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Bird in Hand, White Oak Green , Witney, OX29 9XP
The Bird in Hand Inn is a classic Cotswolds country Inn located in Whiteoak Green, Oxfordshire, near Witney on the B4022, just outside the small village of Hailey. This classic Cotswolds hotel is an ideal location in the heart of the country within a few miles of Oxford, Chipping Norton and major motorways. The Bird in Hand Inn is surrounded by the beautiful scenery and rolling countryside of the Cotswolds, this Grade II listed building is made of traditional local stone and slate and boasts beautiful original features.

Typical of the region, the Bird in Hand was originally constructed in the traditional manner in the 17th century. Today, the inn has been totally renovated, but is still rich in original charm and gorgeous period features, such as natural Cotswold stone and heavy wooden beams.

Each of the rooms has its own unique, individual warmth and character. The oldest room is the heart of the hotel. The huge inglenook fireplace blazes away with enormous logs during the cold winter nights and during the hot summer season, the hearth is decorated with a display of local flowers.

With excellent service, mouth-watering food and a warm, friendly, relaxing atmosphere, the Inn is great as a base from which to discover the delights of the Cotswolds and surrounding areas. Why not come and enjoy a few refreshing drinks, some light lunch or the beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, whilst relaxing in the summer sunshine on our seated patio.

The food offering, prepared by Head Chef David Morgan, concentrating on locally sourced, seasonal produce, from local farmers and producers, is recommended by The Gourmet Society. For a list of our local suppliers, please take a look at our Links Page where we will highlight these great, local suppliers.

As well as the superb food offering, The Bird In Hand boasts 16 letting bedrooms, all furnished to the highest standards. These rooms include 2 family rooms and two rooms with full disabled access. The accommodation is set in its own quadrangle, away from the hustle and bustle of the bar and restaurant areas, allowing for a tranquil night's sleep whenever you should wish to retire. These AA**** rated rooms offer an excellent base to explore the beauty of the Cotswolds, or a great place for a business meeting, making use of one of our fully equipped meeting rooms.
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Overall score Guest rating scores since February 2013 Customer recommendation
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93% recommended this accommodation to a friend 94% would stay again
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Jet Lagged Travellers
We stayed at the Bird in Hand following on from returning from holiday and landing at Gatwick, so we wanted somewhere to stay around the Oxford area to break our journey following on from a night flight and too far to drive home all in one go. We cannot fault this place. It is a nice country pub with great décor, friendly staff who couldn't do enough to make us welcome and the food is fabulous. The accommodation is next door in converted barns/stables with a nice outdoor area.

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C Walker

From Wirral, UK
Who stayed in January 2015

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Bird in Hand when visiting Cotswold Wildlife Park
Needed affordable family accommodation for a one night stay. Location is good, although there is no address as such, and not easy to find - we had to resort to google maps rather than the car SatNav. Nice country location and authentic pub feel. Room was separate to the main pub as described which was good, and room is of excellent size and setup with a double, single and sofa bed. All clean, and with flat TV and some easy chairs. Great for killing time before dinner. Food was excellent but noticably pricier than we would pay at home - tourist prices. Kids meals were particularly good and all excellent quality. Beer very nice, including Welsh ale, an unexpected treat. Recommended, and would definitely revisit, if in the area.

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A Mackey

From Solihull, UK
Who stayed in December 2014

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EXCELLENT
My wife and I can't fault this hotel. The accommodation was very clean and well appointed. The staff were very welcoming and efficient and the food was absolutely wonderful. The choice of breakfast was superb and generous. We intend to return in the Summer as it is an ideal base for Oxford and surrounding area.

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Garry M

From Weybridge, UK
Who stayed in December 2014

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Lovely place , nice setting , run well
Could so with updating bathrooms , but very nice place

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W Duncan

From Caterham, UK
Who stayed in November 2014

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Migratory, but sure to return to the Bird at Hand!!!
Previous returning guests to this establishment, fabulous feel to the accommodation build set room occupied spacious and well equipped, with tasteful wall art, good standard furniture, en-suite shower over bath recent upgrade shower with thermostatic valve tremendous pressure and soaking with in house gel and shampoo of high quality. Linen and towels of an excellent standard. Perfection the Cooked Breakfast Standard only flaw shame about the soiling of the carpet by previous disrespectful guests. looking forward to my next stay

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David C

From UK
Who stayed in November 2014

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Decent Rooms and Good Food

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Andy Harvey

From Sittingbourne, UK
Who stayed in November 2014

Travelling alone

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Welcoming staff.
Lovely quite room.

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Debbie Page

From Pulborough, UK
Who stayed in November 2014

Family with young children

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Excellent accomodation
We loved the fact that our accommodation was at the rear of the Inn, it felt very private, but only a few steps to the inn and it's delicious breakfast and evening meal.
Very spacious room and bathroom.
Only downside was the mattress on the king size bed was a bit uncomfortable, but maybe it's due for renewal?

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Leslie H

From UK
Who stayed in October 2014

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NIce People
We got a very warm welcome, had good food and a comfortable bed. What more do you need?.

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Colin H

From Northampton, UK
Who stayed in October 2014

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A nice place to stay but the hotel hadn`t received confirmation of our booking from Late Room . com. Fortunately they had a spare room available.

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Christopher Coulson

From Ashbourne, UK
Who stayed in October 2014

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