The charming ivy-clad Macdonald Bear Hotel Woodstock is a former coaching inn dating back the 13th century. With its period features, open fire places, stone walls and oak beams, the Bear is a beautifully romantic place to stay. Bursting with country house charm the hotel is nonetheless just 10 miles away from the wonderful city of Oxford. The village itself is a place of character and elegance. Lovely buildings and impressive history are key hallmarks of this little Oxfordshire settlement.
There are 54 bedrooms at the Bear Hotel Woodstock, all individually styled to complement the many period features that grace this lovely old property. Dogs are welcome at the hotel for a small additional fee.
All rooms feature:
- En-suite bathrooms
- Freeview TV
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Complimentary mineral water
- Iron and ironing board
- 24 hour room service
- Free WiFi
Available in double, king and twin layouts, these lovely entry-level rooms are full of character with comfortable beds and a cosy seating area.
Executive rooms (doubles and twins) have more space in which to unwind including a seating area with soft chairs and a Nespresso machine to ensure that a delicious cup of coffee is always on hand. Original features abound such as exposed beams, fireplaces or original stone walls. Executive rooms are large enough to accommodate an additional bed if you are travelling with a younger family member.
Executive family rooms
Able to accommodate families of up to two adults and two children executive family rooms come with all the extras that you would enjoy with the executive doubles and twins.
These rooms have all been recently refurbished, are extremely spacious and a great choice for a romantic weekend break. Specially chosen antiques grace the feature rooms which also come with luxurious four poster or canopy beds.
These rooms are all unique, designed to complement the charming original features of this beautiful 13th century building. The ultimate choice for a romantic getaway, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton frequently choose these rooms for some time away from the limelight. They come with a separate living room and some have four poster beds.
The Restaurant at the Bear Hotel Woodstock combines high quality ingredients with an extensive wine list. The menu is classically British but brought right up to date, earning it two AA rosettes. The decor is traditional yet elegant with a large bay window and open fire.
Breakfast: 7am to 10am (Monday to Friday) and 8am to 10am at weekends.
Lunch: 12pm to 2.30pm every day.
Dinner: 7pm to 9.30pm (Monday to Thursday); 6.45pm to 10pm (Friday and Saturday); 7pm to 9pm (Sunday).
The relaxed and informal Churchill Lounge overlooks Woodstock's pretty market square. It is, of course, named after Winston Churchill, who was born at nearby Blenheim Palace in 1874. The Lounge serves light meals throughout the day and is a lovely setting for one of the hotel's delicious afternoon teas.
If you are looking for an elegant setting for a modestly-sized business meeting in the Oxford area, then look no further. All six meeting rooms overlook Woodstock's lovely square and all are well equipped with the latest technology. Both the Park Suite with its high ceilings and the Churchill Lounge can accommodate 30 delegates seated. Meanwhile the Newbold Room is a unique space for a board meeting or private celebration for up to 24 guests with its sumptuous red drapes and lovely antique furniture. The service is impeccable thoughout and, of course business guests will be able to enjoy dining in the award winning restaurant.
The Day Delegate rate includes the following:
- Hire of the meeting room
- Screen and flipchart
- Mid morning teas and coffees with shortbread
- Buffet lunch
- Afternoon teas and coffees served with chef's treats
- Mineral water, cordials and mints in the meeting room
- Delegate stationery
- Complimentary car parking
The 24 hour rate includes the following:
- Everything included in the Day Delegate rate
- Three course dinner
- Overnight accommodation
- Full English breakfast
Function Room Capacities
Name of room
|The Cotswold Suite||22||-||12||-||-||-|
|The Machine Room||16||-||8||-||-||-|
|The Cutting Room||15||-||6||-||-||-|
|The Park Room||28||30||15||12||15||15|
|The Churchill Lounge||48||30||-||-||-||-|
The charmingly traditional village of Woodstock draws in numerous visitors each year. Many come in search of the stunning Blenheim Palace, which is situated nearby. And just ten miles away lie the dreaming spires of Oxford where museums, colleges, shopping and restaurants abound. If beautiful countryside and delightful English villages are more your style the Cotswolds are right on your doorstep.
By car: The hotel has 40 complimentary car parking spaces.
By rail: Oxford Railway Station is under ten miles from the hotel.
By air: It is 50 miles to London Heathrow Airport