The Double Red Duke

UK England South East England Oxfordshire Burford

  • Bar
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Restaurant
  • Wifi
  • Walking
A heavenly rural retreat in an idyllic corner of Oxfordshire

Despite being within an hour or so of London, this Thames Valley coaching inn, set in the appealing and ancient Oxfordshire village of Clanfield, with its two village greens, babbling brooks and partly Norman church, are about as close to the idyll of rural England as it's possible to get. The village of Bampton, where much of TV series Downton Abbey was filmed, is close by, as is the village of Kelmscott, whose manor William Morris described as 'heaven on earth' when he moved there in 1871. The best bit is that you can stay here too at The Double Red Duke, a 17th-century stone Cotswold coaching inn formerly known as The Plough and recently revamped by the owners of The Swan at Ascott-under-Wychwood.

Newly open in 2021, it has 19 lovely bedrooms to enjoy it all from, cosy public spaces with roaring log fires and excellent food provided by an ex-Hawksmoor chef, some of it cooked over an open fire. The rooms are a highly contemporary, high-end mix of antiques and modern features, while the property also benefits from a terrace for outdoor summer dining and beautiful mature gardens that are perfect for a wander. All in all a heavenly rural retreat created by country folk who know what they're doing.


Suitable For

Dogs welcome in selected rooms.

Family Friendly

Rooms available that comfortably accommodate a family of four. Children's menus available. 


From £120 to £300 per night, including continental breakfast.


Nineteen double bedrooms. 


The Double Red Duke, Bourton Rd, Clanfield, Bampton, OX18 2RB

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