Killingworth Castle

Landlord Claire Alexander has announced that Killingworth Castle is hosting an Organic Feast on Tuesday September 10 for ‘Organic September’.

“Our customers have been responding so well to our focus on organic food – around 66% is organic and we have been certified and awarded 3 Stars by the Soil Association,” she says.

“It’s not enough that people know where it’s from, they want to know how the animals have had the highest possible welfare and their fruit and vegetables have been grown without nasty pesticides.

“We wanted to celebrate #OrganicSeptember with a special feast night on Tuesday September 10 when the menu will be 100% organic and we’ll have a talk from the Soil Association! We will also run a totally organic set menu throughout the month as well.

“So, enjoy delicious food in great company at our gorgeous country pub. Our menus have up to 75% organic produce on them now. And that’s just food, obviously we have our organic beers and also toiletries in the bedrooms too and a 100% organic wine list as well!,” she adds.

And with the menus already concocted by Darral Warner executive chef and Killy’s Head Chef Will Paterson you can enjoy starters of sweetcorn velouté with red pepper & crispy kale, Oxford sandy pork belly, celeriac remoulade, apple & radish or red venison tartare, gherkin, shallots and confit egg yolk.

For mains choose from: Coombe farm Rump beef, beef fat potato, turnip pok choi & mushroom, Dorset Loin of lamb, garlic potato puree, aubergine tomato courgete & balsamic, Beetroot warm bulger wheat salad, pumpkin, honey & chilli toasted seeds, all served with Oxton farm greens.

The dessert selection includes Bitter chocolate pave, poached pear, glazed walnuts, Lemon posset, blackberry wine jelly, short bread or Godminster beignets, plum chutney

For those who haven’t been, Jim and Claire Alexander fell in love with The Killingworth Castle, a 17th century coaching inn in Wootton near Woodstock, even though it had been derelict for over 20 years.

An extensive programme of renovations followed before the pub opened its doors for business once again in the autumn of 2012. 

The Killingworth Castle has since gone from strength to strength, picking up numerous awards and glowing reviews for its innovative yet high-end cuisine.

In 2014, Jim and Claire launched their own craft beer range, under the banner of The Yubberton Brewing Co. The three ales, all brewed in the Cotswolds, are available at The Killingworth Castle, sister pub The Ebrington Arms and several other local pubs. 

In 2015, the Killingworth Castle’s adjoining barn buildings were converted into eight luxury bed and breakfast rooms. 

The Organic Feast will cost £40 per person.

tel: 01993 811 401


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