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“Gem in the countryside”
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The Maytime Inn
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Burford
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
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“Gem in the countryside”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We found this hotel by mistake and what a great place to stay. Very quiet and peaceful and excellent rooms and meals. I stayed in the Hunter Room that was as good as any hotel room I have stayed in.Excellent Wi-Fi great food and service in a beautiful small English village. Will be back again when next in the UK.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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berkshire
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

We went here for my birthday recently, and everything was very good. The pub has been beautifully decorated; the bar in particular has a vaulted ceiling which makes the place very light and airy but still has a pub feel to it.

Food is great - very much gastropub style but among the best pub food I've had. The scotch egg stuffed with black pudding that came with the pigs head terrine was a revelation. The wine list is pretty good, and very reasonable - several bottles < £30, and many offered by the glass.

The room was not large, but very nicely decorated with a comfortable bed and very luxurious bathroom.

All in all very nice and really good value. My wife paid so I don't know exactly how much it cost but I think dinner bed and breakfast was probably less than when I took her to l'Ortolan on her birthday just for dinner, and this was much more enjoyable.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Although a little off the beaten track a lovely relaxing, tranquil place to stay with very easy access to Burford, if you have a car. Beautiful decor, spotlessly clean and the bed was so comfortable. We stayed in the Boot Room and although not huge, best use has been made of the space and there are lots of nooks and crannies which add to the character. The bathroom is however large and really nice.
The restaurant and bar are very good and the food is excellent. A special thanks to David (waiter and barman). Nothing is too much trouble for him and do ask him to talk you through the cheeseboard if you eat in the restaurant!
There are some good walks in the area and I would also recommend a visit to Burford Garden Centre.
We definitely plan to return to the Maytime when we next visit the Cotswolds.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed in the yard & groom room which was rather small but not too bad as we were only there for two nights but my daughter was in The Boot room next door and was quite a bit bigger. Food and service superb. nothing was too much trouble. It was a couple of miles outside Burford but if you have a car then not a problem, in fact it was lovely to be out in the country lanes . perfect location for visting all the sites around . we will be back .

  • Stayed April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Recently stayed at the Maytime Inn, and found it very disappointing. The double room we had (Yard & Groom) was really small with very little storage space. The central heating had a mind of it's own, coming on at different times each morning.Breakfasts were very good and Chris gave us excellent service.
Dining in the evening was a real eye opener, as very few people came in to eat and the whole place lacked atmosphere.The menu was quite limited too.Another couple we talked to and who were also staying at the inn were also unhappy with the size of their room and like us commented on the lack of really hot water for the bath.
Unlike many other 3 and 4 star inns in the area, the Maytime could not offer any deals for anyone staying, i.e a "DB & B" deal or three nights for the price of 2.We will not be returning to the Maytime.

Room Tip: Choose a room with a large shower only - forget the bath
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

We booked the Yard and Groom room at the last minute for the final night of a short midweek break in the Cotswolds. We were absolutely delighted when we pulled into the carpark- the Maytime is surrounded by rolling fields, the river Windrush and the very little village of Asthall. As we had booked through our mobiles the night before we hadn't realised that the inn is not actually in Burford, but a small village 5 minutes away. This wasn't a problem with a car and sat nav, but worth noting to avoid confusion if you don't know the area. We adored our little room, which as others have said, is very small. But the beautiful well sized bathroom and superb quality of finish makes the size unimportant for a short stay. The roll top bath is the most comfortable tub I've ever used, the underfloor heating is such a pleasurable surprise and the soft stone tiles are lovely to the touch. For more than a couple of nights you would want a larger room, for a short stay it is a cosy den that you can just relax into. The bed linen was of fantastic quality, so soft and silky that we didn't want to get up for breakfast.

Breakfast was very good indeed, the full English was generous and of very good quality ingredients. The continental buffet was streamlined with some cereals, lovely fresh fruit salad, yoghurt, berry compote, mini pastries and juice. All in all very impressive considering there were only ourselves and one other couple staying. We also ate dinner in the restaurant, for which I will post a review separately.

We absolutely loved the Maytime and only wished that we had spent our whole break there, as our previous spa hotel lacked the warmth and high quality touches that this place did. It serves as an ideal rural base for exploring the Cotswolds and these two weary Londoners will definitely be returning when we want to sink into a comfortable, beautifully finished home from home in the country! It was the highlight of our trip!

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2014 via mobile

I booked the entire hotel for my wedding weekend and the staff were very friendly and accommodating to help us all out.

The food was devine and the rooms splendid.

We all had a great stay and definitely plan to visit again!

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Maytime Inn
Address: Asthall, Burford OX18 4HW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Burford
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Suites
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#1 Business Hotel in Burford
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Maytime Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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