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The Three Pigeons Inn

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3 Southam Road, Banbury OX16 2ED, England
+44 1295 275220
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Have eaten out here a few times recently and my partner and I love it the food has always been great! We ate here for my partners 30th and took some family with us and they loved it to.. There's different menus and we've eaten from both the set menu being great value for money. The pub itself is quaint... More 

Thank Nikki H
Brackley, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Impromptu lunch with my son. Staff are very cheerful and friendly and the inside of the pub is lovely - although beware if you are tall, I'm only 5'1 and can easily touch the ceiling. I had the beef and onion marmalade sandwich which was lovely, but would recommend having it on a baguette as the bread disintegrated because of... More 

Thank MXmum48
Banbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2016

A really friendly pub with exceptionally good food & excellent service. The facilities are well kept & nothing was too much trouble. The menu was excellent, the prices a good average for quality and with good service & excellent cooking, it would be hard to beat if you want to impress......

Thank KatePogles64
Greatworth, null, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2016

The food here is brilliant, very tasty and well presented. We mixed up the menus a bit which wasn't a problem for the staff and the kids menu was good too, chicken nuggets were proper chicken. I don't normally have puddings when I'm out as I'm a keen baker and often feel the puddings are mass produced and tasteless, well... More 

Thank Latte99
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Another lovely meal. Can't fault the food. Beautifully presented, very tasty, great staff and gorgeous surroundings. What's more to say.

1 Thank Joytjie
Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2016

Visited for dinner with friends - as a vegetarian, I usually struggle with choice on the menus, but the wonderful team were more than happy to create a main course version of a starter - no quibbles. Great atmosphere - only downside being the food being served on cold plates, but the food was delicious. On a busy night, it... More 

1 Thank SonjRichardson
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2016

Handy venue in Banbury for lunch - however I'm not sure whether to classify it as a pub or restaurant. Food was good although rather expensive for a sandwich with a few chips on the side. Staff a little over-attentive perhaps because there weren't many other customers.

1 Thank DesperateHousewife49
Manchester, United Kingdom
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427 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2016

The staff are great, the pub is traditional and serves great food a rare combination.However, letting people use the bar as an office is a no, no.

Thank Ralph R
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

In Banbury for the weekend and popped into the place for a drink,I noticed all the restaurant tables had reserved on them I thought this place looks popular so decided to see if they could fit us in,the waitress informed us they were fully booked but she found us a spot in the bar, so glad she did it was... More 

1 Thank Tony M
Banbury, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Love the place to bits and so glad they spent the money to do it up so much. Friendly staff and good food. Only slight down side is that drinks can be bit pricey.

Thank OTO007

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $64
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
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
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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