Sophie – April 2016
Rumours abound that Witney does its best to keep chains out of the town. But is civic support for independent local restaurants and cafes enough? Nope. The team behind the Chequers Smokehouse took over the old Red Lion Pub in Corn Street in late 2014 and turned it into Koi, a bar and Japanese restaurant which was like Wagamama but… well… better. MUCH better.
The food at Rocket Witney was incredible but it was never massively busy, apart from on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights when it transformed into a bar with a dancefloor. I was gutted when, after a year, the team decided it wasn’t working and turned it into Rocket – serving stonebaked pizzas and gourmet sandwiches. Click here to read more….