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Sturdy's Castle Country Inn

Banbury Road, Kidlington OX5 3EP, England
+44 1869 331119
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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“steak” (19 reviews)
“mixed grill” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Banbury Road, Kidlington OX5 3EP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go here fairly often, as it's not too expensive, good choice of meals and child friendly. Service is hit and miss, have to ask for child menus as they never give us any, and usually have to make a couple of attempts to get...More

Thank Emma T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No 2 for 1 menus on the tables today. Had to ask for them. I wonder how many people missed that option today? Cumberland sausages were bland deep fried supermarket sausages Bill was wrong and overcharged us by 46% until we queried it. Such a...More

Thank mumpy73
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped off as we were out and about. Lovely setting and relaxed atmosphere. We had a couple of drinks(family of 5) and a couple of nibbles. All was pleasant and would happily go again..

Thank Wayne B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Perfect food good selection. Plenty to choose from. Alwayd fresh n hot. Good n clean plesant staff good service.

Reviewed 6 September 2017

there is the restaurant side for your meal and there is the pub side for your meal to be frank and honest i prefer the pubside setting to the reatuarant , the menu is exactly the same but i feel the ambience pubside is nicer...More

Thank radleyoxford
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Ate as a party of 10. Good service. Very impressed with the waitress who remembered who had ordered which drink. I had the sausage and mash. Huge sausages and tasty gravy. Treacle sponge was a large portion but a little insipid to look at.

Thank Gillian F
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We both decided to stop over after shopping all day in Bicester, both tired and hungry, we were greeted at reception and given instructions to our room which was part of an annexe building next to main building, the room looked welcoming with a good...More

Thank Oby23
Reviewed 23 August 2017

I cannot say enough about how good this place is. 30 years ago this was one of my favorite pubs when I was in the USAF at RAF Upper Heyford. This time traveling with my daughter, we spent a night and had dinner (and breakfast)....More

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 18 August 2017

we eat here, as we were staying at the hotel, so very handy. Food was lovely, and the menu was very varied

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We eat here regularly and always enjoy our Starters, Main courses and the desserts in previous years were excellent. However although they still are theres just not as much variety as there use to be. The quality and portions of food are excellent also the...More

Thank 464robin
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1 August 2016|
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Response from Tria723 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Magann, Mon to Sat they serve meals from 11.45am to 10pm Sun 11.45 to 8pm I usually go at lunch time during the week when I have never needed to book, but I called in one Sunday and there wasn't a table free, so depending... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Banbury Road, Kidlington OX5 3EP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Kidlington
  • Phone Number: +44 1869 331119
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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-Now all of our hotel rooms have Sky Tv & Sky sports.
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