Complete refurbishment of the Old Parsonage.. opening March 2014!
From November 1st we will be undertaking a full refurbishment of the hotel to include the creation of five new bedrooms & a roof top library for the exclusive use of our guests. Scaffolding will start to go up at the back of the hotel from October 21st, we will be fully closed from November 1st & the new Old Parsonage will be unveiled to all March 2014!
Each of the 35 bedrooms will be designed by Sally Conran using 100% natural materials, wools, linens & velvets. Colours are inspired by the current Parsonage guest areas, plum, deep red & grey. All bathrooms will be fitted with Carrara marble & designed by Martina Landhed.
The restaurant & bar will retain its intimate clubby, bohemian atmosphere with new furniture & an enhanced collection of oil portraits from the Bloomsbury period, this look will extend into the Pike Room. We will continue to serve a menu of great, classic British cooking with a modern touch – a dedicated pastry area will be added to the new state of the art kitchen to consolidate our position as Oxford’s number one destination for afternoon tea in the city.
Our sister restaurants Gee’s & Quod will remain open, including on Christmas & Boxing Day. We can highly recommend afternoon tea at Quod. If you need somewhere to stay the Old Bank Hotel will welcome guests who usually stay at the Parsonage.
In the meantime we will continue to take bookings & enquires by telephone, email or online for our March re-opening, or drop by and join us for coffee where we can share our plans with you.
We are sure you will love the refurbished Parsonage, with its preserved & enhanced qualities & very much look forward to seeing you in spring 2014.