This picture-postcard thatched and timbered 16th-century village pub is not only pretty but also…
“A comfortable stay and bags of old world charm” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Old world charm and modern facilities merge seamlessly in this former coaching inn. Bedrooms in the main house have character in abundance. Those in the wing have a more contemporary style, but all are well equipped and attractively decorated. Diners can choose between the bistro or the cosy bar. The internal courtyard is perfect during the warm months of the year. There is secure parking at the rear of the hotel.
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Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 39
- Family rooms: 1
- Bedrooms Ground: 9
- Satellite TV available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 40
- Accessible bedrooms: 9
- Walk-in showers
- Open all year
- Holds a civil ceremony licence
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About the area
Located at the heart of England, Oxfordshire enjoys a rich heritage and surprisingly varied scenery. Its landscape encompasses open chalk downland and glorious beechwoods, picturesque rivers and attractive villages set in peaceful farmland. The countryside in the northwest of Oxfordshire seems isolated by comparison, more redolent of the north of England, with its broad views, undulating landscape and dry-stone walls. The sleepy backwaters of Abingdon, Wallingford, Wantage, Watlington and Witney reveal how Oxfordshire’s old towns evolved over the centuries, while Oxford’s imposing streets reflect the beauty and elegance of ‘that sweet city with her dreaming spires.’ Fans of the fictional sleuth Inspector Morse will recognise many Oxford landmarks described in the books and used in the television series.
The county demonstrates how the strong influence of humans has shaped this part of England over the centuries. The Romans built villas in the pretty river valleys that thread their way through Oxfordshire, the Saxons constructed royal palaces here, and the Normans left an impressive legacy of castles and churches. The philanthropic wool merchants made their mark too, and many of their fine buildings serve as a long-lasting testimony to what they did for the good of the local community.
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