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Lunch - Lunch @ The Holt Hotel, Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire

Lunch @ The Holt Hotel

4.1
4.1
57 Reviews
£25 and under
British
OUR SUNDAY CARVERY RETURNS IN SEPTEMBER 2024!

On the edge of the Cotswolds, the Holt Hotel is only 10 minutes from Blenheim Palace and Bicester Village and a 25-minutes drive from Oxford Centre.

The hotel offers 87 individually styled bedrooms, as well as a restaurant, a bar, nine meeting and conference suites, free parking plus free Wi-Fi. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, TV, free tea and coffee.

Guests can enjoy the comfort of Highwayman's Bar and Lounge, which serves food daily using fresh, seasonal produce from local supplier. You can also enjoy a large range of lagers, wines and spirits. Teas and coffees are served all day from 11 am.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01869 340259
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    The Holt Hotel boasts a number of meeting and event suites. From 1:1 interviews to theatre style presentations for 150 delegates, we are able to cater for your needs. There is free parking for 200 cars and free WiFi available throughout the hotel. We also offer special day delegate rates.
  • Private party contact
    Emma Rodley : 01869 340259

What 57 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

57 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, helpful staff but very disappointed in such a limited Sunday Lunch menu.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Like eating in an elderly care facility. Food from the carvery was TERRIBLE The fish ordered separately from the kitchen was v good. The atmosphere was awful. Tables far apart, hard floors, no ambiance, terrible service. Asked for a jug of water for the table, we drank half then they just took it away. The buffet food was like a canteen at a primary school… mushy roast potatoes, fake yorkshires (frozen? Aunt Bessie’s?) absolutely dreadful experience. My sons meat was tough and I complained they’d given him the end overcooked but. I was glared at. Really unfriendly unpleasant experience. Left after 48 minutes and ten minutes of that was waiting for my salmon. Clearly popular with older people the food was all soft and mushy. Carrots like I’ve never experienced… oily and covered in honey. All revoting… Worst place I’d water in years and all for £55 with half a jug of free tap water (service charge added!!! For what??)

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good choice of food in the carvery, good service and nice round table for a party of 10. Nice touch with a birthday platter and chocolates

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  4. AlanC

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We did not stop for lunch as we were expecting carvery which was my mistake but when we were shown the menu for Sunday it was very poor choice. We did not want fish and chips or omelette and there was not much more to choose from Vegemite we have been before we have had a livery roast. We went somewhere else to get our dinner. Sorry!

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  5. Molly

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Just a quick lunch, staff were helpful to accommodate a dish not on the menu. Friendly and quick service.

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  6. Marzel

    Oxford

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very disappointing carvery . The beef was overcooked and so tough I couldn’t cut it. When I complained it was replaced with pork which was ok but I had gone specifically for the beef. The roast potatoes were very greasy and not very crispy and the cauliflower was pvercooked. The pate was very mediocre. Would have expected much better at £35 for 3 courses.

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  7. JD1978

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic! Originally booked for the Sunday carvery but they phoned to advise it wouldn’t be on and we went anyway. The food as always was excellent, 3 lots of sausage and mash were devoured along with a delicious fish and chips and another burger and chips. All food arrived hot and plentiful. (my Mum’s sausages were even well done for her!) Dessert was a cheese and biscuits and a chocolate brownie, again both delicious. We were celebrating my daughter’s 18th birthday and the staff very kindly provided a slice of cheesecake along with a box of chocolates and a bottle of wine which was an extremely kind gesture. For great service and great food, I highly recommend a visit here.

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  8. AmyT

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really friendly and helpful staff, provided information for food intolerances, we had the club sandwich and the minute steak, both very tasty and good sized portions. Cozy and quiet (at least on a Thursday lunchtime). Good disabled facilities.
    Lunch @ The Holt HotelResponded on February 10, 2024
    Thank you for your lovely review! We hope to see you soon!

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  9. RoyK

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Holt for their Carvery and will certainly be visiting again.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lilly mae dealt with our phone request .Due to a change of date by a mix up not the Holts fault . We were greeted and seated in restaurant .I cant fault any of the staff the young eastern european waiter who was very helpful also the nice asian lady all a credit thanks

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FAQs

Lunch @ The Holt Hotel is rated 4.1 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Lunch @ The Holt Hotel

The Holt Hotel, Oxford Road, Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire OX25 5QQ

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Bicester
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Free Parking for up to 200 cars
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01869 340259
  • Private party facilities
    The Holt Hotel boasts a number of meeting and event suites. From 1:1 interviews to theatre style presentations for 150 delegates, we are able to cater for your needs. There is free parking for 200 cars and free WiFi available throughout the hotel. We also offer special day delegate rates.
  • Private party contact
    Emma Rodley : 01869 340259
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