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Feathers Hotel
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Woodstock
Certificate of Excellence
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“lovely hotel, fab break!”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

We have just returned from an overnight stay at The Feathers and i have to say that we had a brilliant time. I booked with 'secret escapes' having found the hotel while just idely flicking through what they had on offer. What a find! we arrived to find to lovely rooms, quirky but gorgeous, lovely bathrooms, and jars of jelly beans. Some visitors have said that they would prefer tea making facilities in the rooms, I really like the fact that they will bring you fresh pots of tea, latte's etc, to your door when requested. We started with a very nice cream tea with prosecco, followed by a stroll round Woodstock. After a spot of relaxation in our room, it was time for the serious buisness of dinner. The five course tasting menu was excellent, we decided to go for the matched wine which were also excellent. My husband said that it was one of the best meals he had eaten for a while, I would have to agree. After all this we felt that a visit to the gin bar was a must. Our evening was rounded of with a couple of very nice drinks chosen with the help of the bartender. The following morning saw a very tasty breakfast followed by a trip to Blenheim Palace. All in all, a wonderful time was had by all four of us, thank you to The feathers, we will be back!

Room Tip: We had suites 2 and 3, both were lovely, but three has the nice big bath
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Dominic B, General Manager at Feathers Hotel, responded to this review, 1 June 2014
I am delighted to read that you found the fact you could order tea and coffee to your room to your liking, fresh real tea, coffee and milk is something that we are really passionate about. It is really pleasing to read that both your husband and yourself really enjoyed everything and made good use of our record breaking gins. We hope that we will see you again soon, we now have over 200 gins in stock.
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Combeinteignhead
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

My wife absolutely had to go to Bicester retail park (!) so we decided to book into the Feathers in Woodstock. Having found a parking spot right outside the door, the welcome was warm and efficient and we were unpacking in our pleasant room within 10 minutes of arrival. Our package included dinner and afternoon tea and the latter we enjoyed in the sunny courtyard. We enjoyed a walk around the historic market town before returning to freshen up and change for dinner. The cocktails offered by their specialist Gin Bar - with a record breaking selections of gins - were excellent and again taken in the courtyard. We opted for the tasting menu which offered 6 courses (which portion-wise were individually modest, but collectively adequate) including an amuse bouche of asparagus velute which was missable, a crab risotto which was delicious, slow roast belly pork with truffle mash which was superb and a light, sweet desert which rounded the meal off nicely.
The service was charmingly eclectic.
The hotel also through in a VIP discount card for Bicester village which my wife utilised enthusiastically the next day.
All in all a very pleasant trip.

Room Tip: Close your window as the baker delivers at 2am and has a noisy van!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dominic B, General Manager at Feathers Hotel, responded to this review, 1 June 2014
It was very pleasing to read that you both enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us here at The Feathers, despite the thought of tackling Bicester Village with your wife and an additional 10% off with the VIP card. I do hope that we can welcome you back to us in the near future.
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Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely stay at The Feathers, the service and staff are amazing. We tried the Taster Menu in the restaurant on the night that we stayed and I cannot recommend it highly enough, it was honestly one of the best meals I have ever had. Overall a fantastic place to stay. A big thank you to all the staff for making our stay so memorable.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dominic B, General Manager at Feathers Hotel, responded to this review, 1 June 2014
I will ensure that the chef and his team get to read your comments in relation to the taster menu, I know he will be delighted to read them. I hope we see you again soon.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

We stayed at the Feathers has part of a living Social deal for 2 nights B&B plus a 5 course taster meal on 1 night of our stay.
From 1st arrival to the departure nothing could be faulted, very friendly staff, amazing room excellent food and service,
We would definitely stay here again
Beautiful area, recommend

Room Tip: Room 28 very large bed
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dominic B, General Manager at Feathers Hotel, responded to this review, 1 June 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review, I will ensure that all of the staff get to read your very kind comments.
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 May 2014

We booked through Secret Escapes and made such a good saving that we booked a suite. The room was very good. We had a separate sitting room, which is an excellent thing. I have stayed at the Feathers before but this was the first time for my wife. We both enjoyed our short stay and wished we had been staying for longer.
The dining experience was superb and the staff were so helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. We had the tasting menu with the recommended wines to accompany each course. Try it! I am sure you will find the experience delightful.
All the staff were so attentive. We will be back.

Room Tip: If you can afford it book a suite. They are very good
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dominic B, General Manager at Feathers Hotel, responded to this review, 1 June 2014
As you say the suites here at The Feathers are really special and it is very pleasing to read that you found all of the staff to be so attentive. We look forward to welcoming you back to us very soon and thank you very much for your review, we do appreciate you taking the time to do this.
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2014

My wife and I recently spent our Pearl Wedding Anniversary at this Hotel.

We got a package with Amazon which inlcuded Bed, Breakfast, and a 5 Course Sampler Meal in the evening.

The hotel and the staff were excellent, very polite and efficient, room service if you needed tea or coffee during the day, no charge.

The hotels itself is very old dating back to the 16th century, and the rooms reflect this with plenty of character as well as comfort.

The 5 course meal was excellent, as well as a substantial breakfast with plenty of choice.

Would definitely come back again, probable for a few days so as to visit Blenheim Palace which is nearby.

Room Tip: The place is very quite so where ever your bedroom, it does not make any difference.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dominic B, General Manager at Feathers Hotel, responded to this review, 1 June 2014
Thank you for your review it is very pleasing to read that your wife and yourself had a great time celebrating your pearl anniversary. As you say Blenheim Palace is really worth a visit but to do it justice you do need to afford yourself a full day sandwiched inbetween a delicious breakfast and sumptuous dinner at The Feathers.
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Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

The staff were friendly and very accommodating as we were initially given Room 23 which was tiny and very dark but after enquiring about another room we were moved to a Room 14 which was bigger and brighter.
We had the 5 course taster menu and the crab risotto was superb but the belly pork was a 2" square if pure fat. Overall not value for money.
The breakfast wasn't much better, I ordered a full English and asked for scrambled egg. This came out in my plate as an omelette which was scrambled and covered in oil. In fairness when I mentioned it the waitress did go into the kitchen and return with scrambled egg but not without the complaining if the chef (which I heard from the dining room).
I was expecting so much more from the reviews.

Room Tip: Ask for a suite if possible
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dominic B, General Manager at Feathers Hotel, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us following your stay. The chef has taken on board all of your feedback and we will ensure that the pork belly is of a larger size going forward. He will ensure that all of our chefs are made aware of your comments to ensure that no other guest has the same experience. I do hope that we are able to welcome you back to us in the future.
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Property: Feathers Hotel
Address: Market Street, Woodstock OX2O 1SX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Woodstock
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Woodstock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Feathers Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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