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.
How to Get There
Was brought a voucher for Christmas from my daughter for afternoon tea chose Sudbury House hotel as the venue.
Lovely hotel on the edge of the Cotswolds greeted very politely by the reception staff a gentleman came and showed us to our table outside in the beautiful gardens.
The afternoon tea was excellent great variety of cakes and sandwiches plus a cheeky glass of Prosecco.
Service was very good nothing to much trouble.
All in all a very nice relaxing enjoyable experience.
We would Definitely go back to Sudbury house for afternoon tea
We were attending a weekend event nearby and I chose this hotel for location, and good car parking. On arrival we were made very welcome. The hotel is also a conference centre and wedding venue, and the public rooms are light and airy and very well presented. To the rear is a spacious courtyard/patio with lots of seating and tables. It's a wonderful place to relax and would make an ideal wedding venue. Our bedroom was more typical of a conference centre, being 'businesslike' but comfortable. All the usual amenities were present, but with limited wardrobe space. A buffet breakfast is served from the open kitchen in the Bistro, which is a very pleasant place in which to eat. Plenty of choice at breakfast, and a high standard of food. On the first night we ate dinner in the Bistro, and again, the food was excellent, as as the service. On the second night we ate in Restaurant 56 as we were on the gourmet break. This meal was outstanding, with incredible service and attention to detail. Our experience at Restaurant 56 was so good that we are planning to return, to experience the evening again. It was close to Michelin Star service and food, and was exceptionally good value. Highly recommended.
Quick, pleasant reception staff. There was a Relaxing bar area with good service and cocktails. Good dinner & extensive breakfast buffet and comfortable bedroom with clean bathroom with full shower and bath
Recently stayed here on a secret escapes deal, just one night on DBB rate. Very friendly staff, everything was very clean and tidy, with a lovely outdoor area adding to the plus points. For us the beds were a little soft, but then we do like a very firm mattress. It was also a bit warm in the room despite having the windows open as far as possible. It might be an idea to leave a fan in each room, especially in the summer. Dinner in the brasserie was tasty and we were happy with the wine selection. Breakfast was a buffet which is always a disappointment, never the same as a freshly cooked one. Loved the smoothies though and very nice quality orange juice. Free parking and free wifi always a bonus!
Arrived Thursday night and left on Monday. The room (224) was spacious and very clean. Breakfasts were good, choice of hot or cold food and plenty of it.
The only fault was no hot water on the Saturday morning which was fixed by the time we came back to the hotel late in the day. Given that the problem only affected one corridor it might have be nicer for a note to be put under the door of the rooms affected with a message to ring reception if you wanted a shower in a courtesy room (we were offered that when we mentioned the problem at Reception) rather than let people stand under a freezing cold shower until they worked out that there was going to be no hot water. Despite this I'd recommend the hotel as it was central to visit many of the Cotswolds attractions.