Duke of Marlborough



Woodleys, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX20 1HT

Tel: +44 01993 811460

Duke of Marlborough


The Duke of Marlborough is ideally situated on the edge of historic Woodstock at the gateway to the Cotswolds and with the birthplace of Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace, almost next door. This quaint, stone building was acquired by the current owners 14 years ago and since has evolved into a, justly deserved, AA 4-star traditional country inn with lots of character and a warm welcome for all.

Nothing is too much trouble for the hard-working friendly staff. The wooden-beamed bar is warmed by a roaring log fire, pretty wall lights illuminate the restaurant, and tasteful trinkets hang from exposed Cotswold Stone walls.

Accomplished chefs make everything on the premises using local produce where possible, including desserts and cakes that are available every day. Beautifully prepared and presented time after time, the basis for the long standing reputation for excellent food. There is a main seasonal menu alongside weekly specials, sensational steaks and fantastic fish dishes. A fine selection of wines is available to complement your meal.

You may like to stay in one of the 13 purpose-built, motel style rooms to the rear – seven on the ground floor with wheelchair access – which provide an ideal base from which to explore Oxford, Stratford Upon Avon or the Cotwsolds. In a variety of styles, these rooms are all a generous size, comfortably decorated and spotlessly clean, and have large modern bathrooms.

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  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors
  • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
  • Disability awareness training for all personnel
  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Menus available in large print format


  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Serve afternoon tea
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch
  • Special dietary requirements catered for

Children & Infants

  • Children's menu
  • Children's play area
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Booking required - recommended
  • Cask Ales
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Groups accepted
  • Local Produce
  • Private rooms
  • Real log/coal fires
  • TV in Bedrooms
  • Wine Selection

Parking & Transport

  • Off site parking
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Diners Club accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Al fresco dining
  • In countryside

Room / Unit Features

  • Ground Floor Room(s)
  • Internet access all rooms
  • Tea and coffee making all rooms


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Based on the A44 Oxford to Stratford road just 1 mile north of Woodstock and 9 miles from Oxford.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest railway station Oxford (12km); Long Hanborough (4km); Charlbury (8km).
There is a bus stop immediately outside using Stagecoach S3.


  • 4 AA Stars - Inn
  • 4 Visit Britian Stars - Inn
4 AA Stars - Inn 4 Visit Britian Stars - Inn

Opening Times

2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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