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The Unicorn Inn Restaurant

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The Unicorn Market Place, Deddington, Banbury OX15 0SE, England
+44 1869 338838
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England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been regular sunday lunch customers and have always had a very good meal. We went for lunch today and were thoroughly disappointed... Perhaps it is since the change of ownership? We had to wait 15 minutes for our vegetables to arrive after our beef had been served (by which point our beef and potatoes were no longer hot).... More 

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Thank FifiOD2013
Banbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dropped in here at the end of a long day, unable to face the thought of cooking at home! It's a nice pub, friendly, good service, nice food, but nothing out of the ordinary. My partner is gluten free and nothing on the menu suited. However, they were helpful to "mix and match" to find a tasty combination she... More 

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Thank 429jon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We had stopped to have a spot of lunch. The Unicorn on the outside looks nothing special and none of us had any expectations but as soon as we walked through the door we were given a warm welcome. Indeed the service throughout was a lesson to behold. We had a dog - no problem. Coffee served properly with home... More 

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Thank Russell02
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Good atmosphere but don't expect to settle in for the evening & order dinner. I assume if we had wanted to stay longer at our table we would have had to have left for booked diners. Would have been nice to know before attempting to order dinner.

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Thank Fay H
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Katie and I arrived here, as usual, without booking a table first. Luckily the wonderful staff there managed to squeeze us in. If we haad arrived a bit later I do not think wewould haave got in. And we soon found out why, from arrival to departure we found nothing to complain about. The food was freshly cooked when ordered... More 

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Thank alanroyrodgers
Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice. We ate from the set menu which is £12 for 2 courses and £15 for 3. Excellent food and service. Good value.

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Thank Michele H
Banbury
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

5 (1 child) of us dined here after visiting many years ago to eat. Quite a small but cosy bar (with real fire) area so we quickly got some drinks and sat down in the bar before our table was ready. Staff were very friendly and helpful when requesting drinks although would have been nice to see a guest ale... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed elsewhere but frequented this establishment on a few occasions. Great local atmosphere, plesent staff and had that welcoming feeling. Wish I was there now soaking it up!! 👍🍷

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Good food and service. Nice fire going in the winter. Been back many times. Would recommend the unicorn for something better than bog standard pub good.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We enjoyed a terrific Sunday lunch - I had a good portion of roast pork accompanied by a good bottle of red after we had drinks in the pleasant garden at the rear of the restaurant. The special Bloody Mary was very interesting and different whilst gin and tonic was carefully prepared and served. The service was friendly and attentive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 37
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Unicorn Market Place, Deddington, Banbury OX15 0SE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Banbury  >  Deddington
  • Phone Number: +44 1869 338838
Description
The Unicorn is a stunning 17th century country inn oozing with character that has an incredibly diverse offering. Not only does the Unicorn have a charming bar area and snug both complete with open fire places, it also has a contemporary restaurant, large garden, function room, relaxing coffee area and six mythical bedrooms.

Johnny Parke (head chef and co proprietor) has assembled an exciting menu combining the best of traditional English and European cuisine with modern cooking techniques. All the food is locally sourced where possible and everything prepared onsite.

Chris Brewster (manager and co proprietor) prides himself on his well-kept cellar. Providing great quality traditional ales and bespoke international lagers. The wine list has been assembled to cater for those who like the odd glass in the evening and for those foodies who like to match wine with their favorite dish.

The Unicorn aspires to bounce back at the heart of the local community and be a warm and welcoming public house catering for families, couples and corporate trade alike. Chris, Johnny and the team look forward to welcoming you here at the Unicorn soon.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?