Everybody’s got to believe in something. I believe I’ll have another beer.
— Sir Winston Churchill

Wootton is a perfectly picturesque Oxfordshire village set on the River Glyme, about two miles north of Woodstock. Historically, Wootton was the main settlement between two small rivers, the Glyme and the Dorn, which flow into the lake in Blenheim Park.

Our village has an active community shop, primary school and parish church that dates back to the 13th century.  Wootton Stores, which is owned and run by the local community, specialises in organic, fresh, seasonal and local produce along with freshly baked breads, pastries, cakes and biscuits.

The Killingworth Castle, a coaching inn dating back to 1637, sits proudly at the edge of the village.

Where once the inn welcomed weary travellers on the ancient Worcester to London road, it is now a haven for locals, foodies, B&Bguests and those looking to explore our wonderful surroundings and nearby attractions, which include Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Bicester Village, historic Oxford and the surrounding Oxfordshire Cotswolds and Cherwell Valley.

Sir Winston Churchill used to frequent the pub when residing at his birthplace, Blenheim Palace. The former prime minister, who was voted the greatest Briton of all time in 2002, frequently drove out to the pub for lunch and drinks, and more drinks.


Guests of our B&B rooms, while exploring the village, if you can spot any five of the local attractions below, take a photo of each on your phone and show them at the bar - and we'll reward you with a free drink.

To get you started, the poppy field can be found right behind the pub car park - and we guess you can find your way to the pub.