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The Cotswold Plough Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 2 Clanfield B&B and Inns
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Compact, curious, clean, comfortable, kindly, countryside (not greatly conveniently) located place of relaxing pleasures. Good food, staff (though often very busy, will always take note and act), accommodation (with quaint touches available).
Wouldn't recommend it for the uptight - unless attending a special uptight event there - but ideal for a break, away from most of it, with friends in a casual, relaxed, informal country house atmosphere.
Lot's of countryside to be explored, with dogs if needed, as well as a stunning collection of gins and tonics (best without dogs!)

Room Tip: Higher floors can have limited headroom as well as stairs that can be a little tight. So worth check...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

We have eaten here a number of times and each time it has been excellent. The character and location is very charming and is perfect for a summer afternoon. In the winter there is an open fire and it is a lovely setting for a romantic evening.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

We arrived at the Plough late afternoon and was greeted by a friendly and helpful member of staff. Sat beside the open fire to warm up with a drink from the bar prior to moving onto our room. We had Room 6, a four poster which was very cosy, clean and warm. The bed was comfortable and the room was spacious. We ate in the hotel restaurant on the two evenings we stayed and the food was very good and plentiful. The breakfast in the morning was also of a good standard. We will return to the Plough when the weather improves to make the most of the surrounding areas and local walks. Only thing I would mention is the lobby door outside room 6 needs a little adjustment to the closer which would stop it from slamming closed. Most of the time not a problem however during the morning and evening when residents are coming and going it can become a little annoying.....a very minor point. Very pleased to have stumbled across the Plough and would recommend to friends.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

this was the second time we have stayed at this wonderful little hotel. we found it just as good as the first time. the staff were friendly and helpful. the food in the restaurant is excellent and if you fancy a gin and tonic there are hundreds of gin to choose from. we will certainly be returning.

Room Tip: we stayed in room 2 and it was perfect.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We have stayed here 5 times in the last couple of years and have also bought both sets of parents on 2 occasions.
The welcome is always warm and the food without exception excellent.
If you can book a Monday away from work meander here on a Sunday afternoon and curl up by a fire with the papers and a gin from the pantry.
Follow this with far too much dinner and sleep like a log - no work on Monday. Taking advantage of their lazy Sunday offer means the treat costs less than dinner in some gastro pubs.
We tend to chose the old rooms as we like the character but the newer ones arm perfectly pleasant.
I think its time for another visit. . . .

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

we stayed for 2 nights in feb 2013, and were slightly disappointed. we booked through late rooms, and were given room 5 which was a block of rooms tucked away at the back, overlooking a sort of garden and a large humming fan. It wasn't loud but was continuous through the night and spoilt our first night. The staff we helpful the next day, we moved to the primrose room, at the front. Try and get the old rooms. But this room also had a hum! maybe from the bar underneath? We were dissaponted, it looks lovely from the front, but it is a hotel and not an inn, it has a big feel and lots of humming vents and fridges. Food was ok, mushrooms great, but there wasn't a lot. They did find me some gluten free bread on the second morning and that was lovely. We only had two whiskeys in the bar £11!!

Room Tip: choose an old room at the front, lots of character and get the morning sunshine. also avoids the big...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

We had spent the previous evening at a very generic hotel in Oxford so were delighted to be out in the country, this charming little place was perfect for our winter break. The staff were excellent, we had booked via Secret Escapes so enjoyed a delicious dinner and breakfast. I would only complain that the food was so good, we over indulged and weren't able to enjoy the lovely bar as much as we would have liked as we were so full! We really do hope to be back - thank you for making us feel so welcome!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Bourton Road, Clanfield OX18 2RB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Clanfield
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Clanfield
Price Range: $152 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Cotswold Plough Hotel & Restaurant 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cotswold Plough is a perfect example of a 16th Century, stylish yet informal hotel. The hotel is perfectly located to explore landmark Cotswold towns, the rolling countryside and the Dreaming Spires of Oxford. Bampton, home to Downton Abbey, is right on the doorstep, Burford only 15 mins away and is the nearest hotel to Kelmscott Manor home to William Morris in 1878. The Cotswold Plough has 11 elegant, confortable and spacious en-suite bedrooms, a restaurant and a bar serving local ales, quality everyday dining options, open fires and a sunshine terrace for Al fresco dining. The hotel offers something for everyone all year round, with an idyllic charm that allows guests to relax in comfort and there is free Wifi throughout. The restaurant serves an a la cate menu of seasonal mouth-watering dishes. Whereas the bar offers a more traditional British menu and the hotel's most unique offering: a Gin Pantry with over 150 individual gins and an incomparable knowledge of these drinks and their accompaniments. ... more   less 
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