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Ye Olde Reindeer

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47 Parsons Street, Banbury OX16 5NA, England
+44 1295 270972
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice surprise to find , great food and beer in a pub with lots of character on a Saturday night. Advisable to book glad we did as pub was busy with good live music

Thank bob-eng1965
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had to come back after my first visit. The food was once again sensational. An absolute joy to eat. The beer was well kept and well served. The atmosphere in the pub was brilliant, a proper old fashioned pub. Lots of history and stories. Finally the staff, really friendly without being in your face. They made it the great... More 

Thank Sheatho
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're here for a meal like we were, look for or ask about their specials. They're fantastic! The service, the beer, the food (the fries!) were spectacular. You won't regret stopping by.

Thank Babsiepoodles
Banbury, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my husband favourite pub, but we never have a meal before. We went for his Bday and oh my goodness we both Had a lovely surprise. My husband's Venison pie was super well he did enjoy it. And I'm vegetarian so is was lovely to see a pub to have that in consideration and very home like food.... More 

Thank mrs_brewer2007
Banbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited several of the Banbury restaurants in the top 20 of the tripadvisor list (and unfortunately several below the top 20 too) I'm honestly surprised that the Reindeer isn't in the top 3 of that list... If we were only reviewing restaurants doing British Food... I would unquestionably have it at Number 1... It is not a huge... More 

Thank maximusprime2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had the venison burger and it was tremendous! Wife had scampi and loved it. I don't normally fuss over chips but these were excellent as well

Thank Bruce W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

Having lived at Brackley for some time but shop at Banbury we decided to look for dog friendly places to relax (even though we have had a dog for some time)and looked on the internet where this pub came up.We popped in and ask if it was dog friendly to be greeted with of course and made to feel very... More 

Thank Tez2
Banbury, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Live this boozer ! No juke box no TVs but great live music on a sat night ! Local bands and always a great turn out ! Quiz night on a Thursday and the menu looks lush Recommended for a place to chat and have a few drinks 10/10

Thank Neil P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

Quite simply one of the best meals I have EVER eaten. Just stunning. If you are ever fortunate enough to be in Banbury, come here. Beautiful pub, very traditional and a roaring fire, brilliant attentive staff without being overbearing, very well kept local beer and food to die for. I'd recommend the Reindeer Special. It should be their signature dish,... More 

Thank Sheatho
Deddington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Came here with a group of friend for a gathering between Christmas and the New Year. I chose the pub as i always enjoy a pint or two when i drop in from time to time but had never eaten here previously. The food i ordered was disappointing at best. I opted for the Ham, Egg and Chips with the... More 

Thank Paul C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Parsons Street, Banbury OX16 5NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Banbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1295 270972
Ye Olde Reine Deer Inn is the oldest public house in Banbury. Situated halfway down Parsons Street, in the town centre no visit to Banbury is complete without a visit to Ye Olde Reine Deer. A Hook Norton Brewery pub ensures the offering of mainstay Hooky beers and a seasonal guest, its even the breweries 'flagship' pub. The pub itself is over 400 years old and steeped in history and local folk law. The Globe room a hidden gem to the rear of the property used to be a common room for travelling gentry and is still clad in the original oak panelling, an incredible find and talking point.

We serve food 12pm-3pm, 6pm-9pm Monday-Saturday and 2pm-3pm on Sunday. Ye Olde Reine Deer Inn has always had an impeccable reputation for great pub food and extremely well kept ale. We always aim to meet and exceed these very high standards.

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