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Afternoon Tea @ Holt Hotel, Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire

Afternoon Tea @ Holt Hotel

4.6
4.6
35 Reviews
£25 and under
Afternoon Tea
On the edge of the Cotswolds, the Holt Hotel is only 10 minutes from Blenheim Palace, 15 minutes from 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 a set menu at The Holt Hotel's recently refurbished open-lounge or the oustide patio with a beautiful garden backdrop. Aditionally, enjoy our bar menu at the Highwayman’s Restaurant & Bar, which stocks a range of lagers, wines and spirits.

The Holt Hotel is renowned for weddings and has a licence for civil ceremonies. In addition to picturesque gardens and grounds for those all-important photographs, The Holt Hotel can accommodate weddings and evening parties for up to 200 guests in our function rooms or can arrange for a marquee to be set up in our grounds for up to 400 people.


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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea
  • Hours of Operation
    Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 4pm
  • Phone number
    01869 340259
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 35 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

35 Reviews
  1. SabrinaA

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our afternoon tea was very nice. The staff were very friendly and even included a few extra special treats as it was my Birthday. Would definitely go back again. Thank you!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely afternoon tea. Venue was peaceful and relaxing Lovely staff and food was tasty!

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  3. KarenJ

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very nice, staff very polite, attentitive and price was very reasonable.

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  4. ChristineG

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very well presented with choice of sandwiches plenty to eat.

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  5. SusanA

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charles went above and beyond to make our afternoon tea special.
    Afternoon Tea @ Holt HotelResponded on 26 September 2023
    Thank you for your great review!

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  6. SandyL

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, staff lovely and food yummy very relaxing. Will come again soon.

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  7. MBN18

    Oxford

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent scones, good tea, extremely helpful and friendly staff, and very pleasant ambience.

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  8. BrendaH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Afternoon tea served by amazing staff made us feel very special, food excellent

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Hi, it was my birthday which I clicked on opentable but I didn’t put anything about it on the notes which is maybe why I didn’t get a birthday candle or anything. I saw someone else having a birthday afternoon tea and they got a piece of cake with a candle in it. The people from the hotel did phone me up and made sure my girls were able to order sthg from the lunch menu, I really appreciated this.

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  10. MelanieR

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked an afternoon tea for my daughters birthday. Quality time together in the perfect setting, staff were all amazing and very welcoming, we felt very looked after. Food was delicious, a wonderful selection. The red velvet cake was particularly gorgeous. I will definitely recommend the Holt Hotel to my family and friends. Thank you

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  11. Tricia

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent customer service with attention to details.

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  12. MichaelC

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely selection of sandwiches- salmon, egg, cheese and meat; tea and coffee hot; 2 fruit scones each - still warm-; carrot cake, pannacotta, macaroons Delicious afternoon tea - £19 pp Would recommend..

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  13. JackieC

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere, attentive service.

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  14. NannyH

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambiance. Excellent service. Very good food and value for money. Wouldn’t hesitate to book again.

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  15. KatD

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, the setting lovely and staff were very helpful.

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  16. Dawnie

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Had a gift voucher decided to have afternoon tea with a friend who was visiting. Very quiet but it was a Monday afternoon. The food was nice but was disappointed that there was only English breakfast tea or earl grey on offer but we did have a glass of prosecco each. Service was sporadic but great when there. Overall a nice experience.

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  17. JackieC

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive service throughout, sandwiches, scones and cakes were delicious very sophisticated surroundings for a relaxing afternoon tea.

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  18. KostasT

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, brilliant service, lovely place. Will visit again.

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  19. Frankcat

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent freshly prepared afternoon tea, good value, nice lounge.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Myself and my sister took mum for afternoon tea. They were all prepared for it being her birthday and brought an additional birthday cake and bubbles. The setting was classic and luxurious with large soft chairs. With gentle piano music in the background it was a truly relaxing afternoon of quiet chatting and gently getting through the delicious tea and cakes. The scones were hot and freshly made. I would have expected to pay more for the quality of food and service.

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  21. Leah

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most of the food was lovely with the exception of one cake that was more butter icing than anything else. Very sickly. Service was great.

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  22. PeterW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thr afternoon tea was lovely and the service was outstanding. Well worth the money

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  23. clare

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall a lovely afternoon tea. Sat in the lunge which was lovely and quiet, and very comfy. Was a bit dissapointed that there where no cakes, only sandwhiches, dessert and scones. But this was all lovely. the scones in particular were very nice. The first pot of tea could have been a bit hotter but the second pot was perfect. Would return again so overall a good afternoon.

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  24. BeckyR

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely selection of sandwiches and treats, and my request for no fish was catered for. Beautiful scones and really enjoyed the blackberry mousse too - something different and delicious. Great service and very quiet spot in the hotel.

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  25. DaveH

    Oxford

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another perfect afternoon tea here, been twice before.

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  26. DaveH

    Oxford

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 15 August 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely Welcome and so fresh sandwiches, attentative service

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  27. RashmiJ

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great Tea, with a good selection of finger sandwiches, scones and cakes. As much tea as you care to drink. excellent service, polite and considerate staff. Friends Birthday and they presented her with a serving platter with "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate and a piece of rasberry roulade.

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  28. GarethH

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went expecting just to get a cup of tea and a couple of sandwiches, but we were pleasantly surprise. The tea was nice and hot and the sandwiches were nice and fresh. We also had a variety of cakes and also trifle. The staff were polite and attentive but did not hover around waiting for you to finish.

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  29. JACQUIV

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous afternoon tea. On a sun trapped patio delicious sandwiches very fresh. Cakes devine and varied. Service excellent helpful friendly staff. Very good for a celebration would highly recommend

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  30. DonellaS

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Very disappointed with the small amount of food and the strange selection of cakes (why was one dish of tiramisu on the plates when 3 people booked?) The sandwiches were nice and fresh though

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  31. ALISONS

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Well looked after. Plenty of food. Good value for money.

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  32. SarahW

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 October 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I came here with friends to celebrate my birthday with an afternoon tea. The location was perfect to sit comfortably and chat whilst eating an extremely tasty afternoon tea. We were looked after when needed and left alone when required too. I highly recommend The Holt. It is a really lovely establishment with a perfect layout and decor to enjoy whatever the occasion, meal or stay you require. Watching the wedding guests and bride arrive for a wedding that was being held there was an added bonus!

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  33. MilenaT

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly and attentive staff.Nothing was too much for them .They made the afternoon tea experience special.Place is clean and tidy .

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  34. DebbieM

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    they don't do afternoon teas on a sunday ,as it says on the web site .but we had made a booking on opentable so fitted us in .

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  35. StephenR

    Bedfordshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Attentive and helpful service delivered a very pleasant afternoon tea

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Afternoon Tea @ Holt Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Google Map for Afternoon Tea @ Holt Hotel

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

Additional information

  • Area
    Bicester
  • Hours of Operation
    Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 4pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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