The Double Red Duke

Bampton, Oxfordshire
+44 (0)1367 810222
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£200 - £500
per night

An immaculately restored old inn with generous bedrooms, great food, ale and wine. Locals love it as much as those who make it a destination


19 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 3

Children welcome

£200 - £500 per night

The Experience

This was probably always a hostelry of some sort: the big building sits on the road in the heart of the sleepy village, close to Bampton of Downton Abbey fame. Food is a big priority and chef, Henrick Ritzen, cooks on an open fire in the centre of the dining room – a performance art. English lamb, beef, pork, oysters and hand cut chips – the menu is seasonal and local, four pumps grace the bar: all local including Abingdon Bridge and Allsops.

You breakfast on a superb Full English, crushed avocado with poached eggs or breakfast muffin with Ogleshield cheese, bacon, egg and sausage. Spill out into the garden on warm days, retire to bedrooms with gorgeous fabrics, soft feather and down, homemade biscuits and bathrooms with 100 Acres soaps and lotions. All well away from the bar area.

Walk onto the Thames Path from the village, hire bikes locally or book a massage in the Shepherd’s Hut treatment room.

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We think you'll love

  • Foodies will be very happy just eating such superb food, drinking local ale and sampling the wine list
  • Walking with children and dogs on safe paths away from roads
  • The romantic bedrooms for loved-up couples
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You should know

  • Fairly limited parking on site. Free parking on road in village
  • Cooked breakfast comes with an extra charge
  • Mobile signal not great in some rooms - thick walls!


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from £200
16 Doubles
From £200
3 Family rooms for 3
From £250


Booking information

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Other details
Minimum stay: 2 nights on Fri & Sat for dinner, B&B rate. 3 nights for B&B rate. Wknd rates include dinner value of up to £30 pp.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

1 dog is welcome, £25.

Starters from £9. Mains from £18. Sunday lunch from £18. Kids menu available.


The village locals must be delighted. What was a closed down old wreck is now beautifully restored, but without losing an ounce of its character. Food is taken seriously, rooms are comfortable and quirky, the staff are enthusiastic and well-trained. A treat to come and stay here, with children or as a couple for a romantic weekend. Bring the dog too!

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

The village is quiet, but does have a lovely deli/bakery/café called Blakes. Bampton is two miles down the road and has good shops plus the fantastic butchers Patrick Strainge. There are good walking and cycling paths including along the river to William Morris' house, Kelmscott. Oxford is 20 minutes by car, Lechlade is lovely and you can hop on a river boat, or wild swim in the weir at Buscot.

Local points of interest from Sam & Georgina Pearman

  • Close to the River Thames at Lechlade, Kelmscott or Buscot. Hire a boat at Lechlade or maybe have a swim at Buscot.
  • William Morris' Kelmscott Manor only 5-10 minutes away.
  • Bampton - where much of Downton Abbey was filmed ,is just down the road
  • The dreaming spires of Oxford are only 20-30 minutes away, a lovely day out.


Sam & Georgina Pearman

Another winning transformation from clever team Sam and Georgie Pearman who have been renovating pubs and inns for some years. She the designer who sources all the fabrics, furniture and quirky pictures, he the industry expert. Staff are smiley, superbly trained and the atmosphere is a happy one - you're in excellent hands.