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The Red Lion

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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High Street | Culworth, Banbury OX17 3NG, England
+44 1295 760050
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12:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 11:00
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Me and my family went on Sunday 19th march for a lovely sunday roast, food was lovely and staff very friendly.we Will most Definitely go again.

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Thank flowers2008
Towcester, United Kingdom
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323 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely Sunday lunch with my young family. Food was excellent quality and well-prepared. Big portions too, even for the kids. Lovely ambiance and friendly staff.

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Thank PickyglobetrotterUk
rugby
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited this pub a number of times since discovering it. We have eaten at lunch and dinner and on all occasions we have been very happy. A lovely find!

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Thank Islandofnevisbound
Silverstone, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have not been for a while, but the Red Lion is as usual very good indeed. I had the fish and my Wife had the roast beef, which she said was a bit under done and cut a little too thick for her liking, however we both enjoyed our lunch and can recommend the Red Lion for a great Sunday... More 

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Thank Roger W
Banbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

This isr run by a very active keen and lively pair always hands on and good staff to help them. very clean tastefully decorated and a very good inventive menu . always changing plus Specials every day extra to the menu which also changes very regularly. As well as the full menu they do "Lunchtime bites which is an Italian... More 

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Thank jcld2016
Northamptonshire
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

The Red Lion is an unassuming pub in a small Northamptonshire village run by one of the best chef/front-of-house couples you'll ever meet, together with a great supporting team. We have been following this combination for seventeen years and cannot recall a single meal that was not absolutely top class. Local ingredients expertly cooked and beautifully presented with a genuinely... More 

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Thank Heron2912
Banbury, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

My wife and I lunched there in lieu of Valentine's night as she would be on duty that evening. We both had the roast beef, which had more flavour than any beef I've had for years, but not as much as 40-50 years ago! The trimmings, roast spuds, mashed roots and other veg, and Yorkshire pud were all very well... More 

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Thank PaphosBricks
Banbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

We all said the food was very good especially the shin of beef and the pork mains. All 3 courses generous in size and we'll presented also decent beers to choose from.

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Thank Adriankey
Northampton, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

A group of 10 of us went to the Red Lion for a Christmas meal, we had been previously and it was very good, this year was no exception the food is great, the beer is great, the wine is great and the hospitality is great. (and the price is very reasonable) I am a great carnivore but ended up... More 

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Staffordshire
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Now been about four times for evening meal over the past two years and the food and staff are excellent. You must pre book as they get very busy.

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 11:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 11:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 11:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Culworth, Banbury OX17 3NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Banbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1295 760050

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