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Ferndown
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Location was great ... in the river close to centre, friendly staff and really nice and cosy inside the building , outside looks a bit tatty , paint work could do with a tart up and a brush around outside would be nice.

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Vienna, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After reading many reviews both good and bad, I decided to book here mainly because of the location on the river. We stayed in the spacious T.S. Eliot room with great views of the river and Folly bridge. The bed was quite comfortable and the bathroom had a fabulous shower that had great pressure and plenty of hot water. The... More 

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Windsor
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed an overnight stay here, the room was cosy and comfortable, we had an upgraded room which was brilliant and the view of the river was very nice! The breakfast was really nice, lots of choice and quality food!

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Kettering
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Brilliant hotel, food was amazing!! We would recommend eating here as had lunch at the head of the river but booked dinner out elsewhere we wish we had just stayed at had dinner here too. The room was gorgeous. The service was friendly sometimes a little slow but they were busy so we would recommend booking a table. We wish... More 

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Bryan W, General Manager at The Head of the River, responded to this review

Hi Jamiem, What a great review, thanks for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed your stay. The team work really hard to deliver great service so its really nice to hear you enjoyed it so much. We are truly blessed with our location on the river and in being so close to the city centre. Again... More 

Diss
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This picturesque Fullers pub is right on the River Thames and a just short stroll from the centre of town. It was our base for two days in Oxford and it served us well. The staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfasts were very well presented and also filling. The rooms were nicely decorated but basic and did suffer from... More 

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Bryan W, General Manager at The Head of the River, responded to this review

Hey Swedish, Thanks for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay in Oxford and at the HOTR. We're super lucky with our location and love seeing our foreign guests enjoy our pub and city. Thanks for your comments on the staff, they all work really hard. Breakfast is great! so i'll say no more. The HOTR is a... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On the positive side - what a great place for a summer pint by the river and perhaps a ploughmans or sandwich that doesn't require any cooking of sorts. However our experience in November was a draughty pub where some customers kept their coats on where you wait 30 mins for a drink at the table, you send two steaks... More 

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Bryan W, General Manager at The Head of the River, responded to this review

Hi Toastie-B, Thanks for taking the time to leave your review. We spoke yesterday during your visit and again I can only repeat my apology, however, I think its important to respond to some of your comments. First I would point out that we moved you away from the door despite that being your booking preference. Both central heating and... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was perfect ! The only thing I would change is the weather !! Perhaps a dehumidifier in the room would be great . Appreciate the location and excellent service . Would have loved to be there in the summer and enjoy the River dining

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not applicable as I did not stay! Trains from Cardiff were cancelled because of weather conditions. I phoned to cancel the reservation so surprised to be sent this request. I hope to stay in the future.

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Bryan W, General Manager at The Head of the River, responded to this review

Hi THJ, My apologies you received the review prompt. It is automatically generated and unfortunately there is little we can do on this end. Hopefully we will ge to see you ijn the future. Best regards, Bryan More 

Biggleswade
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely, comfortable and spacious room. Great view over the river. Good food and drink in the bar. Very close to centre of Oxford. Only suggestion is that breakfast could have been included in the room rate. Would highly recommend.

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Bryan W, General Manager at The Head of the River, responded to this review

Hi Peter, Thanks for this great review, we're all really pleased you enjoyed your stay. We do offer B&B rates where breakfast is included, it just depends on the option you cvhoose when booking online. Thanks again, Bryan More 

London
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ten of us middle aged friends meet in Oxford for a meal together about three times a year. The bare requirement is that the restaurant/pub can accommodate a wheelchair, serves good draught beer and has vegetarian options. Our table was set up and we looked at the menu which was on the expensive side but sounded interesting. Two courses were... More 

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Bryan W, General Manager at The Head of the River, responded to this review

Hi Femaleretiree, Thanks for leaving your review. I am really sorry you had such a poor experience. There is no excuse or reason for your food to have been such a standard. I have spoken with the kitchen and passed on yourt feedback, it is a shame that you have missed the usual very high standards that our kitchen presents.... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Smoking rooms available
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Additional Information about The Head of the River

Address: Folly Bridge | St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 4LB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Price Range: $117 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Head of the River 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Top floors are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles Swedishtomcat, 6 days ago | Read review
“Room 9 was lovely but they are all decorated differently so let them surprise you!”
 of 5 bubbles Hindlemo, Oct 4, 2016 | Read review
“Full meals, no sandwiches !”
 of 5 bubbles HELMYLASS, Aug 30, 2016 | Read review
“Use Folly bridge restaurant other side of the bridge.”
 of 5 bubbles N4192YJjamesr, Aug 19, 2016 | Read review
“Get a room at the back”
 of 5 bubbles williamkE6575LS, Jul 24, 2016 | Read review
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