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Guidebook for Chipping Norton

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Guidebook for Chipping Norton

Art & Culture
Home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and family, and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is a spectacular masterpiece of architecture sure to wow visitors of all ages. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, there’s plenty to see and do here: explore the Palace and its priceless collections; amble through the stunning park and gardens; get stuck in at the Family Forest School or check out the Palace’s busy schedule of events and attractions, running throughout the year.
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Blenheim Palace
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Home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and family, and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is a spectacular masterpiece of architecture sure to wow visitors of all ages. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, there’s plenty to see and do here: explore the Palace and its priceless collections; amble through the stunning park and gardens; get stuck in at the Family Forest School or check out the Palace’s busy schedule of events and attractions, running throughout the year.
Home of the world-famous Whichford Pottery, where beautiful flowerpots have been hand-crafted here in the Cotswolds for over 40 years, you can meet the makers in the bustling workshop and take inspiration from their stunning garden, before choosing your own memento to take home.
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Whichford Pottery
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Home of the world-famous Whichford Pottery, where beautiful flowerpots have been hand-crafted here in the Cotswolds for over 40 years, you can meet the makers in the bustling workshop and take inspiration from their stunning garden, before choosing your own memento to take home.
An ancient country house with beautiful surrounding gardens, acting as a time-capsule of family life spanning an impressive 400 years. Built between 1607 and 1612, this rare gem of a Jacobean country house was owned by the same family until 1991, when it had largely remained unchanged. It now offers a fascinating insight into years gone by.
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Chastleton House
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An ancient country house with beautiful surrounding gardens, acting as a time-capsule of family life spanning an impressive 400 years. Built between 1607 and 1612, this rare gem of a Jacobean country house was owned by the same family until 1991, when it had largely remained unchanged. It now offers a fascinating insight into years gone by.
The theatre produces a wide variety of plays and screens films for all ages.
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The Theatre Chipping Norton
2 Spring St
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The theatre produces a wide variety of plays and screens films for all ages.
A one-of-a-kind music festival in the heart of beautiful Cotswold countryside, taking place each July with a stellar line-up of live music, food and entertainment for all ages to enjoy. Day tickets are available for those who’d prefer to stay in comfort in their wonderful Bolthole Retreats cottage.
Cornbury Music Festival
A one-of-a-kind music festival in the heart of beautiful Cotswold countryside, taking place each July with a stellar line-up of live music, food and entertainment for all ages to enjoy. Day tickets are available for those who’d prefer to stay in comfort in their wonderful Bolthole Retreats cottage.
Genius brainchild of ex-Blur bassist Alex James, The Big Feastival takes place each August Bank Holiday on James’ home farm just outside of the beautiful village of Kingham. Expect incredible food from world-renowned chefs, expert demos, a stellar music line-up and plenty of entertainment. Family-friendly, it’s a great choice for those looking for a memorable day out, with day-tickets available over the course of the weekend.
The Big Feastival
Genius brainchild of ex-Blur bassist Alex James, The Big Feastival takes place each August Bank Holiday on James’ home farm just outside of the beautiful village of Kingham. Expect incredible food from world-renowned chefs, expert demos, a stellar music line-up and plenty of entertainment. Family-friendly, it’s a great choice for those looking for a memorable day out, with day-tickets available over the course of the weekend.
Outdoor Activities
A fantastic heated outdoor pool, open from April to September each year, with lifeguards on duty and a snack bar offering tasty treats after a refreshing dip. Perfect for when those hot, sunny Cotswold days come knocking. With its heated 25m pool, The Lido is an oasis in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. Whether you’re a serious swimmer clocking up the lengths in our early morning sessions or a family looking for an afternoon’s outdoor fun, The Lido has something for everyone.
The Lido, Chipping Norton — Open-Air Swimming Pool
A fantastic heated outdoor pool, open from April to September each year, with lifeguards on duty and a snack bar offering tasty treats after a refreshing dip. Perfect for when those hot, sunny Cotswold days come knocking. With its heated 25m pool, The Lido is an oasis in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. Whether you’re a serious swimmer clocking up the lengths in our early morning sessions or a family looking for an afternoon’s outdoor fun, The Lido has something for everyone.
Set in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside and just outside the historic town of Chipping Norton, is the exceptional Wychwood Golf Club. Offering spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and Wychwood woodlands. The Wychwood boasts one of the region’s outstanding venues for golf, weddings, business meetings and casual dining. Non-members are very welcome to use the driving range and dining facilities.
The Wychwood Golf Club
Set in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside and just outside the historic town of Chipping Norton, is the exceptional Wychwood Golf Club. Offering spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and Wychwood woodlands. The Wychwood boasts one of the region’s outstanding venues for golf, weddings, business meetings and casual dining. Non-members are very welcome to use the driving range and dining facilities.
Relaxation
For the ultimate in luxury, look no further than Barnsley House – an iconic hotel tucked away in the picturesque Cotswold village of Barnsley – where a dedicated spa hidden in the gardens offers all visitors a truly memorable day of R&R. The glass-walled spa really is the ultimate in luxury retreats, boasting an outdoor heated hydrotherapy pool, herbaceous sauna and indoor/outdoor lounge relaxation areas.
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Barnsley House
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For the ultimate in luxury, look no further than Barnsley House – an iconic hotel tucked away in the picturesque Cotswold village of Barnsley – where a dedicated spa hidden in the gardens offers all visitors a truly memorable day of R&R. The glass-walled spa really is the ultimate in luxury retreats, boasting an outdoor heated hydrotherapy pool, herbaceous sauna and indoor/outdoor lounge relaxation areas.
Fabulous Cotswold members club and stylish events venue
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Soho Farmhouse
1 Tracey Farm Cottages
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Fabulous Cotswold members club and stylish events venue
Parks & Gardens
The 56-acre arboretum at Batsford is situated just a mile west of the historic market town of Moreton-in-Marsh in the heart of the Cotswolds. A former home to the famous Mitford family, interest in the arboretum begins in late winter when the snowdrops, aconites and early flowering daffodils spring into life, followed by magnolias, hellebores, fritillaries and the beautiful Japanese ornamental cherries – stars of the show from late March until mid-April. The handkerchief tree is another show-stopper in May, as are the beautiful wildflower meadows which bloom in high summer.
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Batsford Arboretum
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The 56-acre arboretum at Batsford is situated just a mile west of the historic market town of Moreton-in-Marsh in the heart of the Cotswolds. A former home to the famous Mitford family, interest in the arboretum begins in late winter when the snowdrops, aconites and early flowering daffodils spring into life, followed by magnolias, hellebores, fritillaries and the beautiful Japanese ornamental cherries – stars of the show from late March until mid-April. The handkerchief tree is another show-stopper in May, as are the beautiful wildflower meadows which bloom in high summer.
One of the finest Arts and Crafts gardens in the country, Hidcote was created by American horticulturist Major Lawrence Johnston circa 1905. Divided into a series of garden ‘rooms’, each garden boasts its own character, intertwined with narrow pathways, beautiful views and plants bursting to life at every turn. A must-visit for the green fingered.
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Hidcote Manor Gardens - The National Trust
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One of the finest Arts and Crafts gardens in the country, Hidcote was created by American horticulturist Major Lawrence Johnston circa 1905. Divided into a series of garden ‘rooms’, each garden boasts its own character, intertwined with narrow pathways, beautiful views and plants bursting to life at every turn. A must-visit for the green fingered.
Located on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment, this family-run garden has been carefully cultivated by three generations. Featuring a beautiful revolving plan of blooms, which burst in to life throughout the year, visitors can discover the garden’s wild garden, orchard, mound and avenue, plus a fantastic water garden and elegant fountain.
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Kiftsgate Court Gardens
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Located on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment, this family-run garden has been carefully cultivated by three generations. Featuring a beautiful revolving plan of blooms, which burst in to life throughout the year, visitors can discover the garden’s wild garden, orchard, mound and avenue, plus a fantastic water garden and elegant fountain.
Shopping
Bicester Village is home to more than 160 boutiques of British and international luxury fashion and lifestyle brands, offering savings of up to 60% on the recommended retail price, all year round. Individual luxury boutiques, alongside restaurants and cafés offering fine cuisine and coffees all day long, cluster around open-air promenades, providing the perfect setting for a day-out shopping experience.
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Bicester Village
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Bicester Village is home to more than 160 boutiques of British and international luxury fashion and lifestyle brands, offering savings of up to 60% on the recommended retail price, all year round. Individual luxury boutiques, alongside restaurants and cafés offering fine cuisine and coffees all day long, cluster around open-air promenades, providing the perfect setting for a day-out shopping experience.
Food scene
A family-run brewery with a rich handcrafted brewing heritage and one of the finest examples of a Victorian Tower Brewery in the country to boot. Stop by for a brewery tour and experience the sights and sounds of a bustling working brewery in action, learning all about the brewing process (and sampling its tasty results) as you go. Then, pick up your favourite Hooky brews in the Brewery Shop, before heading to the Malthouse Kitchen for a well-earned bite to eat.
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Hook Norton Brewery
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A family-run brewery with a rich handcrafted brewing heritage and one of the finest examples of a Victorian Tower Brewery in the country to boot. Stop by for a brewery tour and experience the sights and sounds of a bustling working brewery in action, learning all about the brewing process (and sampling its tasty results) as you go. Then, pick up your favourite Hooky brews in the Brewery Shop, before heading to the Malthouse Kitchen for a well-earned bite to eat.
The Cotswolds Distillery is the first-ever full-scale craft distillery within the Cotswolds’ Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). They produce a range of “Outstanding Natural Spirits”, including the first-ever Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky, featuring Cotswolds-grown barley. They also produce the award-winning Cotswolds Dry Gin, featuring local lavender from Snowshill, along with a range of small-batch brandies and liqueurs. Located in the un spoilt North Cotswold village of Shipston-on-Stour, with tours and tastings every day of the week (advance booking required).
Cotswold Distillery
32 Featherbed Lane
The Cotswolds Distillery is the first-ever full-scale craft distillery within the Cotswolds’ Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). They produce a range of “Outstanding Natural Spirits”, including the first-ever Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky, featuring Cotswolds-grown barley. They also produce the award-winning Cotswolds Dry Gin, featuring local lavender from Snowshill, along with a range of small-batch brandies and liqueurs. Located in the un spoilt North Cotswold village of Shipston-on-Stour, with tours and tastings every day of the week (advance booking required).
A beautiful tea room offering indulgent treats, freshly-baked cakes, elegant sandwiches and a selection of tempting lunch and dinner dishes, all in beautiful, quaint surroundings.
The Tea Set
24 High St
A beautiful tea room offering indulgent treats, freshly-baked cakes, elegant sandwiches and a selection of tempting lunch and dinner dishes, all in beautiful, quaint surroundings.
A reasonably priced, family friendly café on bustling West Street, offering delicious breakfasts, lunches and homemade sweet treats.
The Old Mill Coffee House & Bistro
7 West St
A reasonably priced, family friendly café on bustling West Street, offering delicious breakfasts, lunches and homemade sweet treats.
A must-visit for anyone in the area, the luxurious Daylesford Organic Farm shop and restaurant is anything but rustic… this is luxury Cotswold living at its very best. The café offers fantastic all-day dining from breakfast right through until early supper, with an excellent deli should you want to pick up a few treats whilst you’re there to take back to your holiday cottage.
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Daylesford Kingham, Gloucestershire
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A must-visit for anyone in the area, the luxurious Daylesford Organic Farm shop and restaurant is anything but rustic… this is luxury Cotswold living at its very best. The café offers fantastic all-day dining from breakfast right through until early supper, with an excellent deli should you want to pick up a few treats whilst you’re there to take back to your holiday cottage.
A nationally renowned garden and home destination with a distinctly luxurious twist, Burford’s in-house café offers a selection of tasty, fresh dishes to enjoy no matter what the time of day. Perfect as a pit-stop should you be checking out the incredible goods on offer in the shop, but equally as good as a dining destination.
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Burford Garden Company
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A nationally renowned garden and home destination with a distinctly luxurious twist, Burford’s in-house café offers a selection of tasty, fresh dishes to enjoy no matter what the time of day. Perfect as a pit-stop should you be checking out the incredible goods on offer in the shop, but equally as good as a dining destination.
A Michelin guide-recommended gem run by husband and wife team Nick and Sally, serving up fresh, seasonal produce with a focus on local and relaxed, friendly service.
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Wild Thyme Restaurant with Rooms
10 New Street
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A Michelin guide-recommended gem run by husband and wife team Nick and Sally, serving up fresh, seasonal produce with a focus on local and relaxed, friendly service.
A family-run restaurant with a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere, serving up classic British-inspired dishes with a refined twist.
Whistlers
9 Middle Row
A family-run restaurant with a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere, serving up classic British-inspired dishes with a refined twist.
A picture-perfect Cotswold stone village pub, offering bags of character, tasty tipples and good-quality home-cooked meals. Expect classic pub grub with reasonable prices to match.
The Tite Inn
A picture-perfect Cotswold stone village pub, offering bags of character, tasty tipples and good-quality home-cooked meals. Expect classic pub grub with reasonable prices to match.
Run by successful London restauranteur Antony Griffith Harris, The Boxing Hare is a surprisingly chic find in this hidden corner of the Cotswolds. Here, you’ll find a delectable menu of dishes to satisfy any craving on the à la carte menu, alongside a host of local ales, tasty wines and classic bar snacks, should you only fancy a small bite to eat.
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The Boxing Hare
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Run by successful London restauranteur Antony Griffith Harris, The Boxing Hare is a surprisingly chic find in this hidden corner of the Cotswolds. Here, you’ll find a delectable menu of dishes to satisfy any craving on the à la carte menu, alongside a host of local ales, tasty wines and classic bar snacks, should you only fancy a small bite to eat.
A classic Cotswold inn serving up delicious seasonal British food, excellent wines and tasty local beers; perfect for those in search of casual dining with a quintessential Cotswolds feel.
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The Fox at Oddington
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A classic Cotswold inn serving up delicious seasonal British food, excellent wines and tasty local beers; perfect for those in search of casual dining with a quintessential Cotswolds feel.
This award-winning eatery boasts an enviable reputation across the Cotswolds, serving up refined, Michelin Guide-recommend grub in the beautiful setting of the beautiful village of Kingham. Food here is seasonal and locally-sourced wherever possible, giving you a great ‘taste of the Cotswolds’ experience, and although not the cheapest it’s certainly the perfect destination for a memorable feast.
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The Wild Rabbit
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This award-winning eatery boasts an enviable reputation across the Cotswolds, serving up refined, Michelin Guide-recommend grub in the beautiful setting of the beautiful village of Kingham. Food here is seasonal and locally-sourced wherever possible, giving you a great ‘taste of the Cotswolds’ experience, and although not the cheapest it’s certainly the perfect destination for a memorable feast.
A traditional-looking country pub in the heart of the village of Churchill with an impressively stylish vibe inside, boasting tasty locally brewed beers, a healthy selection of cocktails and great food to match. Anything but old-fashioned, here you’ll feel just as welcome nipping in for a pint as you would sitting down to a hearty feast of British classics with surprising, modern twists.
Chequers Inn
A traditional-looking country pub in the heart of the village of Churchill with an impressively stylish vibe inside, boasting tasty locally brewed beers, a healthy selection of cocktails and great food to match. Anything but old-fashioned, here you’ll feel just as welcome nipping in for a pint as you would sitting down to a hearty feast of British classics with surprising, modern twists.
Winner of Pub of the Year in the 2018 Good Pub Guide Awards, The King’s Head Inn is a traditional Cotswold country inn with a pretty location in the heart of Bledington’s village green. Food here is of excellent quality, locally-sourced and seasonally changing, with provenance at the heart of each of the ingredients used. Expect excellent, restaurant-quality dishes in a laid-back pub setting.
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The Kings Head Inn
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Winner of Pub of the Year in the 2018 Good Pub Guide Awards, The King’s Head Inn is a traditional Cotswold country inn with a pretty location in the heart of Bledington’s village green. Food here is of excellent quality, locally-sourced and seasonally changing, with provenance at the heart of each of the ingredients used. Expect excellent, restaurant-quality dishes in a laid-back pub setting.
A traditional Cotswold pub dating back to 1641 that’s popular with locals, serving a wide selection of lagers, real ales, wine and spirits, plus regular live music.
The Blue Boar
1 Goddards Ln
A traditional Cotswold pub dating back to 1641 that’s popular with locals, serving a wide selection of lagers, real ales, wine and spirits, plus regular live music.
A laid-back inn with stylish interiors and a friendly pub atmosphere, serving up a selection of Hook Norton ales and continental beers.
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The Sun Inn
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A laid-back inn with stylish interiors and a friendly pub atmosphere, serving up a selection of Hook Norton ales and continental beers.
Essentials
Low cost supermarket
ALDI
Low cost supermarket
Well-stocked food store
The Co-operative Food
Well-stocked food store
Tesco Superstore
Waitrose
Wyatts Farm Shop