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Everything is back to normal...............looking forward to seeing you soon
 
As of 10am Wednesday 28th March 2018
 
 
 
 
 

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Dowdeswell Village Website

Thanks to Mike P, (a favourite customer of ours) Dowdeswell Village now has its own website
 Check out the local news, meetings, Village Hall updates, important events and very importantly when to meet up with neighbours and friends at The KILKENEY INN!
 

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Cotswold Pub Guide

The Kilkeney Inn features in the new
Cotswold Pub Guide
 

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<h2>Cotswold Pub Guide</h2>

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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Warm and friendly restaurant

Carol A

Great Sunday Lunch

mcytiger

Lovely Country Inn with fantastic staff

Steve O

Great food ,friendly efficient staff.

RandMW

Sublime!

glorious99

hearty food and warm friendly service

Hugh T

Very friendly and lively atmosphere

margaretkelly307

Super food and beer

JacktheladCotswolds

Great place!

tourist072

Two for Lunch

Peter G

Top class lunch at the Kilkenny Inn.

nilnos

Enjoyed a lovely meal in a very nice pub

2Danes1951

Early evening visit.

jocura

Friday lunch

leannelearose

Fab Food in Fab Surroundings

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Excellent quality of food

Y9562FMsteve

Great lunch

mobsue

Excellent food

shellpink01

Great food!

Margaret S

Great food, excellent service, reasonably priced

Psdie

Fish cakes and Friends

Philodendron310e

Another amazing stay....

Jayne S

Helens 50th birthday meal .

Helen H

Liked the look of pub as we drove past and so glad we decided to stop there

Ruby222017

Very enjoyable supper

Paul H

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

What a find!

Melissa S

Very accommodating

ValerieandBarry

Top place to stay and eat

frankie418

Jewel of the Cotswolds

IanandDianeMarshall

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

Suitable for new mums

Lisa D

“Great Food, Great Atmosphere”

John W

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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