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The Hand and Shears

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Church Hanborough, Witney OX29 8AB, England
01993 881392
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great food. great location.

Lovely atmosphere, clean and fresh pub with great food in a pleasant restaurant. Our party of five all had a different selection from the various dishes in the menu. The food came and was fresh, delicious and hot. A good experience that will remain on our taste buds until our next visit. As we left... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Derek J
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Witney, England, United Kingdom
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Witney, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Lovely atmosphere, clean and fresh pub with great food in a pleasant restaurant. Our party of five all had a different selection from the various dishes in the menu. The food came and was fresh, delicious and hot. A good experience that will remain on our taste buds until our next visit. As we left the landlord wishes us farewell... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The A44 was packed and all restaurants were very busy so we went off the main road, followed the finger post. Thankfully we found a busy but welcoming gastro pub. I had the beef and my wife had the two lambs, both first class. What really made it was the cheese board, cordon bleu and polished off with an excellent... More 

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Kings Sutton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A group of 18 went out for an office celebration dinner. The staff were outstanding and very enthusiastic. Nice selection of beers and there was a sparkling wine on offer. They coped very well with the size of our group and I'm sure we will return.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We dined here last night as a large group of 18. The food, service, staff and cleanliness were all to perfection. It is hard to get good food right for a small group let alone 18, but this seemed to be done at ease. The staff were really lovely. Food, was fresh, cooked amazingly with a great menu. This is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Very good and beautiful pub, quiet and calm, with very good food and really nice environment. Very lovely and nice staff, really good mood and always smiling! Loved it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Very nice food! Good quality for the price, but there could be bigger portions for example the burger is really nice and so are the chips but there were no exaggeration about 15-20 chips in a tiny bowl! But overall very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Excellent setting, food and wine - what more could you ask? England at its best. Thank you for a warm welcome and a lovely evening.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Pleasant staff, very quiet lunchtime had heard good reviews, sad to say I was disappointed and embarresed having suggested we visit . Food not good enough garlic bread was just a slice of bread with garlic butter on . I'm sure this can't be normal .

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We went for a drive on Sunday and popped in to the Hand and Shears on the off chance they had a table. They did. The welcome was warm and friendly and I ordered the lamb kleftiko which was supposed to be cooked in wine with lemon and my partner went for the peppered steak pie. The kleftiko was not... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A very welcoming country pub. The roast blade of beef my husband had just melted in his mouth, he said. I had a vegetarian roast, sweet potato peppers and cashew nuts lovely and we had a good selection of vegetables 3 crispy roast potatos 2 yorkshire puddings carrots, beans and broccoli and gravy, delicious. We had 2 puddings of honey... More 

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  • Address: Church Hanborough, Witney OX29 8AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Witney
  • Phone Number: 01993 881392

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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