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The Bell at Hampton Poyle

Certificate of Excellence
11 Oxford Rd, Kidlington OX5 2QD, England
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Ranked #4 of 8 Kidlington B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for one night. The hotel is beautiful and the rooms are very comfortable and nicely decorated. The staff at the hotel are exceptional; they are efficient, polite, helpful and friendly - just faultless. We ate in the restaurant in the evening and we were very impressed with our meal. My husband had a seafood starter followed by... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for one night after my friend's wedding in Oxford. It was exactly what we needed. It was quiet, clean, stylish and inviting. We ate in the restaurant in the evening. The food was outstanding. It was presented beautifully, well cooked and exceptionally tasty! It is also reasonably priced. We visit Oxford quite regularly and will definitely be... More 

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

My partner and I stayed here at the weekend after booking last minute...we were not disappointed! We stayed in the executive suite which was not only beautifully decorated but spotlessly clean. Following check-in and a few drinks outside on the terrace (road traffic minimal and slow despite other reviews) we changed and went for dinner. Orders were taken at the... More 

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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went for a meal with friends and was impressed by the culinary vocabulary used in its menu. However, we waited an hour for food to be served. Although the food tasted very good, portions were far from ample and disappointing and prices really were high when compared to similar venues in the area. If it is real value you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Bell Hampton Poyle on 8 July 2015. I wanted to be able to recommend this hotel/restaurant because there is a lot about it that is very good. But there is a big 'but'. The main thing I want from a hotel is a good night's sleep. In my view it would be impossible to get a... More 

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

We are really sorry to hear your disappointment! As our receptionist mentioned on your check-out, we do have 9 bedrooms in total. 5 of which are in the cottage area, 1 of which does not face main road and is nice and quiet room. The remaining 4 rooms are in the main building and they are all facing different surroundings... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We have been going to The Bell since it opened. It is incredibly reliable, our go-to place, and that doesn't mean it's dull, it's consistently good.The staff always very helpful and the service prompt. The cooking always spot on. Please though, keep an eye on the prices - we have just been for lunch and on the specials menu a... More 

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

Dear Hugh, thank you very much for taking time to write your comments. We do appreciate your loyalty and are always happy to see you here at the Bell. We absolutely understand your concerns and we did have a meeting about it. Consistency is very important and we would like to reassure you that size of the portion will reflect... More 

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

What a great place this is , never been before but will most defiantly be going back , even if it is a long way! It was pretty busy for a Saturday night but that wasn't a problem as the staff were fantastic ! What great food , the squid was a winner for a starter as was the prawns... More 

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

What a fabulous review! Thank you very much for taking time to write your comments. We are very glad to read that our famous grilled king are still very popular. We wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you soon. More 

Oxford, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I am always hesitant to eat out on a Monday as I always feel that after the weekend service is not as good and things tend to be off the menu. This is not the case however at The Bell, we started with their wonderful prawns in garlic, cooked in the pizza oven, this came with garlic pizza base, exceptionally... 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. Every day, even on Mondays we are doing our best to keep high standards of the Bell. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you soon. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

Having called The Bell at 13.45 to check if lunch was still available, we arrived at 14.20, just before the lunch menu finished. We found a scrupulously clean pub with quietly courteous staff who gave us prompt attention and served excellent food. The salad with pine nuts was made with supremely fresh crisp vegetables, an excellent balance of flavour, artichokes... More 

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

How lovely! Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are all very pleased to read your review. We are glad that you have enjoyed all of the aspects of the Bell and we hope to see you again. Best wishes. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Stayed for bank holiday weekend. 3 nights and enjoyed clean and comfortable rooms and great food. Staff were accommodating at all times. Would definitely come back again. Beautiful surroundings and some great local walks. Another 12 characters.

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Thank you very much for your nice review. We look forward to your next visit. All the best! More 

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