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“England's Rose”
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England's Rose
Ranked #1 of 1 Postcombe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

Having read the reports on your site and I couldn't recognise the establishment. My recent stay was
extremely sound ! Very clean and comfortable room at a keenly competitive price for the area - which is generally overpriced. Very welcoming owners, serving good pub food and drink ( bottled ales ) at reasonable prices. Good base for exploring the Chilterns, especially kites ! Would stay again if in the area !

Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed twice as it couldn't find anywhere else,
Expensive for what you get for £40 a night.
On been taken to room there were what looked like dss occupants living in the downstairs. One gave me a dirty plate to take back to the bar!
Building away from pub was noisy with doors slamming and shouting, above the pub was tiny and dirty.
Pub was always empty as for the beer. Horrible.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 December 2013

I stayed there for a couple of nights last weekend and I found the B&B good value. The rooms were clean and have been done up, and the carpet is brand new (not sure what the other reviewer meant maybe it was a bad day). Anyway, it's defintley the best value B&B by a long way in the local area, and it's close to a great antiques centre called the "The Swan" just down the road. I certainly did not find the drinks expensive at all pretty much normal as anywhere else and there was a warm welcoming fire on in the bar. The owner, Shelia is a good laugh and full of character.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

I have stayed in lots of B and Bs and generally prefer them to hotels the problem is you never really know what you are going to get; some are fantastic some average and some are dire, this one falls into the last category. The accommodation is in a building separated from the pub (which is in fact not a pub) It is a poorly lit, dingy, badly decorated, slightly smelly, depressing place. The bedroom was not very clean though the en-suite was ok. The bed was very uncomfortable with a worn mattress, springs pinging with every movement. The room was cold and there was a lot of noise from guests in room below. Talking about fellow guests; the room on the ground floor next to the main entrance was occupied by a couple that seemed to have their door permanently open presumably for ventilation!
Breakfast in the morning was a grim experience tasting of rancid fat (I am not fussy and will eat almost anything) How on earth people recommend this place is beyond me (It is not even that cheap) I cannot comment on the restaurant as after the breakfast experience did not want to risk it.

Room Tip: sleep in your car in preference to this place
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

Arrived to a brightly lit bar area with nowhere comfortable to sit. All tables laid up for dining but no one dining! Overpriced drinks.
Showed to our room which looked like your granny's. Probably not decorated since the 70's. It was cold. The bed was uncomfortable with springs pinging and boinging at every movement. The carpet was filthy! !!!! Had not been hoovered for goodness knows how long. The room smelled of rancid chip fat. The landlady resided in the room opposite. She had her television blaring loud which resulted in me having to knock on her door to turn it down at 23.45. I couldn't face staying there a minute longer than I had to and left swiftly the following morning without staying for breakfast. The whole decor was dated and eery and literally made my skin creep.Big .mistake, never again!!

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

I came here for just one night with my mum after visiting my sick grandpa. On arrival we indicated that we wanted some space with a glass of wine to just chat quietly between eachother. The pub was brightly lit, loud and the drinks were ridiculously overpriced at £9.90 for just two small glasses from bottles. The room was AWFUL. Filthy carpet, mattresses that hurt your back with the springs very visible, the decor, completely mismatched and provided a very uncomfortable atmosphere. What we were most shocked at was at almost MIDNIGHT we were kept awake by the extreme loudness of the OWNERS television from the room opposite. We skipped breakfast and left the next day as soon as we could. Extremely overpriced. WILL NOT RECOMMEND!

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

Great pub B&B close enough to Oxford, with a car, that caters for the locals and travellers alike. Fantastic selection of bottles real ales and a genuine hospitality on offer. The accommodation is a bit dated and higildy pigildy, it does remind you of the spare room at an elder relative, but it is sufficient for an overnight stop and good value. Breakfast is good although there isn't a selection on offer just an English, or any component of it, prepared how you like. There are many stories to hear and you are attended too so for the money it is great.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about England's Rose

Address: London Road, Postcombe OX9 7DP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Postcombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Postcombe
Price Range: £71 - £85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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