DECEMBER

We have many events during December both lunchtime and evening, therefore please call first to make your reservation prior to arriving to ensure we can accommodate you, we are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. 01242 820341
Please see events page for full details on opening hours and limited booking

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Christmas Menu

We are now full for Christmas Day, we have a few spaces left for Christmas Events for parties of 6 or more, please call Jules first to enquire if your preferred date is free!

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Cotswold Pub Guide

The Kilkeney Inn features in the new
Cotswold Pub Guide
 

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Welcome to The Kilkeney Inn......we’ve come back home!

Having left Gloucestershire in 1999 to run a pretty part-thatched pub in North Bedfordshire, The Jackal, we are thrilled to be back in this area as the new proprietors of The Kilkeney Inn. Kev our-my (head chef/owner/husband) spent 6 years at the helm of the Fossebridge Inn kitchen in the late 1990’s, where he accrued a huge following for his tasty and innovative dishes. Kev is classically trained learning his skills alongside TV chef and personality Gordon Ramsey! He has worked in prestigious London restaurants and hopes to bring these influences, plus his passion for fabulous food to his new kitchen. In Kev’s Kilkeney Kitchen he and the team produce fresh dishes influenced by elements of our passion for countryside living.
 
I on the other hand I bring a wealth of different ideas and approaches from my background of floristry, horticulture, Marketing and Design; I hope that we will become nationally recognised and build a great reputation for good food as we did at The Jackal. I grew up in Cambridgeshire then spent the better part of 20 years in Cheltenham, where I grew to love the county and its unique countryside, rustic villages and towns and dynamic industry.
 
The Kilkeney Inn itself has had a chequered past, with peaks and troughs in trade over the years. We intend to put the pub back on the map. Our ethos is to cook good hearty food, using as much seasonal and local produce as possible, changing menus with regularity, yet maintaining known customer favourites; our aim is to blend this with good customer service and aesthetically pleasing surroundings.
An Inn opened on this site just shortly before 1780 called the Cross Hands Inn, now called The Kilkeney Inn, (please note the spelling); the Inn is located in an area known as Kilkenny (spelt the Irish way!). There is a view point is just a short distance away. The name Kilkenny is thought to have been taken from a nearby farm, originally named Kilkenny after the capture of Kilkenny town in Ireland by Cromwell in 1650. How the pub got the name Kilkeney is yet to be explored! There is some evidence to suggest that this was a drovers pub long before 1780, I’m working on collating the history.
 
Eat, Drink & Enjoy
 
Jules

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Fabulous Sunday lunch

Janette E

Stop off overnight stay on journey

artypole

Beautiful venue, great food and fantastic people

RahulHal

Dans birthday meal.

Helen H

Yet again

Will W

Honest and unpretentious Cotswold Inn

Lorna W

Good food

E2014770

Jewel of the Cotswolds

IanandDianeMarshall

What a find!

Melissa S

Very accommodating

ValerieandBarry

Top place to stay and eat

frankie418

Enjoyable lunch

Paul H

Mothering Sunday lunch

GrahamJoy

Sunday lunch treat with a smile

Hugh T

Great food and service

Els2003

Sunday Lunch

sharon d

Half term lunch with kids

Emma A

Very pleasant and efficient service

pulsatilla2016

Sunday Lunch

annhan2015

really good sunday lunch

Regreg100

Excellent Food and Friendly Efficient Service

Stevieboy E

Winter retreat

Jo W

went here for dinner and it was great

vanessashihtzu

Very helpful staff and excellent food

Y9562FMsteve

Enjoyable lunch

IpswichRita

Lovely dinner

Aileen123_11

Lovely food and charming service

Cpnim100

Excellent

Helen H

the best food

clare W

Pre dinner drinks on a delghttful patio area

W W

Lovely relaxed lunch

J0hn1950

Really good food

paulholroyduk

Lovely country pub

elle006

Lovely food and service

ChebbieDappell

A Pleasant Surprise

Mimi_3623

You must try the chocolate tart!

Jez D

All round excellent

Phil Saint

Gem on the highway!

Rosemary M

An Enjoyable Lunch

Nathaniel G

Just a passing with starving grandchildren...

Carol B B

Enjoyable Evening

Pauline P

Greatly improved under new ownership

Pauline F

A hidden gem

ClareLlewellyn

Banging

Laura R

Clean, classy and comfortable

David T

Great Food

Cornishrob

Great taste, great service

ChrisDessein

A very good find......

JacMc61

“Great Food, Great Atmosphere”

John W

Suitable for new mums

Lisa D

Three visits in one week!

Janet G

Definitely worth a visit...

melkennell

Great food. Friendly service

Kevin F

Absolutely amazing place!

Abigail B

New hosts offer great food and value.

Peter S

Simply wonderful.

Slaymaker1975

Great place for lunch in the South Cotswolds.

Paul M

Great Food, Great staff, Great place

NettletonNeil

Welcoming and delicious

Alison J

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