Oxfordshire ReportsCounty Review by Nick on May 15th, 2008
An inspiring county of hills and valleys. Oxfordshire by the Thames is particularly pleasant. A huge attraction here is the county town itself of course, romantically named the city of 'Dreaming Spires'. Oxford is like no other town in England and it is easy to image some of the world's greatest minds finding initial inspiration here. Beyond Oxford to the west lie the Oxfordshire Costwolds, village after village of stunning stone houses and welcoming inns. A visit to the ancestral home of Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is highly advised. To the north, the lush and fertile Cherwell Valley is centred on the famous town of Banbury and Sulgrave Manor, the home of George Washington's family, is a massive draw for North American visitors.
Review of Adderbury by Jo Dixon on March 20th, 2006
Adderbury is the best village in the world with the best people in it!!!
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Review of Aston Rowant by David Saunderson on December 2nd, 2007
The Carriers Arms is in Watlington, NOT Aston Rowat which is a few miles away!! The other information about The Carriers Arms in Watlington on this site appears to be correct.
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Review of Chadlington by Patricia Arnold on January 25th, 2011
My Family lived at Collage Farm Chadlington from 1954 to 1963 our surname was Hodges and there are 6 of us my Father was manager for Mr Paul Handy, My Eledest Brother George worked for Roy Betts Garage. I would like to get intouch with Roy Betts family for copies of old photos of the garage at that time if anyone can help let me know.
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Review of Chipping Norton by marion ibson on June 11th, 2009
I have lived in chipping norton for some years, having moved up from Devon and Cornwall where i also lived for many years.i am a retired nurse and when i arrived in Chippy i disliked the place. But stayed for my husband had joined the Thames Valley police, and i had a young daughter and her schooling was important.I must say chippy has improved a great deal,re- shops there are plenty of out of school activaties for the young ones to do.We have very good g.p prectices in Chippy, which i think is important.Yes i do think Chippy has grown on me.Cotswolds is a nice place to live
Review of Chipping Norton by Geoffrey Ball on March 4th, 2008
I was at school near Chipping Norton (1936-1945)it is a town for which I hold all good and happy memories, since 1987 I have visited Chippy regularly and it is still a joy to visit, it is one of two market towns which over the years I have become very fond, the other town is Wellington in Shropshire, now a part of Telford, Wellington is much changed but Chippy still appears much as it ever did, though I have noticed changes there................Geoffrey Ball.
Review of Chipping Norton by on March 5th, 2007
We stayed at the Falkland Arms Inn a few years ago and it was one of the most marvellous experiences ever. The food was surprising in its sophistication, the rooms cozy and quaint, the area quiet and relaxing. Our few days at this in were truly memorable.
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Review of Faringdon by Norman White on December 21st, 2008
I started work in Faringdon in 1932 with Percy Thomas, and T W Anns London st next door to Chamberlains, when the town braged about having 21 pubs, and a railway station and the train went to Uffington, if you want to know any more send me an email, I live in Canada,, N W
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Review of Filkins by Lotty on March 8th, 2006
I had Sunday lunch in the Five Alls in Filkins, the food was absolutley delicious and I would highly recommend it. The staff were all lovely and friendly and Dave the owner was a charming host. It is good value for money and has a very good entertainment schedule. They have some rooms if you want to stay these are all beautifully presented. First class establishment in a beautiful village in Oxfordshire.
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Review of Finmere by Martin Forster on March 15th, 2009
250 stalls at Finmere market? 250 pitches maybe, there's never more than about 30 stall there even on a good day.
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Review of Goring-on-Thames by mrs barker on November 1st, 2009
we stayed the night on boat 6 of us,this was the best stop of,we had dinner at the miller of mansfield,very nice,we had breakfast in cafe next to the post office,best breakfast we have ever had,lovly people,we got pork chops from your fantastic butchers,great village.WE CANT WAIT TO RETURN,thank you all,the barkers from kent.
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Review of Henley-on-Thames by nick on March 16th, 2006
Henley is a very pleasant town on the thames. Lots of shops, Lots of old pubs and great riverside walks. Well worth a weekend break as my wife and I have just enjoyed.
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Review of Letcombe Regis by John Castle on February 8th, 2010
I haved lived in Letcombe for 5 years. It is a quiet village with excellent walks on all sides. There is soon to be a refurbished nature trial along the edge of the Letcombe Brook leading to Letcombe Basset. This area is quite beautiful at all times of the year.
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Review of Murcott by julian on January 1st, 2008
took my mother for her 80th birthday 20 people,arrange for set menu soup/breakfast starter/ pork roast/habbit fish/pie/ice cream all 3 for£25 OR 2 FOR£20. sat us in a nice room where we could talk/ move easily around talking to famliy.food was hot, taste good and very little left on plates, after wards coffees and tea. 10 % CHARGE for servise cost £24 each in total.£460.00 those who had pork suggest some veg would be good too. but everyone was happly thank you for a nice afternoon
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Review of Oxford by Nadia on January 6th, 2011
The atmosphere alone in Oxford almost made us feel intelligent, we chose a gloriously warm autumnal weekend for our stay. There is simply loads to do (far more than weekend would allow) and plenty of delightful get away from the crowds (this is a vibrant city) walks along the river. Perfect in every way
Review of Oxford by Andrew Hall on August 18th, 2006
As a resident of Oxford for 50+ years, I think that 'information Britain' covers our city very well. However, I would like to add NORTH PARADE AVENUE, which is just 10 minutes walk north of the city centre in the heart of 'leafy north Oxford'. A mix of interesting shops, restaurants and two public houses. If you wish there is a little more detail at www.northparade.com.
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Review of Weston on the Green by Allen Everington on November 21st, 2009
Weston is a charming village set a little way from most traffic though some motorists use the road through the village as a short cut between major roads and travel at excessive speeds. The Chequers is an old world type pub/restaurant serving interesting meals and drinks at reasonable prices. Well worth a visit rather than be subjected to other nearby, motorway service station type eateries.
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Review of Witney by Hayley on February 16th, 2007
Stayed in the Fleece Hotel in Witney last night for the first time - what can I say... What a beautiful place. I have fallen in love with it and yes will be back. The Fleece Hotel is charming, modern but traditional and all staff are happy to help and friendly which is not found much any more. I stayed in room 9 and fell in love with it - what a beauty. Well done to everyone there. See you soon x
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Review of Woodstock by Nick on June 16th, 2011
Woodstock is a delightful small town, only slightly spoiled by the rather busy road that runs through it. The buildings are, as you would imagine a honey coloured cotswold stone, (this is just up the road from Burford - Cotswold Gateway town) and mostly historic. This is a rather elongated way of saying that the town has retained its character. A nice base for a weekend break - the Oxfordshire Cotswolds are just as lovely as their larger Gloucestershire neighbours. Churchills grave at Bladon also worth a look
Review of Woodstock by Andrew Chudovszky on September 2nd, 2007
We decided to take a break and visit Blenheim Palalce last week and found it aw-inspiring. Woodstock itself is very quanit with an abundence of hotels in varying price brackets. We chose the Vickers Hotel & Restaurant - a bad mistake! While the hotel is very quaint with creeking floorboars, low ceilings and beams, the room itself was rather basic, albeit with its en suite, but without a shower or even an over the bath shower - a problem for the laies - how do they wash their hair? On the restaurant front, not the inviting a la carte menu which was advertised outside, but bar food only. Overall this is an overpriced establishment, not warranting the £95 B&B for 2 and certainly no romatic meal to be had!
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Review of Wootton by linda crisp on February 23rd, 2007
The Kings Head Inn at Wootten serve superb food. A specialist menu cooked by an expert chef. A refined atmosphere that also offers a warm friendly welcome. Good wines.