Review: Sudbury House, Faringdon, On The Edge Of The Cotswolds

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Nestled in the picturesque market town of Faringdon, on the edge of the Cotswolds, Sudbury House Hotel is conveniently placed for easy access to Oxford (18 miles), Reading (34 miles) and Swindon (12 miles). The hotel has a number of tourist attractions within a few miles drive, including Burford, Lechlade, Blenheim Palace and Bicester Retail Village. The historic Faringdon Folly is within an easy walk of Sudbury House too.

Completely refurbished and renovated in 2015, the hotel now offers four-star accommodation and facilities with 48 well appointed ensuite bedrooms and two luxurious suites, all with complimentary Wi-Fi and car parking. Located in the ‘Old House’, their Suite 57 with its own spacious en-suite bedroom and separate lounge area, has everything a guest could want to add a touch of luxury to their stay. The Junior Suite in the main part of the hotel also offers everything a guest would expect and more.

They differ from other establishments in that they offer their guests a range of dining experiences. Their main hotel is quite contemporary, as is the style of the 2 AA rosette Magnolia Brasserie. However, their fine dining 3 AA rosette Restaurant 56, located in the Grade II listed ‘Old House’, combines classic style in its furnishings with a mix of contemporary and traditional art. Visit

Two of their chefs have entered television cookery competitions competing against some of the finest chefs in the UK. Executive Head Chef Andrew Scott represented the Central region in Great British Chefs and Restaurant 56 Head Chef Nick Bennett reached the finals of MasterChef: The Professionals in 2015. Sharing a passion for delivering exceptional quality food using the highest quality ingredients, their team of chefs have worked together for many years prior to opening their restaurants at Sudbury House.

Andrew Scott, Chef Nick Bennett and Magnolia Brasserie Head Chef Ben Bullen and their brigade, create inspirational dishes for their menus. Their food is based on classic British dishes with a contemporary twist with both restaurants following the ethos of using fresh, locally sourced seasonal ingredients.

Restaurant 56, open Wednesday to Saturday evenings, offers 3 different seasonal menus including a Choice Menu with 2 or 3 courses, together with the Prime and Progressive 8 course Tasting Menus. Wine Journeys are available, as well as an eclectic wine list. Lunch is only available in our private dining room for parties of 8 or more guests. Guests can also experience a traditional Restaurant 56 Afternoon Tea, available seven days a week. To book call 01367 245389, email or visit

Open throughout the week for breakfast, mid-morning coffee, lunch and dinner, the more informal Magnolia Brasserie boasts a feature kitchen with a wood burning stove creating exciting theatre for diners as they watch the Chefs prepare their meals in front of their very eyes. The spaciousness of Magnolia Brasserie, which opens on to a large terrace and beautifully landscaped grounds beyond, provides an ideal wedding venue for up to 160 guests whilst Restaurant 56 is ideal for small intimate receptions.

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