Bicester Village Centre

The Bear Hotel Near Bicester Village

DESIGNER SHOPPING

Although Woodstock is the ideal hub from which to discover the surrounding countryside, with scenic walks, historic sites and picturesque villages never far away, sometimes you just need to shop!

Luckily, The Bear is located less than 20 minutes by car from Bicester Village. There are no honey-coloured cottages or quaint local antiquities here - but if retail therapy is what you crave, this is the village for you.  

Home to more than 150 boutiques of leading British and international fashion and lifestyle brands, with savings on the original retail price all year round, this is Shangri-La for those who see shopping as an adventure to be embarked upon with military precision.

The open-air setting, attractive layout and assortment of restaurants, bars and cafes also make this a great day out if you prefer the relaxed approach: browse, pause for refreshment, purchase, repeat.

And if you can’t leave the little ones behind, there’s an interactive Children’s Play Area so kids can have fun while you tag-team-shop. Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome to shop too. Canine couture, anyone?

There are more details about what to expect and how you can plan for a fabulous day at Bicester Village by visiting their website.

Our Hotel Near Bicester Village

Less than 12 miles drive from Bicester Village, The Bear Hotel stands in the middle of the Cotswold town of Woodstock. A coaching inn in the 13th century, the tradition of a comfortable bed and warm hospitality continues with 54 rooms full of charm and character. Described by The Telegraph as ‘offering a serious epicurean experience’, it’s a luxurious place to relax after a day of retail therapy.