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Idyllic thatched country Pub set in the leafy village of Stanton St John. A stones throw from the University City of Oxford, Bicester Village Shopping Center and Blenheim Palace. Offering Boutique style Accomadation all within en suite double bedrooms the rooms are located along side the courtyard and is all at ground level. Children are welcome The Pub its self has Disability Toilets and four unique customer areas, we are dog friendly but respectfully request that your animals are kept on a leash while in the public areas, dogs are not allowed in the restaurant.

We are a Traditional (Destination Style) English Pub offering a high class food and drink in a unique building which has both thatched and tiled roofing. We like to support our local community which is the Parish of Stanton St John, we like to offer a friendly service and always enjoy making new friends.

Cleaning and safety

  • Disinfected between stays
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing
  • Staff protective clothing
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Common area doors left open
  • Request no staff entry to room
  • First aid kit
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature checks (staff)
  • Socially distanced dining
  • Sanitised tableware
  • Takeaway meals


  • Bar
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Meet & greet service
  • Cleaning service
  • Terrace
  • Golf course
  • Restaurant - starred
  • Coffee shop
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Breakfast served in restaurant


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Long-term parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Recreational vehicle parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Highchairs


  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • English/Irish breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options

Activities and Experiences

  • Bird watching
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Cricket
  • Fine dining
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Golf - driving range
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Nightclubs
  • Polo
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Theatre
  • Walking
  • Farm life
  • Cinema
  • Concerts, music
  • History/science museums
  • Wild life


  • Check in
    17:00 21:00
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    Children welcome
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    Pets welcome
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions


  • Road from Kidlington (7.0 miles)

    The Talkhouse at Stanton St John is located on the B4027 Kidlington to Wheatley Road and is roughly equal distant to Kidlington via Islip is 7.5 miles and Wheatley via Forest Hill is 5.5 miles. The University City of Oxford is within 5.4 miles with its famous Hospital complex of the John Ratcliffe, Churchill and Nuffield hospitals on route to the City Center. 

    The nearest rail station is at Islip (4 miles) which served via Oxford Parkway which is on the Oxford to Marylebone (London) mainline, which is less than one hour in travel time. 

    London Oxford Airport (8 miles) at Kidlington is primarily a training airport offering some local flights within the UK.

    Kidlington (7 miles) is the Headquarters of Thames Valley Police

    Bicester Village  a luxury shopping center offering more than 160 Designer Brands is within 12 miles.

    Blenheim Palace the ancestral home of the Duke of Marlborough and birth place of Sir Winston Churchill is within 10 miles. 

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