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“Last of the Summer Gin” 5 of 5 stars
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Feathers Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Market Street, Woodstock OX2O 1SX, England   |  
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Woodstock
England
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Last of the Summer Gin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Caught what might have been the last warm day of summer at Woodstock and very nice too. It's a very underrated Cotswold Town, far more than just the entrance to Blenheim Palace. We really liked the Feathers. The world's grooviest carpet, a huge room and a beautiful Gin bar. Even if you don't like Gin, it's a beautiful sight. I settled for a beer, but a gin ordered with rosemary tasted terrific. The Feathers is clean, smart and well-managed. I liked the menu too, contemporary and all... but relaxed too, you can sit outside with an assiette of pork: you can sit in the smart dining room with a burger. You can have lobster ravioli as a starter and you can follow it with fish and chips, no snootiness - they've actually cracked the 'unpretentious dining' cliche.

It would be a dull person who got bored at the Feathers.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Had an anniversary night away at The Feathers. Staff so lovely. Hotel very quaint. Only gripe was breakfast portions were miniscule! ! Would stay again. Location was brilliant. We arrived too late for blenheim.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed at the Feathers on a Travelzoo package. It was a birthday treat for my wife. Our room was spacious and the staff were all very welcoming and charming.
The restaurant was packed on a Thursday night and we could see why as the food was superb. The service throughout was excellent and unfussy. We had spent the day at Blenheim and it was lovely to relax in such a friendly atmosphere.
The Travelzoo package was very good value, but I shall see if I can use one of the hotel's own offers next time.
This hotel is strongly recommended.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I contacted this hotel last week, regarding availability on a special offer they advertised on the website.

The reply came back, saying they had a room available, so far, so good. I then emailed again asking for more information on the deal ,and how to book, I waited, and waited, no reply, three days went by and still no reply, does this hotel really want guest to stay, or are they so busy, just can’t be bothered . If this is the case, let’s hope the good days roll, but poor customer service, is not the way forward. and will come back to roost.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Another couple, my wife and I travelled to Woodstock at the weekend to stay at The Feathers. our friends had a voucher for bed, breakfast and evening meal and we tagged along with a package deal for the same at £300.

It may sound a lot but that included a lovely, large double room, eight course dinner with a different, menu matched gin with each course and a very generous breakfast - it was worth every penny and we all had a fantastic time!

Dinner was fabulous and the speciality gins are amazing - even if you don't really like gin there will be one for you or you could also have wine instead.

The only issue we had was at breakfast when they had some mishap in the kitchen led to a lengthy delay and a lost order. We were not the only ones either! That said, there were lots of apologies and when it finally came it was still good. In addition the cold breakfast buffet, cereals and pastry's was excellent.

On a lovely, sunny Sunday we went home via the Daylesford Estate which capped a really special weekend.

The Feathers - Well worth a visit!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We knew The Feathers had a good reputation but it was excellent in every area. Great team under Pete's enthusiastic approach to service and hospitality. We had a great room, delicious dinner, enhanced by a dry Martini - a signature of the Gin Bar! Breakfast was outstanding as well.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back would be quieter
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We stayed here on Tuesday 20th August, and arrived around 15:30. The receptionist was perfect, a charming young lady with the right attitude to her job. Our room was large and spacious with a more then adequate bathroom. After an hour we tried their gin bar, which sold an amazing variation of gins which we tried, only one each by the way! We also tried to us a new variation of tonic, Mediterranean, not sure if I'm allowed to mention the actual make so I'll just use the initials, FT. The evening meal was good, very flavoursome, looked good and nicely served. We tried the house red wine which was also satisfactory. The staff were perfect, charming and helpful. In the morning we both had the full English Breakfast which like the evening meal was good. I think the best way to describe the hotel is this way, imagine you have a favourite Nan, who when younger was a beautiful lady, a bit quirky, and fun to be with, as the years went by she started to become slightly tired but still quirky and fun, that's how I see this hotel. The drinks are slightly expensive as was the evening meal relative to what you get but nonetheless still worth buying. Would I go back?
Without hesitation yes we would, if you want to stay in a quirky British Hotel in a lovely part of the world and not pay through the nose this would suit the bill, we had the Boutique Escape Deal which made the whole experience affordable.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Market Street, Woodstock OX2O 1SX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Woodstock
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Woodstock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Feathers Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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