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The Bell at Hampton Poyle

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11 Oxford Rd, Kidlington OX5 2QD, England
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Ranked #3 of 8 Kidlington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Jan R Oxford, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am a regular visitor to the restaurant here and have recently enjoyed a late lunch and an early dinner (not the same day)! Both meals/service etc great - not too formal or fussy and lovely food. My favourite restaurant locally

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Kidlington, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't stay at hotel, but we did enjoy food and drink at Bell's restaurant. Mussels were extraordinary. Nice staff and waiters, place has lovely finish (mind your head though), area is all green and quiet. Perfect place to top perfect Sunday. No WiFi available, at least outside/restaurant.

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Kidlington, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cosy with lots of charm. Surrounded by endless fields, peaceful and quiet. Excellent mussels and extensive wine list. Perfect for Al fresco dining on a sunny day. The place acts as a pub, wedding venue and a little hotel.

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Bicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there with small family group late on the Sunday afternoon. The place was vey busy and full. Had a slight wait for our pre booked table, but once there were well looked after by knowledgeable, attentive but not intrusive waiting staff. All of the group had Sunday roasts, which did not disappoint from the time of ordering to delivery,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bar staff were nice, serving staff were grumpy and felt as though they had better things to do. Bought us the wrong dish twice, one of which the duty manager blamed us for the mix up and asked us to swap our plates at the table rather than bring the correct dish as we requested. To top it off the... More 

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Norwich
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights to visit Blenheim Palace and had a thoroughly enjoyable stay. The accommodation was very clean and comfortable. The staff were very pleasant and welcoming and we had two very good evening meals and good breakfasts. It is not far from Blenheim and Oxford centre. We would stay again

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited The Bell without a booking on a Saturday lunchtime and from the moment we arrived the staff were very friendly and accommodating. All the dishes we ordered were excellent and we had a very enjoyable, relaxed lunch. The decor of the restaurant is also very nice. We were house hunting in the area and took a break for... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped off at the Bell in our way down to Oxford. We had stayed there a few years back and remembered it fondly. Consequently we were very pleased to experience the same level of excellent service and quality. Not having booked, the staff accommodated us without fuss. All three of our meals were different but superbly cooked and presented.... More 

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belleoxford, General Manager at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review. We are all very pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your lunch with us and we hope to see you in the near future. Wishing you all the best! More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My husband and I stayed at The Bell on Saturday night following a successful shopping trip to Bicester Village. When we arrived at The Bell we were very pleased with what we found. It is a charming country inn, and the staff made us feel extremely welcome. We were shown to room 8 which has a distinct cosy, cottage feel... More 

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belleoxford, General Manager at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful review! We appreciate your highly spoken comments of The Bell and we are very pleased to hear that you have enjoyed all aspects as well as Bicester Village. On a lucky day you may spot a member of the Branson family. We wish you all the best and we look forward to seeing... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

An excellent venue for a wonderful Christmas lunch. The staff could not have been more helpful with the booking process. The set menu for lunch was excellent - great food and plenty of it. A marvellous village location, and easy to find.

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belleoxford, General Manager at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this review

Fantastic! Thank you very much for your lovely review. It is a pleasure to hear that we have helped make your Christmas pleasant. We hope to see you before next Christmas! All the best and thank you again. More 

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