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The Three Pigeons Inn

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3 Southam Road, Banbury OX16 2ED, England
+44 1295 275220
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food, staff and atmosphere! But only once you've found it. This pub is in short walking distance of the main Banbury square - less than 5 mins. But, the food is good (AA award winning), friendly staff and a great feeling of being there for centuries. Also has car parking.

Thank El S
Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place with very attentive and nice staff. My pork dish was the best pork dish I had in my life! Very much recommend!

Thank 81Kalina
Banbury, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The old world charm of this establishment is only surpassed by the service of the staff. Supplying excellent and well presented food. The improvements in the premises in recent years has made this a jewel in Banbury restaurant's.

Thank John R
Shipston-on-Stour, United Kingdom
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1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Like others who have reviewed, very disappointing service. Why are the management not addressing this? Came for Sunday lunch on our first visit. Arrived at the bar which was swarming with staff but no one paid any attention to us. After a short wait we got someone's attention by interrupting the staff. Taken to our 'table' which consisted of two... More 

Thank WendyTravels2014
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really can't fault it. The atmosphere, the decor, the people, the service! Very clean! The food is just divine. The fillet steak was to die for. The wine also. Family friendly and just so cosy. It feels right the moment you walk in. We went in for a Sunday dinner with family and friends and it was a very... More 

Thank kellya577
sussex, England
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100 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pub has a great community feel with locals sitting around the bar but the resturant area was empty at 8.45pm on a Saturday evening. Initially the staff seemed unsure if the kitchen was still open. We opted for gammon steak, chips and salad which was fresh and hot in the right places. Perhaps less items on the menu would... More 

Thank Sloman474
Banbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good service, good food and very pleasant surroundings. Car parking on a busy night can be difficult, but well worth a little walk.

Thank advertsrocky
Banbury, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in for a business lunch. Menu was varied and sounded great. I ordered a hot sandwich and salad - delicious. Service was quick and very friendly, just what you need for lunchtime. Access and parking is very easy. Would highly recommend for a lunchtime meal.

Thank G E H
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Managed to find this great independant pub that served wonderful food. Food is served until 3pm with parkeing at the rear and free hastle free fast internet. Great pub for business and I can imagine a great plce to eat in the evening.

Thank SteveGrimes
Banbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I go to Three Three Pigeons fairly frequently for business entertaining. It's an informal and traditional environment with a good atmosphere. The staff are always obliging, attentive and friendly and the food is, on the whole, very good. On my last visit I was tempted to treat myself and order a steak, as did my two guests. Happily, my colleagues... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 63
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Southam Road, Banbury OX16 2ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Banbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1295 275220
Settled in the heart of Banbury The Three Pigeons Inn has been at the very heart of the community since it first opened its doors back in the 17th Century. It has created so many memories for customers of all ages and taken its rightful place in the hearts and minds of the many residents both in the town and in the surrounding areas. The Three Pigeons Inn has being lovingly restored to its former glory and has now achieved it's first AA Rosette. It is now a free house with guest accommodation, with our main focus being our fabulous food. We offer modern English cuisine prepared freshly using locally sourced produce by our award winning Head Chef. Throughout its vast restoration project, and since opening, the motto at The Three Pigeons Inn has always been to do everything to the best of our ability, the end result speaks for itself. We have now passed that motto on to our team, whether it's a morning cappuccino next to one of our coal burners, or a three course meal in our Winter Garden, The Three Pigeons Inn will always deliver 10 out of 10. The Three Pigeons Inn is opening its wings to invite you into areas of the building previously hidden from sight. They are now being used to create a space for you to relax and enjoy the company of friends and family. What you will find in place of the old neglected lounge is a transformation to the extraordinary. The bar will be a central feature so that our friendly staff are never too far away. Three guest bedrooms have been added along with a new Kitchen and Beer cellar. The gardens have been landscaped and a function room has been built.

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