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By the Fire

Calthorpe Street | Calthorpe Manor Gatehouse, Banbury, England
+44 1295 256455
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (10 reviews)
“tapas” (5 reviews)
“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Calthorpe Street | Calthorpe Manor Gatehouse, Banbury, England
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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

When looking for a quiet cosy place to eat out, but not sure what food you want, By the fire do fabulous tapas Thursday and Friday nights, at only £12 per head, including a mini antipasti of meats, olives, bread oil and balsamic vinegar for...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely tapas evening. Great food and friendly host, the chorizo was particularly nice and everything tastes very fresh. Will be back again soon.

Thank Laura V
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

So sad to make a negative review of what is clearly a very popular cafe. But our experience today was really not great. From the lack of friendly service front of house, to the stale scone which tasted horrid and watching the toasted sandwich being...More

1  Thank LadyIsabellaGrace
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Small and friendly, freshly made very tasty food. Lunch times are particularly busy so get there in plenty of time. Afternoon tea is simply best for miles around. Tapas served at the end of the week is excellent.

Thank WWx2
Reviewed 26 March 2018

We use this friendly cafe regularly when we visit Banbury. Food and drinks are always high quality, staff are polite and efficient and the cafe is clean and comfortable. Today we had a 75th birthday party at home and Karen, the owner, provided a high...More

Thank Braynho39
Reviewed 25 February 2018

I had lunch at this cafe- tea rooms and would highly recommend it. I had baked potato with tuna, salad, coleslaw and a San Pellegrino at a cost of £6.75. The meal was delicious and beautifully presented, please see the picture. It was such good...More

Thank 007Worldtraveller
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Lovely little place. Cosy sofas and armchairs alongside tables and chairs. Good range of light meals- sandwiches, quiches and baked potatoes. Reasonably priced. Was cool upstairs, but I imagine, do nstairs,but rhe fire, it was just right.

1  Thank Victoria224
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Have had many a cup of tea and lunch here and love the surroundings. Good staff who make you feel very welcome and good homely prepared food.

1  Thank mjkearns2016
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Came upon this place after parking car. Lovely for a coffee and sandwich before shopping - It was a cold wet day and sat by the fire 🔥 would highly recommend.

Reviewed 19 November 2017

We booked a table for a friends birthday and had a very enjoyable evening. Although only one other table was booked with a group, there was plenty of atmosphere. You could choose 3 different dishes for £12. We were served almonds and sherry first, which...More

Thank Shotteswellians
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1 March 2018|
Response from Jen R |
£12 per person
15 October 2017|
Response from Andy C | Reviewed this property |
not really sure I would recommend to Google it
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calthorpe Street | Calthorpe Manor Gatehouse, Banbury, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Banbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1295 256455
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