With two weeks to spend in Banbury on my annual canal travels with my faithful hound, Ye Olde Reine Deer quickly became my pub of choice. The value for money food is amazing. Well cooked and presented, the portions on most occasions were larger than my capacity. I was very quickly accepted as a regular and after my second or third visit had seldom to name my choice of ale. Of interest also are the fruit wines served from flagons above the gantry. My favourite was "Dark beer with Raisins" (Yes a wine). With food available until 9pm (except Sundays) it is a pleasure to have a well prepared salad or Ploughman's when the heat of the day has subsided. My dog was also very comfortable with her welcome and soon identified a favourite "kennel" under one of the benches.