Sturdy's Castle

Banbury RoadOxfordOX5 3EPUnited Kingdom
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About Sturdy's Castle

Located between Oxfordshire villages of Tackley and Kidlington and just one mile from the Oxford airport sits, Sturdy’s Castle with an onsite pub, free Wi-Fi and parking.

Sturdy’s accommodations range from single, twin and superior rooms. All rooms include en suite bathrooms, with a bath and shower, freeview television, DVD player, work desk, tea and coffee making facilities, and fresh milk upon request.

There is free and unlimited Wi-Fi connection in all rooms and the pub/restaurant. There is an outdoor garden, free onsite parking and conference meeting room with fully serviced business meeting packages available.

A full English breakfast is included in the booking. Guests can enjoy traditional English classics from seasonal menus at the downstairs pub. There is also an extensive list of wines and beverages to pair with meals.

Sturdy’s Castle is just outside of Cotswolds. It is 3 miles from Blenheim Palace in Woodstock.


Banbury Road, Oxford, OX5 3EP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1869)331119 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Kids' playground

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Fantastic service.

The staff at Sturdy’s Castle is very helpful. They will help you arrange taxis to Blenheim Palace and are generally very happy and friendly. All of the service staff from the pub to the management is dedicated to making your stay as comfortable as possible. They work well together as a team and are attentive without being obtrusive. Service is speedy from check-in to check-out.

Great restaurant.

Previous guests were very pleased with the restaurant and pub atmosphere. There is a separate breakfast menu with so many options to choose from. Main courses are well-cooked, piping hot and delicious. The portions are plentiful and satisfying. The staff will offer advice on what to eat and drink.

Clean and comfortable rooms.

All of the facilities at Sturdy’s Castle are exceptionally clean throughout. Despite the 400 year old traditional English style hotel, the rooms include modern decor and spotless. The rooms are equipped, spacious and feature comfortable bedding.

Negative Reviews

Poor Wi-Fi connection.

Several guests were inconvenienced by poor internet connection quality. On some occasions, the Wi-Fi service cut out every night at 10:30pm. Others have experienced the same or similar problems.

No lift access.

There is no lift access at the inn. Guests staying on higher level floors may have to climb an awkward stairs with uneven steps and a half landing due to new additions to the building’s 400 year old original structure.

Some tired bathroom conditions.

Some guests felt the en suite bathrooms could use renovations. Examples of tired bathroom conditions include older toilets, rusty soap older, broken window screens and burned out light bulbs.

Rating Overview

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8.6 /10
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8.6 out of 10 based on 508 reviews