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Charming town inn with modern rustic cooking

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Children welcome
Service charge

This old red-brick inn has been servicing the needs of the community since the 17th century. Today's incumbents took over in 2011 and brought the place back to life. There's a light-filled dining room extension (the Winter Garden), panelled bar, cosy bedrooms and a smart courtyard garden. The menu offers modern British dishes such as a pretty tian of oak-smoked salmon, crayfish and avocado, followed by a hearty but refined main course combining venison haunch with black pudding, plus rosemary and thyme dauphinoise, blueberry coulis and a cauliflower and almond purée. For dessert, apple crumble with crème anglaise competes with a pear poached in hot chocolate.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for dinner:: Sun, 25-26 Dec, 1 Jan
  • Lunch served from:: 12
  • until : 3
  • Dinner served from:: 6
  • until: 9

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style:: Contemporary British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30:: 20
  • Wines over £30:: 4
  • Wines by the glass:: 11

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Children

  • Children welcome

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats:: 40
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats:: 20
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats:: 40
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats:: 20

Getting here

M40 junct 11, left A422, left A361. Inn on left at lights on corner of Southam Rd & Castle St

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Banbury
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