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Environment at The Wild Rabbit

The Wild Rabbit is part of the Daylesford estate – one of the most sustainable organic farms in the UK.

The principles that have guided our farm for 40 years are also at the heart of everything that we do at The Wild Rabbit – from the locally sourced, organic ingredients in our kitchens, to the handmade horsehair mattresses in our bedrooms.

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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.

The Building

Work on The Wild Rabbit began in March 2013. Our aim was to open out the space and let in natural light, to strip back the layers and reveal the bones of the building.

Working with a team of experienced craftsmen, we set out to make a contemporary working building using centuries-old techniques.

The Pub

In the restored bar we kept the original stone mullioned windows, low ceilings and two magnificent fireplaces.

Chestnut panels surround the length of the bar, where we serve artisan beers and traditional ales.

The Dining Room

Our contemporary dining room is a bustling and light space. With an open kitchen, the experience and theatre of the chefs at work creates a dynamic atmosphere.

In keeping with its surroundings the kitchen serves a modern British menu. There are a few nods to classic pub food, but above all the menu is inspired by the best seasonal produce from local farmers. Many of the ingredients are picked daily from our own market garden at Daylesford farm.

The Rooms

The rooms are built with elements of raw, rural simplicity combined with touches of unapologetic luxury.

Each room has a distinct personality. They show the exposed stone and re-used, aged oak beams and are furnished with linens, wools, one-off pieces of furniture and sand blasted limed oak fixtures.

The bathrooms combine modern and traditional elements including dry-stone walling around baths and showers.