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The Three Pigeons Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
3 Southam Road, Banbury OX16 2ED, England
+44 1295 275220
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (26 reviews)
“fish and chips” (14 reviews)
“scallops” (8 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Southam Road, Banbury OX16 2ED, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I give credit when it’s due and also am not frightened to give negative feed back This is our 2nd visit our 1st visit was perfect. This time however it was totally different. Staff perfect but the food for my wife and I was shocking....More

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Tina L, Owner at The Three Pigeons Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I am very sorry that you did not enjoy your experience with us on this occasion. My team did all they could to perfect your steaks and we gave all your food complimentary. It is very rare for our customers to not enjoy their steaks...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a few drinks in here with mates over Xmas and have to say I was pleasantly surprised! I’d not been in here for around 20 years ! The place is nicely done out, very traditional, the staff were great and the beer pretty good...More

Thank darrenah
Tina L, Owner at The Three Pigeons Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your evening. We refurbished the Inn in 2012 and it is now warm and inviting. I am very lucky to have such a wonderful team and we hope that you will visit us again soon. Don't leave it another...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the tree pigeons for Sunday dinner with friends. We all had something different to eat off the mean and all dishes were very tasty. The staff were very welcomings and very attentative.

Thank mitchellharris
Tina L, Owner at The Three Pigeons Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We offer a choice of Lamb, Beef and Chicken Roasts which are hard to beat anywhere else for taste. I'm glad that you enjoyed your food.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for our company Christmas do. The food was very nice and good portion sizes. The sticky toffee pudding was amazing. We asked for extra bread to go with the pate and it was no trouble at all and extra ice cream to...More

Thank marie S
Tina L, Owner at The Three Pigeons Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your review. Christmas is such a special time of year here and I'm glad that we helped make yours special too. We always keep gluten free bread and rolls in stock to customers with allergies do not have to miss...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Weeknight meal. 2 courses £17:95. Very limited choice. Pie and chips- chips came in a very small white ramekin dish. Pie- chicken and chorizo- nice enough. Banoffie pie sickly. Painfully slow service. It wasn’t terrible but it definitely wasn’t great. Very much doubt we will...More

1  Thank Nicky H
Tina L, Owner at The Three Pigeons Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. We do keep the Prix Fixe menu to three starters, three mains and three desserts for those on a tighter budget or just wanting a warm, filling dish. The full A La Carte menu is also available at all services,...More

Reviewed 21 January 2018

Felt like I’d just walked in to a scene from american werewolf in London everyone goes quite and looks at you when you walk in ,although this has nothing to do with the restaurant or staff not a comfortable start to the meal . Bar...More

2  Thank 66SHIRL
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely quaint pub, lovely inside, staff very friendly, nicely furnished and very comfortable. Has three rooms but I have never stayed there. Drinks a little in the expensive side but it is worth a visit

Thank Colin H
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights in December when we went on the Xmas lights trail at Blenheim Palace (also recommended, really magical!) Quirky rooms, very comfortable and friendly staff. The lunch was amazing, but order one sausage baguette between two would be my advice!...More

Thank nickifin2015
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Our second visit this year and we found that. The meals are still of an excellent value and taste. The service is still as superb and fast.

Thank John R
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Never been here before and was told by a few locals it was one of the best in the area, was not disappointed and the service was very good, after talking to the owner my only criticism was the sirloin steak had all the fat...More

Thank Sammani
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 70
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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
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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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