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Reviews - The Falkland Arms

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19 -21 The Green, Chipping Norton, Great Tew, Oxfordshire, OX7 4DB
The Falkland Arms is a beautiful 16th century pub nestled amongst the pretty thatched cottages of Great Tew in rural Oxfordshire. The cosy bar invites visitors to step back in time, with flagstone floors, oak beams, wood panelling and traditional lead windows looking out across the gently rolling Cotswold Hills. All five bedrooms are en-suite and have been newly refurbished to a high standard whilst retaining their 16th century charm. Each room features a flat screen TV, real cafetiere coffee and tea making facilities, Egyptian cotton bed linen and a modern en-suite shower. The superior rooms also have a comfortable seating area. Downstairs, friendly staff serve delicious home cooked food and a selection of award winning real ales as well as wines, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks. The large garden provides a green oasis in summer months and the welcoming bar is perfect for warming up by the open fire on winter evenings. The surrounding village of Great Tew sits on the slops of a limestone ridge overlooking the Worton Valley and is steeped in history. Local archaeology dates the first settlement back to the Bronze Age and the parish church features an original doorway from its Norman conception. Many of the village houses have changed little since the 17th century and are built with ironstone from Great Tew’s own quarry. The old post office is now the village shop and traditional tearooms and there is a café at the local cricket club. The Falkland Arms is perfectly situated for exploring the rolling countryside and hidden villages of the Cotswold Hills; a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Just half an hour’s drive away is the university town of Oxford; home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world and known as the ‘city of dreaming spires’ for its beautiful architecture. The Falkland Arms is the perfect destination for a relaxing break in a beautiful area of Britain at any time of year.
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95% recommended this accommodation to a friend 94% would stay again
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Classic Old England accommodation.
We were lucky enough to be upgraded to a thatched cottage close to the pub. The accommodation, location and service were excellent. The dinner and breakfast were also of a very high standard. Unusually, the experience fully matched the expectation created by the advance publicity.

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Gordon C

From Burton on Trent, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

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Idylic village setting
Just perfect!

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D COX

From Lincoln, UK
Who stayed in June 2014

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Great
Delightful stay in this great hotel. The kitchen was actually closed when I arrived but the staff offered to order carry out, which was just perfect. The room was huge and beautiful and the breafast was fantastic. The kind of place I'd go back to on holiday by myself.

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Ali F

From Edinburgh, UK
Who stayed in May 2014

Travelling alone

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Long Weekend stay - Friday to Monday
A delightful Inn - full of character. Very friendly and helpful Manager and Staff.
Just the sort of place one hopes to find in an area like the Cotswolds.
Spiral staircases are a challenge for our age group, but they added to the charm and the Manager kindly carried our bags. Loved the open fires on a wet, cold day.
The whole little village is beautiful.

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S Roberts

From Leatherhead, UK
Who stayed in May 2014

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Plug in bath needs mending. We'll worth finding this out of the way pub to stay the night. Selection of beers was good. All meals were excellent value for money. A property with quaint quirky characteristics, creeking floorboards, spiral staircases.

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Anthony Cope

From West Malling, UK
Who stayed in May 2014

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Excellent 16th century inn
A mix up with the booking was dealt with in an excellent manner. we were made very welcome from the first meeting till the last. all the staff were courteous and helpful.
it is a chocolate box inn, in a lovely small village.
Thank you to Jack and his team for making it a lovely relaxing break.

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k carpenter

From UK
Who stayed in May 2014

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Nostalgic return
We visited Gt Tew in 1986 and stayed in a thatched cottage in the village. It was lovely to return and see that nothing had hardly changed. The Falkland Arms was very welcoming and the accommodation and food was excellent. We would certainly go back again.

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Maureen S

From Waterlooville, UK
Who stayed in May 2014

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Quaint
Overall good. Shower area needs updating. Could of done with some vegetables with dinner. Good breakfast, friendly staff and locals.

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Simon H

From Wellingborough, UK
Who stayed in March 2014

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Lovely one night stay!
A lovely little place, ideal for a night away prior to a driving experience for my husband the following day. A warm welcome on arrival; modern, clean room and excellent breakfast the following, thank you!

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K Cockerell

From UK
Who stayed in March 2014

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A proper pub.
Lovely old pub as pubs used to be. Unfortunately, not many left.

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M McNicholas

From Marlborough, UK
Who stayed in March 2014

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