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The Elephant & Castle

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Garden
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Locals play Aunt Sally or shove-ha'penny in this 15th-century coaching inn’s big wood-floored bar, whilst the lounge boasts a bar-billiards table and a large inglenook fireplace. External features include an arch that used to straddle the former Banbury to Chipping Norton turnpike; at night the gates of the pub were closed, and no traffic could get over the toll bridge. Today the menu offers toasties and baguettes, and favourites like scampi, crispy cod and vegetarian shepherd’s pie. The bar serves seasonal and guest ales as well as Westons ciders. The beer festival in May is part of the Bloxfest Music Festival.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 10-3 6-12 (Fri 10-3 5-2am Sat 10am-2am Sun 10am-mdnt)
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Sat 12-2

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Hooky Bitter & Seasonal ales, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Westons 1st Quality, Old Rosie, Wyld Wood, Perry & Rosie's Pig, Thatchers, Hogan's Picker's Passion & Panking Pole

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Events

  • Beer festival, Early May (part of Bloxfest Music Festival)
  • Cider festival, Early May (part of Bloxfest Music Festival)

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Family room available

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

Take A361 from Banbury towards Chipping Norton, 1st left after shops in Bloxham

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