The DogHouse Hotel Frilford Heath near Abindgon and Oxford, sits with easy access to Abingdon via the A420. The traditional Dog House Hotel started its life in the early 18th century as a smallholding, and in later years became an inn in 1847. The name of the Dog House Hotel has rather an unusual origin. In days gone by, wealthy farming gentry sent their offspring to be educated in Oxford and would arrive there complete with their horses and hunting dogs. The Colleges allowed their students to stable horses but not the dogs! Alas, with nowhere else to house the animals, the proprietor of the local inn offered an invaluable 'dog sitting' service and the venue became known as the Dog House. There is also a tradition that the Dog House came by its name because it was once the kennels for a local hunt. Today the Dog House Hotel is a pretty country hotel set in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. A firm favourite with locals and travellers alike and a great base for exploring the local area.
From the south: take J13 on the M4, the A34 north, then the A415 – follow signs to Marcham/Witney, then signs to Frilford. From Oxford: take the A420 to Witney/Swindon, then the A338 to Frilford/Wantage. Turn left into Faringdon Road.
There are 20 comfortable en suite bedrooms including 2 feature rooms. All the rooms have colour TV, tea and coffee making facilities, FREE Wifi, iron and ironing boards. If there is anything we can do to make your stay more pleasant, please ask any one of the Dog House team.
The conservatory and restaurant are a perfect venue for family weddings, meetings or private dining. Ask about our Wedding for a Grand Promotion for 2010.
The old beamed bar with exposed stonework and open fires is the perfect place to relax. Try some of our tasty bar snacks with your favourite tipple, or one of our speciality coffees. In the summer months dine outside in the beautiful garden and admire the lovely surrounding countryside.
Choose a delicious meal from our seasonal menu in our oak beamed restaurant. There is a great choice from a hearty roast to lighter meals, at great value prices. Our wines include traditional old wines through to the new world style, so whether you're a serious wine buff or you simply enjoy a glass of what you fancy, we feel confident we can offer you the perfect accompaniment to your meal.