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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped here for lunch as it was a lovely location by the river. The service was good although we did think the meals were quite pricey, eg, £12.95 for a plate of feta cheese and slices of melon and £13 for a burger and a small cup of chips. I guess it's because of the location and it being Oxford.... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff were very accommodating. When i went to retrieve the birthday cake they insisted in bringing it to the table for me with knives and plates. Breakfast was huge and very generous. The room aspect was great being a corner room. The cleaning staff too were cheerful and welcoming. Great place to stay

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went to this pub with some relatives after we had lunch in the City and just wanted to chill out. Nice location right by the river. It was a beautiful day and we sat outside for 3 hours or so in the sunshine. The drinks prIces though were something else. One pint of London Pride, two small Pinot Grigios... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are far better places to eat locally. The building looks and feels tired and the service is not brilliant. I would only use it as a pub and not for food. It is popular because of the location although Folly Bridge is noisy with traffic.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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62 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

By the river this place could be an asset to Oxford but perhaps it is a student haunt in term time so the owners don't bother investing. It was scruffy and unpleasant. The toilets dirty and the bar area too. Outside furniture peeling and wobbly. Uneven paving and black patio area. Not a special spot but how easily it could... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great place to go for just a drink and sit by the river. Had lunch there on a lovely sunny day, service was good and the food was excellent if a little expensive. The building is looking in need of some TLC but the staff are great and its well worth a visit.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Key points: - great location - some nice touches in the room - room a little tired - bathroom not thoroughly cleaned - noisy from bar below and creaky floorboards - tried to charge me for food and drink that I never had More detail: Stayed at the Head of the River for two nights on the 7th and 8th... More 

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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Being right by Folly bridge makes it very central and busy, the rugs in the bar area are witness to that!! We had to move rooms ( from number 2 to 1) after sleepless first night because the bed squeaked very bad just by moving you could not walk across the floor without more noise from the floor boarding. The... More 

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Thank jimag47
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Right on the river bank by the bridge, could not be better placed. It's a very busy pub and the rugs in bar bare witness to this. Car park is for superior rooms only, all on third floor tight stair case, if you have limited mobility, non visitors to the hotel use it, also pedestrians for flats and boat yard... More 

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Thank James R
hampshire
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78 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Treated by my new partner, we got the train up and walked to the hotel, its quite far but very pleasant walk. Ideally located close to town the pub downstairs was very busy with weekenders enjoying the sun. Our themed room was lovely, had rustic charm I suppose you could say. Bed was a little squeaky but very comfortable. Room... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $172 - $254 (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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