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The Head of the River - Oxford

4-star4 stars
Folly Bridge, St. Aldates, Oxford, England, OX1 4LB, United Kingdom

4-star inn with restaurant, near Carfax Tower
  • Free WiFi
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  • Rooms with exposed brick detail was lovely. Enjoyed our very brief stay over Christmas…Dec 30, 2016
  • Lovely pub, fab staff, comfy bed and boutique style room. Quite cold during dinner due to…Dec 17, 2018
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The Head of the River - Oxford

More Info: 6823 2342

from S$188
  • Comfy Room
  • Indulgence Room
  • Cosy Room

What’s around The Head of the River - Oxford


  • Heart of Oxford
  • University of Oxford - 1.5 mi / 2.5 km
  • Carfax Tower - 0.6 mi / 1 km
  • Oxford Castle Unlocked - 0.9 mi / 1.5 km
  • Ashmolean Museum - 1.2 mi / 1.9 km
  • New Theatre Oxford - 1.7 mi / 2.8 km
  • Oxford University Museum of Natural History - 2 mi / 3.2 km
  • Bodleian Library - 2.3 mi / 3.7 km

Getting around

  • Oxford (OXF) - 19 min drive
  • London (LHR-Heathrow) - 58 min drive
  • Oxford Station - 4 min drive
  • Abingdon Radley Station - 14 min drive
  • Oxford Parkway Station - 17 min drive
  • Onsite parking not available

At a glance

Key facts


  • 20 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 11 PM
Guests who are driving should contact the hotel in advance for advice on parking. Complimentary on-site parking is available only for guests staying in Superior Rooms. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • English breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Garden
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Espresso maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


The Head of the River - This pub specializes in British cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

The Head of the River - Oxford’s small print

Also known as

  • Head River
  • Head River Inn
  • Head River Inn Oxford
  • Head River Oxford
  • Head Of The River Hotel Oxford


Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 5 rooms. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 11.5 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 171 reviews

The Head of the River - Oxford
Snug, quaint, well appointed - I will return
This was a very nice place to stay and I will return when I'm next in Oxford. Unlike many inns and hotels on the High street or closer to the University, this was fairly quiet. HOTR has well appointed rooms that are a touch small but contain all the amenities - toiletries, hair dryer, plenty of hangers, good lighting, quality linens, and an excellent breakfast. The staff was extremely helpful and attentive; food at the pub was very good. Families with small children might struggle with the narrow stairs and hallways ( part of the inn appears to be in a listed building) but those with older children or staying as a couple will have no troubles.
Rachel, us4 night family trip
The Head of the River - Oxford
Lovely bedroom and well situated
A Traveller, gb1 night romance trip
The Head of the River - Oxford
Really quaint hotel above a quiet and charming pub - the room was updated and very comfortable, and the breakfast was superb.
A Traveller, us1 night family trip
The Head of the River - Oxford
Very Good8.0
Nice pub with lots of outside space. Good location.
Debbie, gb1 night romance trip
The Head of the River - Oxford
Liked everything about it.
Great inn with terrific service in a tremendous location, right on the River Thames.
Karen, us1 night romance trip

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