Was visiting Oxford on a very sunny day, and had been told good things about Head of the River.
I stopped in at lunch time for a beer, waiting for a friend to join, and then we had a few more.
Was great sat outside by the river. Special shout out to the very hard working man who was hosting, he was running a tight ship! The whole place was very friendly and organised.
Would advise booking in advance if you know it's going to be a nice day and want to eat/sit right on the river's edge - Got very busy!
3 weeks ago
A very nice pub/hotel in the heart of Oxford.
My partner and I both very much enjoyed our stay here. The staff are very courteous and the food is amazing. I had the best apple crumble I've ever had here without a doubt.
I felt very welcome right from the start.
I'm not sure however whether because I booked quite close to my check-in date whether the price of my room was inflated or not, I'm not quite sure the price of the room was reflected in what was on offer. It definitely looked different to what was on the website. The bathroom was a very nice room if not a little small, unfortunately the ceiling above the shower was slightly damaged and looked a bit mouldy (on reflection I should have said something to the staff at the time and I'm sure they would have taken it on board and dealt with it once we checked out) however this didn't dampen my experience with them. Regardless I would recommend The Head of the River to anyone who was going to Oxford, whether it's to stay the night or to go for a dining experience as you definitely cannot go wrong with their food.
2 months ago
So the 5 stars are for the staff as these guys are the real jewels of this place. The hotel itself is good if you like historic and quirky with a lot of charm. Obviously it's not polished and modern as it is a listed building so need to bear that mind. The rooms are creaky and have a charm. The breakfast was amazing and the staff (again) shone especially as I have dietary requirements which they were very informed of. We also wished to change rooms as the initial one was exposed to a lot of traffic noise (room 11) and didn't have the best mattress and again they could not be more helpful and moved us to room 4. As this was a lower priced room they refunded me the difference for both nights not just the 2nd
night. Most generous. Thanks to all the staff from the front of house, restaurant and housekeeping you were all amazing and I hope Fuller's are aware just how good these guys are.