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Sturdy's Castle Country Inn

Banbury Road, Kidlington OX5 3EP, England
+44 1869 331119
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
Travelers talk about
“cottage pie” (4 reviews)
“sunday roast” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Banbury Road, Kidlington OX5 3EP, England
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Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

Having looked in vain for a place to eat on a sunny Friday afternoon - three pubs closed!! & one having finished serving by 2pm we eventually came to Sturdy's Castle - "food served all day" - just before we gave up. What's wrong in...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed April 1, 2017

Went Saturday 1st April at 8.35pm to have a meal , ordered a drink at bar asked for a table to have a meal only to be told that the kitchen was not serving any more at that time .wont be going there again .

1  Thank Robbie W
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

Called in by chance on the way home and glad we did welcomed by a smiling face and shown to table with nice surroundings. Serverd drinks then ordered from the menu which Was 2 meals for 11.95 and excellent value would definitely recommend

Thank Andy C
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Visited a couple of times now. Our first visit I wouldn't rate too highly. I opted for pie and it was a little on the crunchy side, nothing wrong with the taste but perhaps too long on the hot plate?. Second visit better, same dish...More

Thank kaziej
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Good standard food for a pub with a helpful service. Fair wheelchair access and made to feel welcome and not a nuisance.

Thank MGRob
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Went for dinner food was great and staff very friendly and attentive could not fault anything. Place has been updated and looks clean and fresh WELL DONE

Thank Alan D
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Second time I have been over the past six months and enjoyed both times. We were quickly greeted and seated, drinks ordered and menus given. Did not wait long for the meal which as normal was very tasty and well presented. The inn is a...More

Thank ukpunk
Sturdys11, Public Relations Manager at Sturdy's Castle Country Inn, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to leave this review, we are very pleased you enjoyed you meals here with us, I will pass your comments on to the whole team. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warmest regards,...More

Reviewed February 12, 2017

Shame we had to give a rating when 0 would be too good. When ordering two children's meals we were told that we should have a slightly bigger portion because the dishes were not that big. When the bill arrived we discovered that we had...More

1  Thank Snips74
Sturdys11, Public Relations Manager at Sturdy's Castle Country Inn, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Thank you for leaving this review, it is very disappointing to us that the meal you had wasn't up to our usual standard, I have passed you comments on to the kitchen and will personally look into the issues you have pointed out,...More

Reviewed January 17, 2017

A quick bite to eat with plenty on offer very quick service and very pleasant surroundings. A well stocked bar, plenty of car parking and family friendly. Reasonably priced.

Thank bigfrogsgo
Sturdys11, Public Relations Manager at Sturdy's Castle Country Inn, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Thank you for leaving this review, we are very pleased you enjoyed your lunch with us. We hope to welcome you back soon. Warmest regards, Charna

Reviewed January 8, 2017

Steaks are very good and with 25% off are good value for money. Had sirloin this visit but not as good as the ribeye we have had previously, but still tender and tasty. Nice atmosphere and good service although a bit slower than previously experienced....More

Thank Max270243
Sturdys11, Public Relations Manager at Sturdy's Castle Country Inn, responded to this review

Good afternoon Max, Thank you for this review, we are pleased you enjoyed your meals, the 25% off night is a good opportunity to try different cuts of meat. We hope to welcome you back soon. Warmest regards, Charna

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Do you serve meals all day and do you need to book
August 1, 2016|
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Response from Tria723 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Magann, Mon to Sat they serve meals from 11.45am to 10pm Sun 11.45 to 8pm I usually go at lunch time during the week when I have never needed to book, but I called in one Sunday and there wasn't a table free, so depending... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $23
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Banbury Road, Kidlington OX5 3EP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Kidlington
  • Phone Number: +44 1869 331119
  • E-mail
Sturdy's Castle Country Inn, located between the West Oxfordshire villages of Tackley & Kidlington and conveniently located near to Woodstock, can not only offer its visitors comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation and quality cuisine in its 80 seat restaurant, but also a friendly and relaxing bar lounge in which to enjoy a drink with friends and family.

Sturdy's Castle is the perfect setting for those seeking somewhere to stay close to the many of Oxfordshire's delightful tourist attractions. Located just outside of Kidlington on the A4260 Oxford to Banbury Road, Sturdy's Castle sits at the gateway to the Cotswolds, boasting some of Britain's most beautiful countryside, towns & villages. Blenheim Palace, the ancestral home of Winston Churchill, can be found less than 3 miles away in the charming market town of Woodstock; and the famous dreaming spires of the internationally renowned university city of Oxford are also a mere 9 miles away