Local Recommendations

We’ve put together some lists of hotels and places to eat near our ‘Festival Pass’ locations: make the most of your festival time!

Some Hotels in our ‘Festival Pass’ Locations

Hotels in and around Henley-on-Thames


  1. Hotel du Vin & Bistro Henley-on-Thames: This elegant hotel offers luxurious rooms, a fine dining restaurant, and a stylish bar. It’s located close to the town centre and offers a sophisticated atmosphere.
  2. Phyllis Court Club: Situated by the Thames River, Phyllis Court Club offers luxurious accommodation with stunning views. It’s a private members’ club, but non-members can also book rooms and enjoy the exclusive amenities.
  3. The Relais: Dating back to the 1530s, this historic hotel boasts luxury modern amenities, spacious rooms, a riverside terrace, and a renowned restaurant serving delicious British cuisine.


  1. The Catherine Wheel: This pleasant Weatherspoons-owned inn is centrally located, making it convenient for concert-goers to explore Henley-on-Thames and attend events.
  2. The Row Barge: Offering cozy accommodation and a traditional pub atmosphere, The Row Barge is perfect for visitors seeking a comfortable stay at a reasonable price. It’s located within walking distance of the town center and the river.
  3. The Baskerville Arms: award-winning inn with a small number of stylish rooms, known for its dining innovation either in the country-style garden or cosy stylish pub.
  4. The White Hart: Nestled in the heart of the pretty village of Nettlebed and close to Henley and Marlow, The White Hart is a stylish and comfortable country inn that dates back to the 14th century and still retains a traditional charm.

Hotels in and around The Risboroughs


  • The Lambert Hotel: Located in nearby Aston Rowant, The Lambert Hotel offers luxurious accommodation with modern amenities. It features elegant rooms, a fine dining restaurant, and beautiful surroundings.
  • The Oxfordshire Golf Hotel & Spa: Situated in Thame, a short drive from Princes Risborough, this luxury hotel offers stylish rooms, a championship golf course, and a tranquil spa. It’s perfect for travelers seeking a relaxing and indulgent getaway.
  • The Oxford Belfry: Located in Thame, The Oxford Belfry is a luxury hotel offering spacious rooms, a spa, and leisure facilities. It’s ideal for guests looking for a high-end experience with easy access to both Princes Risborough and Oxford.


  • The Peacock Country Inn: Situated in nearby Henton, Chinnor, The Peacock Country Inn offers cozy rooms and a welcoming atmosphere. It’s a traditional English inn with a restaurant serving delicious meals made from locally sourced ingredients.
  • The Spread Eagle Hotel: Located in Thame, just a short drive from Princes Risborough, The Spread Eagle Hotel offers comfortable accommodation in a historic setting. It features a traditional pub, a restaurant, and easy access to local attractions.


  • The Red Lion at Longwick: This budget-friendly inn, located in Longwick near Princes Risborough, offers simple yet comfortable accommodation. It’s a popular choice for travelers looking for affordable rooms in a charming rural setting.
  • The Bell Hotel: Situated in nearby Winslow, The Bell Hotel offers affordable rooms and a cozy atmosphere. It’s a historic coaching inn with a restaurant and bar, providing a convenient base for exploring the surrounding area.

Some restaurants in our ‘Festival Pass’ Locations

Restaurants in Henley-on-Thames

Here are some of the Independent Restaurants recommended at Experience Henley — view the full list on their website

  • Villa Marina: The restaurant was first opened in 1996 by Fabio Terrinoni & his wife Jennifer. Whether you are looking for traditional pasta dishes, fresh seafood or Italian delicacies you will find something to excite you along with daily chefs specials to try something new.
  • The Cheesy Grape: A casual restaurant dedicated to all things cheese, charcuterie and wine. Cheese boards, meat boards, whole baked camemberts and cheese fondue plus lots of nibbles. Vegan and vegetarian options available.
  • The Square: The wide variety of spices are influenced by Portugal’s former colonies, including piri-piri (hence chicken piri-piri), black pepper, cinnamon, vanilla and saffron. Olive oil, garlic, coriander and parsley are some of the many simple ingredients that we use to flavour our meals.
  • The Spice Merchant: Unlike other Indian restaurants in Henley or beyond, Spice Merchant provides an adventurous mix of creative and modern dishes to complement our more traditional Indian fare.
  • Al Forno: The wood burning oven and open grill provide the cooking facilities for many of our dishes including pizza, baked pasta and lasagne, grilled steaks, ribs of veal, butterfly tiger prawns, seabass and our speciality steak on the stone.
  • Coppa Club: Thoughtful, unfussy, European food from small plates and snacks to grilled mains, sourdough pizzas and healthy salads. Weekend brunch dishes and the bar serves carefully-chosen wines, beers and classic cocktails.
  • The Bistro at The Boat House: Bistro at the Boathouse with head chef & owner Shaun Dickens is a natural evolution to bring customers amazing food in a casual style which can be enjoyed as a just quick bite on the run, or as a special occasion meal and everything in between.
  • Hart Street Tavern: The Tavern showcases the best local seasonal menus and its relationships with local farms, suppliers and artisans is at the core of everything that they do.

Restaurants around The Risboroughs

Lots of places in Princes Risborough are closed on Mondays — so we’ve made sure our list includes some where you can find some food in between Shostakovich excursions!

  • Miya Japanese Restaurant: Modern Japanese cuisine that is authentic but not traditional. The menu showcases a variety of dishes from its four kitchens: the main kitchen, the Sushi counter, the Robata grill and Teppanyaki. Closed on Mondays
  • The Plough at Cadsden: Situated in nearby Cadsden, The Plough is a historic pub known for its hearty British fare and cozy ambiance.
  • The Lions of Bledlow: This unspoiled, traditional 16th century Free House is located in beautiful Bledlow. Those dining here on 12th May are able to leave their cars in the car park whilst attending the concert!
  • Radhuni Longe: This Indian restaurant in Princes Risborough serves a variety of authentic dishes, including curries, tandoori specialties, and vegetarian options. Closed on Mondays
  • La Crepe Escape: Serving a mix of sweet and savoury crepes until 5pm Monday–Saturday and until 3pm on Sundays
  • The Bird in Hand: Friendly local with a strong community spirit; mostly serving drinks, but check out the Facebook page for upcoming ‘street food’ events.
  • WonderWok: Takeaway Chinese — an indulgent picnic option!