The Double Red Duke

Bourton Road, Clanfield, England, OX18 2RB, United Kingdom


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The Double Red Duke Oxfordshire Weddings

Intimate country weddings find their home at The Double Red Duke, a charmingly historic pub in the Oxfordshire village of Clanfield. This 17th-century coaching inn has been immaculately restored, incorporating a touch of luxury into its characterful interiors. Now a much-loved boutique hotel and pub, The Double Red Duke is known for its warm hospitality, elegant wedding spaces, delicious feasting menus, and inviting guest bedrooms. Host your ceremony at the 13th-century church across the road, followed by an unforgettable reception at this cosy Cotswold wedding venue.

The Scene at The Double Red Duke Oxfordshire

If you’re looking for a Cotswolds wedding venue brimming with charm and character, look no further than the Double Red Duke — a boutique hotel tucked away in the idyllic Oxfordshire village of Clanfield. With a 13th-century church on one side and a 17th-century tavern on the other, this charming hideaway is just a stone’s throw from the picturesque Cotswolds, where you’ll discover William Morris’s Kelmscott Manor and the quaint village of Bampton — a location that fans of Downton Abbey will undoubtedly recognise.

But it’s not just the location that will take your breath away. From the moment you step inside the Double Red Duke, you’ll be blown away by the stylish decor. The interior is a feast for the eyes, with statement wallpaper, cosy nooks, and vintage accents that transport you back in time. The dining spaces are equally as impressive. Large rooms with exposed beams are perfect for groups, while romantic little nooks and a beautiful garden room filled with lush foliage, ferns and orchids provide a more intimate setting. 

If you’re after a truly unforgettable wedding experience, why not hire the hotel and pub in its entirety? This includes all of the beautiful event spaces, as well as the snugs, outside areas, and all 19 individually-designed bedrooms. The rooms are elegant yet informal, with deep, soft mattresses, rich fabrics and textures, roll-top baths, and luxurious 100 Acre Apothecary products that will leave you feeling pampered and indulged.

The Double Red Duke Wedding Ceremonies

While The Double Red Duke itself is not licensed for ceremonies, intimate weddings can be held in the charming 13th-century church opposite the pub. Exchange vows in the church or a nearby registry before heading to the cosy Double Red Duke for an unforgettable wedding reception. 

The Double Red Duke Wedding Receptions

Wedding receptions at The Double Red Duke are relaxed, intimate, and elegant affairs, with a focus on fabulous food and wine. Host pre-dinner drinks and nibbles in the inviting Feasting Room, followed by a cosy sit-down meal in the Restaurant or light-filled Garden Room. 

Wedding Photography Near The Double Red Duke Clanfield

With an abundance of quaint Cotswold villages and idyllic countryside scenery on its doorstep, The Double Red Duke is surrounded by picture-perfect locations for your wedding photography. Bampton Village — where much of Downton Abbey was filmed, is just down the road, and William Morris’s Kelmscott Manor is just ten minutes away.

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dining Up to 35 Dining
dinner Up to 90 Dinner & Dance

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Reception Only
Wedding Ceremony


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available 19
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces 10

Spaces At This Venue

  • Entire Venue Hire

    By combining the indoor and outdoor spaces at Double Red Duke, you'll be able to seat up to 90 guests.

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  • Restaurant

    The main restaurant space boasts two open fires, dark wood furniture, and striking feature wallpaper. This charming area can seat 35 guests and leads directly onto the terrace and outside bar.

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  • Feasting Room

    Perfect for pre-dinner drinks or intimate private dinner parties, the Feasting Room is a cosy space with room to seat up to 12 guests.

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  • Garden Room

    This gorgeous light-filled function space features ambient lantern lighting, pops of lush greenery, and comfy furniture. The Garden Room can accommodate 35 seated guests and is inviting all year round, whether you're planning an intimate summer wedding or a cosy Christmas party by the roaring fire.

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Nearby Attractions:

  • Cotswolds towns and villages
  • Kelmscott Manor
  • Distillery tours
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Cotswolds wildlife park

Venue Testimonials

Stayed at the Double Red Duke for my wedding weekend and the accommodations were fabulous... We also decided to host a private event in the restaurant and the party went off without a hitch. DRD were so accommodating with our requests and flexible in changing big or small details. I absolutely love it and can’t wait to find an excuse to go back.

Skye O

It was an exceptional experience from beginning to end. A lovely cosy warm atmosphere. Fantastic service and the best roast I've ever had.

Kirk W

Most of our wedding guests stayed here when we got married at Friar's Court - a proper nice, clean pub with good food and an obviously exceptional gin larder. Rooms are quaint and clean.

Alex P

Frequently Asked Questions

This charming boutique hotel in the Cotswolds is perfect for intimate weddings and private events. Capacity limits are as follows:

  • Garden Room: 35 seated
  • Restaurant: 35 seated
  • Feasting Room: 12 seated
  • Entire Venue: 90 seated indoors and out

Weddings at The Double Red Duke should end by 11pm. 

The Double Red Duke offers 19 individually designed ensuite guest rooms boasting cosy interiors, striking wallpaper, luxe amenities, rolltop baths, and vintage furniture. 

Yes, there are ten parking spaces available on-site at the venue.

Expect to be blown away by exquisite modern British menus showcasing the finest local produce. Savour delicious meat and seafood cooked over open flames, accompanied by a range of hearty and tasty side dishes.

Yes, pre-wedding menu tastings can be arranged for weddings of 35+ guests.

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