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“Everything an English village pub should be” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The George and Dragon

The George and Dragon
Silver Street, Chacombe, Banbury OX17 2JR, England
01295 711 500
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Chacombe
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: British, Bar, Pub, Family Fare
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Description: A traditional country pub, in a idyllic surrounding. Set in the peaceful village of Chacombe, the George and Dragon is only 1 mile from junction 11 of the M40. The George and dragon is the perfect place for all occasions, whether it be for entertaining corporate lunches during the day, cosy dinners, family get togethers or a drink with your friends. The pub dates back to the 17th century and still has original beams and fire places. During an extension 20 years ago a hidden well was discovered, which has long become a big attraction of the pub, along with the unique brass bar. There is a large patio area which can seat up to 40 people during the long and thirsty summer months.
Inverness, United Kingdom
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Everything an English village pub should be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

We stopped here on the way south to catch a ferry to France, and loved it so much we stopped again a week later on the way back north. A lovely old village pub, tastefully decorated, with friendly staff, a good range of Everard real ales and superb home-made food. I would not be ashamed to bring a French tourist here for a meal - I wish I could say that for all British pubs.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Back to how it used to be !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We have known this pub for many years. It used to be great but standards had declined over recent years, but now with new owners it is better than ever. Good beer, nice atmosphere, excellent choice of food all nicely cooked and presented and very friendly service...whats not to like ? Have been 3 times in the last week and will continue to frequent in the future, very nice to have such a lovely pub on our doorstep

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sevenoaks
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Thank you satnav for finding this lovely pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We used our satnav to find petrol in Banbury and then needing a lunch stop used it to find a pub. This one was the first to come up and are we glad it did! Oh you lucky people in Chacombe. What a gem! Unfortunately as I was driving I was limited to sparkling water, but how I wish I could have tried the cask ales. The sandwich we had was massive, with a well dressed salad and enormous home made chips. Oh if only we had something like this near us. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“A splendid pub......”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

..... and well worth a visit. A traditional English Country Pub, well and sympathetically renovated a few years ago with a fine choice of beer on tap and a comprehensive but interesting menu of favourites old and new. Friendly, enthusiastic service and very fine fare. Only criticism would be that the wine list is "sparse" 3 reds, 3 whites, none of them inspiring. But the beer is great!!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bicester
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“a little gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

what can i say!...a lovely warm welcome, excellent range of beers and thoroughly enjoyable food in a charming village pub..We will definately be back and will end up as a regular haunt for food. If only all village pubs were like this..a big pat on the back to the landlord

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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