Partners Press Releases

THE THREE CONIES VOTED PUB OF THE YEAR 2016

11 January 2017

We are proud to announce that The Three Conies, Thorpe Mandeville has been awarded Banbury Guardian Pub of the Year 2016.

La Bohème at Oxford Playhouse

5 January 2017

OperaUpClose returns to the Playhouse with its Olivier award-winning production of Puccini’s much-loved tragedy La Bohème. Renowned for their English language adaptations, and after three successful visits to Oxford previously, this performance on Friday 20 January features live music and highlights this timeless opera’s relevance to today’s society.

£4.5 million investment brings world-class fleet of buses to Oxford

16 December 2016

The 20 vehicles are the first in a series of 30 new buses for the company – representing a total investment of £6.7 million. They have been manufactured by British bus maker Wrightbus in Northern Ireland.

Exhibition Ken Russel's Teddy Girls And Boys, The North Wall Arts Centre

6 December 2016

In February, Oxford’s North Wall Arts Centre brings together for the first time 50 photographs of teddy girls and boys, taken by ground breaking film director, Ken Russell (1927-2011). Before finding fame as a director of films such as Women in Love, Tommy and The Devils, Russell worked as a freelance photographer, and began taking photographs in 1951, aged 23.

New Tour for 2017 at Blenheim Palace

29 November 2016

Discover the real ‘Behind the Scenes’ at Blenheim Palace, in a fascinating limited edition new tour for 2017. ‘Restoration & Conservation’ will be the theme of the guided tours which will begin in the New Year as part of the extended opening season experience offered to visitors at the Oxford World Heritage Site.

Wedding Catering at Blenheim Palace

29 November 2016

For celebrations in an unforgettable setting, there is no better destination than UNESCO World Heritage Site, Blenheim Palace. The Oxfordshire stately home situated within 2,000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscape and offers a variety of ceremonial options.

Late Night Shopping at Blenheim Palace

25 November 2016

From 25th November until 11th December visitors can enjoy a seasonally splendid late night shopping experience at Blenheim Palace. The East Courtyard Gift Shop will be open until 10pm* and will offer the opportunity to shop from the range of special Blenheim Palace gifts and products as well as take the new Christmas Lights Trail around the Park and Gardens.

Rehearsals have begun for this years panto at Oxford Playhouse

23 November 2016

Oxford Playhouse has announced details of casting for its brand new pantomime, Aladdin, which will be wowing audiences from Friday 27 November to Sunday 10 January.

Blenheim Palace Christmas Trees

21 November 2016

Blenheim Palace has cut its biggest Christmas Trees ready to decorate for the 2016 festive season. The 10 Norway Spruces, the biggest standing at an incredible 25ft tall, have taken up to 25 years to grow.

Winter Wonderland at Blenheim Palace

21 November 2016

Discover a winter wonderland at Blenheim Palace. As the weather turns chillier visitors can see the Park covered in frost and a whole array of winter wildlife.

Oxfordshire attraction hopes for sparkling 2016 Christmas display following lights theft

14 November 2016

Fairytale Farm, the magical farm park just outside Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire, has announced details of its 2016 Christmas Fairytale event, after its 2015 event was almost plunged into darkness after thieves stole most of the lights.

Spring 2017 season now on sale at Oxford Playhouse

14 November 2016

Oxford Playhouse is thrilled to announce its new spring season, playing from January 2017 to May 2017, including the second instalment of our Young Player’s Festival and a glimpse at our summer 2017 season.

CAMRA Banbury Winter Beer & Cider Festival 2016

11 November 2016

In its sixteenth year, the Banbury Beer & Cider Festival is different this year as it is Banbury’s first Winter beer and cider themed festival. The festival takes place at the Army Reserve Centre, Oxford Road, Banbury on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th November 2016.

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas with this Honkingly good Ale

9 November 2016

To help you ease gently into the Christmas spirit, we are proud to present the return of the first of our Christmas beers – Greedy Goose 4.2%. The baby (gosling) brother of our bigger, stronger Twelve Days this dark copper red in colour ale has an aroma of soft dark fruits with hints of blackcurrant. A delightfully full flavoured beer, rich to the palate with a dry and nutty taste, this is a great beer for both the goose and the gander.

Stonor Park welcomes you to visit for Christmas

9 November 2016

For the first time in their 850 year history, Stonor are opening their doors to visitors for Christmas
28th November to 4th December 2016.

Autumn Watch at Blenheim Palace

7 November 2016

Visitors are invited to an unofficial Autumn Watch at Blenheim Palace. As the 2,000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland and 5 Formal Gardens turn from green to golden. Whilst the Oxfordshire Stately Home is bathed in russet tones; enjoy exploring the landscape and spotting the wildlife who have made home in the World Heritage Site.

If you're going to get caught Playing Hooky, Make sure it's at a Brewery

7 November 2016

Here at Hook Norton Brewery we are proud to announce the launch of our latest limited edition seasonal cask ale, Playing Hooky, a fruity blend of six hops and four malts.

Christmas at Stonor

27 October 2016

We have been really busy this year and delighted to welcome so many visitors old and new to Stonor House and park.

Hops Grown In Pub Garden Used to Brew Crafty Ale

26 October 2016

Unless you’re lucky enough to live next to a hop farm, chances are the hops used to brew your beer are not exactly local to you. Here at Hooky we are always on the lookout for local ingredients to use in brewing our beer and you can’t get much more local than the back yard of a Banbury pub!

Spooktacula news at Fairytale Farm this Halloween

24 October 2016

The owners of Fairytale Farm made an unexpected and somewhat spooky discovery this morning: a crashed witch.