So over the moon right now to be able to announce that we were awarded 2 AA Rosettes for our food this week.

As usual the AA inspectors somehow managed to avoid our radar and surprise us in the morning after a nights stay and dinner the night before. Good job every customer is a VIP at The Killingworth Castle!!

According to the AA, 2 Rosettes are only awarded to "the best local restaurants, which aim for and achieve higher standards, better consistency, greater precision is apparent in the cooking and obvious attention to the selection of quality ingredients."

We join only a handful of foodie pubs in Oxfordshire to receive this accolade and are very proud of our hardworking team. So if you want somewhere to eat if you're visiting nearby Blenheim Palace, or just fancy a night away in a lovely country pub, then check out our menus and rooms .

I feel that the tide might be turning for our independent pubs in the UK. Some of the big restaurant chains are announcing big closures. An independent pub offers a unique experience and focuses on local produce and knowledge for locals and tourists alike. With our new Head Chef, Dave Hall fully ensconced with a great team both in the kitchen and front of house we are so glad to get this recognition as a foodie place in our beautiful Oxfordshire. 

Hope to see you soon!