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We Are Now Closed

We are sorry to say that, due to the Very High Alert regulations, we are once again forced to temporarily close. We will review the situation if the tiers change - please watch this space for updates.

Stunning Pub With Rooms In The Heart Of Oxford

Situated in probably the finest location in Oxford, overlooking the River Isis & Folly Bridge, The Head of The River has 20 beautiful individually designed rooms, providing wonderful waterside accommodation in Oxford.

Promising the ideal stay in the city, our stylish bedrooms are supremely comfortable, elegantly designed and appointed with a host of modern luxuries - and of course, you’ll wake up to a fabulous breakfast every morning.

With fresh food, real ales on tap and 20 beautiful bedrooms, the pub promises a great place to dine, drink and stay. The Head Of The River makes the perfect base for exploring Oxford, just a few minutes walk from Christ Church and all of Oxford's sites.

To make sure you feel right at home, we provide you with complimentary bottled water and fresh milk for tea & coffee. And after a good night's sleep, you'll wake up to a freshly cooked breakfast of your choice, included in the room rate.

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What's included

  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Best price guarantee 
  • Free Superfast Wifi

Indulgence Room

Add a little extra luxury to your stay by booking in to one of our Indulgence rooms. Enjoy a sumptuous shower, and while away your spare evenings enjoying the view over the river. Like all of our rooms you'll find King-Size beds and well-appointed en-suite shower rooms, flat screen televisions, Dyson fans, and 1600 individual pocket spring mattresses, & Nespresso machines. This is indulgent riverside accommodation at its best

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Comfy Room

Stretch out in our King sized beds for one of the best night's sleep you'll ever have. Our inviting, individually designed Comfy rooms feature an en-suite shower room, hair dryer, telephone and a stylish flat-screen television. As with  all of our bedrooms you'll find our dreamy 1600 pocket sprung mattresses, Nespresso machines for that all-important morning coffee & Dyson fans. Get comfy in Oxford.

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Cosy Room

Small but perfectly formed, our Cosy room is a charming place to lay your head. It still features a King-Size bed and well-appointed en-suite shower room, flat screen TV, Dyson fan and you'll enjoy a fantastic night's sleep on the 1600 pocket sprung mattress. In the morning you'll be able to perk up with the in room Nespresso machine before heading down to breakfast. Cosy indeed!

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Check In
15.00 to 22.00 hours

Check Out
11.00 hours


We don't have our own car park, however if you'd like advice on where to park, please feel free to contact us via telephone or email.

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Safe and secure. We use encryption technology to ensure your details remain private when you book.

Direct booking. You’re booking with us directly, so there are no booking fees, or risk of us not receiving your booking.

Privacy promise. We won’t send you marketing emails you haven’t asked for (or trick you into asking for them).

Best price guarantee. We’ll match any lower online price, so get in touch if you find one.

Deposit & Cancellation Policy

Our deposit policy differs based on the rate type booked.

Advance Purchase Rates

Available 14+ days prior to arrival – 10% discount (automatically applied) – payment to be taken when booking is made, these rates are non-refundable/transferable.

Flexible Rates

For flexible rates no deposit will be charged. Flexible bookings can be cancelled or amended up until 72 hours (3 days) prior to arrival.  After this time the first night will be charged for a cancellation or no-show.

We accept all of the following card types

Extra Charges
VAT & Service is included

Change a Booking

If you have made a reservation with us directly (either through our website, over the phone, or in person) please email or call us to modify or cancel your booking. Our contact details are at the bottom of this page. If you have booked through a travel agent or other online booking service, you will need to contact them to request your change or cancellation.


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NEW! Fuller's At Home

This Mother's Day, treat mum to the perfect pub roast with Fuller's At Home. Visit our shop to find out more