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The Head of the River

Folly Bridge | St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 4LB, England
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Ranked #39 of 81 Oxford B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were told that after ordering food for five people it would only be 20-30 minutes, after waiting over 70-80 minutes they seemed to have our food orders mixed up. It took over 80 minutes to get the correct orders. I would not recommend to go there for food, the location is great. Slightly over priced and average food. Food... More

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

We were two ladies meeting for a celebration in July and had booked a twin room 4 months in advance. We were given a room with one double bed and a sofa bed (that dipped in the middle). The barman tried his best to find us another room, but the hotel was full. In any case the only other twin... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent one night at The Head of the River. The location is excellent for a visit to Oxford. Within walking distance to the city center yet located by the beautiful river. Very nice and clean rooms. Attentive and lovely staff. Nearly got 5 stars review but the pub standard food did not excel, light bulbs burnt or missing from both... More

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Horley, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel on Saturday 28th June for 1 night and loved it and would definitely return. I paid £190 total for bed and breakfast for 2 people, with free parking (*) and free wifi. I thought I was paying solely for location but they hotel delivered on the room and service and exceeded my expectations. Location -... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although I booked a carpark in advance and confirmed the requirement a day before check in after I see others comment about the carpark issue, it was meaningless to the hotel because they have their own way of doing thing, obviously not a customer oriented hotel. I checked-in in the evening and there was no proper area for my car... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here with friends for a few days in May and thought hotel was very good and in an excellent location for touring Oxford. Our friends picked a nicer, larger room on the 2nd floor with river views and good size bathroom. Our room on the first floor was small, with quite a very small shower room and rather dark... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here with friends in April, had a couple of drinks around lunch time. Enjoyed sitting next to the river and leaxing in the sun. Prices are OK for Oxford and also the inside looks very nice with a bit different design to the normal standardised Pubs. Would go again if the weather is nice to sit on the river... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in for a drink and a bite to eat at lunch time and lucky enough to get a table outside in the sunshine overlooking the river ... perfect. The food was good and reasonably priced and the staff were friendly. It was a pleasure too to hear young people having conversations that didn't include swear words.

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Goxhill, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent location, and great beers. Breakfast service was absolute chaos. Poorly trained staff who didn't appear to have a clue about what they were supposed to be doing. Breakfast service dint start until 8-30. It was 9-30 before our breakfasts arrived, and then only after chasing the 'staff'.Would have had even Basil Fawlty tutting at the ineptitude. I has to... More

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Hythe, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Great location with easy walking access to the city. Rooms were clean and quiet with nice themes.staff very friendly and helpful. We were there over two lovely days so we sat outside for drinks and lunch, tables were at a premium as it is a very popular venue even on weekdays. The food was ok, pub grub really and it... More

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Address: Folly Bridge | St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 4LB, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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