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Ox Barn

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Lunch: Thurs – Sun, midday to 3pm 
Dinner: Weds - Sun, 6pm – 10pm 

From April 12th 

Our Ox Barn restaurant will be open for long al fresco lunches on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from midday to sunset (last orders for food will be at 6pm).

We’re not taking reservations but there’s plenty of space, so just come on down! If there is a short wait for a table, you can pop your name down and browse our shop or wander the gardens, or borrow a picnic blankets to enjoy the orchard with a drink in hand.

If the weather is not on our side, we may not open, so keep an eye on here and our Instagram if you’re not sure!  We will be bookable again for May 19th and beyond.

Our Meadow Spa and shop will also be open Friday, Saturday and Sundays.

From May 19th

We will be bookable again for lunch and dinner. 

From June 1st 2021,

Thyme will be returning to a 7 day week, with the Ox Barn open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner throughout! 

Click the service for a sample menu.

The nineteenth-century former oxen house is now our Ox Barn restraunt under the direction of Head Chef, Charlie Hibbert. A state-of-the-art piece of agricultural architecture at its conception, Caryn Hibbert worked meticulously to preserve the soaring archways and original Cotswold stone rubble walls. Now, it's a modern restaurant with a contemporary bar and seven-and-a-half metre Charvet open kitchen.

Read all about it! Check out our recent Irish Times review here.




We welcome families for lunch in the Ox Barn restaurant & we can take large groups. Unfortunately, we do not allow dogs. If you are coming with your young ones, we do ask that they remain seated throughout thier meal. 
If there is no availability online, we may be able to accommodate your request.
For further information or for help with your reservation, contact us by email or by calling 01367850174.
Our menus are subject to change according to the seasonal produce available from our kitchen garden & farm.  
The Ox Barn restaurant is unique - set in a magnificent, huge space with soaring ceilings and equipped with sophisticated ventilation systems, it is ideal to accommodate social distancing.
Inside, the tables have been spaced to ensure guests are all around 2m apart and each will be equipped with hand sanitiser. We will only be operating table service to mitigate any queuing at bars, and all our service team will be in face masks. Our teams will be running strict areas, with dedicated servers and clearers. 
Booking is essential for lunch and dinner to help us manage the flow of guests and we kindly ask all guests to wear a mask while moving around the inside spaces at Thyme, until you are seated at your table. 
Our south facing terrace is perfect for al fresco summer lunches.