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This Banbury pub guide is for you. Whether it’s for perfect pints, rustic or stylish taverns, hearty grub and insane Sunday roast dinners, pubs are a British institution.
Banbury and it’s surrounding towns and villages are overflowing with pubs from the traditional to the trendy. You can find home-cooked food, tasty pub grub, family-friendly meals and gastro pubs to satisfy all appetites.
Other bars cater for a younger crowd; while there’s live music and a choice of entertainments in many hostelries. Whether your tipple is a local ale or a chic cocktail there is a local pub to perfectly match your mood.
A traditional ale house in the heart of Banbury, the White Horse serves an extensive range of quality ales and a selection of homemade dishes based on locally sourced ingredients. Popular for it’s live music events.
Facilities include a courtyard area and real fires in the front bar. Regular events such as a weekly live music and pub quiz are organised.
Proper Sunday Roast – Booking Advised.
50-52 North Bar St
Tel: 01295 277484
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Fabulous food and very reasonable, beer and staff excellent.
Source: Google Reviews
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9-11 North Bar
Tel: 01295 259781
Imposing pub and hotel on the main road through the heart of Banbury. The restaurant and bar area offer a wide selection of tasty food from the seasonal menu, accompanied by the selection of ales and wines, makes the Cromwell the perfect venue to relax and enjoy the characterful property.
3 Southam Road
Tel: 01295 275220
The Three Pigeons is a beautiful 17th-century thatched coaching inn situated in Banbury town centre. Four handpumps adorn the bar, serving a selection of local and national ales (two regulars and two changing). There is also an interesting menu of high quality food, and three luxury bedrooms make it a good base for a relaxing break.
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Early 18th-centruy stone built pub in the centre of Banbury with a reputation as a live music venue. A traditional pub with wide selection of beers.
68 George Street
Tel: 01295 266525
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The pub is a large main bar, offering multi-screen sports, pool and darts, as well as a wide selection of wines, spirits, hot and cold soft drinks and Wells and Youngs traditional real ales.
7 Butchers Row
Tel: 01295 279014
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Tel: 01295 256550
Given its town centre location there is an understandable emphasis on good food, but drinkers are able to sample three regular Hook Norton ales from the handpumps, with Hooky seasonals or occasional guests from the Hooky list occupying the fourth.
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The Old Auctioneer is the third oldest building in Banbury surviving the great fire of 1628 and has a wonderful character and history. Restaurant bar offering weekly treats and totally family friendly.
44 Parsons Street
Tel: 01295 270492
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47 Parsons Street
Tel: 01295 270972
A traditional English pub. Banbury’s oldest public house steeped in history. Known by most simply as ‘The Reindeer. The fabric of this historic Hook Norton house contains what is believed to be the only known remaining medieval building in the town of Banbury.
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5-6 Parsons Street
Tel: 01295 261281
Eighteenth-century ironstone pub situated close to the marketplace on the pedestrianised Parsons Street.
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2-3 North Bar Street
Tel: 01295 265466
This building has had many lives before it became a pub towards the end of the 20th century, starting out as a church hall, and was at one time a theatre. The atmosphere at The Church House is fun and is a comfortable place to relax over a good bottle of wine, or a beer, in the company of friends.
49-50 High Street
Tel: 01295 259035
Large split-level Wetherspoon bar occupying the former main post-office and telephone exchange in Banbury. The walls abound with old photos and pictures of the building and surrounding area.
3 South Bar
Tel: 01295 262900
If you are looking for pub to unwind and have a few drinks or food with friends, The Swan is a great choice. They also have live music at the weekends creating a more lively atmosphere. Large outside courtyard with TV sceen.
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38 Bridge Street
Tel: 01295 270151
Large single-room pub in the heart of Banbury’s shopping area just off the market place. There is a distinct emphasis on the food offering, but the drinker is not forgotten with three handpumps dispensing national brands with occasional changes from a small selection.
6 North Bar Street
Eighteenth-century ironstone pub opposite the church and close to the Cross in the heart of Banbury.
135 Bloxham Road
Tel: 01295 254276
Good value food is available all day and there is a quiet dining space where families are welcome. The drinking area is subdivided into alcoves which gives more of a multi-room feel to the space. Eight ales are normally available from eleven handpumps, and are available to ‘try before you buy’.
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12 Middleton Road
Tel 01295 253169
This is a straightforward two-bar pub. Situated handily for railway and bus stations, and near the town centre, nevertheless a local;, with loyal regulars and a welcome for visitors. The buzz of amiable conversation mixes with the sounds of pub games most weekday evenings, as the Bell hosts darts, dominoes, pool, Aunt Sally and quiz teams. Adnams Southwold is supplemented by guest beers from the Punch Finest Cask list.
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6 Burchester Place
Tel: 01295 261790
Modern, open-plan Marstons estate house serving two ales from the Marstons stable of brands.
The Banbury dining scene is, unsurprisingly, booming. The range of menus is broad enough that they can ably cater for you whatever the occasion.
Perfect for the foodies. Ranging from rustic locals to stylish inns, the Banbury area is renowned for top places to eat, drink — and stay over.
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