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OXFORDSHIREClick to switch between Inns and Places to Visit

xfordshire is primarily an agricultural county where wheat, barley and oats are grown. For many, the city of Oxford, with its ancient university and golden spires, provides the focal point. Its historic buildings, museums and peaceful courtyards can be explored on guided walking tours. To the north is the village of Woodstock, site of Blenheim Palace and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill in 1874. Relics of prehistoric and Roman habitation are preserved in different areas of the county.Click Here For a List of Links to Inns with Websites

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Bear & Ragged Staff

28 Appleton Road, Cumnor, Oxfordshire, OX2 9QH Tel: 01865 862329
Back to top MAP Email the Bear Excellent Menu Real Fires Children Welcome Well Behaved Dogs Welcome Antique Furniture Wheelchair Access Thames Path Local Duck Pond Oliver Cromwell
13th-century village inn with flagstones, bare stone walls and beamed ceilings. Excellent fish menu and good ales.

Beetle And Wedge Hotel

Moulsford on Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 9JF Tel: 01491 651381
Back to top MAP Accommodation Children Welcome Well Behaved Dogs Welcome Thames Path On the Banks of the Thames Very Warm Welcome Cholsey & Wallingford Railway Nominated by Andy Bates
Converted boathouse standing right on the river Thames with a superbly warm welcome. The food is excellent, good sized portions and a wide choice of mouth watering dishes along with a large pudding selection.

Boot Inn

Barnard Gate, Nr Eynsham, Oxfordshire, OX29 6XE Tel: 01865 881231
Back to top MAP Boot Inn Home Page Email the Boot Excellent Food Well Kept ales Real Fire Children Welcome Close to the Rivers Thames & Windrush Superb Service Close to Oxford & Blenheim Palace Footwear belonging to a plethora of famous people Highly Recommended Nominated by Gerry Stonhill
930a.jpg (17722 bytes)930b.jpg (16203 bytes)Wonderful Cotswold inn serving excellent food with stunning service to go with it. The Boot appears to be a typical small country pub from the outside but once inside you'll be amazed to find a stunning collection of boots & shoes donated by the rich & famous. From the Great Sir Stanley Matthew's to Jeremy Clarkson and Ian Botham and including a flipper donated by Michael Heseltine MP. Located very conveniently just off the A40 and a short drive from Oxford, the Boot is well worth a visit.

The Chequers

Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire, OX6 8QH Tel: 01780 350319
Back to top MAP Real Fires Listed Building Excellent Ale Superb Menu Children Welcome Well Behaved Dogs Welcome M40 J9
Can I have the Skis ?Located just 1 mile from Junction 9 of the M40, the Chequers is a 17th Century thatched inn built from Cotswold stone with a warm welcome and a Bar Billiards table. Excellent mix of English and Thai cuisine and very well kept ales.

The Chequers

Burcot, Oxfordshire, OX14 3DP Tel: 01451 407771
Back to top MAP Real Fire River Thames
16th Century thatched inn on the banks of the Thames and in the shadow of the Wittenham Clumps.

Clanfield Tavern

Bampton Road, Clanfield, Oxfordshire, OX18 2RG Tel: 01367 810223
Back to top MAP Excellent Food Children Welcome Wheelchair Access Thames Path Close to the River Thames Badbury Hill Iron Age Hill Fort
Lovely inn of bare-stoned, beamed rooms and an impressive conservatory. The Clanfield serves excellent food and real ales and has a huge tree stretching over the ceiling.

Crooked Billet

Newlands Lane, Stoke Row, Oxfordshire, RG9 5PS Tel: 01491 681048
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Delightful hidden gem, located just 5 miles North of Reading and dating back to 1642 serving great food. Dick Turpin used to hide out in the Crooked Billet.

Crown Inn

Mill Lane, Church Enstone, Oxfordshire, OX7 4NN Tel: 01608 677262
Back to top MAP  Accommodation Children Welcome Well Behaved Dogs Welcome
Lovely 17th Century inn serving good food and cask ales located on the edge of the Cotswolds. Set back from the road on the lane up to the magnificent pre-Norman St Kenelm's church.

Crown & Thistle Hotel

Bridge Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3HS  Tel: 01235 522556
Back to top MAP 21 Rooms Nominated by Andy Bates
217.jpg (17498 bytes)Excellent hospitality from the Crown & Thistle, built in 1605 and located close to the Abbey and the River Thames. Good food and ale and a good base for exploring historic Abingdon.

Duke of Cumberland's Head

Clifton, Deddington, Oxfordshire, OX15 0PE Tel: 01608 338534
Back to top MAP 3 Rooms Real Fire Antique Furniture
16th Century listed thatched inn close to Edge Hill and the Northamptonshire border with good food and traditional ale.

Falkland Arms

Great Tew, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 4DB Tel: 01222 683653
Back to top MAP 6 Rooms Excellent Ales Camra Listed Real Fire Antique Furniture Well Behaved Dogs Welcome Highly Recommended
Falkland ArmsDelightful Old English inn with oak panelling, inglenook fireplace and antique furniture. Located in a wonderful part of England halfway between Chipping Norton and Banbury. Named after Viscount Falkland, the inn serves a wonderful range of traditional ales, farm ciders and fruit wines along with a selection of snuffs ! No Children under 14.

The Feathers

Market Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1SX Tel: 01993 812291
Back to top MAP The Feathers Home Page 22 Rooms Real Fire Antique Furniture
17th century coaching inn located in one of England's delightful Country Towns. Excellent reputation for fine food.

Home Sweet Home

Roke, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 6JD Tel: 01672 838249
Back to top MAP Real Fire Children Welcome Well Behaved Dogs Welcome Very Comfy Thames Path Close to the River Thames Cholsey & Wallingford Railway
Excellent thatched inn not far from the Wittenham Clumps ! 15th Century and converted from 4 cottages. Superb food and good ale.

Kings Head Inn

The Green, Bledington, Oxfordshire, OX7 6XQ Tel: 01608 658365
Back to top MAP Kings Head Home Page Email the Kings Head Accommodation
15th Century Cotswold Inn located on the picturesque village green.

Lamb Inn

Sheep Street, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4LR  Tel: 01993 823155
Back to top MAP 16 Rooms Camra Listed Very Comfy
Extremely homely old coaching inn, lovingly restored.

Mason Arms

Station Road, South Leigh, Oxfordshire, OX8 6XN Tel: 01993 702485
Back to top MAP 2 Rooms Excellent Food Great Bass Real Fire Very Comfy Thames Path Close to the Rivers Thames & Windrush Superb Service Forumla One drivers Highly Recommended Nominated by Peter Allen
824a.jpg (16934 bytes)824b.jpg (20749 bytes)Amazing 15th Century thatched inn serving excellent food, ales and wines but don't be caught with your mobile phone switched on or with any kids or dogs, as they'll all be thrown out ! If you're looking to spend some time in a good old Gentleman's club in a comfortable and civilised atmosphere with inglenook fireplaces then the Mason Arms is perfect. Peacocks and ducks are allowed, although they may find themselves on the menu ! Formally called 'Gerry Stonhill's Individual Masons Arms', this inn serves wonderful food, has a plethora of wines to choose from and an amazing collection of vintage armagnacs and a single cask of beer in the cellar. The Mason's is well worth a visit.

Nut Tree

Main Street, Murcott, Kidlington Oxfordshire, OX5 2RE Tel: 01865 331253
Back to top MAP The Nut Tree Home Page Email the Nut Tree Excellent Steaks Superb Ales Camra Listed Real Fire Children Welcome M40 J9 Own Duck Pond Highly Recommended
224.jpg (28517 bytes)Delightful thatched inn set in lovely remote Oxford countryside but close to Junction 9 of the M40 and only 10 miles from Oxford. A warm welcome, excellent food and ales from the cask, although to our knowledge, the ducks on the adjacent duck pond are safe from the menu !

Peyton Arms

The Street, Stoke Lyne, Oxfordshire, OX6 9SD Tel: 01869 345285
Back to top MAP Superb Ale Camra Listed Real Fire Children Welcome Well Behaved Dogs Welcome M40 J10
927.jpg (18101 bytes)Unspoilt little stone inn located in a peaceful rural setting where the the sheep in the adjacent field will happily take peanuts from your hands. Ales are served straight from the cask accompanied by a friendly smile and there is an Aunt Sally pitch in the garden. A very relaxing setting with a feeling of going back in time makes you forget that you are less than a mile from cars racing down the M40.

Plough Inn

1 High St, Bodicote, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 4BZ Tel: 01295 262327
Back to top MAP The Plough Home Page Own Beer M40 J11
Small inn just outside Banbury which brews it's own beer and has a circular pool table.

Queens Head

17 Queen Street, Eynsham, Oxfordshire, OX8 1HH Tel: 01865 881229
Back to top MAP Queens Head Home Page Email the Queens Head Accommodation Camra Listed Real Fire Children Welcome Well Behaved Dogs Welcome Wheelchair Access Swinford Tollbridge & the Thames Nominated by Ed Hollingshead
The 18th Century Queens Head has had only four landlords since the second World War and the current friendly landlord has been in residence since 1983. The pub has been a regular in Camra's "Good Beer Guide" for years, even over three changes of brewery (Courage, Morlands and Greene King). Something that the Landlord takes great pride in. It is a testimony to the very high standard of beer served.

Red Lion

8 Red Lion Street, Cropredy, Oxfordshire, OX17 1PB  Tel: 01295 750224
Back to top MAP Children Welcome 40 yards from the canal Nominated by DJ Poulton
15th Century inn with separate dining room and on the site of a civil war battle. The Red Lion looks as though it's somebody's house but if you venture inside you may whilst playing Bar Billiards, see one of the locals dressed in Victorian clothing who arrived at the inn on a Penny Farthing !

Sir Charles Napier Inn

Sprigg's Alley, Chinnor, Oxfordshire, OX9 4BX Tel: 01494 483011
Back to top MAP Excellent Food Children Welcome Wheelchair Access M40 J6
The Sir Charles Napier Inn is filled with antique prints, and a hotchpotch of tables, chairs and sculptures. The food is superb including the cheeseboard. Draught beers are excellent as is the huge wine list.

Stonor Arms

Stonor, Near Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 6HE  Tel: 01491 638866
Back to top MAP 10 Rooms Antique Furniture
18th Century coaching inn in beautiful surroundings with Henley boating memorabilia.

The Talkhouse

Wheatley Road, Stanton St. John, Oxfordshire, OX33 1EX Tel: 01451 351648
Back to top MAP 4 Rooms Real Fire
17th Century thatched inn, 5 miles from Junction 8 of the M40. Good food set in a homely

Trout Inn

195 Godstow Road, Lower Wolvercote, Oxfordshire, OX2 8PN Tel: 01865 302071
Back to top MAP Children Welcome Superb Location Thames Path On the banks of the Thames
491.jpg (29361 bytes)17th Century inn constructed from the ruins of Godstow Abbey. The Trout is VERY popular with tourists as it appears in all the guides due to its long history which includes being torched by Parliamentarian troops. The Trout is now owned by the Vintage Inns Chain (Mitchells & Butlers) so the only ale you can get is draught Bass and the menu is the same as any other Vintage Inn. The Trout however, is blessed with a stunning location on the banks of the Thames.

White Hart

Wytham, Oxfordshire, OX2 8QA Tel: 01865 244372
Back to top MAP Excellent Food Great Ales Real Fire Children Welcome Well Behaved Dogs Welcome Thames Path Close to the Thames Superb Service Close to Godstow Abbey Features in Inspector Morse TV series Highly Recommended
932b.jpg (19235 bytes)932a.jpg (16200 bytes)The White Hart is just a short walk from the famous tourist pub, The Trout but is a million times better. The White Hart serves superb food and well kept ales and with exceptional service. Located in a quiet village but almost in earshot of a busy A34, this creeper clad stone inn is always popular and can get very busy but is still well worth a visit.