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In the centre of a ‘handsome’ market town, this characterful town house hotel, formed from a row of diverse buildings, is made lively with modern colours, bold wallpapers and a collection of more than 400 gins from around the world. More

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The Feathers
16–20 Market Street,
Woodstock
Oxfordshire
OX20 1SX
England
01993 812291

Good Hotel Guide Review

In the centre of a ‘handsome’ market town, this characterful town house hotel, formed from a row of diverse buildings, is made lively with modern colours, bold wallpapers and a collection of more than 400 gins from around the world. It is managed by Dominic Bishop for Premier Cru Hotels. ‘The unusual structure of the building means that clusters of rooms are reached by a series of winding staircases with lovely wooden banisters. It makes the experience intimate, private.’ Pick among individually styled bedrooms (there are five categories); many have antique furniture, uneven floors and quirky additions. There are no tea- or coffee-making facilities in the room, but order a tea tray, or take afternoon tea and morning coffee in the lounge or on the terrace. Gareth Howcroft is chef at Kitchen by Dominic Chapman, the hotel’s bright and informal restaurant. Study, Courtyard gin bar, restaurant (closed Sun, Mon night). Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview). Background music. Functions. Picnic hampers. Free long-term parking within walking distance. Children and dogs (in some rooms) welcomed. Close to Blenheim Palace. 21 bedrooms (5 in adjacent town house; 1 suitable for disabled; 1 suite has a private steam room). Per room B&B from £159, D,B&B from £239.

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The Feathers
16–20 Market Street,
Woodstock
Oxfordshire
OX20 1SX

Guest comments

'We chose The Feathers because we wanted old-world charm with modern facilities, and a location right near Blenheim Palace. It was perfect on all levels - right down to the slightly sloping wooden floors (old-world charm!) to the cosy bar to unwind. Clean, child-friendly, charming! ' - - October, 2016
'Still a great place to stay, quaint and atmospheric as ever, with many locals passing through. Excellent welcome at Reception, and bags carried up the quirky old staircase. The bedroom on the second floor was not large but very comfortable, with a view over the High Street. Everything very clean. Bathroom small, but adequate. The excellent Mary still presides benevolently as manageress, and Michael the long-time waiter is as eficient as ever. In fact all the staff are good and friendly. We had a delicious dinner in Fuggles Brasserie, which was as usual very busy, which adds to the good atmosphere. Breakfast was cheerfully served and had good choice. Still a great place to stay, but the Leisure Centre at the back needs a bit of refreshing and updating. ' - Roland Cassam - June, 2011

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