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Classic dishes close to people’s hearts since 1973.

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£40 worth of food for £20 Fine wine and ales, outstanding food and a warm and friendly atmosphere await you at The Chequers at Burcot.

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£30 worth of authentic Italian food for only £15 Book a table at La Cucina and embrace a real Italian experience.

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The 2015 Celebrations Guide pulls together a wealth of top venues for your convenience, from world famous colleges to state of the art conference centres, to cosy and welcoming pubs and restaurants to stunning palaces and picturesque hotels. If you are looking for inspiration for your party or next event, look no further than the excellent selection in this guide. If you are able to support the venues in this publication be sure to mention where you discovered them!

Credits Editor Lorna Dodson - assistanteditor@b4-business.com Designer Rob Scotcher - rob@b4-business.com Publisher Celebrations is published by B4 Magazine, a subsidiary of Designs On Ltd. A The Firs, Headington Hill, Oxford OX3 0BT T 01865 742211 W www.b4-business.com Š Designs-On Ltd and B4 Magazine. Whilst every attempt has been made to ensure that the content of this publication is accurate and correct in every way, the publishers cannot be held responsible or liable for any inaccuracies or errors within the publication. Information reproduced from this publication is permitted with the express permission of the publisher and the venue, where relevant. All information is correct at time of going to press.


SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

Saïd Business School

WHY CHOOSE SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL • Excellent food • Private dining • Choice of locations • Modern facilities and decor

PARTY SIZE 10-300 guests

“The perfect venue to host your next business celebration”

ABOUT US The Saϊd Business School has two sites offering the convenience of a city centre location or the peace and tranquillity of a rural location. The combination of stunning spaces, impressive technology, delicious food and unbeatable locations makes Saϊd Business School the centre for Oxford’s conferencing. Our city centre building at Park End Street is located adjacent to the railway station. The stunning new West Wing complements the existing building and is finished and furnished to the highest standard. At the heart of the building is a large Club Room with a bar, lounge space and terrace. There are three dining rooms on the second-floor with panoramic views over Oxford’s dreaming spires. Egrove Park is located two miles from the city centre just off Oxford’s southern bypass. Egrove Park offers private dining in a contemporary setting. Situated in 37 acres of wooded parkland it is easily accessible and has plenty of free parking.

CONTACT C: Sara Nema E: conference@sbs.ox.ac.uk T: 01865 288846/47 W: www.sbs.oxford.edu/conference A: Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HP 4

LOCATION Parking

Available

Nearest town/city

Oxford


ABOUT US Rhodes House is the home of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarships, which since 1903 have brought exceptional young people – chosen on the basis of outstanding intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service – from many countries around the world to study in Oxford. Rhodes Scholars have gone on to be presidents and prime ministers, leaders in business, medicine, the law, and academia, and in many other fields. The Rhodes Scholarships aim to nurture ‘leaders for the world’s future’, and to promote international understanding. Rhodes House was completed in 1928, and was designed by Sir Herbert Baker, who had been Cecil Rhodes’s architect in South Africa, and also worked on the design of New Delhi.

WHY CHOOSE RHODES HOUSE • Central location • Prestigious history • Architecturally stunning, with awardwinning gardens • Exclusive hire (available for corporate or private hire)

Rhodes House A hidden delight situated in the heart of Oxford, Rhodes House is a beautiful venue, steeped in history. Ideal for weddings, photo shoots, business meetings and events. Rhodes House can now be yours exclusively for the day. For businesses needing complete privacy, Rhodes House offers rooms of varying size and atmosphere, ensuring the venue is a great choice for board meetings, informal gatherings of executives, conferences, and product launches.

PARTY SIZE

LOCATION

C: Isabelle Barber, Business Manager E: isabelle.barber@rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk T: 01865 282599 W: www.rhodeshouseoxford.com A: South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3RG

Parking

No parking

Nearest town/city

Oxford

20-200 guests

“Wonderful architecture with award-winning gardens”

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ABOUT US Magnolia Park offers you the perfect venue for enjoying a relaxing lunch, dinner or celebrating your special occasion with your family and friends Our Magnolia Suite can hold up to 120 guests for a 3 course sit-down meal or up to 250 guests for a buffet! Whether you're planning a Wedding, special Party or an end of year Prom Night, Magnolia Park offers you a truly superb party venue for that special occasion. Our suite is beautifully appointed with great views and plenty of natural daylight and in summer you can enjoy the lovely terrace area with stunning views across our 200 acres of countryside.

FACILITIES We are fully licensed for all Civil Ceremonies and can accommodate up to 150 guests for your ceremony. With a fully licenced bar & restaurant, we're adding a 30-bed Best Western Plus hotel for quality on-site accommodation which will be available from late 2014. Other facilities include our Pro Shop with top brands, conferencing facilities, fully equipped gym, changing rooms, steam room & sauna and stocked fishing lakes.

WHY CHOOSE MAGNOLIA PARK • Perfect venue for Weddings & Parties • Licenced for Civil Ceremonies • Large and small function rooms to suit all party sizes • 30-bed Best Western Plus Hotel opens late 2014 • Meeting & conferencing facilities • 18-hole championship course • Corporate & society golf days

PARTY SIZE 4 - 250 guests

Magnolia Park Golf and Country Club “One of the country’s most challenging and picturesque golf courses”

CONTACT

LOCATION Parking

Unlimited

Nearest town/city

Boarstall

C: Paul Bird, General Manager E: info@magnoliapark.co.uk T: 01844 239700 W: www.magnoliapark.co.uk A: Arncott Road, Boarstall, Bucks, HP18 9XX 7


WHY CHOOSE COWORTH PARK • On the borders of Windsor Great Park • 240 acre estate • Eco-luxury spa • Private dining rooms • Georgian style with an eccentric decorative flair

PARTY SIZE 0-100 guests

The 70 guestrooms, situated in the Mansion House, cottages and stables blend traditional and contemporary design, with bespoke furnishings and equestrianinspired artwork.

A memorable setting for parties, events and weddings, Coworth Park has a selection of stunning event rooms. Make sure you leave time for the eco-luxury spa, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the inviting indoor pool, work out in the gym or indulge in the selection of relaxing treatments.

CONTACT

Relaxed indulgence country style – it’s what Coworth Park is all about.

E: groupandeventsales.CPA

LOCATION

@dorchestercollection.com

T: 01344 876600 W: dorchestercollection.com A: Blacknest Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7SE 8

Coworth Park, Dorchester Collection’s country house hotel and spa is nestled amidst 240 acres of Berkshire parkland, and combines the intimacy of a private country estate with sophisticated modern appeal.

Locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and exceptional service feature across the three dining experiences within Restaurant Coworth Park, The Barn and The Spatisserie.

Coworth Park “The country house hotel that rewrites the rules”

ABOUT US

Parking

Unlimited

Nearest town/city

Ascot


ABOUT US For formal dinners, canapé receptions and parties, Modern Art Oxford offers a contemporary, fresh and flexible environment for your event in the City centre. Housed in the old City Brewery this leading contemporary art venue offers for hire four architecturally striking exhibition spaces, from intimate to spacious. Our beautiful galleries, expert advice, and bespoke service will give you unique and lasting memories of your event.

SPECIAL OFFERS Our Lower Gallery provides a characterful setting for dinners and receptions in the industrial heart of the building (capacity 30-120 seated or 200 standing). The spacious Upper Gallery is a perfect environment for drinks receptions (capacity of up to 250 standing). During warmer months the Yard (semi-open-air) provides a relaxed setting for al fresco dining, parties and live performances (capacity 120 standing). For music, dancing, and parties, the Basement is a perfect location (capacity 100 standing). Our in-house caterers A&J Cooks can provide everything you may need from a cash bar to three course served meals of the highest standard.

LOCATION Parking

limited

Nearest town/city

Oxford

WHY CHOOSE MODERN ART OXFORD • Bespoke packages to suit varying budgets and requirements • High quality catering at a competitive price • Complimentary curator-led exhibition tour • Flexible gallery spaces with AV

Modern Art Oxford

PARTY SIZE 40-250 guests

“Devoted to presenting exhibitions of modern and contemporary art”

CONTACT C: John Hobart E: john.hobart@modernartoxford.org.uk T: 01865 722 733 W: www.modernartoxford.org.uk A: 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP 9


ABOUT US So much more than a Conference Centre, the Williams Conference Centre is an experience that never fails to impress, located at the home of the Williams F1 Team in Grove, Oxfordshire. Originally the team's base for its Le Mans project, the building was converted in 2002 and today stands as an award-winning conference centre, offering a modern and creative environment in which to meet, train, network and entertain. With 10 flexible event rooms catering for 2 to 200 guests, the Williams Conference Centre offers you full support; from planning to execution of your event, with inhouse AV Technician, dedicated Event Managers and 5 star catering and service. While attending an event, you and your guests will have the opportunity to visit Sir Frank Williams' private Grand Prix Collection. Housing over 38 of the team's seminal race cars, the Williams Grand Prix Collection is the largest private collection of Formula One cars in the world, charting the team's 36 years of motor racing history.

WHY CHOOSE WILLIAMS CONFERENCE CENTRE • Unique Race Day experiences • Fully flexible conference spaces • Modern and bright settings • Exclusive tours of Williams Grand Prix collection

Williams Conference Centre

PARTY SIZE 2-200 guests

“the home of the Williams F1 Team ”

CONTACT

LOCATION Parking

180 spaces

Nearest town/city

Grove

E: conferences@williamsf1.com T: 01235 777 900 W: www.williamsf1.com/conference-centre A: Station Road, Grove, Oxfordshire, OX12 0DQ 11


WHY CHOOSE HEYTHROP PARK RESORT • Free car parking • Free wifi • 2 restaurants, 3 bars and 2 lounges • Excellent transport links

De Vere Venues Heythrop Park “A unique venue set in 440 acres of stunning Oxfordshire Countryside”

PARTY SIZE 50-180 guests

CONTACT C: Tracey Norcup - Director of Sales and Marketing E: tnorcup@heythroppark.co.uk T: 01608 673497 W: www.heythroppark.co.uk A: Enstone, Oxfordshire, OX7 5UF 12

ABOUT US Heythrop Park Resort is a beautiful estate nestled in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside. This quintessential English country estate seamlessly combines elegance with style and boasts two individual hotels; the elegant 18th century De Vere Venues Heythrop Park Hotel and the stylish Crowne Plaza Hotel. Set in 440 acres of parkland with a 2 mile tree-lined driveway leading up to the Mansion House, Heythrop Park is the perfect choice for an event that requires something special. Make your way up the grand steps into the breathtaking Mansion House Foyer with high ceilings, sweeping stone staircase and historic stained glass windows. The Mansion House offers 6 function rooms with capacities from 4 to 250 people and the stunning Wedgwood Room with views over the terrace and South Lawns, is a dream location for a fairytale wedding for up to 160 friends and family. The refurbished Enstone Suite with private bar now offers a modern, elegant space for a wedding breakfast or dinner dance for up to 180 guests. 17 luxury bedrooms offer roll top baths and beautiful views of the estate, 63 stylish bedrooms in the newly refurbished Archer bedroom wing and a further 81 standard bedrooms in the Shrewsbury bedroom wing. The Resort also offers a championship standard 18-hole golf course, health club with indoor pool, state-of-the-art gymnasium and 3 spa treatment rooms using luxury spa brand ESPA. Contemporary restaurants and bars offer modern, seasonal


cuisine with extensive private dining options perfect for banqueting, special events and weddings and the pretty parkland that surround the resort provide the perfect backdrop for breathtaking photographs, elegant drinks receptions on the sunny terrace overlooking the South Lawns and in to the Cotswold countryside beyond. Alongside Heythrop Park is the modern and contemporary Crowne Plaza Hotel offering 197 contemporary bedrooms and a beautiful ballroom for up to 300 guests for a dinner dance.

SPECIAL OFFERS Join us this festive season and celebrate in style. Christmas joiner parties from only ÂŁ34.95 per person at Heythrop Park and ÂŁ42.95 per person in the Crowne Plaza Hotel. This great party package includes: Bucks Fizz upon arrival; Sumptuous three course dinner with hats, crackers and novelties to get you in the festive spirit; Party with DJ until 1am.

LOCATION Parking

300+

Nearest town/city

Chipping Norton 13


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ABOUT US Browns Oxford, set near the centre of ‘that sweet city with her dreaming spires’, was the second branch of Browns to open. It has become a landmark in the city, an institution not quite as ancient as the university’s world-famous colleges, but one which has nonetheless stood the test of time. For many years the building was a Morris garage, which we converted into one of the first of its kind: an English brasserie. And the scene out of the windows is also pure England: across the road is the church of St Giles, the church hall and a characterful terrace of 18th century houses. But we’re also just a 5 minute walk away from the busy centre of the city. Here at Browns Oxford we understand the trials and tribulations that go in to organising Christmas for you and your party, so this year, we’re starting early and invite you to do the same. We have the festive fun covered and one of our dedicated team will be on hand to cover every detail.

WHY CHOOSE BROWNS • Great style • City centre location • Excellent bar staff • Great atmosphere

Browns

PARTY SIZE 1-200 guests

“There are more than 12 days to a Browns Oxford Christmas”

CONTACT

LOCATION Parking

Limited

Nearest town/city

Oxford

T: 01865 511 995 W: www.browns-restaurants.co.uk A: 5-11 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HA 15


WHY CHOOSE THE OXFORD CASTLE QUARTER

With over 1,000 years of history Oxford Castle Quarter is truly at the heart of Oxford.

• Open to the public for the first time in 1,000 years • At the heart of Oxford City • Historic & architecturally stunning surroundings • Overnight accommodation

Once home to the Norman Oxford Castle, then the infamous Oxford Prison, the remaining historic buildings have shaped the development of Oxford Castle Quarter as it stands today, including the iconic St George’s Tower and Castle Mound. With the brasserie at the luxury Malmaison Hotel, Cafe 1071, Prezzo, La Tasca, Pizza Express, Slug and Lettuce, The Swan and Castle and 1855 all found within the grounds of Oxford Castle Quarter there really is something for everyone, day or night, whatever the celebration.

PARTY SIZE

Oxford Castle Quarter also boasts the O3 Gallery with its dynamic programme of year round exhibitions. The O3 Gallery is also proud to offer a unique space for private or corporate functions and events.

Oxford Castle Quarter

“Truly at the heart of Oxford”

ABOUT US

2-150 guests

Unlocking the secrets of Oxford Castle Quarter is Oxford Castle Unlocked; a unique venue set in the heart of one of the UK’s most beautiful cities. Comprising of a visitor attraction, state of the art conference facilities and Café, the castle provides a truly unique setting for corporate hospitality and private events.

CONTACT E: oc@topgroup.co.uk T: 01865 201657 W: www.oxfordcastlequarter.com A: Oxford Castle Quarter, Oxford, OX1 1AY 16

LOCATION Parking

No parking

Nearest town/city

Oxford


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WHY CHOOSE BLENHEIM PALACE • Unique venue • Set in 2000 acres of beautiful grounds • Historic surroundings • Great atmosphere

Blenheim Palace

PARTY SIZE “Britain's Greatest Palace”

ABOUT US Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire has been hosting events for many years and our hospitality services extend from providing a unique wedding venue, meeting and conference facilities and team building events to elegant fine dining in the Palace and State Apartments. All corporate and private events at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, are tailored to suit our clients individual requirements and our experienced events team will work closely with you from the initial enquiry through to the event and beyond. Blenheim Palace turns an event into an unforgettable occasion every time. The Orangery is a beautiful, elegant room with high ceilings, huge arched windows and a glass panelled roof, which makes it delightfully light and airy, giving a wonderful sense of space for up to 200 guests. The Marlborough Room, originally the Palace kitchen has a fantastic double vaulted ceiling and is a perfect room for conferences and presentations for up to 120 guests or dinners for up to 80 guests.

1-300 guests A series of smaller rooms, The Campaign Rooms are ideal as breakouts, board meetings and more intimate fine dining.

CONTACT C: Paul Liczbinski, Head of Sales E: sales@blenheimpalace.com T: 01993 813 874 W: www.blenheimpalace.com A: Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP 18

Whether it is a conference, dinner, lunch, reception or exhibition we have some beautiful facilities to suit with inspirational surroundings, versatile event space and welcoming service.


SPECIAL OFFERS There is no better place to hold your Christmas celebrations than at Blenheim Palace, a truly magnificent venue. For the festive season the magnificent Palace will be decorated in a very special theme telling the Christmas story of the Three Kings. Blenheim Palace provides something for everyone with a range of Christmas packages brought to you by our dedicated events team who will ensure your Christmas event is a breath-taking and memorable occasion. Choose between the elegant Orangery, the beautiful Marlborough Room or one of our private rooms for your festive lunch or Christmas party with colleagues and friends.

LOCATION Parking

Limited

Nearest town/city

Woodstock 19


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for a perfect day Your special day: Greet your guests in our elegant Skelton Suite with a glass of champagne and canapés. Enjoy the exquisite facilities exclusively for the day and enjoy the wedding breakfast of your choice in our spacious clubhouse.

Come and meet our wedding co-ordinator to talk about your plans weddings@frilfordheath.co.uk

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Includes: • Unlimited golf - play all 3 of our Championship Courses • Home cooked food served in the Clubhouse

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ABOUT US Inspired by the fun and fearlessness of 1950’s, when America’s love affair with cool cars and fabulous food was in full swing, Chariots and Cherry Pie™ is the ONLY place where you can shine, dine and unwind in one location. At Chariots and Cherry Pie™, we treat customers and their cars like VIPs with memorable service, a warm welcome, complimentary extras and total attention to detail. In our supremely comfortable Cherry Pie Diner™, you can choose from a wide selection of gourmet, home-cooked, authentic American diner food and drink. While you sit back and unwind, your car doesn’t have to miss out! Indulge your wheels with a premium hand car wash service from Chariots Car Spa™ and turn a chore into precious you-time. Chariots and Cherry Pie™ is the perfect place to break a journey, enjoy special moments with family and friends or simply relax while we do the cooking and cleaning so whatever your reason for visiting, our passionate local team is ready and waiting to offer you a warm welcome!

LOCATION Parking

40 spaces

Nearest town/city

Oxford

WHY CHOOSE CHARIOTS AND CHERRY PIE • Delicious gourmet diner food • Deluxe hand car wash service • A wide range of daily deals • A quirky, friendly and innovative venue

Chariots and Cherry Pie

PARTY SIZE 8+ guests

“A taste of America”

CONTACT E: tellusmore@chariotsandcherrypie.co.uk T: 0333 121 0066 W: www.chariotsandcherrypie.co.uk A: Route 420, Buckland, Faringdon, Oxon, SN7 8PY

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WHY CHOOSE THE WESTWOOD HOTEL • Certificate of Excellence Winner 2013 • Relaxed and elegant setting with plenty of natural light • Fine cuisine and high quality wines • Convenient yet secluded location

ABOUT US The Westwood Hotel is the perfect setting for your Christmas party this year. With beautiful scenery and luxuriously finished interiors, the Westwood Hotel offers a warm and inviting atmosphere to any event. Come and enjoy our contemporary cuisine and extensive wine menu, served by our friendly and helpful staff. After enjoying your meal we invite you to dance the night away to disco entertainment until 1 am. For those wanting to make a weekend of it why not book one of our 20 spacious bedrooms and enjoy a delicious breakfast in the morning. Dedicated to making your visit enjoyable, we believe the Westwood offers you something special for your festive celebration.

The Westwood Hotel “A privately owned, luxurious boutique hotel”

PARTY SIZE

SPECIAL OFFERS

8-120 guests

Celebrations Guide Package: Includes a welcome drink on arrival, 3-course festive meal, tea or coffee and homemade fudge, music provided by our resident DJ.

CONTACT C: Drew Ireson, General Manager E: drew@westwoodhotel.co.uk T: 01865 735 408 W: www.westwoodhotel.co.uk A: The Westwood Hotel, Hinksey Hill, Oxford OX1 5BG 22

LOCATION Parking

40 spaces

Nearest town/city

Oxford


ABOUT US We nestle in a 500 year old Grade 2* listed building four miles outside Oxford. Quality and value are the bywords for our food, beverage and accommodation. The Bear has a fantastic reputation for its eclectic, mainly British food offering, strongly influenced by game. Our nine rooms have been faithfully restored to reflect the rich architectural and cultural heritage of our home. We love a challenge and can cater to 80 person Banquets, Wedding Breakfasts, Corporate Seminars or Family Reunions. Our functions ethos is to tailor our product to reflect YOUR needs. Our Sunday Roasts have become legendary and our well selected, discreetly priced wine list and ‘bin ends’ hit the spot every time.

SPECIAL OFFERS With the Festive season just around the corner, we have devised a special set of menus designed to appeal to all tastes, whether a formal dinner or drinks and snacks around the Old Bar with family friends or colleagues. Check us out on line or give us a call. • 2/3 Course Seasonal Festive menu priced at £23.50 for 2 Courses and £27.50 for 3 Courses, Nov 30th-Dec 24th • Christmas Lunch menu £50/head, £29 for Children • New Years Eve Dinner and Dance £35 • Corporate Seminar and Accommodation Packages • Corporate Entertainment, formal or informal • Free WiFi in all restaurants, public areas and rooms • Free parking.

LOCATION Parking

No parking

Nearest town/city

Cumnor

WHY CHOOSE BEAR & RAGGED STAFF • Stunning 500 year old Grade 2* listed building • All raw materials sourced locally where feasible and affordable • Absolutely 100 % cooked freshly in house • Served by attentive and well trained staff

Bear & Ragged Staff

PARTY SIZE 1-100 guests

“Rich architectural, cultural, and culinary heritage”

CONTACT C: Mark Greenwood, General Manager E: enquiries@bearandraggedstaff.com T: 01865 862329 W: www.bearandraggedstaff.com A: 28 Appleton Road, Cumnor, Oxford, OX2 9QH 23


WHY CHOOSE MALIKAS • Central location on Cowley Road • Dishes for everyone’s taste • Superior Indian cuisine • Modern, elegant atmosphere

Malikas “Great service and wonderful food, this restaurant really stands out in Oxford”

PARTY SIZE

In the middle of the buzzing area of Cowley Road, you will find Malikas, which guarantees a superior Indian cuisine experience in an elegant atmosphere! Our menu offers authentic Indian meals, but also special creations from our chef. We also offer a good selection of vegetarian dishes and less common dishes like duck and trout, and if you have special wishes we are happy to change a meal to cater your liking. Our reputation for fine catering services has grown over the years through word of mouth recommendation; this is because we only love what we do. Our philosophy can be explained in few words: outstanding food, exceptional service and personal approach to party. Whether you plan an intimate dinner or a large scale party we will relish the challenge of providing an exceptional food service.

70 guests

The newly refurbished Malikas also hosts charity event nights. With these events in our calendar, the extension of the restaurant, great and friendly service, and beautiful food, we are ready to host your Christmas party!

CONTACT

LOCATION

T: 01865 723029 W: www.malikasrestaurant.co.uk A: 218 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UQ 24

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Oxford


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WHY CHOOSE THE CHEQUERS AT BURCOT • Award-winning chef • Historic setting • Conference rooms • Bespoke menu service, including tasting menus

The Chequers at Burcot

PARTY SIZE “Home comfort and nostalgic food with a modern twist”

16-150 guests

ABOUT US The 400 year old The Chequers at Burcot standing just off the A415 about 5 miles south of Oxford has come a long way since award-winning chef Steven Sanderson first took the reins in 2006. Steven’s cooking is intelligent, straight forward and elegant, with simplicity, flavour and skill at the top of his agenda. His ability to create home comfort and nostalgic food with a modern twist is evident throughout the ever evolving menu. The Chequers focuses on excellent customer service and an exceptional culinary experience to make your visit a memorable one, they aim to exceed customers' expectations every step of the way. Booking is always recommended. The Gallery is an ideal space to entertain, as is the larger restaurant, or hire the whole pub. For larger events, we can erect a beautiful marquee in our garden. To celebrate in style why not start with champagne and canapés by the open fire and then move to the private dining area to enjoy your bespoke menu. Menus are tailored to customers’ wishes and can range from a country dining menu to a tasting menu paired with fine wines. We understand the necessity of a private and relaxed environment, without interruption, tailored to your needs.

CONTACT C: Steven Sanderson, Head Chef E: enquiries@thechequersburcot.co.uk T: 01865 407771 W: www.thechequers-burcot.co.uk A: Abingdon Road, Burcot, OX14 3DP 26

LOCATION Parking

30 spaces

Nearest town/city

Abingdon


ABOUT US This building has been many establishments before but its current standing is as the newly refurbished Red Lion. Nestled in Gloucester Street, we are within walking distance from any central location which makes our pub a perfect stopover after a long day in Oxford. With large dining areas, bar section and extensive beer garden, all designed with a rustic theme, our pub is great for not only a cold drink after work but also a family meal or celebration. The team are well trained with a great passion for their job which is reflected in our nominations for the Oxfordshire Restaurant Awards. Providing a seasonal menu, daily specials and refreshing drinks.

WHY CHOOSE THE RED LION • Within walking distance from the main shopping strip, coach and bus stations • Open every day till late • The largest beer garden in the centre of Oxford. • Next to a taxi rank

SPECIAL OFFERS

The Red Lion

Fixed Price Menu (Mon-Fri 12pm-6pm): 2 courses from £11.95 or 3 courses for £14.95. Long day? Select cocktails for £3.95. Sparkling Thursdays: Prosecco for £15 or Champagne for £20. Wine Club Wednesday: Selected bottles at £10 & £15 if you sign up on our website. Fantastic Sunday roast: from £11.95 with selected starters and desserts for only an extra £3 each.

PARTY SIZE 5-50 guests

“City centre location with a great atmosphere”

CONTACT

LOCATION Parking

No parking

Nearest town/city

Oxford

E: enquiry@redlionoxford.co.uk T: 01865 726255 W: www.redlionoxford.co.uk A: 14 Gloucester Street, Oxford, OX1 2BN 27


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ABOUT US Renovated and rejuvenated in 2012 The Oxford Blue is a cosy and stylish pub offering exciting food and a wide range of beers and wines, a hidden gem tucked away just off Cowley Road. Mark is our maestro in the kitchen, using the very best of fresh locally sourced ingredients to create an outstanding eclectic and delicious menu that changes with the seasons. We serve a traditional Roast Lunch on Sundays, specialising in rare breed meats, all perfectly complimented by Chris’ hand-picked selection of offbeat wines and local & international beers. Tailor made set menus available for parties, large or small bookings welcome. Front and rear outdoor seating, wheelchair friendly/accessible, children welcome, live music and events, online or telephone reservations, allergies and intolerances catered for, vegetarian and vegan options available, sheltered outside smoking area, friendly and helpful staff.

WHY CHOOSE OXFORD BLUE • Fresh local, seasonal menu • Sunny beer garden • Fantastic location, just off Cowley Road • Hand-picked, unusual wines and beers

Oxford Blue

PARTY SIZE 0-80 guests

“Stylish pub offering exciting food and a great selection of beers and wines”

CONTACT

LOCATION Parking

Limited

Nearest town/city

Oxford

C: Chris Murray E: info@theoxfordblue.com T: 01865 460215 W: www.theoxfordblue.com A: 32 Marston Street, Oxford, OX4 1JU 29


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