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The Sir Charles Napier

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Sprigs Holly, Chinnor OX39 4BX, England
01494 483011
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have enjoyed many meals out at the Charles Napier! The pork bites they bring out beforehand are incredible! Also in the summer a drink in the garden before eating is perfect!

Thank Emily D
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having read great reviews I thought it would be good to make the 45 minute trip out but was sorely disappointed. On arrival it seemed great. But whilst the food we did receive was pleasant waiting 95 minutes from order to table for starters and a further 40 minutes for mains without a single apology or word of explaination really... More 

2 Thank Alison C
Bicester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Haven't been for a couple of years. It has always been really good but now it is absolutely first class. A group of 10 went for dinner last Saturday and the food, service and ambience was simply superb. Will be back very soon.

Thank Marmitedog
Windsor, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely garden on a good day- a real pleasure to enjoy a drink in exquisite surroundings, with fine animal sculptures. Food is fine-not cheap but fair value.Wine good Service slow-too slow and there is no hurrying them

Thank SRD807
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Almost through laziness we have not paid a visit for far too long. However, having bestirred ourselves, 4 of us booked for lunch on Sunday – an essential some should note! – and the place scored highly on every aspect bar one. So to get the niggle out of the way, and I see others have mentioned it too ……... More 

Thank veloiste
London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, no, not exactly as the title suggests but near enough the borders of Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire - the unique establishment that is The Sir Charles Napier having been a favourite of my wife and myself across the years, and I can't imagine why I haven't written it up before now. Set beside its own well tended statue-bestrewn gardens, one... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wonder if today you didn't give my son and I a table due to our northern accents? Funny the three people who got to the car park just 1 minutes before us were seated. But odd that when we asked you were too busy. Shame on you to turn us away. I had driven 168 miles to see my... More 

6 Thank Jean P
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

POSITIVES Food is delicious and well executed Good menu choice Superb setting in a pretty location NEGATIVES Small portions Expensive 12.5% service charge added automatically Sloppy service Proprietor is somewhat snooty and insincere CONCLUSION Not deserving of a Michelin star unfortunately. Good quality food but now outclassed by nearby rivals, particularly on price and service levels. Potential for a turnaround... More 

6 Thank nick777vvv
Wargrave, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

i met with 2 good friends for lunch here . we sat outside on the patio and for a wednesday lunch in the middle of nowhere there were plenty of punters . we had the set menu 2 courses . very good food . interesting selection and a lovely bottle of rhone .top notch service . well worth a visit... More 

Thank julesX2511NF
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

So writes the Good Food Guide about Sir Charles Napier. And so it is. We have enjoyed the sumptuous A La Carte menu here several times in the past and will look forward eagerly to doing so again. But on this occasion we were short of time and so opted for the set menu. Home baked crusty bread and Focaccia,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sprigs Holly, Chinnor OX39 4BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Chinnor
  • Phone Number: 01494 483011

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?