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The Talkhouse

Wheatley Rd | Stanton St. John, Oxford OX33 1EX, England
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Ranked #51 of 82 Oxford B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brisbane
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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying in one of the villages around Oxford can be a better alternative than staying in the city. Certainly in summer, you get to enjoy the beautiful english countryside - which is a blessed relief from the peak season tourist craziness that can so often infect the heart of Oxford and make it seem like part of central London. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I don't doubt running a financially viable country pub/B&B is difficult. But this place simply doesn't deliver. The food is just about ok. Perhaps I'm spoilt living in London, but the quality of the ingredients isn't high, and plating it on a trendy(ish) wooden board and serving the coleslaw in a mini Kilner jar shouldn't kid anyone. The room we... More

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Bali, Indonesia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The hotel is one property with pub. But dont worry, it is quite and felt peaceful. The location, the surrounding nature.. however the room is small, the bed is noisy. Breakfast costs 10 pounds per person, and..it was ok. Wifi available, unfortunately only in the pub, not in room. To see more review of my journey, take a look at... More

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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We had a Christmas lunch there a few years back and needed to be near the same friends this year for a wedding, so we booked The Talkhouse for a two night stay. We had a pleasant welcome and were shown to one of the "motel" rooms at the back of the rear courtyard. Their own Website describes the rooms... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were in our favourite part of England last year OXFORD and our sister in law took us to this gorgeous English pub. We had a really lovely time during our visit with her and we went twice to The TalkHouse for afternoon drinks and after having dinner in Oxford. Both times we really enjoyed the atmosphere and surroundings and... More

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Oxford
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

The pub is beautiful and in a beautiful location. The food here is awful. We may have got a bad day but myself and my partners food. Starter and main were obviously not fresh. Prawn cocktail as starter was tasteless and prawns were rubbery. The drinks were also not good. How hard is it to make a shandy. My guess... More

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Marlow, Bucks, UK
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107 reviews 107 reviews
16 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I've driven past this pub hundreds of times, but never been in, although it always looked fairly enticing to me. However, I'd noticed the poppies in the field opposite looked spectacular, and decided to take some pictures of them, and take the family for lunch there at the same time. I called for a table, and was told that although... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Talkhouse on our way from London to the Cotswold area. The pub is a beautifully restored building, serving good food and drinks by a friendly staff. We stayed in one of the four rooms surrounding the courtyard. It was very clean and comfortable. The Oxford pay and park is just a few minute... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Called in here for a meal and what a delightful place . Staff very friendly . Service excellent I had the best chilli I can remember ever and the other 3 went for the lamb shank which also was the best they'd had. Excellent value. Would recommend highly

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

After booking to eat, I checked out some recent reviews and was then a little apprehensive. The staff were absolutely lovely, the service was excellent and the food was lovely. We would certainly go again, to eat or for a nice evening drink out.

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Address: Wheatley Rd | Stanton St. John, Oxford OX33 1EX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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