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The Punchbowl Inn, Woodstock

12 Oxford Street
Woodstock
OX20 1TR
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Punchbowl Inn

An attractive and traditional looking pub in the heart of Woodstock, this has clearly had a makeover at some point, and despite the Cotswold stone exterior, it now has quite a contemporary feel inside and is more reminiscent of a lounge bar than a traditional inn.

Internally it’s a L-shaped pub with one bar at the front and a further one running down the right which also housed the bar counter. Flooring at the front was pale wood strip, whilst at the rear was a mixture of stripy carpet and dark tiling by the bar. There was quite a bit off exposed stone walling which was an attractive feature, but even the large fireplace at the front somehow looked a little false, I thought, despite the pile of logs stacked up. Paintwork was the usual gastro-pub shades and there was also a feature wall papered wall at the rear as well as a couple of long handled copper pans on display. Most chairs at the front were low suede arm chairs and there were a few hammered copper tables. A TV was up on one wall, but fortunately this was not in use.

There were just two beers on tap both from Arkells with their Wiltshire Gold and the seasonal Sir Noël, whilst the solitary cider was Stowford Press. There was nothing really wrong with this pub, but it seemed a bit lacking in the way of any atmosphere and there are certainly better options just a stones throw away.

On 19th December 2018 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about The Punchbowl Inn

Pretty Arkells outlet in the rather lovely village of Woodstock. A very nice L shaped interior (in truth, two bars semi-whacked through). Very tidy with a countrified air and one of the cleanest pubs I’ve ever been in, like my mum had cleaned it. Mind you, tghere was only one other customer at 4.15pm on a Friday afternoon. The front room has an unused feature fireplace, Welsh dresser, mounted plates and wallpaper. A point of uniqueness were a the pots of old Trivial Pursuit cards at every table, quite a neat idea. No bar here, that’s round the corner in the upright part of the L shape. Just one on (in an Arkells pub?) - 3B - which was in good form, though rollockingly expensive at 4 quid. Anyway, nice pub but fell a bit short of where it should be. 6.5

On 1st November 2016 - rating: 6
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David Lands left this review about The Punch Bowl

The Punch Bowl has recently changed hands, and is more upmarket than previous reviews on other sites. The front of the L shaped bar area is set out for eating, and back alongside the bar has a TV. Accomodation was comfortable. The bar has two handpumps with Arkells 2B and a seasonal (wheat beer on my visit). The food was 'pub grub' but it would not be a surprise for it to be taken upmarket by the new team.

On 12th August 2014 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Blackthorn _
Hanborough, 2.72 miles, 52 min walk (show)
Combe (Oxon), 2.93 miles, 56 min walk (show)
Tackley, 3.94 miles, 1 hr 16 min walk (show)
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19th Dec 2018, 16:25
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14th Dec 2018, 21:32
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
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  • Car Park : Yes last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Darts : Yes last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
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