Bar & Restaurant Closed - Hotel checking in only 5pm until 8pm


Bar - 12 noon until 9 pm

Food - 12 noon  until 8.15 pm

Hotel checking in 5pm until 8pm

Wednesday & Thursday

Bar - 12 noon until 9.30 pm

Food - 12 noon  until 9 pm

Hotel checking in may be possible from 2pm until 9pm

Friday & Saturday

Bar - 12 noon until 9.30 pm

Food - 12 noon until 9 pm

Hotel checking in may be possible from 2pm until 9pm


Bar - 12.30 pm until 6.30 pm

Food - 12.30 pm until 5.45 pm

Hotel checking in possible 2pm until 8pm

Please note - these hours may change at short notice

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Welcome to The Punchbowl Inn, Woodstock.

Occupying an enviable position right in the heart of Woodstock, The Punchbowl with its characterful accommodation is the ideal place to stay whether you’re in the area on business or a leisure break

Bringing the inn bang up to date, we’ve invested in 2🚗 Electric vehicle charging point which our guests can use, subject to availability, additional cost

Woodstock is a town steeped in history and is situated just to the north of Oxford. It began as a coach stop around the Royal hunting lodge, which later became the site of Blenheim Palace, stately home of the Dukes of Marlborough since the early 1700's.

We are a stones throw from Blenheim Palace and the closest hostelry to its magnificent main gated entrance.

Oxford City with its colleges, museums and dreaming spires is a short journey away by car or the convenient and regular bus service.

The town has an active local business community and makes provision for most everyday needs of visitors without having to venture too far: Post Office, Supermarket, Newsagent, Cafes, Restaurants, Art Galleries and a wide range of shops and chic boutiques are all situated in the town centre.

Our bar, restaurant and hotel rooms have all been refurbished to an exceptional standard but what really sets us apart is our welcome, service & hospitality. And we are dog friendly too!!


We have a great on line booking system where you can check availability and reserve your table.

You’ll receive an email confirmation directly back to your in box.

Should your plans change and you’re unable to make your reservation, please cancel as soon as possible

to enable us to release the table

Unfortunately, we are unable to take booking for parties larger than 8 due to the restraints of our kitchen and floor plan.

Look forward to seeing you

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In January 2019 we signed off a big budget overhaul of our 9 characterful guest rooms. And then came the pandemic which kinda put a halt to all of our plans.And here we are, 2 years on and the scheme was revisited but we had to make some tough decisions.Do we scale the refurb back and invest less or do we crack on with the original scheme?We considered all of the arguments, for and against and decided that neither options were right.'Go Big, or Go Home' - we decided to upscale the refurbishment and completely strip the rooms back to a bare shell and start again. Our contractor, Tugwells Property Services is doing a grand job.We have found some beams, voids and hidden gems along the way. We are opening up unused spaces to make some of the rooms much bigger. Moving doors, raising ceilings and generally maximising the space we have.Our interior designer, Jo Titchener is having great fun stamping her personality on the inn.
The room refurb is now complete but we still have the corridors to do. 
due to the disruption this will cause, we need to wait until the quieter times after the Summer season so please bare with us. 
We hope you like the rooms and look forward to welcoming you to our lovely inn soon.



Oxford Street, Woodstock, Oxford, OX20 1TR