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Beautiful and quite just outside oxford with a bus stop almost every 30 minutes going into town.
The food was fantastic
Big clean rooms, large bathrooms with a wet room shower. Great food and a nice atmosphere.
Freidnly staff, excellent food, very nice clean modern room My only minor gripe if there where no walk in shower or shower screen on freestanding bath. The one benefit was I had a really nice soak in the large bath.
The room was big and the shower room was well appointed. The breakfast was good Although the shower room was very nice it could have done with a power shower as it was a deluxe room We had to ask for a heater as the radiator was not on and didnt come on during our stay .The traffic noise was verybad .we could here too much of what was going onin other rooms!!!
Clean, relaxed, homely & historic. Lovely big room. Breakfast was included but cooked option didn't appear fresh-likely been sitting on hot plate for a while.
Great oldy worldy hotel but needs modernisation of bathroom facilities. Its situation in Woodstock makes it very convenient for visiting Blenheim Palace and Oxford. Good quality full english breakfast served by polite staff. Dont book into room one its over the stairwell and you can hear all the noise from the bar below until 12.30 ish at night. Plus when the windows are open you get all the smoke from outside below where people stand at the door. We asked to be moved on the second night.
Historic Could do with bigger portions of cooked breakfast,as not all like cereal beforehand.
the location the duvet was stained had to ask them to change it. mirrow light in bathroom didnt work. double glazing panes not on window but up against wall. ivy from outside growing inside through windows. radio on all of the time in the bar not giving us any peace. expensive for what you got.
Delightful premises and comfortable , spacious room providing an excellent nights sleep . ample breakfast . Staff were very pleasant by very amateur and senior staff almost casual . The common areas could certainly do with a bit of maintenance and decoration . a request for a snack in the evening was met with the reply that the kitchen was closed early because they had a large party in for a meal ; an offer of something modest would have been nice , rather than peanuts before bed !
Nice ambiance, attractive historic building, friendly staff My chair leg slid down a huge crack in the bar floor at breakfast time - in an old building things like this are always possible so repairs have to be done in a timely manner.
Very friendly staff, good food, excellent location in town. A very enjoyable experience.
The food, the relaxed atmosphere and very good, friendly staff. The power shower wasn't particularly good but hardly a bad point
Excellent Staff No Power Shower
The staff were t.he best part as they were so friendly and the food was lovely sheets and blankets on the bed rather than duvet
enjoyed dinner and breakfast and friendlyness of the manager and staff - enjoyed the open fire place - hotel was easy to find located a little too far out of Woodstock which meant we had to use the car to visit Windsor central as opposed to leaving the car and walking we didn't realise this at the time of booking - also free WIFI only worked in the bar area not in your room - no real problem but just a little inconvenient
friendly helpful staff, good beer. noisy pipework
Staff helpful, friendly and 100% willing to help. Food excellent and great value. superb.
There was ample parking, the room was clean and comfortable and the food was excellent. we were visiting Blenheim Palace so the Hotel was within easy reach (3min) of Woodstock and the Palace.
Breakfast was excellent.
Friendly and helpful staff
The staff were fantastic, couldn't do enough to help. They booked taxi's and recommended local places. The local area is amazing, definitely worth a trip
Nothing It was a motel with small dowdy rooms attached to a pub. breakfast in the bar. It is 1.8 miles from the centre of Woodstock. Not worth the AA stars.
A lovely welcome and very good food. There was a band on on the Saturday night which was very popular. There was a lot of local 'character' which was fun. The rooms are looking a bit tired and some attention to detail is needed. The shower curtain in my room was full of mould and the floor in the bedroom needed a good vacuuming.The valances on the beds needed ironing. There was a lot of noise as people were going home from the pub after the band had finished playing.
Friendly and relaxed atmosphere
we liked the ambience , the locality,food was exellent and Fabienne is great .
Absolutely lovely! To be honest we were just expecting a pub however it is on a lovely, middle of nowhere feeling road in the countryside and the hosts could not have been more welcoming. Food was great!!!!! Easy and no fuss. Would definitely recommend!
Very friendly staff and good food. The pleasant garden was suitable for adults and children to enjoy. The steep outside steps to our room
Very good food - very friendly proprieter and staff. Went to great trouble to provide something not on menu for Breakfast.Wouod definitely want to stay there again. Room (in block outside main building) was on the dark side and felt chilly on arrival (Warm day outside) but soon warmed up. Could do with an easy chair in room.
People running the hotel were very friendly and helpful and the breakfast was excellent.
Country Inn approach, very personal and good evening entertainment.
Very friendly and peaceful. Just what we wanted.
Really nice pub adjoining accomodation, food was 5*.
Our room number 6 was fantastic, extremely cosy and value for money.
Location nr Blenheim Palace and central of Woodstock; Staff were excellent in dealing with a booking error; room was newly furnished; food was great We booked a four poster bed room; which wasn't available- we'd been allocated a standard room - error in their processing- staff quickly rectified by finding us an exec suite and adding breakfast and £20 off bill; bathroom was very cold - mentioned that at checkout; chimney fire at 5.25am meant that we have to vacate our room in -5 degC temps
The fact that we were within walking distance to Blenheim Palace. Apart from that we used the Hotel as a stopping off place on our journey south and nothing else. We dined out at another restaurant in Woodstock because we did not fancy the menu at the Bear.
Its position in the town; furnishings of a high standard, staff very well presented. Although many foreign staff all spoke English of a very high standard. I think the costs of breakfast there is excessive, really. The bar area could do with freshening up a bit.
Fine old building with lots of charachter. Staff helpful and friendly Very pricy for the room we had which was basic and we could hear clearly all of the activity in the next room. Prices of the mini bar are outrageous-also a dinner of modest proportions came to over £90 for two.
the bedroom there was a big coach party in the breakfast room we had to wait 10 minutes to be seated and the noise was dreadful with people standing close to our table carrying on conversations. not relaxing at all. this hotel is over-trading on its facilities.
I booked the Blenheim package, when I arrived and was shown to the room, was suprised to be given the Marlborough Suite, which was awseome. With a seperate lounge, two plasma screen t.v.,s and a wonderful four poster bed. What a lovely suprise. We used the dining room in the evening, and had a deliscious 3 course meal with wine. What a lovely treat, can,t wait to return, especially as at Blenheim they turned our tickets into annual passes free of charge, so will definatelly be visiting again.
The location is excellent. Right on the main street in the delightful village of Woodstock. There are a lot of super eating places around every corner. We did have lunch on the first day of our stay. Lets just stay that it did not inspire us to book dinner for either evening. Try to make sure that byou do not have anyone sleeping in a room above you - the creaking will keep you awake.
Visit Palace food and drink cost
Beautiful setting, lovely surroundings, good food and friendly staff. Accommodation clean and comfortable.
Clean Spacious room Would have been over charged by a considerable amount if we hadn't had our booking paperwork with us. Short staffed so breakfast problems.
The receptionist was very nice and helpful when we booked in, and it was convenient to where we wanted to go. The service in the restaurant on Friday evening was awful as the computer system had crashed and we had to go up to the bar all the time to place our orders for each course.The windows in the room would not open more than an inch, I am aware of Health and Safety regulations but this was taking it too far. There was a fan in the room but was not powerful enough to make any difference to the heat,as a result we did not sleep very much on either night.
The room was large comfortable and clean An embarrassing fuss was made at check in over my internet booking which included breakfast but was queried by three members of staff, including the manager, who did not feel the price should have included breakfast. This happened again the following day when the rest of my family checked in. I had booked four rooms in total but was asked to use my debit card for each individual transaction whereas the internet booking had given me a total figure to pay for all four rooms. I also booked a table in the restaurant for 8.30pm but our main course did not arrive until 10.10pm by which time the two young children in our party were asleep.
A superb hotel with friendly owners in a great position for visiting Oxford. All round five star performance.
Friendly greeting by owner with a very welcome cup of coffee, despite there being ample coffee/tea in the room, very spacious room spotlessly clean, very quiet qnd peaceful, (ideal after a hectic day) Excellent breakfast freshly cooked, When I was asked if I was enjoying my meal and did I want more, it was very genuine, unlike the command "enjoy" which unfortuanatly is the "buzz word" for the corparate establishments None whatsoever
The rooms were of excellent quality - beautifully decorated, great furniture, extremely confortable bed and gallons of hot water. Salina, the host, was also very warm and hospitable and went out of her way to make us feel welcome. And the icing on the cake was waking up to a fantastic breakfast. Thanks for a short but wonderful stay. Nick & Agnes - London No bad points
Very friendly people,excellent breakfast,and it was easy to commute by train to oxford No complaints
welcomed with coffee by the owner, rooms well maintained and spacious. Breakfast very good and the owner met our request for an early breakfast.
The room exceeded my expectations, hostess was friendly and helpful and service was first class. Very clean.
Large bedroom. Very well furnished. spotlessly clean. Excellent breakfasts. Good en-suite. Shower over bath, plenty of hot water, but had to run cold tap for quite a while before water was cold. No Lounge. Access to shower in bath awkward for the not so young. a more generous supply of soap and shower gel would have been appreciated.
The bedroom and bathroom were both finished and appointed to a very high standard. The rural location is beautfull within easy walking distance of the River Thames. None
Great Place . Convenient .Great Hosts. Food Excellent N/A
Lovely location, fantastic room, the owner couldn't have been more welcoming, breakfast great! No bad points
The quality of the food was excellent The grounds are less extensive than lead to believe
This is really a little gem of a find. Lovely locally produced food and really comfortable and relaxing surroundings. I would highly recommend afternoon tea and cake by the fire. Hotel staff warm and friendly, The restaurant staff were very professional, however cold, distant and to the point. It would have been nicer to have had some more interaction
peace and quiet pillows and no fruit for breakfast
The Gourmet Dining Menu and sourced quality ingredients used. More importantly the luxurious, spacious rooms and especially room service available from before breakfast and well after dinner has been served. If preferred, you could eat all meals in your room. We had Lambourn (Room 9) but floor shook occasionally and vibrated from below, where the kitchen is situated with frequency of a door being banged open. When trying to relax and read this almost became intolerable.
Like many others they use too many sprays in the rooms to mask other smells. My father in law who has asthma had difficulty with this.
The organic food. The surroundings especially the vegetable garden and flowers. My room was very cold, but I was provided with a convector heater. However I didn't feel I could leave it on overnight.
The staff and welcome was very proffesional and friendly , a very personal touch and an enjoyable stay.
Very comfortable and welcoming, Nothing I disliked at all but more than I would normally pay, for the price I would expect better TV etc in rooms.
Friendly and warm reception, made to feel at ease. Lovely and interesting grounds to wander in. Liked the eco and organic approach to food but did not have the opportunity to visit the interesting restaurant. Seems an ideal place for wedding receptions. Will make a longer stay when in area next. Tiny niggle, duvet a bit heavy for summer comfort!
Friendly staff and very relaxed atmosphere Breakfast service was a bit slow and disorganised
The staff were excellent. They were lovely to our daughter and made us feel very welcome.
Friendly staff, clean modern rooms No
Probably the most comfortable bed on earth, really peaceful surroundings, friendly kind staff, and not a bad pint either! Breakfast was nice, good service. Would definitely stay there again.
Cleanliness of bed linen. Towels clean and white. shower that worked very well. good breakfast. walls in the room needed the cobwebs dusted off and the curtain could do with a wash.
indian restaurant on site street light directly above skylight directly above bed
Nothing in pareticular The building had been converted on a budget with poor quality finishes. Access was via a steep external staircase and over a flat roof with no guard rail to the low parapet. The final exit door was secured with a dead lock that needed a key to open from the inside. None of this complies with the current building regulations.
It was local to where I needed to be. Some of the staff were friendly. Other staff were a bit off specially at breakfast time. Guests had to make their own tea and coffee. I had to clean hair from the plugholes, in the basin and bathroom of our room.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - the B&B is also a pub with good beer/ale selection so for dinner we ate in and the food was very good. Breakfast also good. Staff very helpful and courteous. Will stay there again. Easy 15-min. drive to the Park-and-Ride for frequent buses into Oxford. Well worth staying in the countryside. One comment only: Bit difficult finding the Inn as our GPS (Garmin 750 with up-to-date European maps) search did not find "Station Road" in Culham but we found the B&B using the GPS Lat/Long coordinates provided by the B&B in the Bookings.com advertisement - very clever. Nevertheless, a GPS is invaluable and a must when travelling in Britain! Using a conventional map to locate the B&B is not a problem.
A small but very clean room. They need someone like the hotel inspector to call and sort them out. A very poor quality breakfast served on white linen. Toast served on same plate with the breakfast. No fruit, poor choice of cereals. Carton of orange juice on table.
£40 per night bnb for two was good value for a small ensuite room. Good fry up for breakfast. Good parking. Comfy bed. Noisey. Very near train station and freight trains go all night. 18Th Party in marquee ended just after midnight but expected it to go on longer. Only Sugar Puffs for breakfast cereal, no muesli etc
Brilliant range of continental and English breakfast in a nice setting. Really nice staff and good service. The room is better than the five star Randolph hotel in the Oxford city centre, and has a decent size en-suite bathroom. A pot of green tea for two in the afternoon was £6.50 in the back garden, although we had the garden all to ourselves that afternoon. There was no lifts in the hotel but we did leave our baby's pram at the reception.
Excellent position relative to Blenheim Palace and Oxford. Attentive staff and a first class restaurant. Lack of air conditioning in higher level rooms. Hot air tended to rise up the stair well.
Rooms, esp bathrooms very tatty. Wallpaper peeling, paint in need of refreshing, bathrooms very tired and tacky. Food ordinary. Luggage service non-existent. Price extorionate for what was offered. Unimpressed
Superb Food Excellent receotion service Room was a little hot
excellent english country hotel food is good but breakfast should be better.
Great food, excellent service, lovely room, free Wi Fi connection Far too hot, no fresh air, no mobile signal
Very comfortable room, loved the jelly beans! Bathroom a little cold and no proper mirror.
Breakfast Our room lacked a view
Good location. Excellent food.
The ambience and service All fine
It was a lovely hotel, situated in a beautiful location. It was comfortable, warm and welcoming. Room 4: I could not work out how some of the lights were supposed to work over the desk. We were staying only the one night, so it was of no great importance to us.
Large comfortable room Small bathroom
Very nice country house style hotel - large rooms and good bathrooms. Nice location and attractive gardens. Excellent vfm No meals on Sunday nights mitigated by good pub serving food about 3-5 mins walk away.
Location Very average breakfast and room for the price
We particularly liked the jacuzzi bath and the room service was very quick and efficient.
The 4 poster room was lovely, this is the third time we have stayed here. The food is also good. Would definately recommend if you need to stay in Didcot for any reason.
Staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was well prepared and good value. It was a pleasure to have your breakfast served to you and not to endure the normal 'help yourself'/ Our room was in the annex and the plumbing was extremely noisy - first thing in the morning was like being in the Tardis during take off. The lighting could have been better - a twin bedded room with just a main light and one light between the beds - no light on the desk/dressing table which was in a corner.
Very comfortable bed and spacious room. Great breakfast. Depressing inside. Bad feng shui.
Breakfast was good Room smelled of smoke
Quiet and comfort
Clean, well-heated and ventilated room and bathroom. Excellent, freshly- cooked breakfast. Good value restaurant (Chinese). Accommodating staff. No real bad points although access to rooms - either via pub and restaurant or poorly-lit side door from garden - is not ideal.
John, the owner, is the most friendly host we met during our holiday in the Cotswalds.
Clean, efficient, flexible
Friendly, Welcoming and curtious. Lovely venue, good location, easy to find and good food. None
The Plough Inn was situated in a beautiful location. The room we stated in (double room with the four poster bed) was beautiful and the shower was amazing! The staff we very friendly and we enjoyed a quiet drink in the bar at night with a sociable atmosphere. It's obvious that the owners love their job! It was lovely to have the option of a late breakfast. The only improvement would be a better selection of cereals for breakfast. Perhaps a muesli or porridge.
Very pleasant owners, very good Chinese dinner, very good breakfast, beautiful small Thamesside village.
The people who run the hotel and pub are fantastic, and the food is really good.
Welcoming and friendly atmosphere, great food, superb room and a wonderful host. None
Quiet clean room