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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First of all I apologise for taking ages to write a review. What a terrific little place. Helpful and easy going. Lovely bakery/cafe for your breakfast and a good coffee. My mate and myself stayed there while working at the Countryfile show in the summer (August 2016?) There were a couple of hiccups in the finer details of our bookings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What was once just a B&B is now a lovely bakery/café. The food is absolutely delicious and all of the baked goods, cakes and pastries, are made fresh daily. Everything is homemade. They even do an incredible brunch. Make sure you give this new place a try! They are also the only local place I had ever found that makes... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

I stayed at Brown's for 2 days in July 2016. I took the bus from Heathrow - very convenient - but neglected to research the location - totally my fault - and got off the bus quite a long walk from Brown's. I was in Oxford for summer school, carrying a backpack of clothing and another heavy backpack of 15+... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Hidden gem on iffley road. You can order your breakfast at the counter and sit in the beautiful garden at the back. My breakfast came quickly and looked and tasted great. In an area where good breakfast places are hard to find, this is definitely the option to go to.

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Thank Bas B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

The small 'cabin' (non en-suite) room cost me £70 a night and there was no in-room tea/coffee making facilities. Although breakfast was included the policy is now to charge extra for breakfast. The communal shower didn't work on the second floor either. I cannot understand why owners want to screw the last pound out of guests when it sours the... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

Behind an unprepossessing blackboard outside lies a delightful cafe for breakfast/brunch/teas/coffees etc. Great for us locals. All sorts of riffs on popular cafe food (the smell of freshly made cinnamon buns/banana bread and similar really make the place sing. All this and a bakery - fresh bread and offbeat deli bits for sale...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights at Browns recently and loved it. The guest house has just been renovated so the room we had felt lovely and fresh. Massive bathroom and very tasteful decor. The best thing though was Silvie cafe. Breakfast isn't included in the room price, but we didn't mind that at all because the cafe was so good and... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Arrived after a long & tiring journey an no-one to answer the door bell. Not sure if it worked. I was eventually let in by guests leaving & I seemed to take the staff by surprise. Bookings were on a writing pad (no book) & the room I was allocated was given to someone else who was told she hadn't... More 

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Jessicamchugh1, Owner at Browns, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. It's difficult to know quite how to understand your poor review. We are working hard on our new way of working and so far have enjoyed a wonderful response from both guests at Browns and customers at Silvie (our bakery cafe on the ground floor). We would never wish any of our guests to experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

We chose here for leisurely drinks and afternoon tea to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversay. Staff very welcoming, good ambience and a great place to people watch by the window. Afternoon tea was nice, a few more sandwiches and an offer of more tea would have been nice. All in all a very pleasant couple of hours spent. Would come... More 

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Thank Nicola L
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Amazing; so glad you had a great time! Thank you More 

Ringwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This place was absolutely delightful. I stayed on my own in June 2016. The lady who first greeted me was so sweet, the room was clean and spacious, the cafe is lovely. It has a friendly atmosphere and is bustling with life. It's about 10-20 minutes walk to the high street and is situated in a nice neighbourhood.

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Jessicamchugh1, Owner at Browns, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments and hope you had a great trip in Oxford. More 

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Additional Information about Browns

Address: 281 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 4AQ, England (Formerly Browns Guest House)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range: $94 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Browns 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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