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The Three Pigeons Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
3 Southam Road, Banbury OX16 2ED, England
+44 1295 275220
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb” (18 reviews)
“burger” (16 reviews)
“fish and chips” (14 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Southam Road, Banbury OX16 2ED, England
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11 - 20 of 488 reviews

Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

Very warm welcome, even though we were a bit late and they were preparing for a full restaurant in the evening. We went for the light lunch option. Soup was beautiful and the steak and onion sandwich was outstanding with huge crispy chips. (Anything but...More

Thank davidll54
Reviewed November 28, 2017

Lovely old worldy pub/restaurant that has a warm welcoming atmosphere soon as you enter.The Sunday roast was perfectly cook and the lamb almost melted in you mouth.The desserts all home made and were superb especially The cheesecake. The staff very attentive and welcoming Definitely visit...More

Thank Beryl B
Reviewed November 22, 2017

Very pleasant staff, good food even for vegetarians, nice drinks, would recommend if you are in the area.

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

Went here on Sunday with friends and turned up half way through happy hour - advertised until 6pm - went up to get a drink at 5-50 and charged full price, when I questioned this was told that happy hour was over. The place is...More

1  Thank MrsPBanbury
Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

For some reason I wasn’t expecting to have such a delicious meal in a charming restaurant. The staff were professional and courteous. Both my starter and main were well executed and the chicken supreme was perfectly cooked which unfortunately isn’t the norm....tender and juicy. A...More

Thank jo0501
Tina L, Owner at The Three Pigeons Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback.

Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

We visited yesterday for Sunday lunch. They were busy however service was good and attentive. The waitress was a lovely young lady. She is there every time we visit and I must say does a good job and is always smiling. The food was amazing...More

1  Thank Mel0000000000000
Reviewed October 24, 2017

Lovely Quaint little pub on the outside and on the inside, stopped by teatime on Saturday for a meal as we were told it was very good. The staff were just a bunch of young girls, who were very nice, ordered from the AFTERNOON Menu,...More

Thank Jane L
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

Been in quite a few times for a drink... lovely atmosphere Decided to stay for dinner and was not disappointed... the pie was lovely

Thank Dionne D
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

We hadn’t booked, but we were early enough in the evening to get a table for two... recommend booking to avoid disappointment if dining later. Food was excellent as was the service. It’s gastro food, so expect to pay for a quality meal. Comfortable seating,...More

Thank Bob L
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Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

We went to the three pigeons inn for a meal on Sunday evening, I had never been before and was very pleasantly surprised the ladies who served us were lovely and really made our visit seem special. They were well informed and attentive. The roast...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $69
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Southam Road, Banbury OX16 2ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Banbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1295 275220
  • E-mail
Settled in the heart of Banbury The Three Pigeons Inn has been at the very heart of the community since it first opened its doors back in the 17th Century. It has created so many memories for customers of all ages and taken its rightful place in the hearts and minds of the many residents both in the town and in the surrounding areas. The Three Pigeons Inn has being lovingly restored to its former glory and has now achieved it's first AA Rosette. It is now a free house with guest accommodation, with our main focus being our fabulous food. We offer modern English cuisine prepared freshly using locally sourced produce by our award winning Head Chef. Throughout its vast restoration project, and since opening, the motto at The Three Pigeons Inn has always been to do everything to the best of our ability, the end result speaks for itself. We have now passed that motto on to our team, whether it's a morning cappuccino next to one of our coal burners, or a three course meal in our Winter Garden, The Three Pigeons Inn will always deliver 10 out of 10. The Three Pigeons Inn is opening its wings to invite you into areas of the building previously hidden from sight. They are now being used to create a space for you to relax and enjoy the company of friends and family. What you will find in place of the old neglected lounge is a transformation to the extraordinary. The bar will be a central feature so that our friendly staff are never too far away. Three guest bedrooms have been added along with a new Kitchen and Beer cellar. The gardens have been landscaped and a function room has been built.
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