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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
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great pub and restaurant, rooms are all private cottage type toons and food really good value If you are over 5'8" remember to "duck" Rooms are nice but probably exec are better Would recommend for Oxford and Bicester village visits as between the 2 as good value.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were recommended The Bell by another pub in the area who were already fully booked. I phoned to ask if I could bring my (well behaved) dog with us and we were given a table in the bar area which was beautifully set up when we arrived. We ordered fish and chips, Cotswold lamb and one of the burgers.... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I found either the portions slightly too small for the price or the prices are slightly too high , The food was very nice and perfectly cooked however £15 for basically burger and fries or fish and chips is a tad too expensive never mind what fancy name you call it , £10 to £12 would be more like it... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
39 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights in one of the executive double rooms which was spacious, spotless and well equipped apart from the lack of bath robes, something you would expect from an establishment advertising itself as five star with prices to match. The rooms are tastefully furnished and our stay was most comfortable. Our evening meals were excellent, the... More 

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28 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of staying here last night 24th April 2015. Just one night and just my husband and myself.... And what a pleasure it was! Check in was fast and lovely. Room 2 was very spacious. I am very hard to please, but I couldn't fault The Bell. Lovely bed, lovely bathrooms, lovely linen. If I was being... More 

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

We would like to thank you for your great review. We are extremely pleased that all aspects of the Bell were up to your expectations and met all standards. Again, we would like to thank you and we hope to see you again soon! All the best. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went this week with a friend. Our table was booked for 7.30pm , we arrived 20 minutes early for a pre dinner drink, and when we had got our drinks and went and sat down a waitress arrived immediately with the menus within five minutes of this she came back & asked if we were ready to order , which... More 

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

Thank you very much for your comments. We appreciate the time taking to review your experience and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We are sorry to hear that you felt the service was rushed, it can happen on busy evenings as our kitchen is small but very busy, we do apologise. We are pleased to... More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My first visit to The Bell at Hampton Poyle was for a meal out with family that I had booked a couple of weeks before. It was for a large group which they accommodated rather well. The food was splendid, I had the lamb to share and the most sweetest divine sticky toffee pudding I've probably ever tasted. However, the... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to write your review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed the food and ambience of the Bell and we do apologise for the poor service you received. We hope to improve in the future. Best wishes. More 

Oxford
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99 reviews 99 reviews
29 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

This pub is beautifully and tastefully decorated in a stylised old Cotswold pub way. Swivels bar stools made me a bit giddy and lighting in the bar is quite low if you need glasses to read the menu! The food and service were excellent. Well worth a visit. I had salmon to start ( note it did not come with... More 

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

What a wonderful review! Thank you very much for your honest words, it is very much appreciated. We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed all of the aspects of your evening and we hope to see you with us again. All the best! More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Good reception at this pub that has 9 bedrooms and a good resturant. Meals were good and you really did get an English Breakfast. Staff were excellent and polite even when the restaurant was busy. We enjoyed our short break.

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

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are glad to hear that you had a peaceful stay and we hope to see you again. More 

Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We'd planned on going to the Bell for some time and a birthday celebration provided the excuse. I'm afraid that we were very disappointed. We were served by three people during the evening, two of whom were either extremely harassed or really ought to consider another career. They were brusque, dismissive of both us and other diners, and sounded as... More 

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

Thank you for your constructive criticisms. We are sorry to hear that on your first and last visit we did not meet your expectations. We wish you all the best. More 

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