Long history, welcoming landlord, good ale, low oak beams, fireplaces, winding stairs and rooms in the attic, all set in the village green. Smashing. We stopped off here on our way back to Scotland from Portsmouth and a motorbike tour of Spain It was great to get that first pint of real ale. Good wine selection too. Very warm welcome from Ken , his wife and staff. Our bedroom was in the loft and it was a steep winding climb but worth it. The bed was very comfy, the sheets etc clean and crisp, the bathroom a good size and equally clean. Large fluffy towels . No shower as such but a hand held spray over the bath. Plenty of hot water and instant heat from the radiators. Large flat screen TV. All the staff we came across were excellent and worked very hard.. Breakfast was cooked to order and was very good. The only dissapointment was our dinner on the evening of arrival. We tried to order a meal without garlic and at this point we learned that they did not make any of their meals in-house, even those on the specials board. What we had was just OK and the table next to us were a bit unhappy with theirs. We spoke to Ken and suggested he speak to his supplier. An element of real home cooking would set it off nicely. That said we would consider staying there again.
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- Also Known As:
- Red Lion Banbury
- Banbury Red Lion