Old Parsonage

With ‘excellent food and comfortable rooms’, Jeremy Mogford’s luxury hotel ‘never disappoints’, writes a trusted Guide correspondent, a regular guest, in 2016. More

Contact details

Old Parsonage
1 Banbury Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6NN
England
01865 310210
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

35. 10 on ground floor, 2 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge, library, bar/restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, terrace, 2 small gardens.

Background music

‘light’ background music in restaurant at dinner.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B from £225, D,B&B from £285. Set dinner £45, à la carte £35 (12½% discretionary service charge added). 1 night bookings refused Sat during peak periods.

Good Hotel Guide Review

With ‘excellent food and comfortable rooms’, Jeremy Mogford’s luxury hotel ‘never disappoints’, writes a trusted Guide correspondent, a regular guest, in 2016. ‘Friendly’, responsive staff are praised: ‘Having told them I was bringing a car, I arrived to find a named space reserved for me.’ The hotel maintains the ‘intimate’ atmosphere of a modern gentlemen’s club; the well-considered library, its sliding doors opening on to a terrace, is ‘a particular joy’. ‘I could spend days there, just reading and enjoying the attractive decor.’ Sleek bedrooms are ‘nicely furnished’ and ‘very well equipped’; a bedside booklet of short stories (each a winner of the owner’s Mogford Prize for Food and Drink Writing) is ‘a special touch’. ‘Our room was blissfully quiet, once the sport of campanology ceased at the nearby church.’ Evenings, dine on chef Michael Wright’s seasonal classics, perhaps lemon sole, roasted fennel, samphire. (One guest thought portions could have been more generous.) Breakfast on crab and avocado on toast, then join one of the daily walking tours, or hop on a free hotel bike to explore the historic city. (Victoria Maltby, Peter Jowitt)

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Old Parsonage
1 Banbury Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6NN

Guest comments

'We stay annually. the Old Parsonage never disappoints, with excellent food and comfortable rooms. The main public area is 3 interconnected rooms, two being a bar with a wood fire, and the third being the restaurant, where one can also sit and drink tea. These are entered directly through the front door. As these rooms are also a main thoroughfare, the library is a particular joy. A special touch are the short story booklets by the bed, each of which is the winner of a short story prize sponsored by the owner:. The Mogford Food and Drink Short Story Prize ' - Vicky Maltby - February, 2016
'A haven where they truly understand relaxed sophistication. Comfortable, quiet bedrooms reveal white linen kimonos and good toiletries. Ours overlooked an inner garden bright with spring flowers. Welcoming, intimate restaurant: walls lined with contemporary paintings (catalogue available). Deeply comfortable dining chairs. Tempting menu features classic dishes with modern twist. Imaginative choice of wine by the glass. Good breakfast. Complimentary bikes and walking and art tours of Oxford. Staff kind and helpful. ' - Penelope Visman - April, 2012
'Wonderfully relaxing. Our room was furnished like a cosy country cottage yet had every comfort. We sat on the patio in the sunshine one evening. The central location combined with availability of bikes and the offer of walking tours maximises the experience of a stay in Oxford. ' - Rosemary Grande - September, 2011

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