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Oxford Arms

Duke Street | Kington, Kington HR5 3DR, England
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Ranked #8 of 13 Kington B&B and Inns
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4 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Belper, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate here while walking the Offa's Dyke. From the outside it looked shabby and our first impression didn't improve when we walked into the dinning area. We decided to stay for a meal mainly due to tiredness. The beer on offer was well kept and went down well, the bar staff being very helpful on my selection. Fred the... More 

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Bristol
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First impression of the Oxford arms was disappointment, it just went further downhill when we stepped inside. A dreary rundown place in a dreary rundown street We entered into a scruffy bar with a pool table, everything looked shabby and dirty. We were shown the way to our room and that was when things got even worse. I wanted to... More 

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Kington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

You couldn't ask for a friendlier landlord in Fred and the food is good honest pub food. My steak was cooked to perfection with proper home made chips, The wife's mixed grill was all you would want in a carnivores platter again all cooked to perfection.

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Wolverhampton
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7 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We thought we would try the steak night here. The building from the street is impressive-a lovely 18th/early 19th frontage,but the interior is crying out for a make over.It is tired and dark and rather turns its back on the elegant frontage.It is very like the whole town of Kington.What could be a very attractive town looks tired and 'tatty'.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I was down from London travelling solo on a walking weekend staying at the nearby YHA and really appreciated the friendly atmosphere, excellent real ale and good quality wholesome food, all served with care and consideration by the manager and staff.

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Ely, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

My bro and I stayed in a twin room. Comfortable beds and warm room. It is an old pub, so therefore don't expect a chain style modern room. It is a charming place. Fred, the owner, very hospitable and a real hard worker! One of the reasons for staying here was to eat well, drink well, and collapse for the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Fred the landlord offered a great welcome and genuine friendly service during our visit of one night. What this ancient hotel lacks due to age is more than made up with atmosphere. The breakfast and dinner were well priced, very tasty and plenty of it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The Oxford Arms, Kington is hands down the most friendly and atmospheric pub in town. The food is second to none and the specials board is constantly changing meaning that there is always something new on offer. Fred and Sadie are always extremely accommodating and you couldn't meet a nicer couple. All the staff are exceptionally courteous and always at... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Interesting pub with very friendly landlord. Atmosphere lively and welcoming. Food reasonably priced and good quality and hearty portions Home cooking and fresh veg and proper chips or local new potatoes. Several cask beers on line are well kept. Service always with a smile and bar staff attentive. Lanlord very helpful with advice and local knowledge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This pub is well worth a visit, it isn't the prettiest place but the food and service more than make up for it. The home cooked food was delicious and and the portions were generous. The owners were very friendly and made us feel welcome. We will definitely be back when we visit this area again.

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