Old Bank

Town and gown gather at the smart restaurant and buzzy bar of Jeremy Mogford’s sleek, ‘perfectly positioned’ hotel between All Souls and Oriel colleges. More

Contact details

Old Bank
92–94 High Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 4BJ
England
01865 799599

Hotel information

Bedrooms

42. 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lift, residents’ library/bar, bar, dining terrace, 2 meeting/private dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, small garden.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] room from £194. Breakfast (full English) £15, à la carte £40 (plus 12½% discretionary service charge).

Good Hotel Guide Review

Town and gown gather at the smart restaurant and buzzy bar of Jeremy Mogford’s sleek, ‘perfectly positioned’ hotel between All Souls and Oriel colleges. (Gown and town, too, debate the merits of the modern art that adorns the public spaces.) The ‘obliging staff’ and ‘well-appointed bedrooms’ make this an ‘excellent hotel’, Guide readers say. ‘It may not be cheap, but I wouldn’t stay anywhere else in Oxford,’ one correspondent comments. Recently refurbished, the stylish bedrooms have luxury fabrics and more striking artwork. Discuss room choices before booking: some rooms may be ‘compact but serviceable’; others, quiet, peer on to a side alleyway; others yet have a ‘delightful view of the High’. All have a ‘comfy bed’, a ‘well-stocked minibar’ and fluffy bathrobes. A ‘commendable breakfast’ includes porridge with a quince compote, or salmon fishcakes and spinach; at lunch and dinner, the food – perhaps warm octopus, chickpeas, paprika; confit duck, salsify, gem lettuce – is ‘generally good’. Eat on the garden terrace in balmy weather. ‘The car park, though tight, is a bonus.’ (E and JG, and others)

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Old Bank
92–94 High Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 4BJ

Guest comments

'A very pleasant meal in the outside courtyard at QuodGood, friendly service and cooking which was appetizing, without being sensational. ' - Robert Gower - June, 2017
'An excellent hotel in a perfect position in a lovely city; it isn't cheap. WE had a lovely, spacious and quiet room at the back. Public space is limited so we were disappointed that the library was out of commission. Dinner was generally good, and there was good choice at breakfast. The staff, nearly all foreign were very pleasant and helpful ' - John Gibbon - April, 2016
'The outstanding feature of the hotel was the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. The restaurant was frantically busy (and indeed the service was understandably slow) but our waitress still maintained a smile. Our room was comfortable and quiet - beds very good. We liked the original art both there and through the hotel. Breakfast was very good. ' - Robert Cooper - June, 2015
'Standards remain reassuringly high. Service was very good. The food in Quod is passable rather than wonderful. The restaurant is rather noisy at night. Far more agreeable at an early breakfast. The bed and room temperature were very comfortable, and the bedlinen was the most luxurious feeling I have encountered for a long while. Quality snacks in the mini bar at fairly sensible prices. A well-run, very pleasant hotel. ' - Sara Hollowell - March, 2015

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Tourist attractions

  • Botanic Gardens

    A national reference collection of 7,000 different types of plant.

  • Magdalen Bridge

    A bridge across the River Cherwell, which students have traditionally jumped off on May Day.

  • Radcliffe Camera

    The main reading room of the Bodleian Library, completed in 1749.