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Sturdy's Castle Country Inn

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Banbury Road, Kidlington OX5 3EP, England
+44 1869 331119
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited a couple of times now. Our first visit I wouldn't rate too highly. I opted for pie and it was a little on the crunchy side, nothing wrong with the taste but perhaps too long on the hot plate?. Second visit better, same dish (I'm a creature of habit!) and I enjoyed much more. All as it should be.... More 

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Lake District
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good standard food for a pub with a helpful service. Fair wheelchair access and made to feel welcome and not a nuisance.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for dinner food was great and staff very friendly and attentive could not fault anything. Place has been updated and looks clean and fresh WELL DONE

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ukpunk
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90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Second time I have been over the past six months and enjoyed both times. We were quickly greeted and seated, drinks ordered and menus given. Did not wait long for the meal which as normal was very tasty and well presented. The inn is a lovely cosy building perfect for shelter from the wintery weather. The staff were welcoming and... More 

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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, we are very pleased you enjoyed you meals here with us, I will pass your comments on to the whole team. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warmest regards, Charna More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Shame we had to give a rating when 0 would be too good. When ordering two children's meals we were told that we should have a slightly bigger portion because the dishes were not that big. When the bill arrived we discovered that we had to actually pay for four children's meals for two children. Just under £14.00 for cheesy... 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, it is very disappointing to us that the meal you had wasn't up to our usual standard, I have passed you comments on to the kitchen and will personally look into the issues you have pointed out, with reference to our restaurant teams age, Myself as Duty manager and my team were... More 

Adderbury, null, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A quick bite to eat with plenty on offer very quick service and very pleasant surroundings. A well stocked bar, plenty of car parking and family friendly. Reasonably priced.

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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 you enjoyed your lunch with us. We hope to welcome you back soon. Warmest regards, Charna More 

Banbury, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Steaks are very good and with 25% off are good value for money. Had sirloin this visit but not as good as the ribeye we have had previously, but still tender and tasty. Nice atmosphere and good service although a bit slower than previously experienced. Eat in the bar area rather than the restaurant with lovely open fire.

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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 this review, we are pleased you enjoyed your meals, the 25% off night is a good opportunity to try different cuts of meat. We hope to welcome you back soon. Warmest regards, Charna More 

Bromborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

my wife and I took 2 days off from the mad Christmas time hullabaloo. we stayed in a hotel about a mile away from Sturdys Castle on our second night away we had our evening meal there it was one of the best sirloin steaks I have ever eaten and my wife had a chicken and ham pie both meals... More 

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

Good Afternoon Dennis, Thank you for leaving this review, we are very pleased you and your wife enjoyed your meals here with us. I will pass your comments on. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warmest regards, Charna More 

Oxfordshire, UK
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614 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 422 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

My husband and I visited for our anniversary dinner yesterday after unfortunately having to cancel our reservation twice over the last two weeks due to illness. The restaurant was quiet and had a nice atmosphere. Service was quick and friendly but the highlight, as ever, was the food. Whatever you have here you are guaranteed it will be very tasty.... More 

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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, we are very pleased you enjoyed your meals with us, I will pass your comments on to our head chef. we hope to welcome you back soon. Warmest regards, Charna More 

Newmarket, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Group of 11 ladies for pre-booked festive menu. Only one waitress on duty that I could see, but it was a Monday lunchtime and they were not very busy. She was most efficient: she checked our food orders, noting that two people had not turned up, and the food came very quickly. We were all very impressed with our choices:... 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 you enjoyed your food. I will pass your comments onto the kitchen and front of house staff. Warmest regards, Charna 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
US$12 - US$22
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?