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“Nice decor and staff, but food disappointing”
Review of Joiners Arms

Joiners Arms
Ranked #50 of 193 Restaurants in Banbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $26
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Berkshire, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
282 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“Nice decor and staff, but food disappointing”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

This is a lovely pub in terms of decor, and the staff are great. The food however was usually disappointing in that it sounded nicer on the menu than it tasted when it arrived. We used to go here regularly but have now stopped going for food - although we do still pop in for a drink.

Visited September 2012
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English first
Banbury, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent atmosphere, lovely food and great service”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Went in on a Friday night. Excellent atmosphere, really busy but not over-crowded. The service was prompt, really smiley and friendly and our food arrived quickly. It was really good value food, lovely sized portions, well cooked and tasty. The mackerel fishcakes I had for my starter were great! The beer was well looked after as well, nice to have a decent pint of ale to go with the food. The whole place looks really well cared for and it is a great pub with staff that even when busy will stop and have a chat and make you feel welcome. We will be going back again for Sunday lunch.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Ian T
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Deddington, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Not as good as it used to be, but ok”
Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

I've eaten here many times but I've got to say the menu nowadays is quite boring and unenspiring although it is always ok...its a good value pub but there are better in the area SCSI I didn't think I'd say that. Still having said that, i'll probably be back

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Thank Paul C
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Sage42, Manager at Joiners Arms, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
I m so sorry that you did nt enjoy your recent visit with us at the joiners as much a you used to....our staff always go the extra mile for our guests and are disappointed that you did nt feel that you could talk to them about your experience when you were actually here. Hope fully in time you will give us another opportunity to prove that we are just as good as we ve always been ....love the joiners xx
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Hook Norton
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Super food, Location and Lovely Staff”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Me and 3 friends popped out for something to eat on Sunday. We only intended on having one course but the menu was so scrummy we had the full works - 3 courses.
Super food, location and lovely staff. We will definitely be back for more.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Emma S
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Sage42, Owner at Joiners Arms, responded to this review, September 2, 2012
Thank you so much for your review ....we always appreciate our guests thoughts,
As you are quite local to us I hope that we will see you again soon ....love the joiners xx
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Sutton Coldfield England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Smashing service”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

A party of 42 of us had lunch at this lovely Pub and were really pleased not only with the food, which was great, but the very quick & efficient service we received from very pleasant staff..

  • Visited August 2012
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Sage42, Owner at Joiners Arms, responded to this review, August 25, 2012
Thank you for your kind review, hope to see you all again soon !
....love the joiners x
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