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You hope when you travel abroad that your accommodations will be clean, reasonable, enjoyable and friendly. You don't always get all four in one location, but we did with the Duke of Marlborough. When we started planning our second trip to England for 2014, one of the few requirements that we had was that we would return to Oxford and that, without question, we would stay at the Duke of Marlborough. We discovered this gem by accident on the road and were taken in by the pictures of the pub, the rooms and the rate. We were not disappointed. Derek and the staff were incredibly friendly, willing to help us with our trip plans, and made us feel welcome. The food (and drink) was fantastic and the rooms great. I cannot recommend The Duke of Marlborough highly enough; it became our "local" while we were there, and I know that we will be returning whenever we are back in England.
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The morning started with breakfast in the dining room at the Duke of Marlborough...the choices were cereal and milk, toast, yogurt, croissants..or full English breakfast of egg, ham, sausage and baked beans with a fried tomato. Tough call for some, but I am on vacation in a foreign country and therefore have little time for grains, dairy products …
... s greatest stately homes, and home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough. It was built for the first Duke in the early 1700s, after he was granted the lands and 240,000 pounds by a grateful Queen Anne after his decisive 1704 victory at the Battle of Blenheim. We spent the first hour and a half enjoying some of the 2,000 acres of lavish grounds (much of it again landscaped by Capability Brown), in particular the 54 hectare ...
... toilet roll that is mounted on a square rack so that when you pull on the roll the entire rack collapses in a pile at your feet, mid swipe!
Then there is the restaurant which offers a Fixe Prix menu. Two courses for $10.00. Either a Starter and a Main or a Main and a Dessert. Woe betide the patron who orders a Main and then declines the Dessert because he is sufficed. This triggers a default to the a ...
... that was dripping with purple flowers that had climbed up the wall, and into another quad that was equally as beautiful as the first. We walked through an old wooden door and proceeded up a softly spiraling stone staircase. At the top of this staircase was a castle door. I'm not kidding it looked just like a castle door. With a big old fashioned lock and doorknob (a modern lock had been placed above it...what an eyesore!). We went in and I thought ...
... staying in the old part over looking the road (opposite a pub - on a Friday night - just ask Gary about that one!!) and talk about corridors going every which way in the last place! This was crazier! The building itself was all crooked, with funny shaped doors and windows to match the gaps, but also the floors rolled away from you, the camber on the stair treds went the wrong way, there were hidden doors & rooms everywhere! The ...