9. 1 on ground floor.
2 bars, library (private parties), restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), function facilities, terrace, parking.
All ages welcomed.
Allowed in bar, not in bedrooms.
Per room B&B (continental) single £95–£130, double £120–£175. À la carte £35 (£15 3-course set menu Mon–Thurs, 6 pm–7.30 pm).
Good Hotel Guide Review
Come for the pizzas, stay for the pause – in one of the bright, contemporary bedrooms at this refurbished honey-stone inn, eight miles from Oxford city centre. Owner George Dailey turned around the fortunes of this roadside pub when he bought it in 2009. Today, it is a popular place, liked by locals for its steaks, pub classics and more modern additions (gin, dill and coriander-cured sea trout, cucumber salad; linguine, toasted hazelnuts, piquillo pepper, morel mushrooms, shaved asparagus). Flagstone floors and 18th-century beams have been preserved; deep leather chairs and a large log fire add character. Each bedroom is provided with tea- and coffee-making facilities and posh toiletries; a bath or a monsoon shower. Blenheim Palace is not far.