Special Offers

Please call Jan on 01295 263001 – or e-mail on hanwell.house@gmail.com – to take advantage of these special offers, which are NOT available by booking online.

valentines-weekendValentines Weekend and Stars and Snowdrops

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th February, 2018. Two night’s accommodation over Valentine’s weekend. Relax in the comfort and luxury of Hanwell House bed and breakfast. Also take the opportunity of visiting Hanwell Castle in the village of Hanwell for their annual “Stars and Snowdrops” event on Saturday or Sunday. Wander through the magnificent snowdrop colony and investigate the Hanwell Community Observatory.  This beautiful event is open on Saturday between noon and 5.00 p.m. and on Sunday between 10.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.  Adults £2.50, under 18’s £1.00.  If the weather is clear it’s a wonderful opportunity to look through astronomical telescopes and talk to astronomers, and then enjoy a tea or coffee with home-made cakes in part of the Castle.  Check out their website – www.hanwellobservatory.org.uk/stars-and-snowdrops – for more details

mothers-dayMothers Day Weekend

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th March, 2018. Two night’s accommodation with complimentary bottle of wine and flowers for the lady. Relax in the comfort and luxury of Hanwell House bed and breakfast



Easter Weekend

Friday 30th, Saturday 31st March, Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd April, 2018.

Visit the beautiful Broughton Castle on Easter Sunday or Easter Monday afternoon. Broughton Castle opens for the year on Easter weekend and is open on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday between 2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. Normally the Castle only opens on Sundays, Bank Holiday Mondays and Wednesday afternoon as Lord and Lady Saye and Sele reside there, but you are very likely to find them as your tour guides as they love chatting to members of the public who wander around their lovely home and gardens.  Their website is – www.broughtoncastle.com

Banbury Song and Ale Weekend

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th April, 2018.

A weekend, in sing-around format, of traditional, comic and contemporary songs, and the occasional story or poem. Special guest appearances and music sessions in the downstairs bar. Accompanied by fine ales from Marstons and Gun Dog Ales breweries, bottled craft beers from Europe and the USA, and with food from the Wild View caterers. All set at the wonderful venue which is Banbury Cricket Club.  Any, and all, profits from this event will be donated to The Friends Of The Horton charity, the League of Friends at Banbury’s Horton General Hospital.

Silverstone FIA World Rallycross Championship

Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May



Silverstone Grand Prix Weekend

Thursday 5th, Friday 6th, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July, 2018. Three or four nights bed and breakfast accommodation in Banbury. Enjoy the comfort of Hanwell House with a festival Formula 1 Grand Prix atmosphere.

Enjoy your breakfast to set you up for the rest of your extremely exciting day at the Silverstone Race Circuit or alternatively I can provide you with a “packed breakfast” if you decide you want a really early start to your day

We have a map giving a sneaky back route which avoids all the main road traffic! And we lend out the Silverstone ear-piece radios which give you all the up to the minute commentary throughout the day.  Their website is – www.silverstone.co.uk/events/2018-formula-1-british-grand-prix  – for full details

Cornbury FestivalCornbury Festival

Thursday 12th, Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July, 2018. Three or four nights bed and breakfast accommodation in Banbury.  Check out their website – www.cornburyfestival.com – for more details

silverstone-weekend3Silverstone Classics Weekend

Thursday 19th, Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July, 2018.

The annual Silverstone Classic is firmly established as “The World’s Biggest Classic Motor Racing Festival”. The packed weekend event features more than 20 races covering the full glittering spectrum of motor sport history including mouth-watering 50-car grids of F1, Le Mans, GT, Touring and Sports Cars!

Book two or three nights away for this lovely event. I am very happy to provide a “packed breakfast” if you want a really early start to your day. We also lend out the Silverstone radio ear-pieces which give you all the up to the minute commentary throughout the day.

We have a map giving a sneaky back route which avoids all the main road traffic and give you a much more enjoyable journey to and from the Silverstone site

Check out their website – www.silverstone.co.uk/events/silverstone-classic – for up to date information.

cropredy-festivalCropredy Festival

Thursday 9th, Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August 2018 – three night’s B&B accommodation in Banbury with warm dry beds, lashings of hot water and a great breakfast to set you up for the day ahead.

As one of the closest bed and breakfasts to the festival and a local bus to take you and from to the Festival picking up from the end of the road, we are perfect for Festival-goers for whom camping is not a viable option !  At the moment we are fully booked for the weekend but will keep posted if we get any cancellations

FIA Endurance Championship 2015FIA World Endurance Championship – Silverstone

Friday, 17th, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August, 2018. The six hours of Silverstone FIA World Endurance Championship race embodies the spirit of the 24 Hours of Le Mans – check out their website – http://www.silverstone.co.uk/events/fia-world-endurance-championship – for more details.  There is a FREE FIA WEC Pit Walk to the first 2,300 customers who purchase Sunday/Weekend tickets


Silverstone Moto GP weekend – August 2018

Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August 2018

We are very excited to welcome the MotoGP™ paddock and the fans to Silverstone for this great event!

The smell, the noise, the thrill of the race – it’s just not the same on TV. There’s non-stop high-speed action over the weekend, with intense rivalry and expectation from last year’s amazing championship, including the Moto2 and Moto3 class events.

Silverstone’s return to the series for the eighth time since the 1980s, will happen on the ,  26th August 2018. Make a complete weekend of it by booking three or four night’s accommodation. Enjoy the comfort of Hanwell House bed and breakfast Banbury and it’s only a twenty minute drive to the Silverstone race circuit. We have a map giving a sneaky back route which avoids all the main road traffic and I’ll even provide you with a packed breakfast if you want a really early start to your day!

Check out their website – www.silverstone.co.uk/events/2018-british-grand-prix-motogp – for full details

banbury-canal-dayBanbury Canal Day

Saturday 6th,  and Sunday 7th  October, 2018

Enjoy two night’s bed and breakfast accommodation where you can enjoy the Cotswolds in Autumn and go into Banbury Town Centre on the Sunday to enjoy all that the Canal Day has to offer. During the day there is a programme of traditional dance and music, boat taxi services, boat trips northbound Sovereign Wharf, vintage double-decker bus rides from Bays 1 and 2 in the bus station and from Compton Road. There are also horse and cart rides plus Falconer and children’s activities in Spiceball Park. The Sealed Knot Living History Encampment is on Bridge Street Park and a Folk Festival takes places in the General Foods Garden. There are demonstrations by Blacksmith’s, chandlery and canal crafts at Tooley’s and Sovereign.

Banbury Folk Festival logo

Banbury Folk Festival and combined Hobby Horse Festival

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October, 2018

We have a new venue for our Song and Ale Weekend and for Folk Festival camping. This will be at Banbury Cricket Club which has excellent facilities and is closer to the centre of the town

The festival started in 2000 as a one day event but has grown into a full weekend attracting major artists and folk enthusiasts from all over the country whilst still maintaining its friendly, intimate atmosphere.  Banbury, nestled on the eastern edge of the beautiful Cotswolds and close to the historic Civil War battle sites of Edgehill and Cropredy, is a great place to visit With its charming medieval shopping streets and alleyways, the newly pedestrianised town centre provides a fabulous place to shop and a great venue for the dance sides to perform.

Make sure you go to see the ‘Fine Lady on a White Horse’ statue as depicted in the famous nursery rhyme ‘Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross’ It is at the top of the High Street opposite the famous Cross.

hobby-horse-festivalFolk and Hobby Horse Festival – now combined with the Folk Festival in October

Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October, 2018 Banbury Hobby Horse Festival extends an open invitation to all hobby horses and related animals, plus companions, to have a great time at each year’s gathering.

The festival provides a rare opportunity to perform alongside groups of dancers with traditions stretching back centuries – and their hobby horses, of course.

They have around 40 animals each year. The atmosphere is extremely convivial, and the pace fairly relaxed. As well as general horsing about and processing spectacularly through the pleasant market town of Banbury, they have music and song sessions, talks and great food. There are also community events.

This year they will be celebrating their Seventeenth Hobby Horse Festival

Come and stay at Hanwell House bed and breakfast in Banbury for a relaxing weekend

bridalBridal Party package

For brides-to-be we can offer that special personal touch for the night – and morning – before the ‘big day’. We can arrange a special ‘last supper’ meal, celebratory bubbly and chocolates, hairdressers, photographs etc. In fact everything you need, plus of course, oceans of tissues, tea and encouragement as you sit and wait for the big moment!

Simply ring – or email – to discuss your requirements

Please note: We also provide a similar service for bridegrooms who need to be away from home for the night before the wedding !