Need to know
Five, including one suite.
11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Check-in from 3pm to midnight Monday to Saturday (until 11pm on Sunday). Later check-in can be arranged on request.
Double rooms from $137.99 (£100), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Rates usually exclude breakfast; à la carte options start at £4, and a Full English is £12.50.
The pub has a fascinating history, from the moment the lord and lady of Eynsham Hall bestowed it to their butler – as you do – to more modern times, when it had its own helipad, earned the favour of Marco Pierre White and was owned by Gerry Stonhill, a true character who flaunted Tony Blair’s smoking ban.
At the hotel
Expansive grounds, a herb and vegetable patch, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, Roberts DAB radio, minibar stocked with local goodies, Nespresso coffee machine and tea-making kit, and Bramley bath products.
Our favourite rooms
The hay’s been cleared, but the Farmhouse Lofts have kept an air of rustic romance. They’re set under the eaves, with original wooden beams and flooring, and furnished with a mish-mash of antiques, up-to-the-minute artwork, old-school rugs and Morris & Co fabrics, which somehow work when thrown together – such is the eye of talented owners Charlie and Justin. We’d also like to take a lengthy soak in the Farmhouse Suite’s cool copper bath tub.
Rather than khaki Hunters and waxed jackets, opt for some of the more outlandish Wellie colours and and a parka that’ll stand out amid the greenery.
The restaurant and pub are wheelchair-accessible; however, the historic building doesn’t allow for a lift to the bedrooms on the first floor.
Dogs can stay in Farmhouse Lodges 1 and 2 for £20 a night. See more pet-friendly hotels in Oxfordshire.
Children are welcome. Farmhouse Suites and Lofts can fit a baby cot (free, bedding isn't supplied) and Loft 1 can fit an extra bed (£40 a night). Menus can be adapted but buggies aren't allowed in the restaurant, neither are under 12s in the evening.