The Ashmolean Museum

Situated right in the heart of Oxford’s historic centre, the Ashmolean Museum is Oxford University’s very own art and archaeology hub. Founded in 1683, it boasts extraordinary collections including Egyptian mummies and Anglo-Saxon treasures and is an ideal way to while away a couple of hours.

Perfect for any history lovers wishing to add some culture to their countryside stay

Our bed and breakfast accommodation has received a prestigious four gold star rating from The AA. Nestled in a peaceful courtyard adorned with blooming roses, our six rooms offer a true sense of home away from home. They are thoughtfully designed with vintage furnishings, feature vegan and environmentally conscious British bath and body products, boast either rain showers or elegant claw-foot tubs, and provide spacious double or kingsize beds.

Emphasizing the use of the finest local ingredients, especially the abundant fish and seafood from our local sources, The Trout Inn’s menus showcase seasonal dishes and innovative twists on traditional pub favourites.

A Brief Overview of The Ashmolean Museum

Founded in 1683, The Ashmolean Museum is named after Elias Ashmole, a collector and philanthropist. The museum’s rich history is reflected in its impressive neoclassical architecture, making it a sight to behold even before entering.

The Ashmolean’s collections span a vast range of human history and culture. From Egyptian mummies to Renaissance masterpieces, it’s a haven for art and history enthusiasts. Marvel at the world-renowned Pre-Raphaelite paintings, including works by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and John William Waterhouse.

Explore the Ancient World section, where you’ll encounter artefacts from civilizations long past. Admire Greek and Roman sculptures, Egyptian relics, and an impressive display of ceramics from China, Japan, and the Middle East.


The Trout Inn is approximately 35 minutes from the museum by car.

Follow A4144 to Woodstock Rd/A44
8 min (2.5 mi)

Follow Western By-Pass Rd/A34 and A420 to Buckland Rd
22 min (16.3 mi)

Turn right onto Buckland Road and after two miles the Trout Inn will be on your left.