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DECEMBER 2017

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WINNERS INSIDE! Find out Oxfordshire’s favourite places! See page 22.

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BICESTER VILLAGE More Boutiques. More Brilliance. More Bicester. The Mayor of Bicester reveals a new Bicester Village. See pages 4-5.

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HIGHLIGHTS   4 Bicester Village A new Bicester Village is revealed.

22 Winners of the In Oxford Awards

WELCOME Welcome to the December edition of In Oxford Magazine. Wishing a Merry Christmas to all our readers! This issue reveals the winners of this year’s In Oxford Awards – Oxfordshire’s favourite establishments as voted for by you! See the results on page 22. Take a trip to the new Bicester Village (page 4) for a great shopping experience in a beautiful festive setting. If you are traveling from out of the county or you have friends and family coming to visit, a stay at Holiday Inn Oxford (page 33) will provide you with all you need. And in the evening, how about checking out the innovative Cinnamon Kitchen (page 38), the traditional and hearty LASSCO Three Pigeons (page 45) or go for that New York Italian experience at Marco’s (page 31). And as usual this issue is packed with great events and things to see and do around Oxford and Oxfordshire this December.

ENJOY 6 City Sightseeing Bus Tours 6 Carfax Tower

EVENTS 11 Perfect Rhythm Music Tuition 12 City of Oxford Orchestra 13 Oxford University RFC

Happy reading! Lorna Dodson, Assistant Editor

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FILM 19 Ferdinand 19  Wonder 19 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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LEARN 20 EF Oxford Language School 20  Lake School of English

EAT  31 Marco’s It’s no surprise then that Marco’s is a firm favourite

 38 Cinnamon Kitchen A fine dining experience in fine dining surroundings

 45 Three Pigeons

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Great Jazz vibes & wonderful food, in a quirky cool setting

27 Sarah Wiseman Gallery 27 Sanders of Oxford

STAY 28 Malmaison Oxford   33 Holiday Inn Oxford The hotel is ideally situated for visitors to Oxford

WELL 50 Woodstock Opticians 51  Spa at Jurys Inn Oxford

SHOP 34 University of Oxford Shop 34 Hampers Food & Wine

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MORE BOUTIQUES. MORE BRILLIANCE. MORE BICESTER. The Mayor of Bicester reveals a new Bicester Village.

The Mayor of Bicester, Councillor Les Sibley, performed the ribbon cutting today to reveal a new Bicester Village as 30 new boutiques opened their doors, bringing the total to more than 160. More than 100 guests from the local community and neighbouring tourist attractions were invited to walk along the spectacular new mall, which has been landscaped with lush botanical planting by Nikki Tibbles from Wild at Heart, before entering the new Secret Garden Café complete with its very own traditional sweet shop and potting shed. Bicester Village Business Director Sarah-Jane Curtis commented: “We are so excited that opening day is finally here and we were delighted to celebrate together with our community partners. “We are especially grateful and proud of all our teams who have worked tirelessly to make today’s deadline and to the community of Bicester for their patience to reach completion of the new road network.” The new brands include luxury womenswear, menswear, lifestyle and sportswear brands, with Acne Studios, The North Face, Joseph, Under Armour and Rapha (the bespoke cycling brand with its signature Rapha Clubhouse), Villeroy & Boch, Dsquared2 and many others joining the new line-up, with sought-after British brands Emma Bridgewater and The Cambridge Satchel Company returning to the Village.

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“THE VILLAGE’S SUPPORT & SPONSORSHIP FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS, CHARITIES & OTHER ORGANISATIONS IS BOTH WELL ESTABLISHED AND MUCH APPRECIATED.” Also opening for the first time is The British Collective – the perfect onestop Christmas boutique, which has designed by interior decorator and illustrator Luke Edward Hall. It will offer a visual feast with its opulent interior and an array of luxury gifts ranging from the softest cashmere to beautiful leather accessories and scented candles. Mayor of Bicester Councillor Les Sibley said: “I am sure you would agree that Bicester Village over the past two decades has made a considerable contribution to the community of Bicester with employment opportunities and apprenticeships. The Village’s support and sponsorship for local schools, charities and other organisations is both well established and much appreciated.” During the breakfast celebration and speeches, Bicester Village Community Relations Director Miranda Markham announced a new £22,000 fund to be launched in January 2018 in addition to the annual community programme of sponsorship and events. The fund will invite bids of £1,000 from local organisations supporting the themes of youth, togetherness and health. 50 Pingle Drive, Bicester Oxfordshire, OX26 6WD 01869 323200 www.bicestervillage.com

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ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS The must-see buildings and landmarks around Oxford & Oxfordshire for locals and visitors alike.

Cherwell Boathouse - Punting  Bardwell Road, Oxford, OX2 6ST  01865 515978  www.cherwellboathouse.co.uk Enjoy the quintessential Oxford experience punting on the River Cherwell. With over 70 hand built punts, boats and canoes. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon in a beautiful tranquil environment on the river.

Carfax Tower  Junction of St Aldates & High Street, Oxford, OX1 4AZ  01865 686442 In 1818 St Martin’s church was rebuilt complete with tower. However, the church, apart from its tower, was demolished in 1896. The tower is all that remains today. Two ‘quarter boys’ who hit the bells at every quarter hour adorn the east facade of the church clock. Climb up 99 steps to get a sweeping view of Oxford’s spires. Open 10am - 5.30pm, Apr - Oct (4.30pm in October), Admission £2.20, Children £1.10.

Oxford Visitor Information Centre  15-16 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AS  01865 686430  experienceoxfordshire.org The Oxford Visitor Information Centre staff provide an extensive range of services to help make your stay enjoyable and memorable. We offer a wide range of guides, maps, souvenirs and local produce. We also can guide you to the best Oxfordshire has to offer. We are also the home of Oxford Official Walking Tours, the best way to explore Oxford on foot. See in store or get in contact with us by tel or email: info@experienceoxfordshire.org

City Sightseeing Bus Tours  Oxford Railway Station, Park End Street, OX1 1HS  01865 790522  www.citysightseeingoxford.com Our award winning one hour tour takes you on a fascinating journey around both the famous University colleges and the historic buildings of the city itself. Hop on and off at any of our nineteen bus stops around the town. All buses have live guides or recorded commentary in up to thirteen languages. Tours operate all day every day except Christmas/Boxing and New years day. Tickets valid on Red and Green Buses.

St Michael at the North Gate  Cornmarket Street, Oxford, OX1 3EY  01865 240940  www.smng.org.uk St Michael at the North Gate is the oldest Church Tower in Oxford and is definitely worth a visit! There’s also a treasury of silver and bronze dating back to the 1600s and you can also see a copy of the church accounts dating back hundreds of years. Open: 10.30am - 5pm (10.30am - 4pm in Winter). Admission: Adults £3, Children £1.80, Family ticket £8.50, Groups of 10 or more £2.50 per person.

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The James Sadler Oxford Balloon Experience  info@oxfordballoonexperience.com  0845 116 8899  www.oxfordballoonexperience.com The James Sadler Oxford Balloon Experience, a World class attraction to commemorate James Sadler, a working-class hero who made history in 1784 by becoming the first Englishman to fly, as well as many other remarkable achievements. The Centre will offer 120 metre high balloon rides in a tethered balloon, alongside a complementary information and education centre, educating visitors about Sadler’s extraordinary achievements. Education is key: interactive scientific concepts will be designed with children in mind.

Oxford Official Walking Tours  15-16 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AS  01865 686442  experienceoxfordshire.org/official-tours What better way to discover our beautiful city than on foot? The Oxford Official Walking Tours are a fascinating and entertaining way to explore and learn about this unique city, its history, University, famous people and odd traditions. Oxford Official Walking Tours cover a wide range of topics from an introduction to the city and its University to Inspector Morse, Harry Potter, J.R.R. Tolkien and more.

University Church of St. Mary the Virgin  High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BJ  01865 279111  www.university-church.ox.ac.uk St Mary’s is situated at the historic heart of the City and University of Oxford. Thought to be the oldest university building in the world, the Tower was built in 1280, and the University’s reference library was added in 1320. It is worth the climb of 127 steps to make it to the top to enjoy fine uninterrupted views across Oxford and the surrounding countryside. Open: 9am to 5pm (July and August 9am-6pm). Tower Admission: Adult £4 (Concs £2.50)

Oxford Castle Unlocked  44-46 Oxford Castle, Oxford, OX1 1AY  01865 260666  www.oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk Discover 1,000 years of Oxford’s history. Oxford Castle Unlocked is a visitor attraction with a past stretching far beyond your imagination. Led by a costumed character guide, the rich history of the castle will be revealed. Climb the Saxon St George’s Tower, descend deep underground into the Crypt, explore the Prison D-Wing and scale the Mound of the 11th century motte-and-bailey castle. Opening Times: 10am - 5pm.

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EVENTS CALENDAR 2017 A quick overview of events to look forward to. For a full list of what’s going on in Oxford and Oxfordshire, see the website! www.inoxford.com

Oxford Christmas Market  www.oxfordchristmasmarket.co.uk Thursday 7th - Monday 11th December: The city of dreaming spires will again be filled with festive joy as the Oxford Christmas Market returns to the heart of the city. With the sound of choirs singing Christmas carols, market traders offering unusual and handmade gifts, colourful decorations brightening wooden stalls and the aroma of mulled wine and cinnamon drifting in the air.

Christmas Ice Show  www.oxfordicerink.co.uk Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th December: ‘Around the world in 80 minutes’ is the theme for the 2017 Christmas Ice Show which will take place at Oxford Ice Rink. The show is a popular part of the city’s Christmas calendar and this year features international, national and local skating champions alongside over 150 local skaters. Performances will be held twice daily at 3pm and 6pm.

Christmas at Waterperry Gardens  www.waterperrygardens.co.uk Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th December: Get into the Christmas spirit at Waterperry Gardens with Christmas shopping from our Gallery, Gift Barn and Christmas Shop, festive events and Waterperry grown Christmas trees, along with a number of Arts and Craft Stalls with gorgeous handmade gift ideas and festive food and drink. A shopper’s delight with great gift ideas for all.

Santas on the Run  www.helenanddouglas.org.uk Sunday 10th December: Make the festive season even more memorable by taking part in one of the biggest Santa runs in the UK to raise money for local terminally ill children, young adults and their families. The 3.5 km fun run starts in Broad Street and goes through University Parks. Last year 2,200 Santas of every age took part, to help raise funds for local charity Helen & Douglas House.

Christmas at Blenheim  www.blenheimpalace.com Until Monday 1st January: Following a spectacular first event, our Formal Gardens will light up once again for an unforgettable after-dark festive trail of lights. Follow the trail along winding paths, beside tranquil waters and through extraordinary Parkland landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown. Explore the scented Fire Garden and discover Christmas trees that sing!

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Experience Oxfordshire  15-16 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AS  01865 686430  www.experienceoxfordshire.org Experience Oxfordshire is pleased to promote the many wonderful cultural events, shows, exhibitions and festivals that take place across the city and county. There’s always something going on in Oxfordshire, for all interests and ages. Check our calendar to see what events are on tonight, this weekend, or during your future visit.

Creation Theatre: A Christmas Carol Saturday 2nd December - Saturday 6th January: With misers, music, Marley’s ghost and all sorts of Creation Theatre Company twists, A Christmas Carol at The North Wall Arts Centre December 2nd - January 6th will be a show unlike any other! www.thenorthwall.com/whats-on/a-christmas-carol Pete Codling: Naivety at The North Wall Arts Centre Tuesday 5th December - Saturday 6th January: Pete Codling is an artist specializing in large charcoal drawings and sculpture. This exhibition will show a series of new drawings, sketches and limited edition prints in the ‘Christmas theme’ which will definitely be more Dickens than Disney. His work is full of narrative references to classical, mythological and religious themes with contemporary subversions, political and personal content. www.thenorthwall.com/whats-on Working Christmas at The Old Fire Station Wednesday 6th - Saturday 23rd December: In this city, you can be next-door neighbours, but live in totally different worlds. Stuffed full of love, songs and silliness, this is a sparkling new Christmas play for grown-ups, created especially for Oxford. oldfirestation.org.uk/whats-on War Horse at New Theatre Oxford Wenesday 13th December - Saturday 6th January: Following 8 record-record breaking years in London’s West End and having played in 11 countries around the world to over 7 million people, the National Theatre’s acclaimed play War Horse, an unforgettable theatrical event which takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France, is coming to Oxford. www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-theatre-oxford Oxfordshire Artweeks Christmas Season Until Sunday 17th December: A series of 72 art and craft exhibitions and fairs in varied venues around the county selling quality gifts and art for Christmas. Dates vary from venue to venue and it’s free entry! www.artweeks.org Jack and the Beanstalk at Oxford Playhouse Until Sunday 7th January: Join Jack on the adventure of a lifetime as he outwits the giant and is reunited with his childhood sweetheart Jill... all with a little help from his friends… and you, of course! www.oxfordplayhouse.com/whats-on

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MUSIC Music at Oxford  info@musicatoxford.com  01865 244806  www.musicatoxford.com Family Christmas Carol Concert Saturday 9th December: Following the hugely successful and joyful inaugural concert in December 2016, we are delighted to offer this family carol concert again. It is a family-friendly version of our extremely popular evening carol concerts programmed later in December. If you have a young family, this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy favourite traditional Christmas carols and well-known Christmas songs sung by the Boys of Christ Church Cathedral Choir, alongside plenty of opportunities to sing along with them! All the words are provided in our concert programmes which are on sale inside the Cathedral, and the boys are also promising some special surprises to add an extra sparkle to the afternoon. Live TV relay ensures that everyone can see the concert wherever they are sitting. Time: 2.30pm. Tickets: £10 - £30 Adults, £15 - £5 Children. Venue: Christ Church Cathedral Christmas at Christ Church Firday 15th & Wednesday 20th December: Oxford in December would not be the same without Music at Oxford’s famous Christmas concerts, held in the glorious Christ Church Cathedral. Low lighting creates a suitably festive feeling, and live TV relay and amplification mean that everyone is able to see and hear everything, wherever they may be sitting. Get in the mood for Christmas by joining us for an uplifting evening of music and readings. Booking early is strongly advised; these concerts are so popular that they never fail to sell out! All the carol texts are provided in the programmes which are on sale inside the Cathedral. Advanced booking is essential. Please note that full-view seats sell out very quickly. Time: 8pm. Tickets: £15 - £45, Students £5 off, Under 18s 50% off. Venue: Christ Church Cathedral

Christmas Carol Concert Sunday 10th December at 7pm SHELDONIAN THEATRE

SLEIGH RIDE Leroy Anderson

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Oxford’s Professional Orchestra

Shepherd’s Farewell

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Zadok the Priest

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In the Bleak Midwinter Christmas Carols for Choir and Audience Onyx Brass, Oxford City Choir Cantores & Chapel Choir of St Helen and St Katharine

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Perfect Rhythm Music Tuition  o.r.ambrose@gmail.com  07918 852603  www.perfectrhythm.co.uk Perfect Rhythm Music Tuition provides fun, music lessons. Whether you wish to learn to play drums at home or come to a professional rehearsal studio, we can accommodate you! Run by Ollie Ambrose, a talented multi-instrumentalist with over 5 years teaching experience and 15 years’ participation in performing.

ADDERBURY ENSEMBLE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Christmas Candlelit Concert 2017 St John the Evangelist, Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1EH Tuesday 12th December, 7.30pm Bach, Handel, Pachelbel, Correlli, Vivaldi Ticket prices £15 (with an addition of £5 concs for children under 18) from: Oxford Playhouse Box Office 01865 305305 or ‘on the door’ www.adderburyensemble.co.uk

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MUSIC City of Oxford Orchestra  info@cityofoxfordorchestra.co.uk  01865 744457  www.cityofoxfordorchestra.co.uk Christmas Carol Concert Sunday 10th December: Handel Zadok the Priest, Berlioz Shepherds’ Farewell, Leroy Anderson Sleigh Ride, Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel Overture, Fauré Pavane. Carols for Choir and Audience. Sofie Elyse, Jamie Lonsdale, Alexandra Kennedy, Onyx Brass, Oxford City Choir and Cantores and Chapel Choir of St Helen and St Katharine add their own special magic. Venue: Sheldonian Theatre. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £10-£35 Call Orchestra (01865) 744457 or Playhouse (01865) 305305. Concerto by Candlelight Sunday 17th December: Corelli Christmas Concerto, Bach Air on the G string, Marcello Oboe Concerto, Vivaldi Winter, Pachelbel Canon, Bach In Dulci Jubilo and Morricone Gabriel’s Oboe. Tim Watts Oboe and Roland Roberts Director/Violin. ‘The perfect way to start Christmas: sublime music in an enchanting chapel and the magic of candlelight.’ Cantabile. Venue: Exeter College. Time: 5pm and 8pm. Tickets: £25 call (01865) 744457.

Charivari Agréable  Exeter College Chapel, Turl Street, OX1 3DP  01865 305305  www.charivari.co.uk Christmas by Candlelight: Dixit Maria Friday 22nd December: Renaissance & Baroque to Modern & Contemporary Anthems & Carols. Olwen Turchetta soprano, James Potter countertenor, Will Anderson tenor, Michael Hickman bass, dir. Kah-Ming Ng, chamber organ. Tickets: £20, (£18 OAPs, £12 students) Tel Tickets Oxford 01865 305305. or at the door. Time: 7.30pm. Venue: Exeter College Chapel

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SPORTS Oxford United Football Club  The Kassam Stadium, Grenoble Road, Oxford, OX4 4XP  01865 337533  www.oufc.co.uk Oxford United Football Club is a professional association football club based in the city of Oxford. Get the latest news straight from Oxford United. Official team updates, match previews & reviews, transfer information and more at our website www.oufc.co.uk Tuesday 7th November, 19:45: MK Dons (H) Saturday 11th November, 15:00: Northampton Town (H) Saturday 18th November, 15:00: Plymouth Argyle (A) Tuesday 21st November, 19:45: Blackburn Rovers (H) Saturday 25th November, 15:00: Southend United (A)

Oxford University RFC  Jackdaw Lane, Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1SR  01865 432000  www.ourfc.org Oxford University Rugby Football Club (OURFC) has a long and illustrious history of sporting distinction and remains one of the world’s leading and most renowned amateur rugby clubs. Follow our facebook pages; /ourfc.blues and /OURFCWomen for our latest updates and fixtures. The Varsity Match 2017 Thursday 7th December: The 136th Varsity Match and the 31st Women’s Varsity Match between Oxford and Cambridge will return to Twickenham Stadium on Thursday 7th December. The Women’s Varsity Match kicks-off at 11.30am with The Men’s Varsity Match set to kick-off at 3.00pm. Tickets available from www.thevarsitymatch.com.

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EDUCATIONAL Pitt Rivers Museum  South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PP  01865 270927  www.prm.ox.ac.uk Tito in Africa: Picturing Solidarity Until 8th April 2018: This exhibition presents a selection of photographs showing Marshal Josip Broz Tito taken during official visits to various African countries in the post-war period. The Yugoslav leader visited the continent regularly from the 1950s to further diplomatic relations and establish bilateral trade deals, and to foster support for Yugoslavia’s regime during a time of political entrenchment in Europe but considerable change in Africa.

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The Oxfordshire Museum  Park Street, Woodstock, OX20 1SN  01993 811456  oxfordshire.gov.uk/oxfordshiremuseum Closed: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day The Oxfordshire Craft Guild Until Saturday 30th December: Christmas Selling Exhibition, featuring many of the county’s leading contemporary craft designers and makers. Perfect for Christmas! Free Admission 20 Years of Treasure Until March 2018: An exhibition revealing the stories behind some of the 30,000 archaeological objects reported to The Portable Antiquities Scheme in Oxfordshire. Reminiscence Group Meeting: Nearest & Dearest Friday 1st December: Family, friends, neighbours and relatives. We look back at when families were close by. Share Grandmas pearls of wisdom or mothers favourite recipe. For more information T: 01865 300693. Time: 2pm - 3.30pm. Tickets: £1 per person includes tea and coffee. Lecture: Times of Contrast Wednesday 6th December: A geological perspective of Oxfordshire in Jurassic and Quaternary by Lesley Dunlop: The Oxford Geology Trust. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: Friends free. Visitors £4 on the door. Lecture: Trees and the Making of our Woodland Wednesday 10th January: By John Banbury. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: Friends free. Visitors £4 on the door.

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum  Park Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1SN  01993 810211  www.sofo.org.uk There’s so much at SOFO for everyone! Walk through a recreated Great War trench, sit inside a section of a D-Day Horsa Glider or try your hand at some war-time code breaking! More than just a regimental history museum, SOFO focuses on the connection between conflict and county, letting you explore military history through the stories of the people of Oxfordshire involved in conflict throughout time. Christmas in the Trenches: Bells of Hell, Trench Songs of the Great War Wednesday 13th December: Sir Stephen Sedley, who became interested in British trench songs in the 1960s and recorded recollections of veterans, discusses the remarkable body of spontaneous, insubordinate and humorous song with which the troops faced hardship and death. With live music from Dick Wolff, Ian Wheeler and Mark Fry of Three Pressed Men. Enjoy this evening entertainment with mulled wine and a mince pie included! Time: 7pm. Tickets: £16.

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THEATRE Creation Theatre  Various mystery locations around Oxfordshire  01865 766266  www.creationtheatre.co.uk A Christmas Carol at The North Wall Saturday 2nd December - 6th January: The clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve. The first of four ghosts appears. Will skinflint Scrooge learn the error of his ways and find redemption before Christmas morning? From the team behind last year’s anarchic Snow White and Other Tales from the Brothers Grimm this madcap, bonkers and magical Christmas show is a Creation Classic not to be missed. Recommended for age 7+. The Wind in the Willows at The Mill Arts Centre Saturday 8th December - 6th January: The weasels have taken over Toad Hall! This Christmas, the Mill will be transformed into a wooded riverbank as Creation Theatre collaborate with Cherwell Theatre Company to create this mad-cap, fun, heartwarming and generally bonkers adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic tale of the beauty of friendship and nature. Recommended for age 7+.

Old Fire Station  40 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AQ  01865 263980  www.oldfirestation.org.uk Working Christmas Wednesday 6th - Saturday 23rd December: Omar’s doing his best to ignore Christmas, but somehow he’s ended up at the messy end of another student party. Jo might as well work through the holidays. Her kids don’t want to see her anyway. They could both do with a friend. They could both do with some actual fun... Tickets: £15, Conc £12 Mark Thomas: Showtime from the Frontline Saturday 3rd February: Name the comedian who might say ‘I wonder if I can set up a comedy club… in a refugee camp... in Palestine?’ Of course, it’s Mark Thomas. And that is exactly what he tries to do. Dodging cultural and literal bullets, Israeli incursions and religion, Mark and his team set out to run a comedy club and put on two nights in Jenin in the West Bank. Tickets: £16, Conc £12

New Theatre Oxford  George St, Oxford, OX1 2AG  0844 871 3020  www.atgtickets.com/oxford Amongst The Stars Saturday 9th - Saturday 23rd December: Something very precious has disappeared; without it things are not quite right, things don’t happen the way they should. A search party is dispatched and amidst the red velvet, gold leaf and limelight they discover a magical world, a world that is keeping something very special, very safe. War Horse Wednesday 13th December - Saturday 6th January: Following 8 record-record breaking years in London’s West End and having played in 11 countries around the world to over 7 million people, the National Theatre’s acclaimed play War Horse will soon tour the UK.

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Oxford Playhouse  11 - 12 Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LW  01865 305305  www.oxfordplayhouse.com A New Coat for Christmas Thursday 7th December - Sunday 7th January: Snowflakes are falling and Anna needs a coat to keep her warm and snug. But times are hard, so Anna and Mummy set out to make a new coat – with a little help from their friends. A New Coat for Christmas is inspired by a true tale of finding friendship in unexpected places. This enchanting story is full of music, fun and a flock of very fluffy sheep. Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Tuesday 21st - Saturday 25th November: The 2016 Olivier Awardwinners for Best Entertainment and Family Show return to Oxford Playhouse. A brand new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance as audience suggestions are transformed on the spot into an all-singing, all-dancing production with hilarious results.

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Select highlights of films on in Oxford and Oxfordshire over this month. Please see www.inoxford.com for more details and trailers.

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle In ‘Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle’, four teenagers in detention discover an old video game console in their school’s basement. When they fire it up, they’re sucked into the game. They’re trapped in the world of Jumanji, and they’ve each become the character they chose to play as. Now, they have no choice but to take on the most dangerous adventure of their lives.

Ferdinand ‘Ferdinand’ is a huge, peaceful bull who grew up with a caring family. He wouldn’t hurt a fly – but then he’s taken from his home and brought to the stadium. Mistaken for a dangerous animal, he’s going to be trained as a fighting bull even though that’s the last thing he wants. Determined to get back to his family, he gathers a team of misfit animals to escape.

Pitch Perfect 3 The Bellas have graduated and are making their way in the world in ‘Pitch Perfect 3’. Unfortunately, it’s not going too well – until one last chance to sing together appears. Every year the United Service Organisations hold a concert to support the troops, and the Bellas have managed to get themselves invited. But they’ve never competed against bands with actual instruments.

Wonder ‘Wonder’ is the heartwarming story of Auggie Pullman, a young boy with a facial deformity who’s spent his life in and out of hospitals, as he joins a new school. He’s determined to fit in and show everyone there that he’s just an ordinary kid. His parents are worried, of course, but they know he needs to make friends with other children – and that’s just what Auggie’s going to do.

The Disaster Artist A biographical comedy-drama about film-maker Tommy Wiseau and the making of his film, THE ROOM. Aspiring filmmaker Tommy Wiseau and best friend Greg Sestero move to Los Angeles to achieve Hollywood stardom. Financed with his own money, Wiseau writes, directs and stars in “The Room,” a critically maligned movie that becomes a cult classic.

Better Watch Out An Australian horror comedy in which a young woman Ashley is terrorised while babysitting on Christmas Eve. Ashley travels to the suburban home of the Lerners to baby-sit their 12-year-old son Luke at Christmastime. She must soon defend herself and the young boy when unwelcome intruders announce their arrival.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Following on from the vents of The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi sees Rey continue her epic journey from humble beginnings as a scavenger on Jakku to becoming entangled with the First Order. In the next chapter of the Star Wars saga, Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker continue their fight against the dark side as their friendship bonds grow ever stronger.

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Oxford is known across the globe as being a leader in education. From the world-famous colleges of the University of Oxford, to local private and public schools.

EF Oxford Language School  Pullens Lane, Oxford, OX3 0DT  01865 759660  www.ef.co.uk Experience centuries of academic excellence and a tourist destination complete with stunning architecture, markets and world class museums. Highlights include: Spacious modern campus is situated on private grounds in a quiet residential neighbourhood; Newly renovated English school features glassroofed cafeteria, fitness room, multimedia lecture hall and classrooms; Spacious student lounge equipped with TV, DVD player and a variety of games; Outdoor patio with lounge chairs and year-round BBQ café; The Oxford English school is located 5-minute walk from public transportation; Group jaunts to West end shows and musicals.

Lake School of English Oxford  14 Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1JQ  01865 724312  www.englishinoxford.com In the centre of Oxford, the Lake School of English offers a professional, dynamic approach to teaching and a supportive environment for learning with intensive courses delivered by wellqualified and experienced teachers. Our students enjoy personal attention, inclusive social activities, comfortable accommodation and lovely self-study facilities. The Lake School is British Council accredited, a leading Centre of Excellence 2010 – 2015, and a member of Quality English. Email: carmel@englishinoxford.com

Our Lady’s Abingdon  Abingdon on Thames, Oxfordshire, OX14 3PS  01235 524658  www.olab.org.uk OLA is a member of The Society of Heads, the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) and the Catholic Independent Schools’ Conference (CISC). It is a thriving and highly-regarded independent day school for boys and girls aged 3-18 years. The school is set in pleasant grounds within walking distance of the centre of Abingdon and within a few miles of Oxford. The facilities on offer are extensive. Building programmes over recent years have provided excellent teaching facilities for subjects across the curriculum, including a spacious Sixth Form Centre and a purpose built Nursery.

Eckersley School of English  14 Friars Entry, Oxford, OX1 2BZ  01865 721268  www.eckersley.co.uk At Eckersley School of English we deliver intensive English courses in the heart of Oxford, England. Students are taught in very small class sizes which creates a collaborative training environment with constant proximity to tutors. This close tutorship feeds students’ curiosity and inspires them in the creation of their bilingual identity. The very small class sizes allow us to focus on each student’s own intelligences and give extra coaching where needed. The school environment promotes discussion and inquiry which stimulates critical thinking and illuminates ideas.

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WINNERS OF THE IN OXFORD AWARDS 2017 Favourite for Accommodation Malmaison Favourite for Art Old Fire Station Favourite Attraction Ashmolean Museum Favourite Café / Deli Vaults and Garden Café Favourite Charity Helen and Douglas House Favourite Event Oxford Christmas Market Favourite for Health Tara Tripp Hearing Care Favourite for Nightlife The Duke of Cambridge Favourite for Contemporary Dining Ashmolean Rooftop Restaurant Favourite for Fine Dining The Cherwell Boathouse Favourite for World Cuisine Pierre Victoire Favourite Service Chiltern Railways Favourite Shop Blackwell’s Favourite for Sport & Leisure Oxford United Football Club Favourite Theatre Creation Theatre Favourite Traditional Pub The Turf Tavern, Oxford


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ART & ANTIQUES IN OXFORD Oxford cultivates a rich art society, from fine artists to illustrators, we even have our fair share of comicbook artists.

Modern Art Oxford  30 Pembroke Street, Oxford, OX1 1BP  01865 722733  www.modernartoxford.org.uk Founded in 1966, Modern Art Oxford is one of the UK’s most exciting and influential contemporary art spaces with an international reputation for ambitious and innovative projects. The gallery is open to all and all our exhibitions and events are completely free of charge, unless stated. We aim to make contemporary art accessible and engaging to the widest audience through presentation and participation.

Antiques at Heritage  Market Place, Woodstock, OX20 1TA  01993 811332  www.woodstockheritage.com Antiques at Heritage is the home of 12 established and experienced antique dealers located in a 15thc building in the heart of Woodstock just seven miles north of Oxford. A wide and ever changing range of antiques mainly pre-1940 can be found within the gallery. Stock includes English furniture country, formal and arts and crafts, silver, fine art, porcelain, pottery, jewellery, glass, mirrors, rugs, clocks, garden antiques, books, vintage luggage and accessories.

Dantzig  1 Market Street, Woodstock, OX20 1SU  01993 812000  www.dantzig.uk Starting down the Passage de Dantzig, our story begins in Paris, 1902 with the opening of La Ruche, a beehive humming with artistic activity. Sustained by its collaborative efforts, sense of creative identity and colourful names in the 20th movement – we’ve taken the heart of this culture, believing in the thriving spirit of modernity, its descendants and the power of expression. Dantzig provides a space for the exchange of total art, with our gallery in Woodstock celebrating processes and exploring Modern and Contemporary works.

Christ Church Picture Gallery Drawing in Rome

16 September – 22 December 2017 Opening Times:

Mon, Wed - Sat: 10.30am - 1pm & 2pm - 4.30pm; Sun: 2pm - 4.30pm (Closed Tuesdays) Christ Church, Oxford Entrance via Oriel Square Admission: £4/£2 Tel: 01865 276172 www.chch.ox.ac.uk/gallery

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Kieran Stiles Art Studios  Folly Bridge, Oxford  07967 075367  www.artcoursesoxford.com A range of beginner and advanced courses in painting, printmaking and life drawing with a professional artist and experienced, qualified teacher. Mid-week and weekend tuition in a friendly atmosphere. Group sessions, all day workshops and individual tutorials. Exhibition space available. All in the inspiring setting of Folly Bridge, Oxford. Email: kieran@artcoursesoxford.com

Sanders of Oxford  104 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BW  01865 242590  info@sandersofoxford.com Sanders of Oxford, situated in the 17th century Salutation Inn, has long been a landmark on the High Street. Our selection of prints and maps, dating from 16th – 20th Centuries, is extensive and encompasses a wide range of subjects, engravers and prices.

Woods In Winter CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION 25TH NOVEMBER 31ST DECEMBER 2017 www.wisegal.com Tel: 01865 515 123 40-41 South Parade Summertown Oxford OX2 7JL

Sanders of Oxford Antique Prints & Maps

Sanders is ready for Christmas, with our wide selection of 16th to 20th century prints and maps, there’s something for everyone and every pocket. New stock for Christmas includes: Japanese woodblocks, regional and world maps, caricatures and new work by contemporary printmakers, alongside a wide selection of beautiful and unusual Oxford prints. Let our friendly, knowledgeable staff help you find a unique and personal gift this Christmas. 104 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BW. Tel: 01865 242590. E-mail: info@sandersofoxford.com. Web: www.sandersofoxford.com. Admission: FREE. Open: Mon to Sat 10am - 6pm, Sun 11am - 5pm

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Looking for a break in the shire, or visiting Oxford city? Oxfordshire has a wide selection of wonderful accommodation available to you, from short and cheap to luxurious.

The Beetle and Wedge  Ferry Lane, Moulsford-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 9JF  01491 651381  www.beetleandwedge.co.uk We have three beautiful rooms overlooking the River Thames, with king-size beds and lovely roll-top baths, one of our ground floor rooms offers a spacious en suite shower room. Breakfast is served in the Boathouse and on fine weather mornings we can also serve outside on the jetty. Set on the banks of the River Thames the Boathouse Restaurant emphasis is on quality of food, wines and service. Join us and enjoy the tranquillity and peace of a beautiful riverside setting for relaxed dining.

Macdonald Randolph Hotel  Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LN  01865 256400  www.macdonald-hotels.co.uk/randolph Oxford’s leading hotel - The AA Five star Macdonald Randolph - is situated in the heart of the city opposite the world famous Ashmolean Museum. Built in 1864 and recently refurbished, the hotel offers each guest the highest level of comfort and service in a traditional and welcoming environment. The location makes the Macdonald Randolph Hotel an ideal base for exploring the historic sights of Oxford or the thriving shopping centre just two minutes walk away.

Malmaison Oxford  3 New Road, Oxford, OX1 1AY  0330 016 0380  www.malmaison.com/oxford It’s never a hard day’s night at our Oxford hotel, which is surely one of our most unique buildings around. Located in a converted prison in a medieval castle, this boutique hotel is in Oxford Castle Quarter, one of the oldest, busiest and trendiest spots in the city. So, if you’re tired of doing hard time in run-of-the-mill hotels, check into this extraordinary slammer where the only hardship is having to go home!

Bear & Ragged Staff  28 Appleton Road, Cumnor, Oxfordshire, OX2 9QH  01865 862329  www.bearandraggedstaff.com The Bear is just 2 miles away from the A34, 4 miles West of Oxford and without all the city centre parking issues and outside rush hour, is a mere 12 minute drive away. Guests have full access to the bars, decking, log fires and the main restaurant. Perfect for that special romantic weekend or for the busy travelling businessperson. Although the Inn closes for business at around midnight to 1am our staff are available 24 hours a day. For detailed descriptions of rooms and prices visit our website.

Royal Oxford Hotel  Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HR  01865 248432  www.royaloxfordhotel.co.uk The Royal Oxford Hotel is a Non Smoking Property located 2 minutes walk to the bus and train stations and offers: Air conditioned bedrooms; Free wireless network throughout the hotel; Spacious and well appointed accommodation; Complementary water and selection of fresh fruit in all bedrooms; Tourist Information Within easy reach of the train station and the centre of Oxford.

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Holiday Inn Oxford  Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 8JD  0871 942 9086  www.hioxfordhotel.co.uk The Holiday Inn Oxford hotel is beside the A34 and with ample free parking, it’s easy to travel into Oxford - just hop on the Park and Ride bus adjacent to the hotel. It’s also close to the M40, M4, Blenheim Palace and Silverstone.The 154 bedroom purpose-built hotel offers Wi-Fi internet access and excellent hotel family rooms for up to 2 adults and 2 children. And because Kids Eat & Stay Free, it’s a fantastic value for families. While you’re here, enjoy the large gym, pool and beauty therapists in the Spirit health club.

River Hotel  Botley Road, Oxford, OX2 0AA  01865 243475  www.riverhotel.co.uk Long established local business Excellent City location overlooking the river, by ‘Thames Walk’ towpath; Oxford College owned property, originally an 1870’s Master-builder’s home; 18 bedrooms with own bathroom, all with expected in-room facilities; 24-hr access for registered residents, free on-site car-park and wi-fi; SatNav, via Mill Street, take immediate first lane on right OX2 0AJ; On A420, 1 mile to A34 ring road, west exit at Botley/Seacourt interchange; Easy walk to City, Colleges, Venues, Conferences, near Said Business School; VisitEngland **metro grading, breakfast table service, residents bar; ‘Large enough to be comfortable, small enough to be friendly’

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Looking for a break in the shire, or visiting Oxford city? Oxfordshire has a wide selection of wonderful accommodation available to you, from short and cheap to luxurious.

Righton ď 14 Oakthorpe Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7BE ď‚• 01865 318594  www.rightonproperty.co.uk Righton specialises in high quality serviced accommodation in Oxford for both short stay and longer term let. Our properties are carefully selected to be close to local amenities, transport links and key businesses and can be rented for as little as three nights through to a year or more. Our services include weekly linen and towel changes, weekly freshen-up cleans, internet access, telephone and tariffs inclusive of utilities.

The Manor Country House Hotel ď Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire, OX25 3QL ď‚• 01869 350621  www.themanorweston.com Discover your haven of luxury at The Manor. You are invited to linger awhile in the stunning luxury bedrooms, your very own sanctuary of peace and opulence. Pause for a moment and enjoy the smoothest of white cotton linens and the most sumptuous of handpicked beds. Savour the contrasts of the 11th Century history with the modern must-have conveniences.

The Feathers Hotel ď Market Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1SX ď‚• 01993 812291  www.feathers.co.uk The Feathers Hotel is an inviting country retreat that combines historic charm with a fun personality. Named Oxfordshire’s Restaurant of the Year 2012, it currently holds the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of gin (167 varieties). “The Gin Experienceâ€? menu is ÂŁ75 per person for seven courses.

Museum Hotel Oxford ď 107 St. Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1BU ď‚• 01865 250075  www.museumhotel.uk The Hotel is a beguiling 10 bedroom hideaway, located in the heart of historic Oxford, the building dates back to 1594 & houses numerous unique features, from embracing the latest technology, to respecting its historic charm. We offer an almost wholly automated check in service providing the option of being completely independent. A gratis continental breakfast will also await you each morning in our artist studio.

Contact us today and let us create your perfect event 01865 735 408

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MARCO’S ITALIAN “If I had to choose only one cuisine to eat for the rest of my life, it would be Italian.” That’s what Marco says on the menu, and that’s just what this is - comfort food. Reviewed by Matthew Wright

It’s exactly what you want when you’re away from home, so It’s no surprise then that Marco’s is a firm favourite of Oxford students and their visiting families, handily located near Magdalen Bridge. Personal service. That’s always welcome too, and Nadeem (our waiter) was ever-obliging, even taking our order over the phone as we sat stuck in traffic and hence in danger of missing the 9:30pm last order deadline. As it was, the steaks (rump and sirloin respectively) were cooked exactly to order and along with a robust Argentinian Malbec, eased our stress levels nicely. A trio of desserts on a sharing board (interesting concept - you try sharing a delectable cheesecake, chocolate brownie, and tiramisu!) relaxed us even more. By now, the traffic had cleared, but we chose to linger over an espresso on the upholstered banquettes, savouring the crisp moonlight reflecting from the honeyed-stone walls beyond. 73 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BE 01865 248695 www.mpwrestaurants.co.uk

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CHRISTMAS PARTIES at Holiday Inn Oxford

We still have some availability on selected Christmas party nights in December - it’s not too late to book and receive some great discounts on drinks packages and accommodation. Our party packages start from £34.95 and include:  Three course festive meal  Half a bottle of wine per person  Disco until 1am  Festive novelties Need bed for the night? We’ve got that covered too. Discounted rates for party goers!

Call us now on 0871 942 9086 or email meetings@hioxford.co.uk and quote ‘INOXFORD’ www.hioxfordhotel.co.uk

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HOLIDAY INN PEARTREE The hotel is ideally situated as a hub for visitors to Oxford - 2 minute walk to Peartree Park & Ride for a quick visit to the newly opened shopping complex at Westgate in Oxford... Reviewed by Ash Sharma and Lisa Atherstone

The hotel is ideally situated as a hub for visitors to Oxford - 2 minute walk to Peartree Park & Ride for a quick visit to the newly opened shopping complex at Westgate in Oxford, 10 minute car journey from the newly relaunched Bicester Village, and after all that shopping some serenity and relaxation can be found at Blenheim Palace again a short car trip away. Maria greeted us with a warm smile and checked us in seamlessly, explained all of the amenities at the hotel from the restaurant to the large and well equipped on site gym which boasts a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. After a restful night’s sleep in our very clean, warm and comfortable room we awoke early to go down for breakfast at the Junction restaurant, which included the usual cereals and pastries, cooked items and self-service hot beverages. I was very impressed by all of the staff and would recommend a visit as it is in a great location close to lots of attractions and shopping and with the festive period fast approaching the hotel has a number of great offers for Christmas party nights and festive lunches. You will not be disappointed. Read the full review on www.inoxford.com Peartree Roundabout, Woodstock Rd, Oxford, OX2 8JD 01869 814340 www.hioxfordhotel.co.uk

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From the chic designer shopping outlets at Bicester Village, to the fresh and local produce available at Farmers’ Markets, to handmade souvenirs and clothing in Oxford’s Covered Market.

Wychwood Brewery  Eagle Maltings, The Crofts, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 4DP  01993 890800  www.wychwood.co.uk The Wychwood Brewery is tucked away behind the main street of the market town of Witney, in the heart of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. Discover the brewing process of Wychwood & Brakspear Beers, from seeing the raw ingredients to the finished product during one of our 45 minute guided tours. After the tour you are invited to sample our flagship Legendary Hobgoblin and our range of Wychwood and Brakspear bottled beers.

University of Oxford Shop  106 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BW  01865 247414  www.oushop.com Established in 1991, the University of Oxford Shop has been welcoming visitors and residents of Oxford for 25 years. Our ranges of official merchandise, clothing and gifts feature exclusive Oxford designs and where possible are made in the UK. We are wholly owned by the University and profits from every purchase help to support teaching and research.

Bicester Village  50 Pingle Drive, Bicester, OX26 6WD  01869 366266  www.bicestervillage.com Discover a relaxed shopping haven in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, where spacious boutiques showcase the world’s leading fashion and lifestyle brands. Quality, attention to detail and five-star service are hallmarks of the Bicester Village shopping experience.

Hampers Food & Wine  31-33 Oxford Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1TH  01993 811535  www.hampersfoodandwine.co.uk Based in Woodstock, Hampers Food and Wine is a delicatessen, cafe and gift hamper business bursting with a delicious, diverse range of the highest quality food and wine showcasing the very best from the local region and British Isle’s, accompanied by classic products from top producers around the world.

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Could you hold a Tea Party for Sobell House? It’s simple! Request a starter pack, pop the kettle on, invite your friends round for a slice of cake in return for donations. Then sit back and feel good that you have helped your local Hospice. Spread the word and help grow the care we provide here at Sobell House by holding your very own Come 4 tea. To find out more, contact us today: 01865 857008 / Libby.aley@sobellhospice.org

Caring today, tomorrow...and in the future At Sobell House we care for people at the end of their lives and support their families, friends and carers. We focus on quality of life, respecting each person’s dignity and uniqueness. Our wonderful dedicated staff accompany patients and their families on perhaps the most difficult journey they will ever make. Please will you support us? www.inoxford.com

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From historic taverns frequented by writers and scholars of days gone by to contemporary award-winning restaurants, you will find something to suit all tastes in Oxfordshire.

ASIAN Jee Saheb  15 North Parade Avenue, Oxford, OX2 6LX  01865 513773  www.jeesaheb.co.uk With our restaurant we have created an ambience that will make you feel relaxed and welcomed. Our key aim is to use fresh produce and source it from local suppliers where possible. We offer no fuss, just classic Asian cuisine. You can enjoy our food in a main dining room, with a party of friends in our function room with a capacity of 28, or in our garden.

COSMO  Magdalen Street, Oxford, OX1 3AD  01865 297575  www.cosmo-restaurants.co.uk At COSMO Oxford, our chefs prepare over 150 authentic dishes from around the world every day and each dish is expertly created in small amounts to ensure they are always fresh. Its Live Cooking Stations provide the entertainment, sounds, aromas but above all, dishes cooked in front customers.

Malikas  218 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UQ  01865 723029  www.malikasrestaurant.co.uk In the middle of the buzzing area of Cowley Road, you will find Malikas, which guarantees a superior Indian cuisine experience! Modern decor, which seats 70, but still the atmosphere is cozy and relaxing.

Aziz  Chequers 17A, Beaumont Road, Oxford, OX3 8JN  01865 763321  www.aziz.uk.com Aziz is now located at The Chequers Inn, Headington Quarry Oxford! Same food, with better facilities, free onsite parking and a beer garden. With our restaurant we have created and ambiance that will make you feel relaxed and welcomed and with our award winning team from the front of house staff to our award winning chefs who will offer you a great dinning experience.

Qumins  86 St. Clements Street, Oxford, OX4 1AR  01865 247093  www.qumins.co.uk At Qumins we aim to provide an exciting new experience in fine Indian cuisine, blending traditional techniques with a modern twist. All of our products are made using the freshest, finest ingredients, and most importantly are cooked with love and passion for the Indian cuisine. With our unique menu we can guarantee that some of our specialities can only be tried and tested here at Qumins!

Cockadoo  Nuneham Courtenay, Oxford, OX44 9NX  01865 341030  www.cockadoo.co.uk The atmosphere at Cockadoo is relaxed, friendly and informal and our attention to detail and high level of service ensures your dining experience exceeds your expectations. Our skilled chefs use only the finest ingredients to create masterful oriental dishes.

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Daba  36 Oxford Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1TT  01993 815824  www.dabawoodstock.co.uk Daba is an Indian restaurant, located in Woodstock, that serves a selection of stunning Indian dishes. Our chefs use the finest ingredients and more than 17 years of experience to make sure that every meal is of the highest quality. What’s more, we take great pride in maintaining competitive prices, with every dish offering excellent value for money.

FRENCH Pierre Victoire  9 Little Clarendon St, Oxford, OX1 2HP  01865 316616  www.pierrevictoire.co.uk Enjoy our authentically cooked, traditional dishes in an informal environment at reasonable prices, the way the French do… Choose from a variety of fixed price menus, which we change with the seasons, focusing on local, fresh produce! We offer a 3 course lunch or early Pre Theatre supper for £11.50 and an evening 3 course Prix Fixe for £23.50! Rustic and friendly, with lots of candles, providing great food, value and service!

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INDIAN FINE DINING AT CINNAMON KITCHEN If you’re out this weekend in Oxford, having a few drinks and need a late night curry to stumble into, washed down with a few pints of Cobra, please move on….nothing to see here!

Cinnamon Kitchen in Oxford’s Westgate Centre is far too good for the average Saturday night. It’s a fine dining experience in fine dining surroundings with a team determined to make your experience more than memorable. To counter the traditional Indian restaurant, Cinnamon Kitchen is a relaxed, all-day dining concept. Based on the long established Cinnamon Club in London, set in the historic Grade II listed former Westminster Library, the restaurant specialises in modern-Indian cuisine with British influences, all prepared in an impressive open view engine room in the centre of this beautifully appointed addition to Oxford’s restaurant scene. The restaurant is open every day for brunch, lunch and dinner as well as cocktails and light bites. We arrived just after 8pm on a Wednesday and the restaurant was practically full with a wide range of guests including couples, larger parties and families. The atmosphere is very relaxed yet refined and every member of staff greets you with a smile. We were particularly impressed with the GM, Leon, who was engaging, attentive and charming throughout. Tina felt relaxed enough to ask Leon to choose for her, and he evidently made some great choices. Tina chose the vegetarian Bombay street food to start, including vada pao, tapioca cake and chilli paneer. I went for the less adventurous grilled

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5 THINGS I LOVED  The staff had a very charming and engaging manner  Soft lighting, majestic bar & stylish throughout  The food was impeccable….let the team choose for you!  The facilities were spotless and well appointed  Great attention to detail and customer care

chicken skewer, labna, rose petals, pomegranate & toasted buckwheat – a stunning start! For our main courses, Tina plumped for the coriander & garlic crusted wild African prawn – I never knew prawns could get so big! According to Leon, both my starter and main choices were the most popular to date and the Old Delhi style butter chicken with pilau rice that I had for my mains certainly hit the mark. From the presentation to the taste, full marks for each dish but la pièce de résistance was the dessert…. a quintet of carrot halwa treacle tart with thandai sorbet, sticky ginger toffee pudding with garam masala ice cream, dark chocolate mousse, white chocolate crumble, milk chocolate ice cream, lassi panna cotta, orange & mint, finished off with a shot of raspberry sorbet! Incredible! 10/10 throughout. Service, food, atmosphere, welcome, knowledge…faultless. Whatever the occasion, reward yourself with a trip to Cinnamon Kitchen and let the excellent team do the rest…I know you’ll be impressed. Reviewed by Richard Rosser. Westgate, Oxford, OX1 1TR 01865 951670 www.cinnamon-kitchen.com

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From historic taverns frequented by writers and scholars of days gone by to contemporary award-winning restaurants, you will find something to suit all tastes in Oxfordshire.

CONTEMPORARY Acanthus  Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LN  01865 256410  www.macdonald-hotels.co.uk/randolph The restaurant at the Macdonald Randolph Hotel has recently just won its second AA rosette for its cuisine and features contemporary menus in an unrivalled setting with fabulous views of the city. If a more relaxed atmosphere is desired for a quiet drink then the Morse Bar provides a peaceful environment in which you can relax and unwind in after a busy day.

Cherwell Boathouse  Bardwell Road, Oxford, OX2 6ST  01865 552746  www.cherwellboathouse.co.uk Beautifully located by the river Cherwell. Fine food and renowned wine list (2010 Fine Wine list of the Year) Open lunch and dinner 7 days a week Marquee and terrace available for private hire. Week day lunch menu available 2 courses from £13.50. Al fresco dining available.

Bear & Ragged Staff  28 Appleton Rd, Cumnor, Oxford, OX2 9QH  01865 862329  www.bearandraggedstaff.com Whether you are looking for a simple sandwich or businessman’s lunch, a romantic dinner for two or a full on three course meal with wine, port liqueurs and coffee, we have the solution. If you want to hold that special family gathering or a sit down banquet for 80, we can accommodate and tailor our offering to your requirements.

The Feathers  Market Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1SX  01993 812291  www.feathers.co.uk Eating and drinking is at the heart of The Feathers experience. The award-winning Restaurant serves the best of modern English cuisine and locally sourced ingredients – light and fresh in summer, rich and robust in winter. A more informal Bar is open all day for coffee, lunch, cream tea and supper.

Cuttlefish  36 St Clement’s Street, Oxford, OX4 1AB  01865 243003  www.cuttlefishoxford.co.uk Cuttlefish is the new fish restaurant on the block, bringing the best seasonal, sustainable fish to Oxford from the shore at the fairest of prices. The extensive menu includes the Cuttlefish seafood platter, mixed fish grill and possibly Oxford’s best fish and chips. Non fish eaters and vegetarians have an eclectic choice too. A takeaway service is also available.

Rooftop Restaurant at Ashmolean  Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2PH  01865 553823  www.ashmoleanrooftop.com Rooftop Restaurant at Ashmolean is bright, airy and contemporary, where the best of European cuisine meets the best of British tradition. The ethos and ambience reflects the museum itself, fine art in a classical English setting.

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The Oxford Kitchen  215 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7HQ  01865 511149  www.theoxfordkitchen.co.uk The Oxford Kitchen’s reputation for fine modern British cuisine is built around the inspired creations of Executive Chef John Footman, whose food has the critics talking. Dishes on our à la carte and set menus have been carefully designed for their sensory appeal and exquisite flavour combinations. Recognised as a leader among the best dining outlets in the city, The Oxford Kitchen provides a full café service in a contemporary, intimate setting, offering breakfasts, morning coffees, specialty teas & snacks.

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From historic taverns frequented by writers and scholars of days gone by to contemporary award-winning restaurants, you will find something to suit all tastes in Oxfordshire.

BARS Angels  Little Clarendon Street, Oxford. OX1 2HS  01865 544244  www.angelsbar.co.uk Step into Angels and journey through cocktail history. Choose between the first vintage mixes or new trends perfected in the Angels laboratory, all carefully crafted by our expert bartenders.

Pint Shop  25-27 George St, Oxford, OX1 2AU  01865 251194  www.pintshop.co.uk Pint Shop is all about creating a place that embraces eating and drinking equally. A place where you feel equally at home having a few beers, a light lunch or a full blown feast. A place where people from all walks of life, rub shoulders with each other.

The Duke of Cambridge  5-6 Little Clarendon St, Oxford, OX1 2HP  01865 558173  www.dukebar.com The Duke of Cambridge has been mixing great drinks in Oxford since 1981. Located in the bohemian district of Jericho, the bar is always bursting with atmosphere at the weekends with a more chilled vibe during the week. Fresh ingredients, cool interiors and friendly staff give The Duke genuine character and style.

The House  The House, Blue Boar St, Oxford, OX1 4EE  01865 724433  www.housebar.co.uk A buzzing young bar in central Oxford with its own games room, private terrace with Philippe Starck sofas and a seriously well thought out cocktail list. The House is an intimate yet lively venue. The bar has attracted plenty of attention since it opened in early 2009, gracing the pages of Vogue, as a fashion shoot location and featuring in Elle magazine’s Top 25 Bars 2010.

Turtle Bay  12 Friars Entry, Magdalen Street, Oxford, OX1 2BY  01865 242141  www.turtlebay.co.uk Eating and drinking is at the heart and soul of the Caribbean Island culture and we, here at Turtle Bay, aim to capture the essence of this way of life and the great food that evolves here!

SPANISH Al-Andalus Tapas Bar  Little Clarendon Street, Oxford. OX1 2HS  01865 516688  www.tapasoxford.co.uk Our menus are bursting with Spanish flavours and cooked in a traditional style, a great way to enjoy the true taste of Spain! So forget the traditional way of ordering meals with starters and main courses and treat yourself to a Spanish banquet.

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CAFE Greens Café  50 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LU  01865 316878  www.greenscafe.co.uk At Greens everything is freshly made and we use Organic, Free Range and Fairtrade produce. We cater for everyone’s taste including vegetarians, vegans and gluten-free foods. Greens Cafe has a friendly relaxed atmosphere with lots of seating available upstairs with free Wi-Fi also available. We have a great choice of drinks, breakfasts, and lunches.

The Vaults & Garden Café  University Church, 1 Radcliffe, Square, Oxford, OX1 4AH  01865 279112  www.thevaultsandgarden.com Housed in Oxford University’s Old Congregation House of 1320, the Vaults Cafe offers a delicious and healthy seasonal menu. When the weather is nice, our garden is one of the finest spots in Oxford to sit in, surrounded by architectural treasures, flowers and aromatic herbs. Hot water bottles & blankets are provided during the winter!

Aston Pottery Country Café  The Stables, Kingsway Farm, Aston, Oxfordshire, OX18 2BT  01993 852031  www.astonpottery.co.uk Built in 2008 our Country Café provides a light and airy space in which people can meet friends and family whilst enjoying a wide selection of homemade fare from local suppliers. Each morning fresh batches of scones, cakes and biscuits are baked and placed on their own individual cake stands - a perfect complement for a hot tea or coffee.

The Rose  51 High St, Oxford, OX1 4AS  01865 244429  www.the-rose.biz The Rose is a small restaurant and tea room which serves first class, freshly prepared food. From our breakfasts to our afternoon teas, we take great care in choosing the best ingredients available.

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THREE PIGEONS 18TH CENTURY COACHING INN & GARDENS

ENJOY BUSINESS BREAKFASTS, LUNCHES & DINNER Conveniently positioned at Junction 7 of the M40 with great WIFI. Enjoy a variety of dishes from our simple yet refined menu including: LUNCH Three Pigeons Platters

Salt and pepper calamari, smoked salmon roulade, potted shrimps, cucumber salad, sourdough

DINNER Oxfordshire Rib Eye Steak

Roast tomato, watercress, hand cut chips

Barbary Duck Breast

Confit leg bonbon, puy lentils, confit carrot, red wine jus

Chestnut, Leek and Mushroom Tart Salt baked beetroot, feta cheese

BAR FAVOURITES Pie of the Day

Seasonal greens, hand cut chips

Don’t miss Jazz night on Thursday and Mellows Fellows Band on Friday! London Road, Milton Common, Oxfordshire, OX9 2JN www.lassco.co.uk 01844 277183

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THE THREE PIGEONS It took just a very short journey from Oxford to arrive at the Three Pigeons, a delightful 18th Century Coaching Inn. My sister Sammy and I received a warm welcome from the staff... Reviewed by Emma & Sammy Davis

It took just a very short journey from Oxford to arrive at the Three Pigeons, a delightful 18th Century Coaching Inn. My sister Sammy and I received a warm welcome from the staff and loved the homely atmosphere. After being greeted by Mel and Antonio, we chose to be seated at the far end of the restaurant, with a fantastic view right through to the bar. Surrounded by an array of beautiful and unusual architectural salvage we perused the simple yet refined menu and selected an Oxford Rosè wine, produced in Brightwell Vineyard, to accompany our meals. We decided to go for Soup of the Day as our starter, which was much needed with the cold weather setting in. For main course Sammy opted for the Oxfordshire Rib Eye Steak and I chose the Chestnut, Leek and Mushroom Tart. The food was mouthwateringly delicious and you could tell the produce had been sourced locally and all home made in the Three Pigeons Kitchen. During this late winter evening you could not quite grasp the enchanting statuary and fountains of the gardens, we plan to return during the summer to experience this exquisite ambience. Fabulous Live jazz began around 8pm, which is a Thursday night tradition at the Three Pigeons. The great jazz vibes and wonderful food, all in the quirky cool setting of the Three Pigeons was a wonderful fusion and I would highly recommend visiting soon. London Road, Milton Common, Thame, OX9 2JN 01844 277183 www.lassco.co.uk

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From historic taverns frequented by writers and scholars of days gone by to contemporary award-winning restaurants, you will find something to suit all tastes in Oxfordshire.

TRADITIONAL The Crown  31 High Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1TE  01993 813339  www.thecrownwoodstock.com The Crown Inn is a grade 2 listed 18th century boutique hotel b&b and restaurant set in the heart of historic Woodstock, Oxfordshire. We have 5 ensuite bedrooms with free wifi, bose sound docks, and luxury toiletries. Blenheim Palace is 5 minutes’ walk away and you’re just 15km from Oxford for easy day trips on the bus.

The Ben Jonson  Weston on The Green, Bicester, OX25 3RA  01869 814340  www.benjonsonbicester.co.uk Always a warm welcome at the newly refurbished Ben Jonson at Weston on the Green, just 5 mins from Bicester Village. The Ben Jonson is a traditional Oxfordshire thatched village pub. We have a bar area, and restaurant and large beer garden. The food is of a high quality and served from the menu and daily specials.

The White Horse, Kings Sutton  2 The Square, Kings Sutton, Banbury, OX17 3RF  01295 812440  www.whitehorseks.co.uk A warm welcome awaits at The White Horse, Kings Sutton! We are a friendly country pub at the heart of the village, offering the perfect pint and Great British pub classics freshly prepared with local ingredients. The White Horse is a picturesque stone building, set in perfect surroundings, overlooking the village green.

The Maytime Inn  Asthall, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4HW  01993 822068  www.themaytime.com The Maytime Inn is independent and fiercely so, because of this we can offer you a range of excellently conditioned, regularly changing local ales, ciders and a wide selection of fine wines by the glass. Our Award Winning Chef and his team will set out to delight whether you choose from the a la carte menu, pub classics or even a sandwich.

The Anchor  2 Hayfield Road, Oxford, OX2 6TT  01865 510282  www.theanchoroxford.com The Anchor is a pub and dining room in the heart of Oxford’s Jericho serving simple, honest food. We have daily changing seasonal specials, Wadworth beers and a great wine selection. We have two private dining rooms: The Green Room seats up to 16 people and The Blue Room seats up to 14. We offer a choice of four feasting/sharing menus.

The Baskerville  7 Station Rd, Lower Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 3NY  01189 403332  www.thebaskerville.com 2016 Oxfordshire Restaurant of the Year, The Baskerville, offers a memorable experience in a marvellous location with a perfect blend of traditional village pub, first class restaurant, where food really does matter and superb accommodation.

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The Beetle and Wedge  Ferry Lane, Moulsford-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 9JF  01491 651381  www.beetleandwedge.co.uk The Restaurant offers a warm and friendly atmosphere and a magical combination of fabulous food, an idyllic location and great service - our mission is to ensure your time with us is as enjoyable as possible. Families are important to us at The Beetle & Wedge Boathouse and children are always welcome, we can adapt our menus to suit most tastes & provide highchairs where necessary.

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From historic taverns frequented by writers and scholars of days gone by to contemporary award-winning restaurants, you will find something to suit all tastes in Oxfordshire.

ITALIAN Marco’s New York Italian Oxford  73 High St, Oxford, OX1 4BE  01865 256410  www.mpwrestaurants.co.uk/restaurants/marcos-oxford This stunning Marco Pierre White restaurant is located at number 73 on High Street in the centre of Oxford. Serving an array of mouthwatering dishes from Italian sharing platters, fresh fish, home-made pizza and pasta to New York favourites such as succulent steaks, burgers & Marco’s tasty BBQ ribs and lazy fries.

La Cucina  39-40 St. Clements, Oxford, OX4 1AB  01865 793811  www.lacucinaoxford.co.uk The open kitchen allows customers to see chefs at work, tossing pizza and preparing daily specials from 11am - 10.30pm. The menu changes seasonally and caters for all - families and those looking for an authentic italian dining experience in relaxed surroundings. Open front in Summer months.

Rigoletto  Bicester Road, Middleton Stoney, Oxfordshire, OX25 4TD  01869 343216  www.rigolettorestaurant.co.uk Rigoletto is a family run Italian restaurant, situated on the Bicester Road close to Middleton Stoney. We are also only a 5-10 minute drive from Bicester Village. The restaurant is set in idyllic surroundings with ample car parking. Serving a varied menu of Italian dishes and an excellent selection of wines.

PATISSERIE Gatineau  209 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford. OX2 7HQ  01865 311779  www.gatineau.uk.com Situated in the upmarket Summertown area of Oxford, Gatineau patisserie offers the finest artisan produce in the French/ European patisserie and boulangerie tradition: premium cakes, pastries, savouries and bread - all made with the highest quality ingredients, taste combinations and attention to detail.

Our menus are bursting with Spanish flavours and cooked in a traditional style, a great way to enjoy the true taste of Spain! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 10 LITTLE CLARENDON STREET | OXFORD | OX1 2HP 01865 516 688 | TAPASOXFORD.CO.UK

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Looking to keep fit, or after a day’s pampering at the spa? It’s easy to get caught up in the busy lifestyle of the city, so remember to let yourself unwind every now and then.

Leisure Club and Spa at Macdonald Randolph Hotel  Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LN  01865 256400  www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/randolph At Macdonald Randolph Hotel and Spa, we provide you with the perfect oasis to unwind and relax. Our calm and tranquil spa provides the most luxurious of retreats from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Voted amongst the top 50 best spas in the world, our facilities provide you with the perfect environment for a workout and Oxford’s golf courses, parks and rivers offer hours of leisure-time activities.

Clinic 95  95 West Way, Botley, Oxford, OX2 9JY  01865 241662  www.clinic95.com Our experienced dental professionals pride themselves on their gentle approach to dental care. Our aim is to improve your dental wellbeing in friendly, relaxed surroundings with a thorough and unhurried service that is second to none. We offer all the private treatments you would expect, including comprehensive health checks, white fillings and preventive hygiene therapy, as well as an extensive range of cosmetic treatments.

Tripp Hearing  Sandford Gate, Oxford OX4 6LB  01865 910202  www.tripphearing.co.uk We are an independent family run private healthcare practice covering Oxfordshire and the surrounding area. Our hearing healthcare practice has earned an excellent reputation in Oxford and the surrounding areas for providing a wide range of digital hearing aids and also for our unique microsuction ear wax removal clinic.

Spirit Health Club  Holiday Inn Oxford, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 8JD  01865 888444  www.spirithealthclubs.co.uk/clubs/oxford Feel comfortable and at ease here with a great, social atmosphere and friendly staff as committed to your long term goals as you are. Whether it’s fitness, relaxation or wellbeing, we’ll help you find your true Spirit. See more at our website www.spirithealthclubs. co.uk/clubs/oxford.

Diamond House - Dental Practice  199 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 7AR  01865 559521  www.diamondhouse.co.uk It is our aim to provide the highest quality of Dental Care in a relaxed and friendly environment, with the most up to date methods and equipment available. The safety and comfort of our patients is always our primary concern.

Woodstock Opticians  17 High Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1TE  01993 811870  www.woodstockopticians.co.uk Whatever your visual needs, Woodstock Opticians is committed to providing you with the highest standards of professional eyecare. Your eyesight is precious, so it makes sense to have it looked after properly with regular eye examinations and quality eyewear.

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Spa at Jurys Inn Oxford  Godstow Road, Oxford, OX2 8AL  01865 489988  www.jurysinns.com Relax, unwind and let us pamper you in the tranquil surroundings of the beauty rooms at Jurys Inn Hotel, or get fit at The Health & Leisure Club at Jurys Inn (open to hotel guests and members). Facilities: 2 beauty rooms with a range of treatments, Fitness suite, Splash pool, Sauna, Steam room, Squash courts.

WITH HEARPLAN YOU HAVE PIECE OF MIND Normally when you buy hearing aids you are also paying for all your initial assessments, fitting fees and ongoing hearing tests and care, but we realise that paying for all this in one go can

sometimes be prohibitive and not all hearing aid users require the same level of aftercare and end up paying for something they do not use. So we have introduced HearPlan.

For a monthly subscription you will receive: • All of the care and support you need to improve your hearing • £200.00 off the cost of each hearing instrument • Preferential pricing on new technology if you choose to upgrade your hearing aid • Offers on accessories that you may need to help you hear in every environment 01865 910 202 | enquires@tripphearing.co.uk | www.tripphearing.co.uk Clarendon Business Centre, Sandford Gate, East Point Business Park Sandy Lane West, Oxford, OX4 6LB

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Facilities at Spirit Health Club Oxford include:

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 A full stocked gym  15 meter swimming pool  Sauna  Steam room  Jacuzzi  Onsite beauticians  Fully qualified personal trainers

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Need a hand with something? Here you can find a wide range of services available in Oxfordshire, from property maintenance to accounting, car washing to clothes washing!

H.I.M  66 St. Clements, Oxford, OX4 1AH  01865 249740  www.himoxford.co.uk H.I.M is all about quality hairdressing in a relaxed and friendly environment. The H.I.M team is young and friendly with many years experince in the trade. We focus on our clients as individuals and deliver a high quality service at a reasonable price. New customers are always welcome in the H.I.M salon.

ADVICE Hedges Law  16 Market Place, Wallingford, OX10 0AE  01865 594265  www.hedgeslaw.co.uk Hedges has been delivering legal solutions to our clients for over 200 years. Our highly skilled team of lawyers have the knowledge and expertise to resolve even the most complex legal issues that you bring to us. At Hedges, however, we recognise you aren’t just looking for history, an impressive CV and an ability to recite the law.

Greens Funeral Services  21 High Street, Eynsham, Oxford, OX29 4HE  01865 880837  www.greensfunerals.co.uk Established in 1866, we are an independent family business with five generations of experience, offering a dignified 24 hour service with our personal attention to detail. Our private chapels of rest are available for visitings and prayer if required. Golden Charter pre-paid plans also available.

Wellers  8 King Edward Street, Oxford, OX1 4HL  01865 723131  www.wellersaccountants.co.uk Wellers is a firm of accountants who work with entrepreneurs, business owners and private individuals to deliver quality advice and solutions that help them fulfil their aspirations. Passionate about helping people and their organisations, Wellers can draw upon 70 years experience to support and advise clients on growing their businesses and protecting their wealth.

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Studio 8  8 Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 1AA  01865 842525  www.s8.co.uk Studio8 was started by Clark and Brooke Wiseman in 2003 and has grown to become one of Oxfordshire’s best known creative studios. We provide a collection of services for both businesses and families. We work throughout the UK on many shoots and also throughout the world. Please get in touch to speak to us about your next project.

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Need a hand with something? Here you can find a wide range of services available in Oxfordshire, from property maintenance to accounting, car washing to clothes washing!

CLOTHING Cotswold Tailor  21B Oxford Street, Woodstock, OX20 1TH  01993 358284  www.suitstailored.com The Cotswold Tailor is an award winning tailor, that takes traditional British cloths and tailors them with a contemporary twist. This results in unique, elegant designs, that stand out from the usual mass produced clothing on the high street. We emphasise the use of British manufacturers. Please take this opportunity to view our products online or alternatively if you would like to visit us, we are located in the bustling market town of Woodstock on the high street as well as our new shop located on Church Street in Shipston On Stour.

Excel Dry Cleaners  274 Banbury Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7DY  01865 310300  www.exceldrycleanersofoxford.co.uk Dry cleaning and laundry services in Oxford. With over 17 years of dry cleaning and laundry experience all of our customers are assured of a first class and affordable service. For more information about our services, please do not hesitate to contact us.

REMOVALS Headington Carriers  The Straight Mile, Woodstock, Oxford, OX20 1PW  01993 811276/01865 300111  www.headingtoncarriers.co.uk

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Headington Carriers Limited has been providing a first class commercial, house and office removal service throughout Oxfordshire and the UK for over 20 years. We pride ourselves on providing a personalised removal service for all our customers.

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Sunday 10th December Oxford’s festive 3.5k fun run or walk. Sign-up today at www.hdh.org.uk or call 01865 799150

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Need a hand with something? Here you can find a wide range of services available in Oxfordshire, from property maintenance to accounting, car washing to clothes washing!

TRAVEL Chiltern Railways  08456 005 165  www.chilternrailways.co.uk You can now travel with Chiltern Railways from the heart of Oxford. Trains leave twice an hour from Oxford station for London Marylebone, with journey times from just over an hour. You can also travel with us from Oxford Parkway, Chiltern’s new park and ride station in north Oxford, just by the A34 and A44. With Chiltern enjoy free Wi-Fi and spacious carriages with plenty of tables and power points. Lovely London Marylebone is on the Bakerloo line with a choice of four more tube lines within a fiveminute walk at Baker Street.

CARE HOMES Oxford Beaumont Care Community  Bayworth Lane, Boars Hill, Oxford, OX1 5DF  01865 730990  www.barchester.com Oxford Beaumont provides a happy and relaxed lifestyle in the heart of Boars Hill, with its scenic surroundings. Oxford city is close-by for shops, cafes and The New Theatre. Nonetheless our extensive gardens are quiet and peaceful, giving the home a feeling of space and tranquility. We offer a homely environment and the support of first class 24-hour nursing care, helping to manage disabilities such as Parkinson’s disease and sensory impairment.

CHARITIES Bloodwise  hello@bloodwise.org.uk  020 7504 2200  www.bloodwise.org.uk We are Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research), your UK blood cancer charity. Every year we stop more people dying of blood cancer and our researchers are even working to stop people developing blood cancer in the first place. We improve the lives of blood cancer patients with cancers such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma because we believe everyone should be able to live their life to the full.

Thinking of Oscar  thinkingofoscar@gmail.com  www.thinkingofoscar.com Thinking of Oscar was set up in memory of Oscar Cole, who died suddenly in June 2014 aged just 16 months. Thinking of Oscar supports children and their families whilst in hospital care by funding projects and innovation over and above that supplied by the NHS. To date Thinking of Oscar has raised in excess of £150,000 and has funded innovative vein finding devices into the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

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So far this year we’ve let 1,059 properties (that’s 336 more than the next agent*) Finders Keepers

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The Lady Nuffield Home  165 Banbury Road, Boars Hill, Oxford, OX1 5DF  01865 730990  www.ladynuffieldhome.co.uk The Lady Nuffield Home is a small residential home for elderly men and women and aims to provide a high standard of care, based on the individual needs of the resident whilst enabling them to remain as independent as possible.

PROPERTY & BUILDING Savvy  253 London Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9EH  01865 920020 / 01865 920040  www.group-savvy.co.uk The driving force behind some of the most prestigious construction and renovation projects in the oxfordshire area and beyond.  Providing exceptional quality homes and properties  on time and on budget. We work with landlords, property owners, developers and key stake holders across commercial, industry, education, healthcare, sport and leisure and private homes.

Finders Keepers  226 Banbury Road, Summertown, OX2 7BY  01865 311011  www.finders.co.uk Finders Keepers is a letting and property management agency covering Oxfordshire and the surrounding area. We deliver a comprehensive service from search and acquisition through furnishing and refurbishment to letting and property management. Since our foundation in 1972, we’ve built a reputation for professionalism, rigorous processes and responsiveness.

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