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The Hand and Shears

$$ - $$$, British,
Church Hanborough, Witney OX29 8AB, England
+44 1993 881392
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“sunday roast” (4 reviews)
“potatoes” (3 reviews)
“steak” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Church Hanborough, Witney OX29 8AB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I like this pub but everytime I visit it just feels like it doesn't fir right. Layout internally isn't inviting, off the beaton track for Long Hanborough yet no advertising in Hanborough only on the country road from eynsham.. need to re-invigorate this place with...More

Thank Melissa Q
Reviewed January 22, 2018

We visited this delightful pub on Saturday afternoon, in a quaint little village. The staff were friendly and the food was pleasent, they couldn't do enough for us.

2  Thank susanS9387HP
Reviewed January 20, 2018

I have just returned home after having a great evening at the Hand and Shears. My wife, Son, Daughter-in-Law and Grand Children all agreed the food was good. The owner was very welcoming, the atmosphere was good and the waitress very helpful. While this was...More

Thank dickt400
Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

Visited with a friend on a Thursday evening. Had a bit of a drama so was late, they kept our table. So kind, really looked after us. The food was also lovely. We will defo be back

Thank MrsTB2002
Reviewed October 4, 2017

Nice enough pub, food not seasoned at all, salad not even a drop of dressing on it. " steaks were ok, just a bit bland. Couldn't find a starter that appealed, so just requested some bread; was expecting something fresh and rustic, not the 4...More

Thank markanathan
Reviewed August 20, 2017

Ate here Friday 18th August on a recent trip. Easy walk from next village. Owner was very welcoming. Nice setting. Decent menu selection with additional specials. Food well presented and very tasty. Prices very reasonable. Would highly recommend this place and I will certainly be...More

Thank guzzlerScotland
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Quick business lunch for us so didn't sample the full menu. But four of us ate well and for a very reasonable price. Generous serving of ham, lovely crisp chips and bright yellow, fresh eggs! Delicious. Others in our party had salmon teriyaki and a...More

1  Thank Ken N
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

Friendly, welcoming and attentive. Fantastic roast beef lunch with delicious Yorkshire pudding and roast potatoes! Really good find for a quick Sunday lunch. Unpretentious, nice pub.

2  Thank lillymo
Reviewed June 6, 2017

the Landlord is a character too Great Menu's but they don't do evening meals on Sundays and the staff are great with parking outside the pub too

2  Thank MartinKeegan
Reviewed March 4, 2017

Sometimes when you have poor food in a pub you think you made the wrong choice or the chef was off ill. I got the impression the food we had at The Hand and Shears was like that every day.

1  Thank Cowshepard
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Hanborough, Witney OX29 8AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Witney
  • Phone Number: +44 1993 881392
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