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Just a few minutes’ walk from Oxford city centre, the Head of the River is situated on the banks of the scenic River Thames. This traditional inn features a riverside terrace and a stylish restaurant.
The elegant bedrooms are individually decorated, and some have river views. All rooms feature a TV and a private modern bathroom with free toiletries. Guests will find bathrobes and slippers in some rooms.
Guests can enjoy a hearty cooked breakfast each morning in the pub restaurant. The evening menu includes local produce and seasonal ingredients, and the bar offers a range of real ales.
The Head of the River is just a 10-minute walk from the famous Oxford University Colleges. Oxford’s quaint shops and lively theatres are within a 10-minute walk.
Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.
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- Where the nearest parking available?The nearest parking is the Westgate Shopping centre, which is less than a 5 minute walk from us. It can be a little pricey at £25 per 24 hours. The ot..Answered on 20 October 2019
- Is there a laundromat near the hotel? We want to visit Blenheim Palace but will not have a car. Is that going to be possible?There is a laundrette a short bus ride from the hotel. There are plenty of buses for getting to Blenheim from Oxford.Answered on 3 August 2020
- how far from Train station pleaseHi, The train station is 10 min walk. With regards Bogdan.Answered on 10 June 2021
- How far is the walk from the train station please?About a 30 minute walk. However, we can arrange a taxi for you.Answered on 4 July 2021
- How does one choose a particular room, or know if it’s available in the time period. My husband and I are interested in coming for approx 2 weeks in M..When you make a booking you can request a specific room in the notes, and we will do our absolute best to make sure you get the room your requested, w..Answered on 24 June 2021
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15:00 - 22:00
Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in
07:00 - 11:00
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and beds
Children of any age are welcome.
Children aged 18 years and above are considered adults at this property.
To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.
Cot and extra bed policies
The number of extra beds allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.
There are no cots available at this property.
All extra beds are subject to availability.
The minimum age for check-in is 18
Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Head of the River accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
The fine print
In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.
In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.
Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Please note that the full amount of the reservation is due before arrival. Fuller's will send a confirmation with detailed payment information. After full payment is taken, the property's details, including the address and where to collect keys, will be emailed to you.
FAQs about Head of the River
Guests staying at Head of the River can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).
Breakfast option(s) include:
- Full English/Irish
From the nearest airport, you can get to Head of the River by:
- Car 1h 20min
Room options at Head of the River include:
Check-in at Head of the River is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.
Head of the River is 650 yards from the centre of Oxford.
Head of the River offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):
The prices at Head of the River may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.