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What can we say? Oxfordshire is awash with some great pubs, restaurants and bars to suit all tastes and budgets – a veritable hub of gastronomic excellence. Just two miles away in the picturesque town of Woodstock is a good selection to choose from – at least eighteen different establishments. In Oxford city itself are some of the finest, busiest, oldest and most notorious pubs, bars and restaurants in England. From a £5 meal around the corner in Thrupp, to quite possibly one of the best Michelin-stared restaurants in the UK, Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons (voted the No.1 hotel for food in the UK – CN Traveller) or indeed the off-the-wall Crazy Bear at Stadhampton, the choice is excellent, and all within a stone’s throw of Oxford Airport. Oxford has routinely been nominated as one of the best cities in the UK in which to dine by the “Which? Good Food Guide”. With more than ten Oxford restaurants mentioned in the guide, Oxford ranks top in terms of city size, against London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Leeds and Glasgow.

The airport of course has its own ‘Horizon’ restaurant if time doesn’t permit venturing off the airfield for an hour or more. This offers hot dishes every day (breakfast too) along with a selection of salads and sandwiches. The 51.50 ‘Costa Coffee’-franchised, licensed bar/café and retail shop opposite the new business aviation terminal is ideal for snacks and drinks through the day, seven days a week and even offers take-away pizzas. If time permits though, we strongly recommend venturing 15 minutes down the road into the city of Oxford where the choice of bars, restaurants, pubs and clubs is ever-expanding – well over 250+ at the last count! You’ll find up to date listings of those at Oxford City Life or In Oxford.

If any of our visitors, locals or residents have a recommendation to make for somewhere within no more than 10 miles (15 minutes) of the airport, then please let us know about it at info@londonoxfordairport.com.

Happy drinking!

Recommended Pubs & Inns for Food:

• For Woodstock pubs & Inns (2 Miles), go to the WakeUpToWoodstock guide.

• For great pubs in Oxford City (of which there are too many to list), look at the links below.

• For other pubs relatively local to Oxford Airport, try these recommendations:

The Boat Inn – Thrupp (0.5 miles)
The Jolly Boatman – Thrupp (0.5 Miles)
The Royal Sun – Begbroke (1.3 Miles)
The Turnpike – Yarnton (A44) (2 miles)
Gardener’s Arms – Tackley (4 miles)
Rock of Gibraltar – Enslow (4 miles)
Hand & Shears – Church Hanborough (4 miles)
The Killingworth Castle - Wootton (5 miles)
The Oxford Arms – Kirtlington (5 miles)
The Dashwood – Kirtlington (5 miles)
The Bell – Hampton Poyle (5 miles)
The Plough Inn – Wolvercote Green (5 Miles)
The Trout – Wolvercote (5 miles)
The White Hart – Wytham (5.5 miles)
Boot Inn – Barnards Gate (7 miles)
The Perch Inn – Binsey (7.5 miles)
The Fishes – North Hinksey Village (7.7 Miles)
The Jersey Arms – Middleton Stoney (8.8 Miles)
The Masons Arms – South Leigh (9.5 Miles)
The Nut Tree Inn – Murcott (10 miles)
Deddington Arms – Deddington (11.5 miles)
Falkland Arms – Great Tew (12 miles)
The Plough – Appleton (12.5 miles)
The Black Boy Inn (Wheelers Cotswolds) - Milton (14 miles)
The Muddy Duck – Hethe - Nr. Bicester (16 miles)
The Swan Inn – Swinbrook (17 miles)
The Chequers - Churchill, Chipping Norton (18 miles)
The Kingham Plough – Kingham (20 miles)
The Wild Rabbit - Kingham (20 Miles)

Recommended Restaurants Close to Oxford Airport:

• For nearby restaurants with easy parking (occasionally challenging in central Oxford) close to the airport and towards Oxford city, we would recommend:

Brasserie Blanc – Oxford / Jericho (6 miles)
The Big Bang – Oxford/Jericho 6 miles
Lemon Tree – Oxford /Woodstock Road (5 miles)
Gees Restaurant – Oxford / Banbury Road (5 miles)
66a (Cotswold Lodge Hotel) – Oxford / Summertown (5.5 miles)
Portabello – Oxford / Summertown / (5.5 miles)
Xi’an – Oxford / Summertown (5.5 miles)
Saffron – Oxford / summertown (5.5 miles)
Spice Lounge – Oxford / Summertown (5.5 miles)
The Cherwell Boathouse – Oxford / Summertown (5.7 miles)
The Manor - Weston-on-the-Green (7 miles)

Hunting for good local pubs or bars? Try these sites:

Woodstock Pubs and Restaurants
Kidlington Area Pubs
The Pub Food Guide (Oxfordshire)
The Oxford Scholar’s Good Pub Guide – Oxford City
Itchy Oxford Guide
In Oxford – Bars & Pubs
The Oxford Pub Guide
University Pub Guide
Beerintheevening.com
PubInnGuide.com
The Carfax Catalogue – Oxfordshire Pubs
touchoxford.com – Pub Guide
Oxford Daily Info - Food Guide

Hunting for good local restaurants? Try these sites:

Restaurants in Oxfordshire
Woodstock Restaurants
Oxford Restaurant Guide
In Oxford - Restaurants
This is Oxfordshire
Information Britain – Oxfordshire Restaurants
The Oxford Scholar’s Good Restaurant Guide – Oxford City
BBC Oxford Eating Out Guide
Cherwell Online – 'Going Out' Guide
Oxford Daily Info - Food Guide
Viewoxford.co.uk

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