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The King's Head Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Bledington B&B and Inns
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Eight of us have spent a couple of days away for the past 30 years. This year it was our turn to organise the venue and where to visit etc. Luckily for the accomodation and food point view we picked The Kings Head. All our rooms had been booked in the courtyard and all four were beautifully appointed although the bathrooms are quite small and plumbing can be noisy. Comfort was first rate.
We had dinner both nights and the menu choice and quality of all courses was really excellent. Both meals were taken in the bar which has a lovely ambiance and service was absolutely first rate. In fact the service at all times was simply the best - all staff including the owners could not have been more friendly and helpful and this contributed to absolute success of this years "get together".

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

We stayed 2 nights over the May bank holiday and really enjoyed it (the fabulous weather helped as we spent Sunday afternoon sitting in the peaceful courtyard reading the Sunday papers and drinking chilled wine!). Lovely location in a quiet village, with seating outside at the rear and front with swings and a village green for kids to play on. We had room 11 which was clean, modern and comfortable and with lovely views of the stream (the plumbing next door was very loud when the shower was running but we understand this has now been fixed?). The bar is typically Cotswolds style with low beams and stone floors and both the bar and restaurant are used for dining - they were both very busy so would advise booking a table in advance for dinner. The food was excellent, good value for money, and the breakfasts were hearty, tasty and used local produce. We would definitely recommend this inn for a lovely getaway break (there are no shops or facilities nearby although it is about 3 miles from Stow-on-the-Wold which has plenty of things to do) and would come back again any time.

Room Tip: It was quite noisy in the evenings in the bar so if you want a quiet room, ask for one in the courty...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

We thought we had a reservation in advance for this inn, but had just had a terrible experience with the booking service we had used for this inn so called ahead -- quite fortunately. It is apparently very easy to find the King's Head Inn if one is coming from the south, Oxford or London, but we were driving in from Bangor, Wales, without a GPS. The general directions we got from gas station/convenience shop personnel were correct,( our Hertz supplied map being rather general) but their memories as to where specific signage would appear on the highway were not very precise. We found an absolutely charming pub whose owner made sure to seat us near other travelers, so it became a social experience as well. The inn is located in a tiny "suburb" to the West or northwest of Chipping Norton. The tiny bantam roosters were crowing away but in tiny voices, so they did not disturb our morning sleep.

Room Tip: Our room, #3, was also charming, but definitely built for sixteenth century people, which we are not...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We very much enjoyed our stay, the food was good, the service and staff was good,

The toast machines for breakfast were very slow and either took ages just to warm the bread or burnt it.
Many people use electric razors, where is the razor point with a convenient adjacent mirror?
Ditto for hair dryers.

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Thank 518RichardS
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Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

This is very Cotswolds and a really good atmosphere. I have often had trouble getting a table at the weekend as it is very busy. It is especially good in the Summer as our children can play on the swings in front of the pub.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Excellent food, stylish rooms but plumbing from hell in the courtyard rooms 9, 10 & 11. Yes, three nights & three rooms!

Day 1 in room 11, Water tank in loft & boiler room below very noisy. We moved to room 10, for nights 1 & 2, which had a freezing bathroom & an erratic hot water flow giving a shower that changed from freezing to scolding every 30 seconds.

Day 3 moved to room 9 as room 10 was booked from that day onwards. Woken the next day by noise from the boiler house!

Complaint dealt with but the £30.00 discount (£10 per room move) said more about “fobbing off” complaint rather than dealing with plumbing issues. Top tip to the owners of the Kings Head Inn. When rooms are vacant either yourself or members of staff should spend a night in them & see what you think.

Room Tip: Try the rooms in the main building as their plumbing may be better. Maybe if I had been staying a we...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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kingshead100, Owner at The King's Head Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2013

I am really pleased to report that we have resolved this irritating problem and we now have our peaceful rooms back again !

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

My husband and I stayed towards the end of November, we stayed for two nights and ate once in the bar next to the open fire and once in the restaurant, however the menu was the same in both, the food was lovely and tasty. The choice of drinks was fantastic with a great wine list. We toured around the Cotswolds and enjoyed a coffee on a really cold frosty morning in the village of Bourton on the water next to the river. We stayed at the kings head inn over four years ago, we enjoyed it then and I can safely say it's charm has not changed. We stayed in room one which was comfortable with everything in to make our stay great, we will return!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The King's Head Inn

Address: The Green, Bledington OX7 6XQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Bledington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Bledington
Price Range: $129 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The King's Head Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Originally a 16 th Century Cider House this is the classic Cotswold Inn on the village green that warms the soul as soon as you see it .Excellent food ,well kept Ales and twelve delightful bedrooms combined with a priceless atmosphere give you the complete Cotswold Inn. ... more   less 
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