A place to eat, drink and sleep

This characterful Grade II listed building was built in the seventeenth century as a house and farm.

About Us

The History

The name is a nod to its original title: Conygree Farm – an Anglo Saxon word meaning rabbit enclosure.

More recently it was the Tollgate Inn; a building constructed in Cotswolds stone with beautiful proportions, known for its convivial atmosphere and unusual double fireplace.

About Us

Architecture & Design

By 1780, a threshing barn, two further barns and a stable had been added, along with orchards and 50 acres of meadowland. The bedrooms at the back of the pub would have been cart sheds with a Welsh slate roof added in the mid-nineteenth century, and part of the ground floor was used as a dairy.

Since the 1980s, it has been a pub with rooms.

Walking through the restaurant and bar today, you’ll find original features such as the glass-topped well and double fireplace, thought to be in the same location since the seventeenth century.

SUSTAINABILITY

Our commitment to the land guides everything we do

We strive to leave the lightest imprint on our planet, using renewable energy, reducing food waste in our kitchens, and mindfully conserving resources when designing and restoring our pubs and cottages.

We believe every choice makes a difference, and so can we. Our approach to architecture and design focuses on reusing materials where possible while looking to natural, locally sourced materials that complement our rural surroundings.

Sustainability

The Restoration

We often begin by restoring existing Cotswold-stone walls, a process that involves removing existing plaster, cleaning the stone and repointing it with natural lime mortar. We use reclaimed timber throughout our buildings to bring a sense of character to each space, and our roofs are insulated with sheep’s wool, using the clip from Lleyn sheep at Daylesford farm.

Branches and timber felled on the Daylesford estate are turned into architectural features, such as carved spindles on our staircases and wardrobe hanging rails.

Sustainability

Thoughtful Design

We are passionate about supporting local artisans. Metalworkers weld our light fittings and a willow worker weaves our lampshades while carpenters create bespoke furniture using traditional joinery skills.

Our carbon footprint is further reduced by powering our pub and cottages with 100% renewable energy.

Our aim is to leave the lightest imprint on our planet while creating unique spaces full of warmth and charm, respecting the original character of our historic buildings.

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Summer Getaway
Goings On
Summer Getaway

Summer is a time to celebrate the arrival of bright warm days, balmy evenings and spending time outdoors, entertaining friends and family. We have created an escape to make the most of the season.

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Wild Garlic Pesto Recipe
Recipes
Wild Garlic Pesto Recipe

Try our delicious wild garlic pesto stirred through cooked, fresh pasta for a light spring dish.

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Spring – In conversation with Executive Chef Sam
Interview
Spring – In conversation with Executive Chef Sam

With winter finally behind us, we sought out Executive Chef Sam to discuss the long-awaited return of The Wild Rabbit’s seasonal supper clubs. Launching on Earth Day, this year’s celebration of spring menu offers light dishes full of green shoots…...

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