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Sturdy's Castle Country Inn

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Banbury Road, Kidlington OX5 3EP, England
+44 1869 331119
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth trying especially on the specials nights on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (25% off). Steaks are superb in quality and value.

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Thank Max270243
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lunch here a few weeks ago and it was lovely so went back today for Sunday lunch just as good as the first time I had the beef which was very tender and tasty plenty of vegetables partner had a very large burger both meals well presented hot and good value for money it's nice to see a... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The starters were ok. The mushrooms in stilton were very tasty. The chicken and asparagus was good. The pork escalopes in mustard was tasty, although chewy. The broccoli very overdone & soggy. The fish (fish & chips) was very thickly battered and extremely chewy, difficult to finish. The burgers were very disappointing - dry, tasteless and overdone. The baps they... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressed easy to get in and out.As we have disabled people.My father visited a lot recently.Very good menu selection.Lots of gluten free choice.Nice staff reasonable prices.Already booked for a dinner for an other night.Wheel chair ramp for toilet.Plenty of parking.I recommend to give this place a try.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends so we had a selection of meals. Lamb shank and mixed grill were good not cheap cuts well cooked. Fish and chips were very large portions but the batter was thick and because of that quite stodgy, very crispy on the outside. The steak and ale pie was quite disappointing, small with minimal filling. Overall it was... More 

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Thank mswep
Banbury, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was a little slow but food was very good. They have a special menu 2 main course for 11.95 between Monday and Saturday lunch.

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Thank 123taz
Widnes, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Family travelling from all over the UK for get together and the table was pre booked 8 days before for 9 x adults 2 x 6 year old a 2 year old and a three week old baby. All meals were very good lots of options available and well priced. Our thanks to all the staff and for the good... More 

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Oxord
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Had drinks in the bar area. It was quiet when we visited. It suited the purpose of our visit, however it's just an average pub so wouldn't go out of my way to visit

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Thank Sandpiper39
Somerton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Booked a special offer 2 nights bed, breakfast & dinner expecting an upgraded room as promised in email. Unfortunately, ended up in no frills room with hot water tap too hard to turn off, bathroom fan useless leaving everything wet with steam, hairdryer waste of space - attached to wall with very tight wire that wouldn't stretch across to the... More 

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Thank Chris61_10
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Absolutely fabulous Sunday roast. Beef was cooked to perfection and melted in your mouth, as were the vegetables. Two people also had pies and vowed to return soon, even comtemplated a take away as they do not live locally and we're visiting. Daughter-in-law was able to get a really good vegan nut roast which she described as very tasty.

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$13 - US$23
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Banbury Road, Kidlington OX5 3EP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Kidlington
  • Phone Number: +44 1869 331119
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?