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The Sir Charles Napier

Sprigg's Alley, Chinnor OX39 4BX, England
01494 483011
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Ranked #5 of 10 Restaurants in Chinnor
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We tend to like restaurants very much on a first outing, less and less so as we become more familiar with it. Not so with the Sir Charles Napier. We still think as highly of it after ten visits as we did after our first. Our last visit was on a cold and foggy evening, and the warm fire and... More

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Thame, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This was the second time we have been, and although the first time was nice, the second was exceptional. The service was what was expected which was very good. The atmosphere was lovely; because the pub is so old, I don't think it is very well insulated, so the roaring fires gave heat, and made the setting perfect. The food-... More

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Faringdon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

A lovely old English pub turned into a fine dining restaurant. We went there as a family of 5 just before last Christmas and it was like a grown up's Christmas wonderland. Two roaring log fires, only one beer but my husband grinned like a kid when he tasted this ale from the barrel.....Dark and elegant with romantic low lighting... More

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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Our second visit did nothign to dispel the reservations (no pun intended) that we had from our previous meal. Food absolutely superb, service far less so. With Michelin concentrating on the overall package, rather than "just" the food, I'm surprised this has kept its star. Our table was booked for 20h, and we arrived around 5 mins to. With no... More

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Cookham Dean, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been eating at the Sir Charles Napier for the past 30 years. I has just got better and better. The experience in Summer is enhanced by the beautiful gardens. In winter by the coal fires and the warm, friendly relaxed interior. The food is always brilliant and the sculptures and art that decorate the place fascinating, innovative and... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Called into this pub/restaurant for a drink on a Sunday at 1.30 ish, to check it out for future use , as we had not been to the area before. We were served drinks then told we could not sit in the general seating area (not dining area) around the very attractive fire, even though the seating area was completely... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We have been out for a tour of local places to drink and eat this afternoon and have never been so unwelcome as we were made to feel at The Sir Charles Napier. Overpriced flat beer and the arrogance of the staff and manageress were second to none. As paying customers we were told that we were not allowed to... More

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

First time to this pub - delicious food (recommend the soufflé for pudding) and very friendly attentive staff. Tucked away down a country lane. Don't be put off by mixed reviews below. We will come back.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I have been visiting this lovely restaurant for over 30 years, but since it received its Michelin star it has gone downhill. Over-priced with poor service. I won't be going back in a hurry, indeed until I read some more favourable reports. I notice that today their website is down?? Please do something to turn this around as the place... More

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We went for lunch with friends on a nasty wet day which did not enable us to appreciate the garden and nice surroundings. It is in a very "tucked away" place not that difficult to find but I imagine rather daunting if the weather is bad and it happened to be a dark night in bad weather. The main menu... More

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Address: Sprigg's Alley, Chinnor OX39 4BX, England
Phone Number: 01494 483011
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Chinnor

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