Oxford/Kidlington (EGTK)

Airport information

Nearest town: Oxford (7 miles by car), Oxfordshire

Opening Times: Winter: 0630-2230; Summer: 0530-2130 (For Christmas and New Year timings, see latest NOTAM)

Longest Runway: 1319m, Grooved asphalt

Fuel: AVTUR JET A-1, AVGAS 100LL

Phone: 01865 290650

Website: www.oxfordairport.co.uk, Wikipedia entry

AIP: plates and airport diagram

Note: Oxford/Kidlington is a PPR airport. (Call 01865 290660/662/603 for PPR).

Airport Map

Airport Services

Pubs

  • The Boat Inn, Thrupp, Kidlington (01865 374279). Just 5 miles away from the airport, this is a warm and friendly pub that is right by the Oxford Canal and serves up beers from smaller breweries as well.
  • The Dogwood, also called the Squire Bassett, Oxford Road, Kidlington (01865 373340). A pub that’s gone in for some serious refurbishing, the Dogwood now has an attractive beer garden and some “wholesome” food.
  • The Six Bells, Mill St., Kidlington (01865 373107). A traditional pub popular with locals, especially to watch the football!
  • When I was a student at Oxford, I always liked to walk to The Trout by the river. It’s a short cab ride from Kidlington.

Restaurants

  • The Nut Tree Inn, Main Street, Murcott, Kidlington (01865 331253, www.nuttreeinn.co.uk). Strictly speaking, this is a pub, but a gastro-pub with a focus on modern British food and rave food reviews deserves a mention in this section!
  • La Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Church Road, Great Milton, Oxford (01844 278881, www.manoir.com). A two-michelin starred French restaurant with many ingredients sourced from its own 2-acre gardens. Also offers lavish, if expensive accomodation.
  • Edamame, Holywell Street, Oxford (01865 246916). Fresh and authentic Japanese food, but the popularity of the place means that it tends to be crowded.

Hotels

  • Warsborough House, Mill Street, Kidlington (01865 370316, www.warsboroughhouse.co.uk). A 300 year old house in the older part of Kidlington, the Warsborough House could be described as gracious yet friendly.
  • The Old Bank Hotel, High Street, Oxford (01865 799599, www.oldbank-hotel.co.uk). Located in the heart of Oxford, this boutique hotel in a Georgian stone building, has small but luxurious rooms and a fine collection of modern art, including some especially commissioned for the hotel.

Golf Courses

  • Hinksey Heights Golf Course, South Hinksey, Oxford (01865 327775, www.oxford-golf.co.uk). 3 courses at one location with the 18 hole Championship course providing fine views of Oxford’s dreaming spires.
  • North Oxford Golf Club, Banbury Road, Oxford (01865 554924, www.nogc.co.uk). A 100 year old club on the outskirts of Oxford.
  • Southfield Golf Club, Hilltop Road, Oxford (01865 242158, www.southfieldgolf.com). A challenging course with a well stocked golf shop.
  • Waterstock Golf Club, Thame Road, Waterstock, Oxford (01844 338093, www.waterstockgolf.co.uk). A parkland course with something to offer for golfers of all abilities.

Activities

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