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The Punchbowl Inn

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   12 Oxford Street, Woodstock, England
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Ranked #8 of 11 Woodstock B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Myself, my partner, father and 10 month old daughter popped in for lunch after visiting the Blenheim Palace. We had an extremely friendly welcome and the patio garden was nice to relax in. Unfortunately there were no high chairs available though as these were on order and had not arrived yet (the pub had recently been took over and refurbished).... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed here with my partner last week and we were thrilled with the standard of accommodation and friendliness at the Punchbowl. We were told that it has recently changed hands and the new owners have thoroughly refurbished the premises. Robert and Maureen couldn't do enough to help us and gave us plenty of advice on things to do in the... More

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England
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35 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this hotel as we were going to the "battle of the proms" at Blenheim Palace. This is the perfect location, the hotel was clean and there are new owners, who made us feel very welcome. The breakfast was good and the owners are very helpful and friendly. They told us that they will be refurbishing the hotel over... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Robert had only been running the place for 3 weeks when we stayed here. He's doing a tremendous job. The room was nice and clean. The dinner and breakfast were excellent. Robert is a lovely man, and the locks in the pub were all warm and friendly. Could not recommend it higher!

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and my friend arrived just about an hour before the new owners took over this lovely inn. They apologised for the mess, (they were re-decorating the bar and lounge areas), but said the bedrooms were unaffected. They welcomed us in a jovial manner and showed us to our rooms. We had a spacious, well-decorated, room at the front... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights as participated in a charity walk at nearby Blenheim Palace (this is the closest inn/hotel to the Palace actually, I think). Had a twin room right at the top of the building, it did overlook the back car park and smoking area but the noise levels were minimal; it really wasn't an issue. Room... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Fantastic hotel. Antony will be a huge miss. Good banter and relaxed staff. We had a really good time. Rooms are homey. Breakfast was great. Good location, idea for travelling about. lovely area. We didn't eat in the hotel.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights with work. Warm welcome. Very old building (not a bad thing). The rooms are fairly basic and could do with a little renovating. My room was the only one with 2 x singles so i pushed them both together! The breakfast was spot on served by a lovely lady.

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9 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Greeted by a friendly bloke who informed me that there would be no food available in the pub as there was no one available to cook.... Not a good start. However, my room was clean, warm, large & full if character. The mattress needs replacing ( springs gone ). The kettle has to go on the floor as the lead... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This hotel really suited our needs. It is a great location for Blenheim Palace as it is literally a 2-3 minute walk to the main gait with a further 10 minute walk up the drive to the Palace itself. I have given it five stars because of the location and because the room was lovely, the staff friendly and because... More

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Address: 12 Oxford Street, Woodstock, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Woodstock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Punchbowl Inn 3*
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The perfect base for visiting Oxford and the Cotswolds...The Punchbowl Inn is a Public House (Pub) Which dates from the eighteenth century and is situated only 8 miles from Oxford in the historic town of Woodstock.Our accommodation facilities comprise 10 en-suite rooms. ... more   less 
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