The Royal Oak

Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Inn
+44 (0)1993 868213
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A proper old-fashioned inn dating from the 1600s with beamed ceilings, low doorways and winding staircases up to comfortable bedrooms

Bedroom

5 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

This lovely old pub sits in the heart of the village. Walkers, locals with their dogs and lovers of good food will be delighted to find its atmosphere unchanged, in spite of much refurbishment. It’s still a warm, soulful place with crackling log fires, well-trained staff, local ales and a seasonal menu of classic pub food. The restaurant has a more contemporary feel and from here an extension has full length windows opening on to the garden. Lovely to sit out here, pint in hand, wondering what to eat.

Bedrooms, two of them dog-friendly, are all a good size and are individually decorated by clever owner Amy who has masterminded the design. You’ll find eco-friendly soaps and shampoos, vintage furniture and a little bottle of port. Wake to a delicious continental or full English.

Join a ‘Step into the Cotswolds’ walk from the door or slump in a cosy armchair with a newspaper. It’s a relaxed place.

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We think you'll love

  • The individual bedrooms with their luxurious feel, worth every penny
  • The wine list. Organic, sustainable, biodynamic and vegan - including some lovely English ones too
  • Exploring quintessentially Cotswolds villages with cobbled streets and low bridges
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You should know

  • Fairly limited 3G or phone signal
  • Bedrooms are up a winding spiral staircase

Essentials

  • 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
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • 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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Mobile signal available only in some areas.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Breakfast included in room rate. Dinner starters from £6, mains from £16, desserts from £7. Lunch also available.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £150
1 Family room for 4
From £150
4 Doubles
From £150

Accommodation

Reviews

Perhaps you come to The Cotswolds for the history, the walking, a visit to the lakes or even a tour round Blenheim Palace, but the moment you set foot in The Royal Oak at Ramsden, you could very easily never leave. The familiar, cosy tables around the fireplace, delightful rooms and welcoming staff with amazing knowledge of local wine all feels like a home from home, albeit much more luxurious!

Ellie, Sawday's Inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

Ramsden is a pretty village with a decorated Gothic 19th-century church and a big playing field. Nearby Finstock has an excellent community shop and post office. It's quiet and tucked away and you can join many good circular walking routes which criss-cross the area, or join the Cotswold Way. Bustling market town, Witney, is five miles away and Chipping Norton is a 20-minute drive for cafés and independent shops.

Local points of interest from The Royal Oak

  • Blenheim Palace: Visit our nearby World Heritage Site with over 300 years of history, most notably the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Stroll in Capability Brown’s landscaped garden and attend exhibitions, concerts, open-air cinemas and even jousting.
  • North Leigh Roman Villa: Take a walk around the local Roman ruins, previously a luxurious Roman courtyard villa in the Evenlode Valley, but now under the care of English Heritage and open to the public to explore.
  • Burford: In addition to our local market town of Witney and train station village of Charlbury, climb the high street of the historic, quintessential Cotswold village of Burford to view the beautiful surrounding countryside and visit the antique shops.
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park: Travel by mini train around the landscaped parkland to see over 260 species, including giraffes and rhinos. Stroke animals in the children’s farmyard, explore the adventure playground and feed the penguins in the walled garden.
  • Oxford: Explore the spires of one of the oldest, most famously beautiful English cities in the world. Visit the University Colleges, have a picnic and go punting down the River Cherwell and enjoy the arts of the theatres, galleries and Ashmolean Museum.
  • Farming: For those wanting a taste of the countryside be inspired, educated and connected to farmers at FarmED, pay a visit to Jeremy Clarkson’s infamous Diddly Squat Farm Shop and take the family to the historic Cogges Manor Farm in the heart of Witney.

Introducing

The Royal Oak

Tim and Amy are the owners and instigators of the excellent refurbishment but they leave the day-to-day running to General Manager Luke along with his very efficient team. Knowledgeable Vince is behind the bar and all of the team are the perfect combination of friendly but not gushing. You are very well looked after.