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Top Choice Modern British in Chipping Norton

Wild Thyme

This little 'restaurant with rooms' thrills palates with top-notch creative dishes packed with flavour, such as asparagus and goat's cheese risotto or steamed Cornish turbot with Japanese pickles. The desserts – fro…
Music in Chipping Norton

The Big Feastival

This family-oriented food-and-music festival, on the organic farm 5 miles southwest of Chipping Norton, where Blur bassist Alex James makes his cheese (really!), has become a fixture on the Cotswolds calendar. Recen…
Archaeological Site in Chipping Norton

Rollright Stones

Linked by a footpath through open fields, the ancient Rollright Stones stand to either side of an unnamed road 4 miles north of Chipping Norton. The most remarkable, the King’s Men, consists of the weathered remnant…
Distillery in Chipping Norton

Cotswolds Distillery

This ambitious, ecofriendly gin and whisky distillery sits tucked into the northern Cotswolds, 8 miles north of Chipping Norton. Join a tour of the facilities to learn how its delicious Cotswolds-flavoured liquors a…
Cafe in Chipping Norton

Jaffé & Neale Bookshop Cafe

The cosy little cafe in this busy independent bookshop on the main square serves delicious cakes and coffees at tables squeezed between the bookshelves, or in the cosy upstairs reading lounge with sofas.
Literature in Chipping Norton

Chipping Norton Literary Festival

Chipping Norton's four-day literary celebration sees authors, publishers, agents, booksellers and book-lovers gather at venues across town for talks, debates, discussions, workshops and competitions.
Church in Chipping Norton

St Mary's Church

A classic Cotswold wool church, St Mary's has a magnificent Perpendicular nave and clerestory, several alabaster tombs and fluted, diamond-shaped pillars. Most of it was built in 1448, but two arches in the chancel …
Landmark in Chipping Norton

Bliss Tweed Mill

Norton's most striking landmark, the 1872 Bliss Tweed Mill dominates its western outskirts. Looking much more like a stately home than a factory, it’s topped by a dome from which a towering chimney, designed to rese…
Museum in Chipping Norton

Chipping Norton Museum

Squeezed into the upper floor of a little house facing the imposing columns of the town hall, Chipping Norton’s volunteer-run museum is a small-scale and resolutely local affair, using assorted mannequins and memora…