Good Hotel Guide Review
‘A stone’s throw from everything Oxford has to offer’, Jeremy Mogford’s second hotel (see also preceding entry) impressed our inspectors with its ‘peaceful, classy vibe’. Occupying a wisteria-draped 17th-century stone manor house, it has ‘sophisticated, intimate and stylish interiors’ with ‘striking art lining every wall’. Bedrooms, some with Juliet balcony or private terrace, are ‘immaculately kept’, with fabrics in the signature deep red, purple and grey. The two new Churchill suites are ‘something special’, filled with photographs and memorabilia. All have a handmade bed, a minibar with milk and treats, a marble-clad bathroom with under-floor heating, Noble Isle toiletries. ‘Nice touches include a hand-written welcome note and a beautifully presented collection of stories by the shortlisted entrants to the annual Mogford Prize.’ Guests have use of bikes and the library. In the ‘cosy and intimate’ restaurant, a ‘sophisticated menu’ includes dishes such as a ‘very good’ crispy potato terrine; lamb rump with wild garlic sauce. ‘Staff are very professional, welcoming and friendly.’ ‘Complimentary parking is a real bonus in Oxford.’
1 Banbury Road
35. 10 on ground floor, 2 suitable for disabled.
lounge, library, bar/restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, terrace, rear garden with summerhouse, parking, EV charging, restaurant wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
‘very light’ in restaurant and bar.
all ages welcomed, under-3s free, extra bed £65, all-day children's menu.
allowed in bar area of restaurant, on terrace.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £300. À la carte £45 (plus 12½% discretionary service charge). 1-night bookings sometimes refused at peak weekends.