The Unicorn is a lovely historic building in the market square of the beautiful old town of Deddington. The bedrooms have names, not numbers, which made us feel at home right from the beginning. Our room was Phoenix, which overlooked the market square and was plenty big enough for the three of us overnight. We were out late at a party and had a key to let ourselves in, but even at 3am a warm welcome awaited us; it was like coming home. Our room was a little cold as the radiator seemed to only work at the bottom, but the beds were comfy and despite hearing the church bells chiming the hour once or twice we slept well. We missed breakfast in the morning but again the lovely staff came to our rescue, finding coffee, tea and croissants to keep us going until lunch. We had booked a table for lunch the previous evening, as we had seen the dishes being prepared in the restaurant the night before and they looked and smelled fantastic. We were very glad we had because lunch was superb, and made more enjoyable by the friendly, cheerful service. I really can't emphasize enough how well looked after we were; nothing was too much trouble; we never felt we were interrupting anyone or being a nuisance. I would love to go back again and have dinner there and would happily recommend it to my friends and family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the newly refurbished Unicorn Inn in Deddington. The Unicorn is a stunning 17th century country inn oozing with character that has an incredibly diverse offering. Not only does the Unicorn have a charming bar area and snug both complete with open fire places, it also has a contemporary restaurant, large garden, function room, relaxing coffee area and six mythical bedrooms. Johnny Parke (head chef and co proprietor) has assembled an exciting menu combining the best of traditional English and European cuisine with modern cooking techniques. All the food is locally sourced where possible and everything prepared onsite. Chris Brewster (manager and co proprietor) prides himself on his well-kept cellar. Providing great quality traditional ales and bespoke international lagers. The wine list has been assembled to cater for those who like the odd glass in the evening and for those foodies who like to match wine with their favorite dish. The Unicorn aspires to bounce back at the heart of the local community and be a warm and welcoming public house catering for families, couples and corporate trade alike. Chris, Johnny and the team look forward to welcoming you here at the Unicorn soon. Within easy distance of historic England's Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick as well as the Cotswolds, Bicester Village and Silverstone. Advanced bookings are recommended. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Unicorn Hotel Deddington
- Unicorn Inn Deddington, Oxfordshire