I had my 60th birthday party at the Bignell Park. We had some minor concerns due to some negative comments on this site which proved to be totally unfounded. My response to this is, no matter what location you look at on TripAdviser, you will always find negative comments. People need to realise that when running a hotel, from time to time things will go wrong. Anyway here's my experience.
I had 120 guests. Right from the planning meetings with the management, nothing was too much trouble.
We used the permanent marquee which was really warm as an industrial heater was provided by the hotel. Additionally, the other areas of the hotel were made available. My guests used all the rooms in the hotel and all were very impressed with the quality.
The staff went above and beyond the call of duty in order to make the evening a massive success. Everything from the marquee, the bar, the food (which I shall cover separately), the accommodation and the on duty staff, was just fantastic.
With regard to the food, your kitchen team exceeded our expectations and we have had nothing but fantastic comments from all who attended. The meat in Irish Stew was amazing and the Colcannon very traditional. The curry and accompaniments also were a great hit. The breakfasts in the morning, which was surprisingly well attended considering the number of sore heads (mine included !!) were brilliant - all freshly cooked.
The rooms were excellent and enjoyed by all who stayed.
So in summary, you will probably guess that we had an amazing time thanks to all the Bignell Park Team. Please pass on our thanks to all involved.
I have no hesitation in recommending the hotel and please, be realistic about reviews on this site. People generally love to complain but are very slow to praise, which can give a very one sided view.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful hotel, wedding venue and award-winning restaurant situated in the village of Chesterton, Oxfordshire. Bignell Park Hotel offers unique charm and character, whilst providing modern facilities to ensure the most comfortable and enjoyable stay. Whether your visit is for business or pleasure, our services and facilities are tailored to meet your individual needs. We offer 22 uniquely styled, beautiful rooms, an award-winning restaurant Oaks, tailored meeting rooms and a charmingly romantic wedding venue. The hotel offers unbroken views across the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, whilst being conveniently located only minutes from the M40 motorway. Only five minutes from designer shopping outlet Bicester Village, Bignell Park Hotel is the perfect place to stay and relax after a long day's shopping. Bignell Park Hotel provides guests with a unique, quintessentially English experience. Situated in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside and enjoying magnificent views, the Bignell Park Hotel offers quality hotel accommodation and is the perfect location for exploring the very best of English heritage and beauty. We look forward to welcoming you to the Bignell Park Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bignell Park Chesterton
- Bignell Park Hotel Chesterton, England, UK