B&B reviews



As a coeliac with other allergies I find it difficult to find somewhere to stay where I can relax and enjoy my stay without worrying about being ill. Hosts Tanya and John made us very welcome at their beautifully furnished home where their attention to detail made everything just about perfect… from the welcoming cup of tea and cakes to the fresh flowers and fruit bowl, not to mention chocolate brownies (all gluten free) in the attractive bedroom. Dinner was simply amazing (again, all gluten free, vegetarian and dairy free for me too), and we spent a wonderful evening putting the world to rights with our charming hosts. Breakfast again catered for my dietary preferences and nothing was too much trouble. We both slept really well in the lovely comfortable bed. We cant wait to return when we have a little more time. Castle Farmhouse and Knife and fork restaurant are really not to be missed.


October 2016

(Trip Advisor)

Flowers from the garden

Flowers from the garden

Just spent a delightful night at Knife and Fork after a party locally. Tanya and John were most welcoming, especially as my husband turned up in sweaty lycra! The location, on the edge of Deddington, was wonderfully quiet and secluded and yet still close enough to walk into town.

Our room was beautifully presented, light and airy and with a generous en suite. There were some lovely bespoke touches: delicious gooey brownies in a jar; a variety of fresh fruit and a great selection of teas and coffee. The bed was very comfortable, with a selection of pillows, and the option of an additional cover should we need it.

Breakfast was outstanding: yogurt with fruit and nuts, smoked salmon on a potato and spinach cake with asparagus and a poached egg and as much toast as you could possibly want. Delicious.

As a guest you couldn’t ask for more and our hosts were brilliant. I couldn’t recommend this place highly enough to anyone.



September 2016

(Trip Advisor)

Apricot & coconut granola

Coconut & apricot granola with yogurt and summer berries

Castle Farmhouse is run by a couple and has a delightfully relaxed atmosphere which belies the extremely hard work that goes into producing a veritable feast, all of which is Gluten Free.

It has a small, but not cramped, dining room that seats up to 16 guests and just two double bedrooms.

Among the twelve guests my husband and I were the only ones staying the night, the rest were from the surrounding area. There were two coeliacs and somebody who was wheat intolerant and a vegetarian.

All the food is gluten free as the Lady of the house is a coeliac and has to taste the food as she does all the preparation and cooking.

My husband who knows only too well what some gluten free food can taste like, said that none of it tasted different from what he would have expected from ” normal” food. In fact it was normal food but without any foods that contained gluten and was delicious.

Those with problems with wheat or gluten in their diet should eat here they could stay the night and have a really top class gluten free breakfast breakfast if dinner is not what they would like. The second bedroom had guests who did not come for the dinner, just breakfast.

The service was exemplary. There was nothing to dislike at all.


July 2016

(Trip Advisor)

A bedroom at Boutique B&B Knife & Fork Oxfordshire

A bedroom 

“We simply can’t recommend Tanya and John enough! What a lovely couple of people they are. Truly marvellous hosts with a marvellous home to boot! We were so very lucky to be welcomed in and greeted with tea, coffee and homemade chocolate brownies. My husband comes from a family of bakers and said they were the best brownies he’s ever tasted (he ate them all)! The rooms themselves are gorgeous, spacious and spotless. There are just enough personal touches to make it feel like a home away from home. In the bathroom Tanya had thought of everything that might be needed on a trip away from home and I was particularly happy to see bee friendly products for us to use. We couldn’t have asked for more. Back to the food and we must say that the breakfast was absolutely first class, Tanya is an amazing chef and we will be returning at some point in the future to sample her pop up restaurant, which was fully booked the night we stayed. The location is stunning and perfectly peaceful. We were able to walk into the village and enjoy dinner and drinks at the local pub safe in the knowledge that we only had one straight road to navigate on our return! Don’t look any further, you won’t get better than this!”

Becky July 2016


cooked breakfast

cooked breakfast

“Tanya and John were the perfect host. We received a very warm welcome on our arrival and made to feel at home. The room was spotlessly clean, beautiful and far more than we expected. They were very helpful with advice for exploring the Cotswold area. Wonderful host it was a pleasure staying with them. Miss them already. A big thank you from Judy and Geoff.”

Judy July 2016

“We enjoyed a very comfortable 2 night stay with Tanya & John. Such accommodating & welcoming hosts! The chat & food were amazing. Would certainly recommend if looking for a friendly, relaxed & fun place to stay! Looking forward to joining you again next year when we are in the area!”

Andrea July 2016


Neals Yard products

Neals Yard products

“Tanya and John were fantastic hosts, made to feel very welcomed and extremely comfortable in their beautiful home. The en-suite bedroom was lovely and clean with fresh linen and lovely personal touches. Tanya and John exceeded on their breakfast spread. I was extremely happy that I got to taste some of Tanya’s fantastic cooking! I would definitely stay again with Tanya and John again, thank you to you both.”

Shannon July 2016

We had a lovely stay with Tanya and John. The rooms are beautiful, very clean and wonderfully relaxing. Tanya’s breakfast was incredible and well worth a trip out to Deddington for! Deddington itself is very lovely and there’s plenty to see and do in the local area. We’d recommend staying here to anyone and hope to come back soon and try the supper club!

Joseph July 2016
Don’t look any further, you’ve found a fabulous place to stay! Not only is it super clean and comfy but you’re treated to a very relaxed feel the minute you walk in the door. Tanya and John are just lovely; we really enjoyed some interesting chats over a nice cuppa and the best brownies you have ever tasted. If you enjoy and appreciate food like we do, you are in for a real treat! Tanya is an amazing cook, the breakfasts were just delightful! It’s so nice to see someone so passionate about one of life’s greatest pleasures! The room itself was super comfy and spacious including the bed. Tanya has thought of everything to make your stay comfortable with nice added touches like fresh flowers and luxurious products. Thanks so much guys for a wonderful and memorable stay.

Jenny July 2016

En-suite bathroom

En-suite bathroom

Dear Tanya and John,

Mick and I wanted to say a big thank you for your hospitality on Friday night.., aside from the amazing food being able to stay really made the whole evening so special.

Your house is beautiful, the elegant en-suite room is of a very high standard, you have thought of everything.. A spacious room with a very comfortable bed with duvet and soft linen.., tea and coffee making facilities with the added extra of fresh milk.., wonderful hair and shower products.. And then the delicious choice for breakfast.., fresh fruit, teas and coffee, juice and a cooked breakfast served with such love and care.., we had potato cakes, salmon and poached egg.., just simply delicious.

We look forward to coming again..

Lisa and Mick

Silverstone, Northants 2016