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“Great value gastro pub”
Review of Moon & Sixpence

Moon & Sixpence
Ranked #17 of 232 Restaurants in Banbury
Price range: $10 - $31
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Situated on the outskirts of Banbury in the beautiful North Oxfordshire village of Hanwell, The Moon & Sixpence is a very popular destination.Run by chef Hylton Bradley, the pub's highly trained brigade of cooks and equally trained waiting staff work together to give customers a meal experience second to none.
Reviewed May 6, 2019

The Moon and Sixpence impressed us with its name as well as its spacious and pleasant interior. The table and location of it in the dining room were both good and we are always happy to be seated at a large round table which means no-one in the group feels left out on an end! The service was upbeat, welcome, unobtrusive and efficient. There was just enough “gap” between courses for us to feel neither rushed nor that our next course was unduly delayed. Our host was even prepared to offer ideas of other good food pubs for us to visit – obviously not afraid of a bit of local competition!

The food was fresh, colourful and tasty and no-one from our party was dissatisfied with any of their chosen meals (which is unusual for us critics!). All the courses were beautifully presented, especially the desserts. They made no fuss with one guest’s dairy free diet and we liked the small touches too; a complementary bread roll, home-made fudge with the coffee, and the port even came in a proper port glass! One slight reservation would be that we thought the menu choices weren’t overly exciting and vegetarians had a more limited choice of dishes. However, this was outweighed by the fact that we all thought our meal was particularly good value for money compared to some of the other gastro pubs we have visited – the ‘fixed’ menu offered enough choice and being available on a Friday night, which is often not the case, was an added bonus. So, we felt The Moon and Sixpence deserved to be given the top, 5 star rating that we have awarded.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Hylton B, Owner at Moon & Sixpence, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2019

What a wonderful review! Thank you very much!

It's great to hear your evening was of 5* quality!

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Reviewed April 21, 2019

Stopped here for lunch on our way up from Portsmouth to Marston for a Falklands reunion weekend on Good Friday.
Owner was friendly, polite and attentive and nothing seemed too much trouble.
The food was beautiful and the vegetables cooked just as they should be.
Pub itself is charming.
The whole experience was such a vast improvement on the ghastly gastro pub we tried en route last year. I just wish we had had the foresight to book and come back for Easter Sunday lunch on our return journey South.
Will certainly recommend you to family and friends.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Thank Chris Y
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Hylton B, Owner at Moon & Sixpence, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2019

Thank you very much for the review hopefully we'll see you again whenever you're next going past!

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Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

This is our second time in a few months and we enjoyed it so much we brought my partner’s parents this time. Service is very friendly and smiley, food was delicious with two having the set menu and two a la Carte. Four separate veggie mains on a different menu. Food is very nicely presented and good portion size - would recommend all round for atmosphere also!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Siany88
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Hylton B, Owner at Moon & Sixpence, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2019

Thank you very much for the great review!

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Reviewed April 13, 2019

We booked the Wake for my mother-in-law at the last moment as we had our original booking cancelled by the venue. We were made very welcome and given quiet access to the whole venue. The buffet was excellent and the service first class. We wanted time to reflect together and the staff respected that. I would definitely go there again for a meal. Thank you to all the staff for making things perfect for us.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Hylton B, Owner at Moon & Sixpence, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2019

Thank you very much for the lovely review. We're thrilled to hear your day went perfectly and do look forward to seeing you again under happier circumstances!

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Reviewed March 30, 2019

The service was 2nd to none and they couldn't have done more for us... they where busy with other party's but they remained friendly, engaging & personable. The quality and preparation of the food is exemplary and of the highest standard.
Thank you making a special day more special

Date of visit: March 2019
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Thank penfold64
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Hylton B, Owner at Moon & Sixpence, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2019

We're glad to hear your special day went well! Thank you for choosing us and we hope to see you again soon!

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