Crazy Bear Stadhampton, Oxfordshire
Boutique. Vivacious. Eccentric. Flamboyant. Opulent. However you describe Crazy Bear in Stadhampton, its unpredictability means that you will never quite pin it down.
- Eccentric Suites
- Copper Roll-Top Baths
- Thai Restaurant
- Adult Only
- Thai Spa Treatments
- Exclusive Use
- Fly Fishing
- Conference Facilities
- Clay Pigeon Shooting
- Private Dining
- Thai Restaurant
- English Restaurant
- The Terrace Al Fresco Dining
- Civil Ceremonies / Weddings
- Crazy Bear Farm & Shop
80 acres of working farmland dotted with sheep, llamas and pigs surround this crazy hotel, found just a short drive from the historic city of Oxford. Whilst the surrounding scenery is in the heart of rural South Oxfordshire, don’t for one moment expect Crazy Bear to be kitted out in chintzy, country house décor.
With a bright red double decker bus assuming the role of check-in and reception, you’ll soon realise this place is definitely out of the ordinary. This is what Crazy Bear does; it lures you into a false sense of security then confronts you with something totally unexpected. But that’s why we love it.
Wrapped inside the garden walls you come across a seductive outdoor oasis where palm trees sway and classical statues pose among twinkling fairy lights. With the sound of Sunday Jazz music flowing through the breeze, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d arrived at some exclusive club in the Med.
As you explore the rooms (although there is a recurring theme involving leather and velvet-clad walls and ceilings), you’ll discover a distinctive personality behind each. Ornately carved silver beds, dramatic lighting, oversized copper baths and sexy chaise longues all add to the theatrics of Crazy Bear Stadhampton.
Explore further and you’ll uncover the hotel facilities at Crazy Bear.
Food and Drink
At the very heart of the hotel, a 16th century pub with a roaring open fire, chunky beamed ceiling and wood panelled bar is stocked to the brim with beers, spirits and all the ingredients you need for an exciting cocktail. If you get a little peckish, there’s also a choice of small plates and sandwiches available.
It’s not often you’ll find a huge selection of wines stored overhead in the ceiling, but you will at The English Restaurant. Almost reminiscent of dining on board a ship with its porthole-style mirrors, you can expect 2 AA Rosette dishes, many of which are created using produce reared on the Crazy Bear farm. The farm breeds Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs and is also home to sheep, chickens, reindeer, llamas and pygmy goats.
The Crazy Bear Farm Shop and delicatessen is filled with fresh meats, fish, breads and handmade dishes. There’s also a smokehouse where the produce is smoked on site using pure oak.
If you feel like tucking into something a little more exotic, the Thai Restaurant serves up classic sharing plates as well as dishes from the a la carte menu.
You can enjoy food from either of the restaurants outdoors on the tropical-style terrace.
There are several outdoor activities available at Crazy Bear, from clay pigeon shooting and fly fishing to archery.
If you fancy a spot of pampering during your stay, you’ll find professional therapists on hand to help you unwind with a traditional Thai massage.
Weddings and Parties
Whatever occasion you’d like to celebrate, Crazy Bear is sure to put on a party like no other. The imaginative interiors, enchanting gardens, award-winning food and attentive service ensure your event will be one to remember.
Meetings and Conferences
Whether you want the hotel to cater for three or 250 delegates, there is a venue to hire that will suit the occasion and the choice of outdoor activities are great for team building.
Spacious, grand and dripping in luxury and tactile fabrics, the suites are without a doubt indulgent. You can expect to find huge beds, freestanding copper baths, flop-into armchairs or a chaise longue.
Set in the gardens away from the main building, the Garden House is home to intimate suites with their own secluded seating areas – perfect for exclusive use.
Regal looking drapes that hang from the windows and satin covered walls add to the rooms’ unconventional character. There are copper baths also found in some of the rooms.
Deluxe Twelve is the most unique of these rooms as it is tucked into the top of the hotel and has a beamed ceiling and zebra print floor.
Cosy, intimate and romantic, the Original Rooms are perfectly formed with the same distinctive style as the others.