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The Duck on the Pond


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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A lovely country pub/restaurant with large gardens on the outskirts of South Newington village. Midway between Banbury and Chipping Norton. Well placed for country walks and visiting the Medieval Church. Serves local ales and home-cooked meals.
$13 - $38
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Bar, British, Pub, International
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Portions are way too small for the price and you will not get the dish you order. The personnel is friendly but totally incompetent.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank MartijnD409
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here as we were passing by on our return journey from Hook Norton with our 20 month old granddaughter and we were given a very warm welcome. I had the Thai beef salad, my husband had the burger and my granddaughter has spaghetti bolognase...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great warm welcome. Exceptional varied menu. The staff gave us a warm and friendly welcome great service. Highly recommend this for great value and great food.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank justand2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

after shopping in Chipping Norton we were driving back home and came to the duck on the pond having like so many we had always driven by this time we pulled in to the car park and stopped for drink and supper we sat outside...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Christopher W
Reviewed June 11, 2019

The good news: service was fine, ambience OK. Food was nice enough and wine was OK but not exceptional. Price excessive for the quality of food. same as last time we visited. The following week we ate much better at an up-market Covent Garden Italian...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank roblawrence500
Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

I visited the Duck on the Pond today ( 9th June ) for Sunday lunch with friends. Although I have to say, it’s a lovely pub and helpful, friendly and attentive staff, I feel the food, although pleasant, was grossly overpriced! I ordered the Sunday...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank delwalker
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

We ate here Friday evening and all the food was good. Warm welcome on arrival and a good atmosphere with plenty of other diners. Will go back.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 722PaulW
Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

A pub on which money has been spent and is being spent on the garden. Bit “trendy” and with it a little lacking in character and ambiance. Noisy indoors and you can hear everything from neighbouring tables. Couple of babies/v small children arrived, fortunately as...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank fedupphil
Reviewed May 27, 2019

My wife, daughter and I dropped in on the off chance of getting something to eat on Sunday afternoon. We were greeted as we entered and made to feel welcome from the start. The service was first class and the food was outstanding. I ordered...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Steve F
Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal looked after from beginning to the end, excellent service and food, catered for special dietary requirements.

Date of visit: May 2019
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