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Beer festival

Cotswold-brewed beers from the renowned Hook Norton Brewery draw in a lively local clientele to this historic pub right at the core of old Banbury, just a stone’s throw from the Cross of nursery-rhyme fame. Its origins go back to Tudor times, and during the Civil War, Oliver Cromwell himself is believed to have directed his commanders in the richly panelled Globe Room. Weekly events include live music, steak nights and quizzes. Enjoy good, solid pub grub in the traditional, time-worn, classic interior or indulge in a game of Aunt Sally in the flower-decked courtyard. A sampling of dishes includes venison pie, fish and chips, bangers and mash, and sticky toffee pudding and custard.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 Dec
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: Mon-Thu 11-11 (Fri-Sat 11am-mdnt Sun 12-10.30)
  • Lunch opening: all wk 12-3
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Sat 6-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Hooky Bitter, Old Hooky, Hooky Lion, Hooky Mild
  • Real ciders: Westons Stowford Press

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, Easter, Summer BH
  • Cider festival, Summer BH


  • Parking available
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


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


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

Getting here

1m from M40 junct 11, in town centre just off market square. Car park access via Bolton Rd

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