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This Foody Pubs list offers (some with cosy bedrooms), quirky design, hotel-style comforts, seriously good food.

Sink your teeth into this list of great local food pubs around the Banbury area.

The Banbury area is a food lover’s dream with something different around every corner just waiting to be devoured, whatever your tastes and budget.

Thanks to the cornucopia of produce on its doorstep, the Banbury dining scene is, unsurprisingly, booming. The range of menus is broad enough that they can ably cater for you whatever the occasion.

This Foody Pubs list offers (some with cosy bedrooms, quirky design, hotel-style comforts), seriously good food.

Make sure to check out these top picks:

The Three Pigeons Inn

3 Southam Road
OX16 2ED


Phone: 01295 275220

Website: www.thethreepigeons.com

The Three Pigeons Inn is a beautiful 17th Century Coaching Inn that is situated in Banbury Town Centre.

The perfect place to wine, dine & recline in the centre of Banbury.

Our restaurant is serving carefully selected dishes with locally sourced ingredients, served up to the highest of standards where they look great and taste divine. We also have a fabulous range of wines to complement all dishes and palettes. If you’re unsure which wine suits, then our resident wine expert can make make a suggestion.

A homely 17th century coaching inn with 3 bedrooms. Proud holders of 1 AA Rosette.

Opening Hours

12:00 pm – 12:00 am


Castle at Edgehill

Edge Hill
OX15 6DJ


Phone: 01295 670255

Website: Castle at Edgehill

Pub Opening Hours

Monday – Saturday. 11am – 11pm
Sunday. 11am – 7pm


Monday – Friday. 12pm – 2.30pm / 6pm – 9pm
Saturday. 12pm – 3pm / 6pm – 9.30pm
Sunday. 12pm – 4pm


The KITCHEN at Farnborough

Main Street
Nr. Banbury
OX17 1DZ


Telephone: 01295 690 615

Website: The KITCHEN at Farnborough

Award winning traditional, 16th-century pub with a book-lined dining room, and large garden. Dishes range from hearty and rustic British classics to those with a more global influence, and include some of today’s most exciting new dining directions.

Award winning traditional, 16th-century pub with a book-lined dining room, and large garden.

It’s a place where you can discover that long, lazy, luxurious weekend feeling, indulge your passions for fine food and simply relax, unwind and enjoy! With some of the best walks in the region right here on the doorstep, your four-pawed friends are very welcome at The Kitchen, and can even join you for lunch in the bar. Dog bowls are always available and woofy treats can be provided too!

Opening Hours

Monday: 10.30 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. / 6.00 p.m. – Midnight
Thursday: 6.00 p.m. – Midnight
Friday: 10.30 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. / 6.00 p.m. – Midnight
Saturday: 10.30 a.m. – Midnight
Sunday: 10.30 a.m. – 11.00 p.m.


The Horse & Groom Inn

The Green,
Nr Banbury
OX15 4RS


Phone: 01295 722142

Web: www.thehorseandgroominn.co.uk

The Horse & Groom Inn is an authentic 17th century coaching house, situated on the edge of the village of Milcombe. We’re a family-run pub and take pride in offering a warm welcome, great food and a choice of dining experiences.

Serving fantastic modern British food, real ales & great wine. Children & dogs very welcome.

Our bar, with its stone floor and wood-burning stove, retains its traditional charm (and the locals) and the adjacent snug, with its two booths, is the ideal place for a cosy meal.

The contemporary dining room seats 50 and is perfect for any occasion.

In the warmer months our pretty, enclosed front patio is a popular place to eat al fresco, or just have a drink and watch the world go by.Wherever you choose to sit you’re sure to enjoy our delicious, locally-sourced menu of traditional home-made recipes (with a twist), great real ales and our selection of wines to suit all tastes.

We also have 4 en-suite rooms – with all the modern facilities you’d expect – to accommodate you comfortably in a relaxing, informal atmosphere.

5* tripadvisor rating.

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday
Bar open from 12.00 noon to 15.00 and 18.00 to 23.00
Food served from 12.00 noon to 14.30 and 18.00 to 21.00

Bar open from 12.00 to 17.00. Food served until around 3pm (please call to check as we sometimes close the kitchen earlier if we are quiet). We are closed on Sunday evenings.


Horse and Groom Inn on TripAdvisor

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The White Horse Inn

Daisy Hill,
Duns Tew,
OX25 6JS


Phone: 01869 340272

Web:  www.dunstewwhitehorse.co.uk

The White Horse Inn is located in Duns Tew, around 20 minutes’ drive from Bicester. This charming 17th-century pub has lots of character, open fireplaces and offers easy access to the Cotswolds countryside.

The White Horse offers pretty rooms with elegant design and tartan fabric finishes. Looking onto gardens, rooms have free WiFi, heating, a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and an en suite bathroom.

The welcoming pub offers a cosy atmosphere serving drinks and food.

The historic city of Oxford and its famous university are just 20 minutes’ drive from the inn, while London is around an hour’s drive away.

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 10am – 11pm

Sunday 10am to 10.30pm

We serve lunch between 12pm & 2.30pm and dinner between 7pm & 9pm throughout the week.


The Red Lion, Culworth

High Street
OX17 2BD


Phone: 01295 760050

Phone:  www.theredlionculworth.co.uk

Enjoy the stylish interior where contemporary decor merges with the traditional 18th century stone building. Or take advantage of the fine weather in our charming garden. A warm friendly welcome awaits.

The Red Lion, Culworth

Our food is plentiful, fresh and beautifully prepared. Our talented and inventive kitchen team regularly design new dishes and daily ‘specials’ to make the most of the very best of ingredients available at the time.

The Red Lion at Culworth pride ourselves on providing you with a fantastic range of mouthwatering dishes to whet your appetite in our lovely country gastro pub situated in the picturesque village of Culworth.

Only 10 minutes drive from Banbury and Junction 11 of the M40 we are conveniently placed for a relaxing lunch or evening meal in beautiful surroundings.

Opening Hours

During the week
Wednesday to Friday Lunchtime
12:00 to 2:30pm and food is served 12:00 to 2:00pm

Wednesday to Friday Evening
5:30 to 11:00pm and food is served 6:00 to 9:00pm

At the weekend
Saturday Lunchtime
12:00 – 3:00pm and food is served 12:00 – 2:00pm

Saturday Evening
5:30 – 11:00pm and food is served 6:00 – 9:30pm

12:00 – 10:30pm and food is served 12:00 – 3:00pm and 6:30 – 9:00pm



Chandlers Arms, Epwell

George & Dragon, Shutford

Great Western Arms, Ayhno

Moon and Sixpence, Hanwell

The Dun Cow

The Falcon

The Falkland Arms, Great Tew

The Feathered Nest Inn, Nether Westcote

The Kings Head Inn, Bledington

The Peacock, Oxhill

The Duke at Clifton

Dining out in Banburyshire has never been so exciting, with amazing venues popping up year upon year. Renowned for producing incredibly talented chefs, the Banbury area is developing a reputation for its growing number of excellent foodie pubs.

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