One branch of a major hotel chain in the county has celebrated its one-year anniversary at a canal-side destination.

Premier Inn has recently celebrated its one-year anniversary at Castle Quay Waterfront.

The hotel has seen customers from across Oxfordshire and beyond in the last year visiting its premises as an affordable option on the doorstep of a state-of-the-art entertainment venue.

The hotel has 117 rooms, including double, twin, family and accessible rooms, as well as 20 enhanced Premier Plus bedrooms, which all have free Wi-Fi, Freeview TV and tea and coffee facilities.

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Plus a canal-side Thyme and Grill restaurant serving breakfast and dinner.

Premier Inn has proven to be a popular new addition to this canal-side destination, which also includes a 30,000 square foot Lidl and an impressive leisure offer from The Light including a premium cinema, 10-lane bowling alley, adventure climb arena, arcade and karaoke room.

Centre Director at Castle Quay Oliver Wren said: “Bringing affordable hotel rooms to central Banbury has played a positive role in supporting the town’s economy and helped draw in visitors from far and wide.  

Lindsey Carnegie-Channer, hotel manager for Premier Inn Banbury Castle Quay said: “Since opening last year the hotel has gone from strength to strength, helping thousands of guests to rest easy during their visits to Banbury.

“We are also really proud to have been able to continue to create new jobs and opportunities for the people who live in Banbury, becoming a valuable part of the community in which we operate.”


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

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