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Sturdy's Castle Country Inn

) #8 of 27 Restaurants in Kidlington $$ - $$$ , British,
Banbury Road, Kidlington OX5 3EP, England
+44 1869 331119
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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“steak” (19 reviews)
“mixed grill” (4 reviews)
“sunday roast” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Banbury Road, Kidlington OX5 3EP, England
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1 - 10 of 261 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

we eat here, as we were staying at the hotel, so very handy. Food was lovely, and the menu was very varied

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat here regularly and always enjoy our Starters, Main courses and the desserts in previous years were excellent. However although they still are theres just not as much variety as there use to be. The quality and portions of food are excellent also the...More

Thank 464robin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had our anniversary meal here tonight. Restaurant pretty quiet which was nice. Service was quick and food was tasty and hot. Recommended.

Thank JerseyGirl1981
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brill. The staff were superb. The food was excellent. Can't fault any of the service just a great place meet up and eat and drink.

Thank bivvyman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very good and they had a great selection, however the waiters were slow even when it was not busy and non of them were smiling. They also need to update the menu as there were missing items still in the menu.

Thank MThammer01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my third or forth visit here, and I do enjoy the experience. The staff are always helpful and friendly and the food has never disappointed. Pate was tasty with plenty of toast which is unusual. Wedges were piping hot and a nice large...More

Thank ukpunk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sturdy's Castle is definitely not a castle. It reminded me of an American motel - just off a main road. The room was ok - nothing special Clean enough. We stayed there after the Blenheim jazz festival. A useful place near to Woodstock/ Blenheim.

Thank wellwhynot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 2 nights with a friend. Location great for Blenheim, Oxford and Bicester village. Room comfortable and friendly staff. Breakfast choice a bit limited ( fruit etc) but more than made up for with excellent quality cooked breakfast especially the sausages and bacon . Would...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 12 July 2017

From start to finish the service and food was excellent. Staff really attentive and helpful Food was piping hot great presentation,taste and portions fantastic. You would have to be a whinger to find fault

Thank Alan D
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely lunch with great service. Large menu so a great choice. You can sit in bar or restaurant, not to expensive. Would be good for large parties due to space and lots of parking.

Thank Emily H
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2 August 2016|
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Response from Tria723 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Magann, Mon to Sat they serve meals from 11.45am to 10pm Sun 11.45 to 8pm I usually go at lunch time during the week when I have never needed to book, but I called in one Sunday and there wasn't a table free, so depending... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$23
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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Banbury Road, Kidlington OX5 3EP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Kidlington
  • Phone Number: +44 1869 331119
  • E-mail
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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