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The Gate Hangs High

) #71 of 158 Restaurants in Banbury ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , British,
Whichford Road | Hook Norton, Banbury, England
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak pie” (2 reviews)
“pork” (2 reviews)
“ice cream” (2 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Whichford Road | Hook Norton, Banbury, England
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Reviews (56)
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1 - 10 of 56 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended here for lunch after completing the Hook Norton brewery tour. Good home cooked food. Service was a little slow, considering it wasn't packed out with people, but as we were not in a rush, it wasn't a major issue.

Thank SaffronHouse
Reviewed 16 June 2017

FABULOUS home made steak pie and best chips ever. Not fast food - be prepared for a little wait but worth it for great freshly cooked food. Dog friendly too and excellent friendly service we will be back and soon.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Stayed here for 1 night, didn't eat in the restaurant but the food looked great and the beer was from the local brewery.will try the food next time we are in this area.Staff very polite and helpful.

Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

No more needs to be said than this. Friendly service and atmosphere. Well worth the visit and don't forget to have a pint of the excellent hook norton beer

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely Sunday roast! Stopped off here on a visit to the Cotswolds, the beef roast was very nice. Nice open fire and friendly atmosphere.

Thank Nick C
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We decided to stay here having seen it on "4 in a bed", especially as it was so dog friendly. We had dinner in the pub and were delighted with both the quality of the food and the warmth of the service. Dogs are indeed...More

Thank wad3ster
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Visited at short notice for lunch after a recommendation while on a tour of the Hook Norton Brewery. Interesting menu and well cooked food. Beware the curry and chilli as a bit on the hot side but very good indeed!

Thank 797skh
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Walked in at 2:05, tumble weed rolled through the bar as the locals stopped talking and stared. Are you still serving food we asked. (website said till 3 but thought I would ask) I need to see if the cook still has the kitchen still...More

2  Thank Emma S
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We stayed here for a wedding on Saturday night. As soon as we walked in the staff were extremely welcoming and within minutes we were in our room which was spacious and perfect for what we needed for the night. The food in the morning...More

Thank KrisDesmond
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We stayed in the caravan & camping field behind the pub for a long weekend. Friendly place, very informal. We ate an evening meal and Sunday lunch, enjoyed both. Mains about £12-14, Sunday roast £12.50. Hook Norton Beers. Could benefit from a bit more effort...More

Thank Michael H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whichford Road | Hook Norton, Banbury, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Banbury
  • Phone Number: 01608-73-73-87
  • E-mail
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