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“Great pub, delicious food!” 5 of 5 stars
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B4031, Clifton OX15 0PE, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Clifton B&B and Inns
Bedford, United Kingdom
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“Great pub, delicious food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My husband and I sometimes meet my sister here for lunch as it is half way between olur Bedfordshire home and hers near Gloucester - on this occasion to celebrate my birthday. It is a warm friendly place with delightful;and attentive staff. The belly of pork was slightly bland but the beer battered fish and chips was quite superb. As for the sweets, the mouth waters at the memory. It was all washed down with some excellent cider.The staff had no trouble with the dog (with a cough!) being under the table, and the large meal could be walked off in the sunshine along the nearby canal bank (with its attractive boats tied up along the water's edge). This is a marvellous cosy place and well worth patronising for a meal - even if you have to drive 50 miles as we did! Highly recommended and good value for money.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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oxford
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I went for a midweek dinner with friends and had a very pleasant meal. I was nice to see an Aunt Sally match being played in the garden and a range of real ales served at the bar. The food was also good. The menu is well thought out with plenty of tasty choices. My beer battered haddock and chips was excellent. The service was friendly and relaxed as you would expect in a pub. My only gripe was that the antipasti sharing platter should have contained more for the price.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The bar staff were very welcoming and polite. We only had a cheeseboard, so can't really comment on the food - Seemed nice to what I saw. We paid £45 for a night so didn't expect much - the bed was clean and comfy, the carpets weren't clean. I didn't take my flip flops off walking around the room (but I do have very high standards). We stayed in room 4 which is above the kitchen, the chefs were very noisy until about 10pm, chatty outside our room!

Would stay again if I needed a cheap place for a night.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Very impressed from the first, as we drove through the arch into the car park which was immaculate as were the surrounding grounds. Beautiful old building with plenty of character the rooms were lovely and beds very comfy although we were very warm and I was worried about leaving the window open overnight as it was so low set with a fair drop outside. Staff were very helpful and friendly and the meal was simply fantastic!! Very dog friendly as dogs are allowed in bedrooms and the bar. Shame the field out the back was so overgrown as it would have been perfect to let our dogs have a good run otherwise! Would definitely recommend this to dog owners and food enthusiasts!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oxfordshire
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Called in here early Sunday evening and found a warm welcome from the young barman. Pleasantly surprised to find that Sunday lunch was still available. Should have guessed that it was more like Sunday leftovers. Although edible, it was obvious that some of the plate had been hanging around since the afternoon. At £ 14 it was poor value for money. To cap it off, we both had stomach pains later that night. Oh well, we learn by experience, so never again!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ledbury, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stopped en route home on Bank Holiday Sunday and tucked into a traditional roast. Almost perfect although beef a teeny bit tough though very tasty. And the veg tasted of veg, not boil in bag and the gravy was absolutely delicious. Friendly staff and lovely rustic outdoor furniture. Only one other teeny gripe - loos not signposted so hard to find. Although hilarious door signs when you get there....

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Englefield Green, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Visited here on the basis of it was the nearest dog friendly pub to an event we were at in the morning and the TA reviews were good!'
Parked up and walked down to the canal for an hours stroll along the rough towpath. Bit of a busy road to the canal so wouldn't recommend it for those with youngsters or undisciplined dogs.
Arrived back at the pub 2.30 and surprised how relatively quiet it was for a Sunday - it deserved to be busier!!
Food was excellent, salmon for her and fish n chips for me. Homemade tartar sauce -yummy!! Madam didn't like her samphire but I thought they were perfect, very slightly al dente.
Sticky toffee pudding not too sweet. And peppermint tea for madam. Although a previous customer wanted milk with hers -yuck!
And all this time our Weimaraner quietly sat beside us.
Good selection of beers and a blazing log fire -superb!
The only downside was the waitress not knowing what cheeses were available and only then (at the end of service !) finding out that there were extra items on the pudding menu!!
Very good value food, well presented and cooked. Friendly service. Plenty of outside seating for when it gets warmer!! (Please!!)

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: B4031, Clifton OX15 0PE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Clifton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Clifton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Grade II listed thatched village pub in the heart of North Oxfordshire that has been serving real ale to thirsty locals for nearly four hundred years. The Duke of Cumberland's Head is the perfect place to get away from it all. It is ideally located for visiting Oxford, Stratford upon Avon and the Cotswolds as well as numerous local country houses and gardens that are open to the public. The pub offers traditional pub food, exceptionally cooked by the chefs. There is much care given to where the food comes from and all ingredients are sourced from local farmers, gamekeepers and suppliers. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Duke Of Cumberland`s Head Hotel Clifton
Duke Of Cumberland's Head UK/Clifton

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