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The Fox at Oddington to reopen in July
Food & Drink

Carole Bamford’s new pub with rooms The Fox at Oddington to reopen in July

The honey-coloured 16th-century building has been carefully renovated to create six beautiful bedrooms and a large restaurant serving traditional pub dishes made with local produce.
Tutankhamun: Excavating the Archive - A new exhibition opens at Weston Library, Oxford to mark centenary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb
Culture

New exhibition opens to mark centenary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb

In celebration of 100 years since the discovery of the tomb of this young king, the Bodleian Libraries are pleased to announce a special exhibition covering this momentous event in Egypt’s history with fresh eyes.
Root One Garden Centre in Wallingford unveils plant area extension and new building
Retail & Leisure

Root One Garden Centre unveils plant area extension and new building

Root One Garden Centre in Wallingford has unveiled extensions to its coffee shop and retail areas to improve its customer experience and increase the range of goods stocked at the site.
Kelmscott Manor to reopen following major refurbishment project
Culture

Kelmscott Manor to reopen following major refurbishment project

The country home of William Morris, the internationally-renowned craftsman, designer, author, poet, conservationist and socialist, widely regarded as the father of the Arts & Crafts Movement, has been closed since 2019.
The much-loved Joiners Arms in Bloxham has reopened
Food & Drink

The much-loved Joiners Arms in Bloxham has reopened

The Grade II listed property in the heart of the rural village of Bloxham, near Banbury, has reopened its doors following a major refurbishment by new owners, Prospect Pubs Ltd.
Didcot’s first-ever smokehouse, Django’s Smokehouse, announces its long-awaited opening.
Food & Drink

Didcot’s first-ever smokehouse, Django’s Smokehouse, announces opening

Mixing a casual, relaxed dining environment with a stylish, contemporary bar, Django’s serves up tasty American style comfort food. The wait is finally over!
Gees Restaurant & Bar to close temporarily for £1m refurbishment and expansion
Food & Drink

Gees Restaurant & Bar to close temporarily for £1m refurbishment and expansion

The landmark Glasshouse on Oxford’s Banbury Road will close temporarily until May 2022 for a £1 million refurbishment and expansion to become Gees Restaurant, Bar, Gallery & Secret Garden.
New Contemporary and Modern Art Gallery opens in Oxford’s North Parade
Culture

New Contemporary and Modern Art Gallery opens in Oxford’s North Parade

Expanding on their space in West Oxfordshire, the new gallery will open in February 2022 with a group exhibition titled ‘Here We Go’.
215 Kitchen & Drinks in Summertown is closing in New Year
Food & Drink

215 Kitchen & Drinks in Oxford is closing in the New Year

215 Kitchen & Drinks in Oxford’s Summertown is closing its doors in the new year following the departure of the restaurant’s chef, Paul Welburn.
Prospect Pubs & Bars to open fifth site, The Joiners Arms in Bloxham. Left to right: Dan Shotton and Mark Draper
Food & Drink

Prospect Pubs & Bars to open fifth site, The Joiners Arms in Bloxham

The new owners are currently undertaking a major refurbishment and extension program on the property, sympathetically restoring it back to its former glory whilst adding to the dining and outdoor areas.