The Bear Hotel at Woodstock, one of England's oldest hotels and one of its prettiest, has been dispensing hospitality since the 13th Century. Originally a coaching inn, it has played host to film stars, royalty and politicians for centuries.
With its ivy-clad façade, oak beams, open fireplaces and stone walls, the Bear exudes warmth and cosiness - perfect for an escape to good, old-fashioned hospitality. Its award-winning restaurant features modern British cuisine in a traditional setting.
The Bear enjoys a prime location in the heart of Woodstock, a stone's throw from the magnificent park of Blenheim Palace and only 8 miles from Oxford.
Henry I and Henry II spent much time in Woodstock, and in 1330 Edward, The Black Prince, was born here. As a princess, Elizabeth I was imprisoned in Woodstock Manor by her sister, Mary Tudor.
Whatever the reason for your visit, the atmosphere of the Bear Hotel invites you to relax. We have 54 bedrooms, all recently refurbished, including 3 four-poster suites, 4 suites, 9 four-poster rooms, 2 half-tester rooms and non-smoking rooms.
Every room has full en suite facilities, satellite TV, CD player and Radio, trouser Press, Iron and Ironing Board, 24-hour room service available on request and a minibar in most rooms.