Old Bank Hotel

Oxford, Oxfordshire

Jeremy Mogford’s conversion of the old Barclays Bank gets credit from a Guide insider for its 'brilliant location, right in the city centre'. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Jeremy Mogford’s conversion of the old Barclays Bank gets credit from a Guide insider for its ‘brilliant location, right in the city centre’. It occupies two Georgian buildings and a former Tudor apothecary. Food is served all day in ‘busy, bistro-like’ Quod in the old banking hall, hung with art from Mr Mogford’s collection, and on the Italian-style terrace. An all-day menu mixes staples such as burgers, steaks and pizzas with imaginative dishes including sea bass, brown shrimp and seaweed sauce. ‘The vibe in the hotel is calmer and more sophisticated’ with art ‘adding to the character of the place’ with its ‘slight corporate feel’. ‘There are amazing views of the dreaming spires from some of the light-filled rooms.’ Those at the rear overlook Merton College. Each has contemporary furniture, a bespoke writing desk, treats and milk in a minibar, a marble bathroom with under-floor heating, Noble Isle toiletries. The height of luxury, a penthouse suite atop the Tudor building has glass doors to a rooftop terrace garden. Take one of the complimentary Oxford bikes and explore the city. (See also next entry.)

Hotel details

Address

92–94 High Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 4BJ
England

Telephone

01865 799599

Bedrooms

43. 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lift, residents’ library/bar, restaurant/bar, dining terrace, 2 meeting/private dining rooms, in-room TV (Freeview), in-room spa treatments, civil wedding licence, small garden, use of bicycles, parking, EV charging, restaurant, bar wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in restaurant and reception area.

Children

all ages welcomed, free extra bed, children's menu.

Dogs

allowed on terrace only.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £320. À la carte £38 (plus 12½% discretionary service charge). 1-night bookings refused at weekends in peak season.