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Owned and Run by The Viney Family

L to R - Rhiannon, Ellie, Papa Tony, Mama Katie, Lottie, Ben


Bar Generally Open...

Monday* & Tuesday

12 noon until 9.00 pm

** last orders 9.00pm - doors closed 9.30pm **

Wednesday & Thursday

12 noon until 9.30 pm

** last orders 9.30pm - doors closed 10.00pm **


Friday & Saturday

12 noon until 10.00 pm

** last orders 10.00pm - doors closed 10.30pm **



12 noon until 6.00 pm


Bank Holidays differ



Bank Holiday Sunday 12 noon until 8.30 pm - Bank Holiday Monday 12 noon until 4.00 pm


Bank Holiday Sunday 12 noon until 7.30 pm - Bank Holiday Monday 12 noon until 3.00 pm


Food Generally Served...

Monday & Tuesday

12 noon until 8.30 pm

Wednesday & Thursday

12 noon until 8.45 pm


Friday & Saturday

12 noon until 9 pm



12 noon until 5.00 pm


Please note - these hours may change at short notice.

Bank Holidays differ


Room Check In...

Monday* to Saturday

Hotel check in times are 3pm until 8pm

if your room is ready earlier than expected, we will email you to let you know

Sunday (*and BH Mondays)

Personal checking in possible 3pm until 6pm

As we close at 6pm any later arrival will be via the late check in system below

Late check in

We can facilitate a late check in by prior arrangement. We have a lock box where we can leave your key for you to check in at a convenient time to suit you. We need to know before 8pm on your arrival day so we can make arrangements and communicate the details to you


Please note - these hours may change at short notice.

Bank Holidays differ

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We are fortunate to have our own small car

park here at The Punchbowl.

This car park is for our guests to use during your time with us.


We have 2 x EV charging points available.

Parking is by PERMIT ONLY. A valid permit MUST be displayed prominently in your car.

Permits are available from the bar / reception area.

For our hotel guests, the car park is available from 5pm on the day of checking in until 12 noon on your departure day.

For our restaurant guests, you are welcome to use the car park for the duration of your time spent in the building.

Unfortunately, we are unable to facilitate parking while you are not physically on the premises.

Failure to display a valid permit will result in a Penalty Charge Notice being issued.

In the event that our car park is full, there is a public car park just 100m away behind the Fire Station on Hensington Road.

Currently this is free of charge for 12 hours. This car park has 12 EV charging points.

There is also on street parking throughout the town on a Pay & Display basis

Please could we ask a favour?

Positive Reviews Really Help Us

If you've had a great experience with us at The Punchbowl, we'd be very grateful if you could spare a moment to leave us a 5 star review.
If there's anything that you feel we could have done differently, please email us with details to help us improve and evolve


What We're About

Welcome to The Punchbowl Inn.

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

Bringing the inn bang up to date, we’ve recently completed a big budget refurbishment improving all areas of the pub.

Our bar & restaurant, letting rooms & rear terrace have all been brought bang up to date to create a calm, relaxing environment where we guarantee you'll enjoy spending some time.

We have our own small car park to the rear (You'll need a permit from the bar) and we have also installed 2🚗 Electric vehicle charging points 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. It's most notable occupant was Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of our country from 1941 until 1945 during which time he governed over the victory of WW2. He served a second term between 1951 and 1955. The grave of Sir Winston Churchill is in the Village of Bladon, just 2 miles away

We are a stones throw from the 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, a Museum along with a wide range of shops and chic boutiques are all situated right on our doorstep in the town centre.

What really sets us apart? Why choose The Punchbowl to spend your time in?

Well, it has to be our warm welcome, exceptional service & genuine hospitality.

We are family owned and run and we care about you - and we are super dog friendly too!! 

Our guests tell us that it really does make a difference.

Undecided? - take a look at our reviews or better still, pop in and try us out for yourself. You won't regret it

Our guest room refurbishment...

In January 2019 we signed off a big budget overhaul of our 9 characterful guest rooms. And then came the pandemic which put a halt to all of our plans. In 2021 the scheme was revisited but having steered our way through the most difficult trading conditions in modern times, we had some tough decisions to make. Do we scale the refurbishment 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, Tugwell's Property Services were appointed and they did a magnificent job. We have found some beams, voids and hidden gems along the way. We opened up unused spaces to make some of the rooms much bigger. Moved doors, raised ceilings and generally maximised the space we have. All whilst retaining the age old charm that the building possesses

Our interior designer, Jo Titchener had great fun stamping her personality on the inn.
We hope you like the rooms and look forward to welcoming you to our lovely inn soon.


Find & Contact Us

Oxford Street, Woodstock, Oxford, OX20 1TR

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