The Highway is a 15th-century coaching inn, offering a traditional warm welcome along with…
The Highway Inn
“Hospitality is a real strength with guests feeling genuinely welcome” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Built in 1480, The Highway Inn has had many guises over the years and first welcomed overnight travellers in the early 1920s. Following a refurbishment, it now provides guests with modern day comfort, yet retains many of its period features including an original fireplace in the bar area and the beautiful oriel windows. Rooms vary in size and shape, with each individually decorated. A warm welcome is assured.
Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 11
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Free TV
- Open all year
- Dinner Served
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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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