths, shown to a table looking over the garden, and presented with menus.

We had already noted with approval the bowl of water for dogs and the pumps for two real ales, Purity Ubu and the same brewery’s Pure Gold. Despite the emphasis on food, the place maintains its ‘pubby’ identity, particularly in the evenings.

The menus change all the time, as would be expected where seasonality is a keynote.”

To read the whole review please click here

Thank you Chris for your lovely review

The team at The Kitchen x