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1 room, 2 adults

The Head of the River, Oxford, United Kingdom

4-star4 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free WiFi
  • Smoke-free property
Folly Bridge, St. Aldates, Oxford, England, OX1 4LB, United Kingdom

Riverfront inn with restaurant, near Christ Church College
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Free WiFi
    • Smoke-free property
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  • We had a wonderful stay at the Head of the River, it is very well located with most of…Oct 10, 2017
  • Super setting on the river with lovely walks. Short walking distance to centre and main…Feb 29, 2020

The Head of the River, Oxford, United Kingdom

from P4,152
  • Comfy Room
  • Indulgence Room
  • Cosy Room

What’s around The Head of the River, Oxford, United Kingdom


  • In Oxford City Centre
  • University of Oxford - 20 min walk
  • Christ Church College - 5 min walk
  • New Theatre Oxford - 11 min walk
  • Oxford Castle - 12 min walk
  • Bodleian Library - 13 min walk
  • Ashmolean Museum - 13 min walk
  • Bridge of Sighs - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Oxford (OXF) - 14 min drive
  • Oxford Station - 17 min walk
  • Abingdon Radley Station - 10 min drive
  • Oxford Parkway Station - 11 min drive

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. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

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
  • Terrace
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, United Kingdom’s small print

Also known as

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


This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

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.

FAQs for The Head of the River, Oxford, United Kingdom

  • Does The Head of the River offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Head of the River does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at The Head of the River?
    Sorry, there's no parking at The Head of the River.
  • Are pets allowed at The Head of the River?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Head of the River?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 11 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Head of the River?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves British cuisine. Nearby restaurants include The Folly (1-min walk), Head of the River (1-min walk), and Café Loco (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 197 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
The staff were super friendly and helpful. Lovely team of people.
Catherine, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
No room at inn, a christmas story..,
Some confusion on my part having booked the wrong day. However the staff took care of me and although there was no obligation on them, as i was at fault, they ensured i had a room for the night. My chinese friend was most relived and impressed as it was her first experience of British hospitality. Once more thanks to ainsley? and staff at hotel, best, Michael
Michael, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent Riverside hotel
Really comfortable hotel with excellent setting beside the River Thames. Excellent food and friendly service. Would have had no idea we were staying in a pub - it was so peaceful.
Lawrence, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Fab staff
The staff were the best that we’ve ever come across, and we travel a lot! Thank you👏👏👍
Peter, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic hotel
Lovely hotel in the perfect location with passionate friendly and helpful staff. Food was fantastic and our room was beautiful. Highly recommend and will definitely be returning!
Liam, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Good central location
Fine central clean. Room is a bit cramped
gb2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Away yet central
This is the best place to stay in Oxford; within walking distance to everything but also removed from "the madding crowd".
Bashir, ca1 night trip
Very good 8.0
A very cozy hotel
A very cozy room even though it is a bit small. Excellent services by very kind staffs. If you have big baggage, it may not be very convenient as there are stairs and the passage is narrow.
Ming Hung, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
This BnB is delightful. I had a wonderful room with a view of the river. The staff are professional and cordial and gave me good advice on the sights of Oxford.
Joy, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
A great find
Had a lovely weekend in this little gem. Food is fab (evening meal and breakfast) service friendly and efficient. Would definitely use again.
gb1 night romance trip

The Head of the River, Oxford, United Kingdom

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