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“Great food, nice people” 5 of 5 stars
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Mill House Hotel
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   Station Road, Kingham OX7 6UH, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Kingham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
UK
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76 reviews 76 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Great food, nice people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

Lovely dinner in the bar at a long oak table which my wife coveted. Freshly cooked mackerel starter followed by lamb shank, washed down with reasonably priced wine from a good wine list. Locals stop by for a chat to add to the atmosphere.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Becky L, Marketing Manager at Mill House Hotel, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Many thanks for your lovely review of our bar. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

Where do I start, this is an exceptional hotel, we stayed for a sunny weekend, amazing rooms, exceptional services, food fantastic, very hard working staff, adaptable, great for romantic, family, holidays. Feel part of a family rather than a visitor, cannot recommend this hotel enough !

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Becky L, Marketing Manager at Mill House Hotel, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Many thanks for your lovely review of the Mill House. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. Thank you for your very kind words.
We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel twice this year and loved it both times. The hotel is just what you want for a weekend break away with friends or family. The staff are fantastic, nothing is too much trouble and the food is very very good. We stayed the first time with friends on a special summer deal with dinner included and it was outstanding value. We were lucky to have wonderful weather both times and so saw the hotel and grounds in a fantastic light but it would be equally lovely in the winter as I can imagine it would be very cosy inside with a roaring fire. Refurbishment is gradually being done, our room was not modern but very clean and comfortable with lovely touches such as home made cookies. It also had great views across the lawns to the stream. Everywhere was spotlessly clean. All in all a fabulous hotel and we can't wait to return!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Becky L, Marketing Manager at Mill House Hotel, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Many thanks for your fabulous review of the Mill House. I am really pleased to hear that you enjoyed you stay with us so much.
We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is not a cheap hotel and for the price you pay the whole experience is awful. The rooms are out of date and the owners completely out of touch- rude / surly, just terrible. We ate at the Wild rabbit down the road and immeditately regretted staying here. Don't make the same mistake.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Becky L, Marketing Manager at Mill House Hotel, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
We are very saddened to receive your abrupt review of our hotel, which doesn’t really give us much detail to comment on. We are very surprised to hear that you found the owners quote “out of touch –rude/surly, just terrible”. This seems to be the complete opposite of our more recent reviews.

Our bedrooms & en-suites are in need of refurbishment (never something we have denied since the new owners took over last October) and this work is commencing next month and will continue in to the New Year until the point when all rooms have been completed to a very high standard.

We would encourage travellers who are planning on visiting us at the Mill House, to take the other recent fabulous reviews we have received into account, and therefore see this negative review as a mere aberration.
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We stayed for the weekend as part of a wedding party and were most impressed. The hotel and grounds were of a high standard and the staff were exceptional, as was the food. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely go back again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Becky L, Marketing Manager at Mill House Hotel, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Many thanks for your review of the Mill House. I'm really glad to hear that you enjoyed the Wedding last weekend, and indeed your stay with us.
We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We enjoyed a very pleasant stay t this hotel. Beautifully refurbished building in well maintained grounds with stream running through. We were able to eat on the terrace in front of the hotel, and also in the restaurant itself. Excellent, well served meals in spite of the restaurant and bar's popularity with the local villagers. This does speak well of the quality/value. The room, though on the small side, was very comfortable with country views from the window, no other house visible. Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Becky L, Marketing Manager at Mill House Hotel, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Thank you very much for your lovely review of the Mill House. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Booked this on an Autumn Midweek Break deal

Cracking value in a great location and a nice welcome in the afternoon with a cream tea. We were very lucky with the late summer weather and this meant we could appreciate the surrounding grounds and walk across the local fields
Our labrador certainly enjoyed herself

The big draw here is the food which surpasses many a London City restaurant. The dinners (2 of them) and breakfasts were included in our package and I cannot rave highly enough about the quality of food and fantastic service from all staff
The bar area, outside terraces and restaurant area have obviously been subject to a refurb over last few years. Which brings me onto...

Unfortunately our room was extremely dated and needed a deep clean. Many would call this rustic charm but a shower almost unusable and bathroom furniture which resembled 1980's offices were a drawback. The bed was HUGE, clean and quite comfortable as very firm so that was fine. I don't know if all rooms are the same as ours and we may have had a lower standard as we did need a dog friendly room. Notwithstanding that IF that is the case I'd like to think us dog owners don't get downgraded!!! That aside the hotel being dog friendly is another bonus
A makeover on the room(s) and this place would sweep the board with top marks

We would revisit this hotel but may be swayed elsewhere if a dog friendly hotel offered same food standard and more luxurious rooms

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Becky L, Marketing Manager at Mill House Hotel, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to write your lovely review after your recent stay at the Mill House.
I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you also for your wonderful comments about the food. I have to say I do agree with you, we are very lucky to have such a good Chef & his team.

I am sorry to hear about the disappointment with your room. I can assure you that we do not downgrade guests with dogs. We have 5 dog friendly rooms and these are allocated due to the ease of use for dogs.

Indeed all of our bedrooms need refurbishing and the new owners do have this high on their priority list but with 21 bedrooms to do it will be quite a task. The plan is to start working on one corridor at a time and this work is due to start before the end of this year.

I do hope you will come back and stay with us again in the future to enjoy the changes to the rooms that the owners have planned.
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Additional Information about Mill House Hotel

Address: Station Road, Kingham OX7 6UH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Kingham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Kingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Mill House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mill House Hotel is one of the last independent family owned hotels in the Cotswolds. Nestling in 10 acres of lawned gardens this converted flour mill is steeped in history dating back to the Domesday Book of 1086. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Mill House Hotel And Restaurant
Mill Hotel Kingham

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