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“Wonderful interior, good beers”
Review of Ye Olde Reindeer

Ye Olde Reindeer
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Ranked #21 of 192 Restaurants in Banbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Ye Olde Reine Deer Inn is the oldest public house in Banbury. Situated halfway down Parsons Street, in the town centre no visit to Banbury is complete without a visit to Ye Olde Reine Deer. A Hook Norton Brewery pub ensures the offering of mainstay Hooky beers and a seasonal guest, its even the breweries 'flagship' pub. The pub itself is over 400 years old and steeped in history and local folk law. The Globe room a hidden gem to the rear of the property used to be a common room for travelling gentry and is still clad in the original oak panelling, an incredible find and talking point. We serve food 12pm-3pm, 6pm-9pm Monday-Saturday and 2pm-3pm on Sunday. Ye Olde Reine Deer Inn has always had an impeccable reputation for great pub food and extremely well kept ale. We always aim to meet and exceed these very high standards.
Banstead, United Kingdom
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1,179 reviews
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“Wonderful interior, good beers”
Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

The ancient oak beams , the huge wooden fireplace surround, the comfortable seating and open fire all give this place a wonderfully cosy feeling on a rainy day in February . Hook Norton beers are well kept and staff are friendly. The only down side being that they gave the TV remote to one of the locals who felt it necessary / amusing to change the spirits channels at his whim whether anybody was watching (apart from him) or not which was such an irritating background distraction, we left after one drink and went elsewhere .

Visited February 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Saturday lunch”
Reviewed January 30, 2014

Last Saturday we went to Banbury. We had our lunch in the Raindeer Inn. What a lovely place, staff were very welcoming and the food was brill loads of meat and very well cooked. I'd say perfect, Congratulation to your chef and all the staff. Will defiantly be back early spring.

  • Visited January 2014
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JemM86, Owner at Ye Olde Reindeer, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
We're really glad you enjoyed your visit to our pub. Many thnak sfor taking the time to leave a great review. It really is appreciated.
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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“Saturday Lunch”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

During a shopping/browsing visit to Banbury last Saturday (25/01/14) we decided to go into the Reindeer Arms for warming comfort and lunch.
It was just what we needed, a great warming log fire, comfortable seating and a lunch which was first class, generous portion sizes, well cooked and presented.
We will certainly put this venue on our to visit list when we are next in Banbury.

  • Visited January 2014
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JemM86, Owner at Ye Olde Reindeer, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
We're really glad you enjoyed your visit to our pub! Many thnaks for the great review. : )
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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“Not changed in 40 years”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

I used to drink here as a young man, and have not been here for 40 years! Was delighted to find it had not changed one bit. Log fire, no music or slot machines great beer and great home made made food. Have the special - bubble and squeak with hand cut ham and a fried egg - wonderful. Congratulations to Hook Norton Brewery and the current tenants.

Visited January 2014
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JemM86, Owner at Ye Olde Reindeer, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Thank you very much for your ver complimentary review. It's always great to hear people having a good time at our lovely gem of a pub.
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Banbury, Oxfordshire
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“Excellent Sunday lunch”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

We took my family to Ye Older Reindeer this last Sunday for lunch. Booked a table and were warmly welcomed when we arrived. As we had two children with us we chose a table just through the bar area and away from the majority of the public so no-one would be disturbed.

We were offered a choice of roast lamb, roast beef or nut roast. The plates, when they arrived, were heaped with meat, yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and roast parsnips and then we had large bowls of cabbage, carrots and beans brought to us. Extra gravy was no problem and we also had plenty of mint sauce and horseradish sauce supplied. My sister-in-law is a vegetarian and said that the nut roast was very good.

The meals were hot and extremely tasty - the only little criticism was that I think the beans were probably frozen as they didn't taste that good.

We very much enjoyed our meal and the only downside that we noticed was that the lady from behind the bar frequently went outside the side door, right next to where our table was, to have a cigarette, and didn't wash her hands when she came back into the pub. I don't think she was serving the food but as it was so obvious every time she went outside I think it would be something to consider for the benefit of everyone sitting in the pub

We will certainly be going back on other occasions

  • Visited January 2014
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JemM86, Owner at Ye Olde Reindeer, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
We're glad you had a great time last Sunday guys. Thank you very much for the positive review.
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