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“***** +” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Forge
Ranked #1 of 3 Churchill B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Desborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“***** +”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

We were greeted by Debby (proprietor) who was most welcoming and helpful the room was excellent and the facilities were better than any hotel we have stayed in. The breakfast was freshly cooked to order and it was excellent. Good news the local pub has re-opened but it is doing so well that it is very difficult to book a table.
If your are booking well in advance it is well worth trying to see if a table is available as it is across the road from the Forge.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank David D
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Debby R, Owner at The Forge, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Thank you for writing such a super review. We were only sorry that you could not get a table at our local pub/restaurant in Churchill, excellent place to eat but must be booked in advance if possible.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

We had a lovely stay at the lodge, so good we booked a second night.
It was great value for money and fantastic for a couple of nights away after christmas.
Lovely hosts and amazing breakfast!
We will certainly be back.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

Beautiful place. Very comfortable four poster bed. Excellent cooked breakfast. Lovely hosts, friendly but unobtrusive. Left a book behind in our room and the owner posted it back to us and wouldn't take any money for postage! Also very well placed for resturants (recommend the Tite Inn 2 miles down the road)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

Beautiful, comfortable B&B situated near to Chipping Norton, with gorgeous garden. Room was quaint and very clean with biscuits, nuts etc and tea and coffee. Breakfast was superb,one of the best I've ever have eaten. Only thing was the local pub was closed, so hope it's open on our return. Plenty of info available from the owners, with tips of where to eat, walk etc

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

We spent a week here at the end of July. We were made very welcome. The bed was very comfortable, the room was nice and the ensuit was fine. The breakfasts were good. The owners were very helpful giving us a fridge in the room for our wine, giving us menus for local restuarants etc etc. The village is a good base to explore the area. We would definitely return.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

It hardly seems necessary to add our comments to the glowing accolades the Forge so rightly deserves. But if it’s a recommendation you are after we would give it a 6 if we could! Best B&B ever in a beautiful; tranquil location run by Martin and Debby whose attention to detail is legendary. Complimented by the Chequers pub and restaurant opposite with its warm welcome and excellent food.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Owen5
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USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

Our three-night stay in September 2012 was perfect!!! Extremely clean bedroom, bath, and common area. Very professionally managed--attention paid to every small detail. Delicious breakfast made to order. Friendly atmosphere and unobtrusive service. Martin couldn't have been more helpful and informative. Debbie is a wonderful cook and created a beautiful garden, which we so enjoyed. Lovely written resources available to help to us chose "walks". Fabulous pub with excellent food just across the street. Charming, charming, charming location!!! We were so lucky to find The Forge through a google-search. We recommend it whole heartedly.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Forge

Property: The Forge
Address: The Forge Church Road, Churchill, Chipping Norton OX7 6NJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Chipping Norton > Churchill
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Churchill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the Cotswolds, the heart of rural England, The Forge is almost 200 years old and was once the village blacksmith‘s. In more recent years it has been converted into the warm and comfortable home it is today, while retaining many of the original features. Five rooms are available and all have en-suite baths with showers or a shower-room, two are equipped with Whirlpool baths, three rooms have traditional four-poster beds. ... more   less 
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