A public car park is available in Dorchester-on-Thames at the Recreation Ground which is signposted from the Abbey. A shuttle minibus service is provided to take patrons to and from the Abbey for the evening concert.

Disabled parking
Three parking bays are provided at Bridge End, opposite Dorchester Abbey.

Public Transport
From Monday to Saturday, bus no.106 goes from Oxford Rail Station (stop R4) and St Algate’s (stop G2) to Dorchester-on-Thames Memorial (and vice versa), in some cases changing at Berinsfield. Please note that there is no Sunday service and there is no service back to Oxford after the evening concert. The no.138 bus also runs from Wallingford to Dorchester-on-Thames and the no.140 from Abingdon to Dorchester-on-Thames, Monday to Friday.

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 Sue’s Taxistelephone01235 554085
 Town Cabs of Abingdontelephone07760 184908
 Oliver’s Private Hiretelephone01993 891431
 Bananacabstelephone01491 833377
 Busher’s Taxistelephone01491 826161
 Hill’s Taxistelephone01491 837022
 Ipsden Private Hiretelephone07050 045158

Eating out

 Fleur de Lys9 High Street
 The George HotelHigh Street
 The White Hart25 High Street
 The Fish4 Appleford Road
 The George and Dragon4 Church Street
 The Swan Inn6 The Green
 The Bowyer ArmsFoxborough Road


The Springs Hotel

Nestling deep within the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, just minutes from the motorway and the historic city of Oxford, The Springs Hotel and Golf Club is an ideal location for visitors to The English Music Festival, being only seven miles from Dorchester-on-Thames.
The hotel features 32 en-suite rooms and is an excellent example of a Victorian Tudor-style country house. Built in 1874, it overlooks a magnificent spring-fed lake and its own majestic gardens. Best of all, you’ll find friendly staff, an exceptional ambience and surprisingly-affordable rates. Other facilities offered by the hotel include a putting green, a croquet lawn, coarse fishing on the banks of the Thames, a sauna, an outdoor swimming pool and a championship-standard golf course.

The Springs Hotel and Golf Club
Wallingford Road, North Stoke, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 6BE
t: +44 (0)1491 836 687

The Oxford Belfry
Set in 17 acres of beautiful Oxfordshire countryside near Thame, The Oxford Belfry is the perfect venue from which to explore the city of Oxford and the surrounding area, and is ideally located for guests attending The English Music Festival. The hotel is situated minutes from Junctions 7 and 8a of the M40, 15 minutes from Thame and Haddenham Parkway railway stations and 20 minutes from Oxford railway station. The Oxford Belfry offers bright, modern public areas including the Terrace Bar, Restaurant and Lounges, a Leisure Club and Spa with an indoor swimming pool, a scented sauna, an aroma steam room, heated loungers, an ice fountain and seven spa treatment rooms. Each of the 154 bedrooms combine all the amenities you expect from a four-star hotel, including freeview television, high-speed internet access (the first two hours of which are free of charge), tea- and coffee-making facilities and 24-hour room service. Superior rooms and suites are also available. The Oxford Belfry offers the choice of à la carte dining in the Rycote Restaurant or light snacks and drinks in the Terrace Bar. There is also a croquet lawn and two outdoor all-weather tennis courts.

For further information, or to make a reservation, please contact the Reservation Department by e-mail at the following address: oxfordbelfryreservations@QHotels.co.uk; or telephone +44 (0)1844 279 381.

the White Hart Hotel & Restaurant
High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxon OX10 7HN
t: +44 (0)1865 340074
f: +44 (0)1865 341082
E-mail: whitehart@oxfordshire-hotels.co.uk

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The George Hotel
High Street,Dorchester-On-Thames, Dorchester-on-Thames(Oxford), OX10 7HH
t: +44 (0)1865 340404
f: +44 (0)1865 341620
E-mail: hegeorgehotel@fsmail.net

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Fleur De Lys Inn
9 High St, Dorchester On Thames, OX10 7HH
t: +44 (0)1865 340502
E-mail: mail@fleurdorchester.co.uk

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Shillingford Bridge Hotel

Near Wallingford,
OX10 8LZ
t: +44 (0)1865 858 567
E-mail: shillingford.bridge@forestdale.com

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Stapleton’s Chantry (Bed and Breakfast)

Stapleton's Chantry
Long Wittenham Road
North Moreton
OX11 9AX
t: +44 (0)1235 818900 or +44 (0)7876 654388
f: +44 (0)1235 818555
E-mail: BedandBreakfast@StapletonsChantry.co.uk

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Alouette Bed & Breakfast
2 Caldicott Close
OX10 7HF
t: +44 (0)1865 858600
m: +44 (0)7717 747454
E-mail: wendy@alouettebandb.co.uk

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The Grange Bed & Breakfast
Long Wittenham
OX14 4QH
t: +44 (0)1865 407808
m: +44 (
0)7831 581544
E-mail: Graham@grangebb.com

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Crown Cottage Bed & Breakfast
52 High Street
t: +44 (0)1865 341584

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Macdonald Randolph Hotel
Beaumont Street
t: +44 (0)1865 256 400

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Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page, which is provided in all good faith. However, transport timetables, the provision of parking amenities, the continued presence of eating establishments and the survival or otherwise of hotels and B&Bs are subject to factors outside the control of The English Music Festival. The EMF cannot, therefore, be held responsible for any loss of any nature sustained by an individual or a company as the result of the use of the facilities listed on this page; neither is the listing of a facility an endorsement of the same by the EMF.