We booked our stay at The Feathers in Woodstock via Secret Escapes and were looking for somewhere to cover Bicester Shopping Village and Blenheim Palace. Location wise this was perfect, Bicester was a 20 minute drive away and Market Street leads into the back entrance for Blenheim. The hotel itself was quaint and small and very very quiet and the room itself was nice (although no air conditioning), which we didn't realise at time of booking as we assumed all hotels have this now. The staff were welcoming and friendly and all in all it was lovely however, if like us, you are looking for a rest but some kind of entertainment in the area this is not the place for you, as we found. This hotel has a Gin Bar with over 160 different types of gin but be warned you will be talked into having some and next thing you know £20 for 2 drinks!!! This put us off drinking in the hotel again and wine by the glass with dinner was £7 each so we opted for spending the evenings next door in the Woodstock Arms. We had included in our package a 5 course taster menu each evening (food the same both nights) but in the end we opted out and you are given a £45 allowance per person towards the A La Carte menu - we would highly recommend doing this as we came under budget and the food was superb, especially the Scallops - WOW!!! My husband also arranged flowers in our room on arrival as it was my birthday but I overlooked them as it was such a small arrangement and thought this was just something the hotel does - he had actually been charged £30 for them. He also arranged for something to happen on having my dessert in the evening but this didn't happen at all so I know he was disappointed. Would we stay again - no, we prefer some noise but it is ideal for Blenheim and surrounding areas.
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