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Shenington, Banbury OX15 6NQ, England
+44 1295 670274
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were aware this small village pub had been taken over by new people and we were not disappointed. The starters were delicious. The mains arrived- steak, burgers & rack of ribs. All meals were good sized portions and presented well. Lovely atmosphere and smiley staff. Thank you for a lovely early evening meal, we hope to dine here again... More 

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Thank lynnie j
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Bell has become a firm favourite since Jen and Mike took it over last year. The menu, which varies from the usual pub grub always has us spoilt for choice. For instance the Asian Style Broth highlighted on the website tastes even better than it looks. Last nights meals we enjoyed included Moule, which were huge and juicy, octopus... More 

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Thank Anthony J
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly, efficient service with tastey food. A very popular country pub with locals at the bar as well as many taking Sunday lunch. It's a good sign when the locals support their pub in this way. Thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday Roast. ....The beef was rare as requested and I do not like to comment adversely but the chef might appreciate... More 

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Thank Ron B
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 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
Reviewed 21 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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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 2 helpful votes
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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1 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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

2 reviews
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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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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?