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The Bell Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Shenington, Banbury OX15 6NQ, England
+44 1295 670274
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in with a couple of mates on Wednesday for a bite and beer, the landlady Jen was super polite and even had a proper smile on! Which is pretty rare for a village pub these days isnt it? Not to mention the chef, everyone loves it when the chef still loves his food and puts such a top effort... More 

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Thank StratfordsFinestBard
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

If you get a chance visit this small gem of a pub. The menu is seasonal and well priced. The food is brilliantly presented with friendly, efficient service well worth a visit.

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Thank DIhomer
Banbury
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Its tempting to try and put people off this wonderful local pub... as a resident of the village I want to keep it just for us lucky people... however that wouldn't be fair to Jen and Micky who run a great pub, with really good food too. well worth a visit!

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Thank Marc M
Oxfprd
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The lights were on in the pub and on entering as a curtesy asked the lady behind the bar if she would like us to remove our walking boots. The response was that as she had only just started working there she would have a word with the landlord and let us know. A gentle man in chief whites then... More 

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Thank Peter W
Management response:

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you had a negative experience at The Bell. We now appreciate that there was a discrepancy on our website and the error has been corrected. The employee you describe is my cleaner. She works very hard every day to ensure we are ready for opening, in this case, Tuesday evening. She... More 

Evenley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

It maybe that the pub has new management reading other reviews. Using it as a midpoint of our walk on Tuesday 8th November we were told by the landlord they were not open on Monday and Tuesday lunch times. The doors were open, the lights were on, it looked open, as it said on their website. Very disappointing to be... More 

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Thank Michael G
Management response:

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you had a negative experience at The Bell. We now appreciate that there was a discrepancy on our website and the error has now been corrected. The employee you describe is my cleaner. She works very hard every day to ensure we are ready for opening, in this case, on Tuesday... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Bell is really good. Other reviewers have said so already, and I can only agree with them. I can't wait to return and wish the owners every success.

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Thank Padraig O
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is our local and we all feel rather lucky that Jen and Mikey moved in. We now have Michelin Star grade food served with a smile on our doorstep. It's a very small, cosy pub - just perfect. There is no shortage of pubs doing decent food in the villages surrounding Banbury but you won't get the creative flare... More 

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Thank claireg474
merseyside
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Hidden away in a small village just a few miles from Banbury, The Bell inn resturant is mot what you expect to find inside a quaint village pub. We travelled down for a family members 60th birthday meal and the pub/resturant is a 30 second stroll from their house. When you walk in it is your typical country pub with... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

On walking into the Bell we were greeted with a very warm Welcome. At least 5 dogs were asleep under various tables just like a proper pub should be. After a round of drinks we moved through to the dinning area. A lovely meal at a very high standard accompanied by a good Rose wine and very good Rioja. The... More 

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Thank Robin H
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Really impressed with the quality of food, the friendly service and the location. All 5 of us had a fantastic meal and would definitely eat here again.

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Thank Kiteyboy1958

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shenington, Banbury OX15 6NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Banbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1295 670274

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