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The Killingworth Castle, Woodstock

A stylish, buzzy, superior gastropub with rooms and a lovely enclosed garden out the back, a stone's throw from Woodstock and Bicester Village.

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The Killingworth Castle, in Wootton, is a handsome stone and brick 17th century inn just off the A44, and when you step inside it has the kind of feeling that relaxes the shoulders – log burners, wooden floors, exposed brickwork, old wooden settles and that buzzy hum that comes with regular locals at the bar.

The food is high quality gastropub fare – good enough for a romantic meal, but also relaxed for Sunday lunches too. For kids there’s a large garden out the back (avoid the road at the front clearly!) and there are also 8 elegantly refurbished bedrooms that I’ve had a good look around too.

The Killingworth Castle is a stone’s throw from Woodstock, 11 miles from Bicester Village and 14 miles from central Oxford and, in my opinion, worth the journey every time.

The Killingworth Castle, Glympton Road, Wootton, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1EJ
01993 811401

Opening hours
Monday: 11am - 11pm
Tuesday: 11am - 11pm
Wednesday: 11am - 11pm
Thursday: 11am - 11pm
Friday: 11am - 11pm
Saturday: 11am - 10.30pm
Sunday: 11am - 11pm

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