What We Love
- A relaxing stay at a country house hotel near the Cotswolds, with AA Rosette-awarded diningTreating yourself to delicious fare at Restaurant 56, headed by an award-winning chef and a MasterChef The Professionals finalist
- The hotel's great location near the Cotswolds and Oxford
- Climbing to the top of Faringdon's Folly Tower, to see across five counties
What To Know
- Faringdon is just a 5-minute walk from the property while central Oxford is about a 30-minute drive
- Free WiFi works well
- Free onsite parking is available
Conveniently located on the edge of the Cotswolds, between Swindon and Oxford, Sudbury House in part comprises a white Grade II-listed Georgian house that previously belonged to Sir William Glock, former BBC Controller of Music. It’s likely you’ll soon be singing the praises of its effortless approach to hospitality, which earned it a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
The other half of the hotel is in a newer building, seamlessly incorporated with the old and overlooking nine acres of well-kept gardens. Rooms are tastefully refurbished, and the lounge is great for a pre-dinner tipple in cosy surrounds. Dining is the real cherry on the cake here. Headed up by Executive Chef Andrew Scott (who features on this year’s Great British Menu, representing the central region) and sous chef Nick Bennett, a MasterChef The Professionals finalist, the restaurant has a bulging trophy cabinet, having been awarded three AA Rosettes and being named the Oxfordshire Gastronomic Restaurant of the Year in 2015.
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Met up with friends for the weekend. Lovely comfortable bed and linen. Nice towels and amenities in bathroom. Home baked cookies on arrival. Had a meal in the restaurant in the evening. Nice to see the food being cooked. Excellent food although the service was slow. Think they need more staff in the restaurant. Plenty of seating arrangements in the bar area, where we spent some considerable time.
We all had a lovely time. We liked the room very much and enjoyed staying in the hotel. Our guests felt welcomed, and the dynamic with the staff was really good. There were positive comments about the food, wine, beer, and service. The food was a good mixture, was of excellent quality - friends of ours said that the beef literally melted in their mouths, and I enjoyed the duck very much. The addition of the extra dishes was very much appreciated (as was the wine), and everyone felt that they had sufficient time to enjoy themselves and meet up properly. I have a few photographs which brilliantly reflect the quality of the event, but which I won't post as they show friends and family.
We personally would certainly stay here again should we come back to Oxford or Faringdon, and we would certainly recommend Sudbury to any one else that we knew in the area that was looking to organise a social event. I am conscious that if Ii waited 10 years, it would be difficult for me to recreate the gathering - but that is down to the people who were present. Sudbury itself would be brilliant. I would be happy if they wanted any of these sentences as a testimonial.
Very good dinner for 20 of us. Nice drinks reception in the 56 area and then dinner with wine pairings. A couple of the dishes outstanding the turnip with the grape and the bass with crispy oyster.
Service great. In particular Ronan and Prem made us feel very welcome.
I do like the separate bar area where one can relax until late.
Breakfast very good.
The new chef Sam is a real find. Well done all.