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Valentine’s Day

Esra Howe - Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Valentine’s Day is amongst the most romantic and anticipated holidays in the year. Most people associate Valentine’s Day with romance, roses and chocolate, but its roots can be traced back to as early as ancient Rome. During this period, Valentine’s Day was actually celebrated as a pagan fertility festival, known as Lupercalia.

We’ve gone a long way from spanking our young women to improve their fertility, as they did in ancient Rome, and today, Valentine’s Day is the ultimate celebration of love and romance. In fact, Valentine’s Day has become a global holiday, with thousands of people celebrating with their partners.

Each year, the British spend an average of £503 million on cards, flowers, presents and chocolates in order to make this occasion unforgettable. In fact, Britain has a long tradition of celebrating this holiday – in the past, all boys from Saxon England would give a girl of their choice a special love token on this day. Modern-day British tend to give each other cards or exchange poems, and flowers and chocolates are an all-time favorite.

If you want to treat your significant other to something more than the traditional flower and a box of chocolates, you can go the extra mile and book a room to celebrate an unforgettable Valentine’s Day.

At Cotswold Lodge Hotel, apart from being located in the stunning historic city, giving you the opportunity to enjoy some striking views in the picturesque Oxford, we have two special offers for couples – the One Night Valentine Package, and the Two-Night Package, each with bed and breakfast, and a bottle of sparkling wine to heat you up upon arrival. Make this Valentine’s Day a special occasion!

View Our Valentine’s Offers Here

Glee Club Comedy Night

Esra Howe - Friday, January 22, 2016

What is the best way to unwind after a long week of work? Well, being entertained by some of the best comedians in the country would most certainly help you start your weekend the right way!

The Oxford Glee Club Comedy Night is a weekly event that gathers some of the best comedians in the UK each Saturday night. Being just a short drive away from London, Oxford has the advantage of being a comedy hotspot, offering the high quality of service and entertainment at an affordable price. Food and drinks are available, as well as pre-selected menus.

To ensure its guests have only the best of times, Oxford’s premier comedy club garners excellent evening entertainment with exquisite menus and only the best of the British live stand-up comedy. Oxford Glee Club’s next comedy events are on 23rd and 30th of January and visitors can expect to meet one of the best comedians nationwide. Special guests of the comedy night on the 30th January are Sean Percival, Rob Rouse, John Forthergill and others, with many of the acts still to be confirmed.

As of next week, the Oxford Glee Club has prepared one of the best performers of live stand-up comedy in a confrontation of realism - exquisite entertainment, food and drinks under a single roof. Join the Oxford Glee Club Comedy Night this Saturday or Saturday, the 30th and enjoy some of the most talented British comedians at an affordable price. And while you’re there, make sure you take the chance to explore the beautiful city of Oxford.

Four-star hotel The Cotswold Lodge Hotel is conveniently located just a short-walk away from the Oxford Glee Club, as well as all local amenities and the City Centre, so you can make the most of your visit to the beautiful historic Oxford.

Festive Meals

Esra Howe - Monday, December 28, 2015

Forget about worrying and organising your Christmas gatherings this year and allow our events team to handle everything for you.

Whether you want a simple or glamorous place for your event, Cotswold Lodge Hotel is here to cater to your needs. Our fascinating furnishings and distinctive artworks combined are sure to result in an elegant party to remember. We anticipate how hectic your schedule will be this festive season, so we have prepared a selection of party packages and festive meals for your family and colleagues.

From customised decorations to appetising meals and entertainment, we have it all for you. Just relax and make use of your time to buy gifts for your loved ones.

For smaller office parties and simpler events, we have festive meals ready in Restaurant 66A. A two-course lunch with party crackers is at £12.50 per person whilst a two-course dinner with party crackers is at £18.00 per person only.

Christmas Party Packages in the Norham Suite starts at £28.50 per person for a three-course dinner.  Our early-bird offer is at £25.00 per person.

To view the selection of dishes available at our restaurants, visit

For reservations and enquiries, you may reach us by phone on +44 1865 512121 or you can visit

Christmas Party Night Madness

Esra Howe - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

We have been busy taking all our Christmas Party Night bookings, it must be due to the return from summer holidays and the relentless Christmas countdowns posting all over the internet, of which we are also very guilty!

We are always happy when organisers send us little thank you notes after their party, but the proof is in the pudding when they rebook for the next season. We even had several call before Easter to ensure they got booked in early so they didn't miss out! We couldn't fit everyone in last year and some were so disappointed they booked before our packages had even opened again this year.

Whilst we love to see our returning customers, its always lovely to meet new parties and show them what everyone else already knows! Here at the Cotswold Lodge Hotel, we believe a staff party should be more than just a boozy bar. We offer a beautifully decorated room in which to enjoy a delicious 3 course meal and finished with a fun and festive disco.   

To see more about our Party Nights see our party page



Spring Menu

Esra Howe - Friday, March 13, 2015
Our Head Chef and his team are busy creating the new spring menu. The rest of the team are enjoying sampling all the suggested dishes. If you would like to be the first to know about the menu when it launches, subscribe to our newsletter or join us on Facebook.

Ground Floor Refurbishment Programme

Esra Howe - Thursday, February 26, 2015
We are excited to announce stage one of our refurbishment programme has now been completed. Our ground floor rooms have updated furniture and bedding along with USB charging points and toiletries by Anne Semonin. Call us directly or check availability online for the best available offers on these new rooms.

Welcome to our new website

Esra Howe - Thursday, January 23, 2014

Welcome to our new website!

Please keep checking back for the latest news and offers from The Cotswold Lodge Hotel.  

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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