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The Head of the River

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Folly Bridge | St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 4LB, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A tired building in need of external upgrade. The bedrooms were themed but the décor was way too dark. As everything was old the floors creaked as did the chairs and the bed. Staff appeared unhappy - not welcoming or friendly. The dining area had old dirty worn rugs on the floor and the dining tables had what I can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous position, great views of the river and very pleasant outdoor eating area make this a good choice for visitors to the beautiful city of Oxford. We love being able to walk down the road to Trinity and all the major sights as well as an early morning stroll around the river. The room itself, while having a great view,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best locations to enjoy great food and drink, just a few minutes walk from the city centre set on the river and leading to Christchurch. The price can be expensive but the location is well worth a visit.

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for a drink while staying in Oxford . We sat in the spacious garden outside, right by the river It was lovely watching all the ducks and boats. Although it was very busy , the river views gave it a tranquil feel. The chips we had as a snack were lovely, chunky and light inside and crisp... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for Saturday lunchtime drinks with friends whilst on short City break. This Fullers Pub/Hotel/Restaurant is right on the Isis (Thames) at Folly Bridge, by the punt hire station, just a short walk from the City centre. Great place for a drink, people watching and seeing all the river activity. It is a large, popular premises. Drinks are really quite... More 

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Hailsham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled across the pub after walking by the river in the university grounds. Sat right on the waters edge and just watched the boats and punters go by. Ample outside seating area. We didn't eat as had already booked into the Folly across the river, but we liked the spot so much we did discuss calling up and cancelling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Head of the River is a great pub. Been coming here for years. Best place to be on a hot summers day down by the river. The only down side is everyone else knows that too. But that said it is worth the trip.

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jakarta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s a hotel on top of a pub! What’s not to love ☺ Room is decent size, but spotless clean and very nicely decorated (although the tv is ackwardly positioned). Staffs are super friendly and beers are great. Love love the english breakfast (their black pudding and oxford sausages are divine). It’s very close to Christchurch, there’s Tesco 2 blocks... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here with a few friends for a weekend break, good food and drinks and a lovely setting! Would like to return to stay in the hotel! So may return with the other half! It's a perfect place to come for a romantic get away and as it states right my the riverside which is beautiful

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there as our friend visited UK and tired after all day exploring Oxford. The bar men were great and professional but the waiters wasn't doing great... They were keep asking if the food is for us even all tables had the numbers... They looked really lost. When we asked for the ashtray they said they don't have any and... More 

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