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Oxfordshire’s Best Pubs with Rooms

The Trout at Tadpole Bridge

There’s more to Oxfordshire than ethereal ‘dreaming spires’, pretty Thames-side villages, the thatched roofed cottages of the Cotswolds and the rolling Chilterns, these are but some of the charms of this archetypally English county. What about Blenheim Palace, where Churchill was born, near Woodstock, or Kelmscott Manor, home of William Morris, or the Vale of the White Horse with its prehistoric attractions? And here are plenty of pretty towns, Witney is nice, as is Henley-on-Thames. Because it’s so wonderfully English, Oxfordshire is home to a great number of excellent pubs, so when it came to uncovering Oxfordshire’s best pubs with rooms our Gurus had plenty of choice.

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There’s nothing quite so nice as getting a bit of advice from the locals when you’re visiting an area, or knowing you’ve a lovely bar to sit in in the evening, rather than having to retire to your room. Oxfordshire’s best pubs with rooms all offer this sort of friendly comfort - and some of them offer a lot more besides.

Oxfordshire’s Best Pubs with Rooms

Oxfordshire’s Most Romantic Pubs with Rooms

The Old Swan and Minster Mill

  • The Old Swan and Minster Mill is a converted mill with traditional charm, period features and 60 acres of woodlands and its own orchards. There’s a riverside garden and opportunities to fish from the grounds, plus a dining room and gastro pub.
  • The Trout at Tadpole Bridge is a fantastically welcoming country inn with its own section of river and a private mooring for guests. There are six rooms around a pretty courtyard and an AA rosette restaurant. You’re also close to Blenheim Palace and William Morris’ Kelmscott Manor.

Best Pubs for Walkers

The Lamb Inn

  • The Lamb Inn is a charming, 18th century Cotswolds inn with a beautiful rose-scented garden, large fireplaces which are roaring and lovely in the season, and 17 spacious rooms with antique furniture and original wood floors. There’s also an award-winning restaurant and great birdwatching opportunities.
  • The Bell is a charming pub/restaurant/nine bedroom boutique hotel, with excellent access to the beautiful Cotswolds. You’re also close to Oxford and Blenheim Palace.

Oxfordshire’s Best Value Pubs with Rooms

The Miller of Mansfield

  • The Miller of Mansfield in Goring on Thames is a traditional, ivy-clad village inn with an acclaimed restaurant and 15 individually designed rooms and suites. Many of them overlook the river. And they start from around £90 per night including breakfast.

If you haven’t found your idea of Oxfordshire’s best pubs with rooms on our Guru’s list you could:

Oxfordshire’s Best Pubs with Rooms

  • Old Swan and Minster Mill 16 rooms from £155

    Witney, The Cotswolds

    Renovated old mill in 60 acres of woodland and orchards. Traditional charm, period features. Antiques and modern comfort. Dining room with gastro pub. Riverside gardens fishing.

    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  Johansens, Sawdays
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  • The Trout at Tadpole Bridge 6 rooms from £130

    Faringdon, Oxfordshire

    The Trout at Tadpole Bridge is a welcoming Inn, backing on to a rural section of the Thames with its own private mooring. Six comfortable rooms, "classic country" in style, located around a pretty courtyard away from the bustle. The AA rosette restaurant steals the show. A wonderful country treat.

    Great walks  -  For an afternoon stroll there is Buscot Park and Gardens; for serious ramblers the Thames Path is on your doorstep.
    Sights nearby  -  The famous Blenheim Palace and William Morris' Kelmscott Manor are both nearby.
    Sailing  -  The hotel has its own river and private mooring for guests.
    Views  -  Some of the rooms have lovely river views
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays, Good Hotel Guide
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  • The Lamb Inn 17 rooms from £125


    This 18th century inn is more than just another Cotswolds B&B. Curl up with a book next to an open fire or explore the rose scented gardens. Rooms are spacious with antique oak furniture and colourful fabric. Bathrooms have original wood floors. An award winning restaurant serves seasonal cuisine.

    Great walks  -  Combine a walk through this typical Cotswolds town with a traditional cream tea.
    Sights nearby  -  The university town of Oxford is 20 miles away and well worth a visit.
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Good Hotel Guide, Johansens
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  • The Bell 9 rooms from £130


    Set in the pretty rural village of Hampton Poyle a boutique hotel, pub and restaurant. The nine rooms offer egyptian cotton bed linen, large beds, luxury toiletries and bathrooms with monsoon showers or roll-top baths. The restaurant specialises in pizza and fish. A great country escape.

    Great walks  -  Walking in the Cotswolds provides a wealth of choices with gentle strolls, hilly hikes and a variety of circular walks
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the historic UNESCO world heritage Blenheim Palace
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide
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  • Miller of Mansfield 15 rooms from £90

    Goring on Thames, Oxfordshire

    Traditional ivy-covered inn in village setting. Acclaimed restaurant, bar, individually designed suites, Overlooking the river.

    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays
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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Wednesday, 19th April 2017
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