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
We stayed one night in the de-luxe suite, loved the space, peace and privacy. Super-king size bed was very comfy but the bedding felt very slightly damp, which meant it took ages to warm up and sleep! This was reported to reception and the house keeper in the morning. Nice to have a little coffee making area in the room but we had to ring for milk and the cafetiere was filthy! Good range of toiletries but no shower cap!!! Breakfast...OK...but always a problem with full English not freshly cooked to order, fried and scrambled eggs sitting in hot dishes solidifying and I had to ask for black pudding (which was on the regular list) but had to be cooked especially by which time my husband had long finished his breakfast. We can't comment on the restaurant for dinner as we ate at The Lamb, Buckland.
Had a wonderful time at this beautiful hotel, would recommend a visit. Staff where so courteous, polite and helpful. Food was amazing. Special mention to Michelle on reservations thank you!! Amazing hotel will definitely revisit.
Stayed here over weekend whilst attending birthday party locally. Didn't use bar or restaurant so can't speak for them. Checked in. Nice touch of warm cookie, apples in room. Rooms modern and clean. After long journey nice soak in bath , but found that pop up plug didn't pop up and couldn't empty bath. On way out to party advised reception of bath problem, they'd sort. Arrived back to hotel at 1am to find bath still full of water. This was made worse by dripping tap into bath full of water. Even with door closed could still be heard. Lousy nights sleep. Unable to shower following morning due to full bath. Wedding on a bit noisy on arrival but no problem later.