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Sturdy's Castle Country Inn

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Sturdys Castle Garage Banbury Road, Kidlington OX5 3EP, England
+44 1869 331119
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good service and great value for money. Extremely busy as two large parties in but the service never wavered. Food was, and always is hot. Had the lunch special rump steak french fries, peas and tomato. My medium rare steak was done to perfection, only gripe was they were fat chips not french fries. Onion rings are always superb. My... More 

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Burford, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends and I meet here once or twice a year, because it's halfway for all of us. Bar staff are always curtious, food is always good, mindu could do with being abit hotter, but apart from that it's always tasty, and the price is very reasonable.

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Thank deanoandsue
Sturdys11, Public Relations Manager at Sturdy's Castle Country Inn, responded to this review

Good Evening Dean, Thank you for leaving this review, we are very pleased you enjoyed your time here with us, I will pass your comments onto the whole team, we hope to welcome you again. Warmest regards, Charna More 

bicester
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us for Sunday lunch. The roast dinners were ok but quite expensive compared to similar places, the rabbit pie was ok but the gravy was sickly sweet. Probably wouldn't bother going again

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Thank annierose
Sturdys11, Public Relations Manager at Sturdy's Castle Country Inn, responded to this review

Good evening Annie, Thank you for leaving this review, it is very disappointing to us that you didn't enjoy your meals, I will look into this with our head chef. Warmest regards, Charna More 

Banbury, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a steak specials night and very special they were. The tastiest and tenderest steaks three of us had had for some time. Another member of our party had cod which was truly large with lots of tasty white fish. We ate in the bar area, by choice and the atmosphere is really good and welcoming. The staff... More 

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Thank Max270243
Sturdys11, Public Relations Manager at Sturdy's Castle Country Inn, responded to this review

Good afternoon Max, Thank you for leaving this review, it is very pleasing to us all that you enjoyed your meals here with us, I will pass your comments onto the whole team. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warmest regards, Charna More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant a lot as a child, but haven't been for many years. I remember the jacket potatoes being amazing and I was not disappointed. I ordered a cheese, beans and coleslaw JP the portion was huge and very delicious! I dined with my mum, sister and young daughter. The waitress was very helpful in getting my daughters... More 

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Thank Hotel_reviews_2015
Sturdys11, Public Relations Manager at Sturdy's Castle Country Inn, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to leave this review, it is very pleasing to us that you and your family enjoyed you dining experience here with us. I will pass your comments onto the whole team, we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warmest regards, Charna More 

Reading
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600 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Some colleagues and I stayed here for work. It is a beautiful setting some 10 or so west of Oxford. The car park is huge with the main building having a bar and separate room for breakfast or specialist events. The rooms are a bunch of converted stables, which are big, tastefully decorated. Free wi-fi. Breakfast was great and I... More 

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Sturdys11, Public Relations Manager at Sturdy's Castle Country Inn, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Thank you for leaving this review, we are very pleased that you had a pleasant stay with us, we take a great deal of pride in the hotel and try very hard to keep it to a high standard, I will pass your comments onto the whole team. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.... More 

Roma, Italia
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We have been looking for a place to have a lunch in the afternoon and the area was not offering so much as the kitchen were closed in all other restaurants. We have been suggested to go to Sturdy's and we found probably the best place to have a tasty, big and nice lunch in this area! We ordered a... More 

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Thank walterRoma_Italia
Sturdys11, Public Relations Manager at Sturdy's Castle Country Inn, responded to this review

Good afternoon Walter, Thank you for this review, it is very pleasing to know people are recommending our restaurant, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your meals and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warmest regards, Charna More 

Brackley, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Very good choice of food , staff very attentive and friendly , didn't book but a lot of diners already eating , went for the mixed grill , and it was cooked to perfection , triple cooked chips , Deb had fish and chips equally good , you need to be hungry for the mixed grill ?

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Thank Jim B
Sturdys11, Guest Relations Manager at Sturdy's Castle Country Inn, responded to this review

Good afternoon Jim, Thank you for taking the time to leave this review, we are very pleased that you and your partner enjoyed your food, I will pass you comments onto the whole team and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Warmest regards, Charna More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Stayed here two nights for work purposes. Staff were very polite and helpful, service in the restaurant was perfect and the food was amazing, Will be staying again soon!

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Thank Lisa S
Sturdys11, Public Relations Manager at Sturdy's Castle Country Inn, responded to this review

Good evening Lisa, Thank you for taking the time to leave this review, we are very pleased you enjoyed you stay here with us, I will pass your comments onto the whole team, we hope to welcome you back soon. Warmest regards, Charna More 

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190 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The food here was great along with very friendly and prompt service. The pies were incredible, we all had different flavours, chicken and mushroom, rabbit and lamb. Highly recommend a visit.

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Thank M15KY
Sturdys11, Public Relations Manager at Sturdy's Castle Country Inn, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Thank you for this review, we are very pleased you enjoyed your meal here with us, the pies we offer are locally sourced and made by hand, it is very pleasing that you all enjoyed them, I will pass you comments onto the whole team and over to Sara who makes them. we hope to welcome you back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 23
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sturdys Castle Garage Banbury Road, Kidlington OX5 3EP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Kidlington
  • Phone Number: +44 1869 331119
Description
Sturdy's Castle Country Inn, located between the West Oxfordshire villages of Tackley & Kidlington and conveniently located near to Woodstock, can not only offer its visitors comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation and quality cuisine in its 80 seat restaurant, but also a friendly and relaxing bar lounge in which to enjoy a drink with friends and family.

Sturdy's Castle is the perfect setting for those seeking somewhere to stay close to the many of Oxfordshire's delightful tourist attractions. Located just outside of Kidlington on the A4260 Oxford to Banbury Road, Sturdy's Castle sits at the gateway to the Cotswolds, boasting some of Britain's most beautiful countryside, towns & villages. Blenheim Palace, the ancestral home of Winston Churchill, can be found less than 3 miles away in the charming market town of Woodstock; and the famous dreaming spires of the internationally renowned university city of Oxford are also a mere 9 miles away

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?