DAY 3 10:00 Enjoy the excellent breakfast at Eynsham Hall, and then take the short trip to Cogges Manor Farm. Here you can spend the morning visiting the farmhouse, meeting the farm animals and wandering the gardens. For fans of Downton Abbey, Cogges Manor Farm was used as Yew Tree Farm, the home of the Drewe family. 12:00 - 18:00 A short walk from Cogges Manor Farm is the Cotswold town of Witney. Dating back to Saxon times, the town is famous for the production of woollen blankets, and is a now a thriving market town and home to some excellent independent shop and restaurants. Our recommendation for food would be the Three Horseshoes, a traditional pub serving locally sourced food.
16:00 Visit the Wychwood Brewery in Witney. Here you can take part in one of their guided tours* which will take you through the brewing process of Wychwood and Brakspear Beers, from raw ingredients all the way to the finished product. And the best bit? At the end you can sample their flagship beer, Legendary Hobgoblin, as well as a range of Wychwood and Brakspear bottled beers.** * Check tour times ahead. **NB booking may be required, which can be done on their website: www.wychwood.co.uk/shop/tours
18:30 As the day draws to a close head to Eynsham Hall, a beautiful country house hotel. Wander their extensive grounds prior to indulging in a meal in their recently refurbished brasserie, before cosying up for the night in one of the beautiful boutique rooms.
Cogges Manor Farm
Another option for the afternoon is the nearby town of Burford. This picturesque medieval market town is lined with independent furniture, antique and clothing shops along with a good choice of cafes and restaurants including Huffkins and the award winning Bay Tree restaurant. 18:00
For a different take on Burford, go on a one hour ghost trail with Bill Spectre* around Burford and experience a unique way of learning more about the town’s history.
Bill Spectre’s Ghost Tour
* Booking in advance required, which can be done on Bill’s website: www.ghosttrail.org
19:30 End the day at The Angel at Burford, a 16th century inn, with a delicious dinner. We recommend their black pepper and sea salt bream fillet!
Experience Oxfordshire 2017 Oxfordshire Visitor Guide | 9
Published on Dec 16, 2016
From the ancient University of Oxford to the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, there is so much rich history and culture for you to explore. W...