French market arrives in Banbury's Market Place

French market arrives in Banbury's Market PlaceBonjour!!  French market arrives in Banbury’s Market Place 🙂

Tongues and tastebuds will be in for a treat with the arrival of a French Market in Banbury on Friday, 28 March the Savoir Fayre Market will take up residence.

Visitors will be able to browse up to 40 stalls selling a range of French crafts, clothing accessories and foods including cheeses, meats and breads.

Cllr George Reynolds, Cherwell District Council’s deputy leader, said: “Banbury and Bicester are both traditional market towns and these continental markets fit that theme while offering a little something different for shoppers.

“We recently held an Italian market in Bicester and Kidlington so for anyone who missed out on a taste of Italy; there is an opportunity to sample the delights of France. And for those who did enjoy the Italian market, why not come along to the French market and enjoy a different taste of the continent.”

The market will take place in Banbury Market Place on Friday, 28 March from 9am – 5pm.

For more …

 

 

French market arrives in Banbury’s Market Place

French market arrives in Banbury's Market PlaceBonjour!!  French market arrives in Banbury’s Market Place 🙂

Tongues and tastebuds will be in for a treat with the arrival of a French Market in Banbury on Friday, 28 March the Savoir Fayre Market will take up residence.

Visitors will be able to browse up to 40 stalls selling a range of French crafts, clothing accessories and foods including cheeses, meats and breads.

Cllr George Reynolds, Cherwell District Council’s deputy leader, said: “Banbury and Bicester are both traditional market towns and these continental markets fit that theme while offering a little something different for shoppers.

“We recently held an Italian market in Bicester and Kidlington so for anyone who missed out on a taste of Italy; there is an opportunity to sample the delights of France. And for those who did enjoy the Italian market, why not come along to the French market and enjoy a different taste of the continent.”

The market will take place in Banbury Market Place on Friday, 28 March from 9am – 5pm.

For more …

 

 

Banbury Furniture Shop

Banbury Furniture Shop

We are a local charity selling all types of quality second hand furniture.

Located very near Banbury Cross at the top of the High Street, the Banbury Furniture Shop supplies a wide variety of furniture suitable for all type of homes.  Our stock includes 3 piece suites, armchairs, tables, chairs, art & pictures, wall units, coffee tables, desks, office desk and chairs, TV and Hi-Fi cabinets.

If there’s something you need and want to phone ahead first, please call 01295 262973 and one of the team will be delighted to assist.

Visit our Banbury catalogue online before you try in store

Delivery and collection

We are able to deliver & collect in the local area (delivery charge will apply) by appointment only.  However, we are unable to deliver to or collect from upstairs locations.  We accept cash and card payments.

The Charity

All proceeds from sales go to help run the Katharine House Hospice, which provides first class palliative care to Banbury and the surrounding area.

What do they do?

Katharine House Hospice delivers healthcare called specialist palliative care, for patients and their families. It delivers this care in any setting including within the hospice building, within the patient’s home and in the Horton Hospital.

Specialist palliative care is for those who have a diagnosis of any illness such as heart failure or cancer, which is advanced and therefore cannot be cured.

The purpose of palliative care is to help the patient live as fully and comfortably as possible in the last period of life by focusing on their needs. It also aims to support their family, both practically and emotionally, with all aspects of caring for someone they love.

We therefore offer holistic care. This care addresses physical, spiritual, emotional and social needs. Each patient and family is unique and so we make every effort to deliver that holistic care with an individual focus.

We work alongside other health and social care professionals including GPs. Our care is free of charge.

 

Getting in contact 

Opening hours
Mon – Sat : 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Telephone
01295 262973
Email banburyfurnitureshop@khh.org.uk
Website Katharine House Hospice website
Address 40a High Street, BANBURY, OX16 5ET
Directions Located at the top of Banbury’s High Street, very near Banbury Cross

Katharine House Hospice, Registered Charity No 297099

Do you have some spare shopping money?

Make a Donation

There are several ways to make a donation to Katharine House Hospice all of which can be found on their website using the following link http://www.khh.org.uk/how-you-can-help-us/donate/

Frogabilia Antiques, Art & Vintage Deco

Frogabilia Art & Vontage Deco

Frogabilia Antiques, Art & Vintage Deco

Located in the very heart of Banbury’s Old Town, Frogabilia offers wonderful decorative vintage antiques, collectibles, jewellery, retro style and art.  Perfect for you, your home, and for gifts!

All their antique, retro and original contemporary pieces are sourced for their aesthetic value, quality of material, craftsmanship and attention to detail.  From cups and saucers and serving plates to vases and quirky ornaments, everything is chosen with care to bring you a truly inspirational resource for gifts, for your home and for you!

 Frogabilia Art & Vintage Deco

Inspired design and art

Frogabilia took shape in 2011, dreamed up by artist Athanasia Mavroudi who has always been inspired by beautiful objects and original design.  Sourcing the best of retro style, quality antiques and deco design, Frogabilia brings you everything you need for inspiration, decoration and expression, for gifts, for your home, for you!

Frogabilia Art & Vintage Deco

Unique and only available from Frogabilia are original paintings by Athanasia, in a range of sizes and materials but always with the same fascination with vibrant, metallic and autumnal colours, and bold use of texture and pattern.

 

Frogabilia Art & Vintage DecoOur philosophy

At Frogabilia we believe that beautiful objects can really enhance your life, making your domestic environment more inspiring and restful, creating harmony whilst expressing something of yourself.  Creating and decorating an interior is a creative process, and the results reflect who you really are.  We also like the idea that each object has a story to tell, and has been made with a lot of skill and craftsmanship, and with good quality, long-lasting materials (the odd chip here or there just adds to the charm).  The fact that these objects have survived, standing the test of time, proves their value.  We believe that you must choose the things that surround you by your inner feelings and not according to what fashion dictates, matching objects with your personality.  This is why you will find such a range of beautiful and quirky items in our shop alongside classic designs and styles.

 Frogabilia Antiques, Art & Vintage Deco

Contact info

Opening hours
Mon – Fri: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sat: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Email info@frogabilia.co.uk
Phone 07701 042625
Address 12 White Lion Walk, OX16 5UD Banbury, Oxfordshire
Directions Located in the heart of Banbury’s Old Town, in White Lion Walk, opposite Books & Ink
Social media Frogabilia Art & Vintage Deco

Look what’s opposite!  Visit Books & Ink.  Antiquarian, new and second-hand books – all under one roof;

Online and instore, Books & Ink in Banbury

Frogabilia Antiques, Art & Vintage Deco

Frogabilia Art & Vontage Deco

Frogabilia Antiques, Art & Vintage Deco

Located in the very heart of Banbury’s Old Town, Frogabilia offers wonderful decorative vintage antiques, collectibles, jewellery, retro style and art.  Perfect for you, your home, and for gifts!

All their antique, retro and original contemporary pieces are sourced for their aesthetic value, quality of material, craftsmanship and attention to detail.  From cups and saucers and serving plates to vases and quirky ornaments, everything is chosen with care to bring you a truly inspirational resource for gifts, for your home and for you!

 Frogabilia Art & Vintage Deco

Inspired design and art

Frogabilia took shape in 2011, dreamed up by artist Athanasia Mavroudi who has always been inspired by beautiful objects and original design.  Sourcing the best of retro style, quality antiques and deco design, Frogabilia brings you everything you need for inspiration, decoration and expression, for gifts, for your home, for you!

Frogabilia Art & Vintage Deco

Unique and only available from Frogabilia are original paintings by Athanasia, in a range of sizes and materials but always with the same fascination with vibrant, metallic and autumnal colours, and bold use of texture and pattern.

 

Frogabilia Art & Vintage DecoOur philosophy

At Frogabilia we believe that beautiful objects can really enhance your life, making your domestic environment more inspiring and restful, creating harmony whilst expressing something of yourself.  Creating and decorating an interior is a creative process, and the results reflect who you really are.  We also like the idea that each object has a story to tell, and has been made with a lot of skill and craftsmanship, and with good quality, long-lasting materials (the odd chip here or there just adds to the charm).  The fact that these objects have survived, standing the test of time, proves their value.  We believe that you must choose the things that surround you by your inner feelings and not according to what fashion dictates, matching objects with your personality.  This is why you will find such a range of beautiful and quirky items in our shop alongside classic designs and styles.

 Frogabilia Antiques, Art & Vintage Deco

Contact info

Opening hours
Mon – Fri: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sat: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Email info@frogabilia.co.uk
Phone 07701 042625
Address 12 White Lion Walk, OX16 5UD Banbury, Oxfordshire
Directions Located in the heart of Banbury’s Old Town, in White Lion Walk, opposite Books & Ink
Social media Frogabilia Art & Vintage Deco

Look what’s opposite!  Visit Books & Ink.  Antiquarian, new and second-hand books – all under one roof;

Online and instore, Books & Ink in Banbury

Cori Italian Restaurant

Welcome to Cori Restaurant

The Cori Restaurant brings together authentic wholesome Italian food with great friendly service that you would expect from a family run restaurant.

Set in the heart of the historic market town of Banbury, this family run restaurant creates a warm and friendly atmosphere where you can experience the best of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine.

 

The unique taste of Italy…

Their comprehensive menus offer a wide range of Italian cuisine with a large selection of pizzas.  There is also a delicious dessert menu including fine ice creams.

Try us before you visit

View or menus below and order an Italian takeaway for a special evening at home.  Or perhaps, brighten up a works lunch with on of our daily lunchtime special menus.

Ample room is available for parties and functions, including weddings though we advise to telephone in advance to avoid disappointment.

Our seasonal menus can be found on our website using the link below.

 

Getting in contact

Opening hours MondayThursday 12noon – 2.00pm & 6.00pm – 10.00pm; Friday & Saturday 12noon – 2.00pm & 6.00pm – 10.30pm Sundays reserved for private functions.
Phone 01295 263664
Website http://www.CoriRestaurant.co.uk
Email enquiries@CoriRestaurant.co.uk
Address 53 high Street, Banbury, OX16 5JJ

 

Ye Olde Reine Deer in Banbury’s Old Town

Ye Olde Reine Deer InnA traditional 15th century pub

A crackling fire, fine food and real ale will perfectly round off your visit to the historic town of Banbury.

A warm welcome awaits you at Ye Olde Reindeer Inn, which dates back to the 15th century. It is a characterful and atmospheric pub where once Oliver Cromwell held court arranging future battles.  Its high beams, wooden floors and benches and the famous Globe Room create a unique atmosphere.

As well as sampling our local real ales, wines and spirits, we offer an extensive menu created by our experienced chefs that’s both affordable and delicious.

With our daytime bar menu available from noon until 3pm, 7 days a week, and a daily specials board, we offer the perfect way to unwind after a morning of shopping.  And if it’s a Sunday we serve a Sunday Roast from the chef’s joint of the day!

Drop in anytime, we’d love to see you.

Some history ….

Ye Olde Reindeer Inn dates back to the 15th century and probably offers the best pub food in the market town of Banbury.  Tables near log fires are particularly popular during the winter months.  A fine range of local ales, wines and excellent spirits compliment a fine menu.

 

The atmospheric inn is of great local historic importance.  Oliver Cromwell held court in the pub, arranging future battles.  There are high beams, wooden floors and benches and the famous Globe Room, the paneling of which was held at the Victoria and Albert museum until 1946 and has now been returned.  For more details on the English Civil War and the Reindeer Inn’s involvement, scroll further down.

 

Did we mention our food?

We’re proud of our food menu created by experienced chefs.  It offers exactly what you would expect of the pub but at very affordable prices.  We say, save some pennies for the ale!  Our day time bar menu is available seven days a week from noon until 3pm.  Our ‘Specials’ board is updated daily so pop in while you’re shopping to see what’s on offer.

Our dishes are all prepared to order here at Ye Olde Reindeer Inn, and at our busiest times may result in a short wait. We appreciate your understanding.

We have a policy of sourcing locally as much produce as possible.Our meat is rarebreed and traceable, poultry free range and our fish is delivered daily.

 

Starters & Light Bites

Homemade Soup Of The Day, with a crusty roll  £3.95

Breaded Whitebait, with lemon mayo  £4.95

Paté, with toast & red onion chutney  £4.95

Hand Battered Onion Rings, with barbecue sauce  £2.95

Mushroom Medley, sautéed in garlic with toast  £4.95

Sandwiches

All sandwiches served on either white or brown bread.
..add a Jug of Chips for £1!

Bacon & Brie, red onion chutney  £4.95

Sun Dried Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil  £4.25

Hand Carved Ham, mustard mayo  £4.25

Tuna, red onion mayo  £4.25

Roast Beef, horseradish sauce£4.95

Homemade Fish Fingers,  tartare sauce  £4.95

Cheddar Cheese*  £4.25
*served with a choice of: Branston Pickle, Hand Carved Ham or Bacon

..add a Jug of Chips for £1!

 

Favourites

Hand Carved Ham, Egg & Chips £6.95

Homemade Beef Lasagne £7.95
with garlic baguette & salad

Spinach and Red Pepper Lasagne  £6.95
with garlic baguette & salad (v)

Breaded Scampi  £6.95
with chunky chips & salad with tartare sauce

“The Reine Deer Special”  £6.95
our famous bubble & squeak with hand carved ham, baked beans, topped off with a fried egg

“The Reine Deer Burger”  £6.95
a succulent venison burger on a rustic bap served with relish, chunky chips & salad garnish
(add an extra venison burger for £1.50)

Traditional Ploughmans  £5.95
with a choice of beef, cheddar, stilton or hand carved ham

 

Pub Classics

“The Big Breakfast”  £6.95
sausages, back bacon, hash browns, baked beans, fried mushrooms, fried egg, half a grilled tomato ..& toast!

Steak & Hooky Ale Pie  £7.95
served with fresh vegetables & minted new potatoes

Bangers & Mash  £6.95
a trio of sausages served with creamy mashed potato &onion gravy

Veggie Sausages & Mash £6.95
the traditional favourite with creamy mashed potato & onion gravy (v)

Create A Salad  £5.95
choose from, beef, bacon, chicken, cheddar, stilton or hand carved ham
..then add a choice of dressing: caesar, or honey mustard vinaigrette

 

Sides & Extras

Bowl of Chunky Chips £2.50  •  Bowl of Cheesy Chips £3.50  •  Garlic Toast £2.50  •  Cheesy Garlic Toast £3.50  •  Side Salad £2.50

 

Sunday Lunch

Available every sunday 12-3pm – booking advised.

Our selection varies every week with always two to choose from:
Roast Topside of BeefLeg of LambPork Shoulder, Roast Turkey
served with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and gravy
Nut Roast vegetarian option available

 

 

 

Ye Olde Reindeer history & The Globe Room

The Globe Room had a high ceiling and richly carved panelled walls with pillars, shields, scrolls and cherubs.  Above the panelling was an ornamented frieze covered in a mixture of angels and scrolls.  Surmounting the whole room was a magnificent honeycomb-patterned plaster ceiling rich with flowers, urns and scrolls with mermaid like figures appearing at intervals.  On the east side is a great mullioned window of eight bays, with a carved oak ionic pillar on each side of it and at either end of this wall are carved oak doorways.

It is believed to be very likely that the Globe Room was used regularly by Oliver Cromwell as his headquarters and more interestingly, as a court room to sit in judgement in one of the several Royalist trials that took place during the Civil War. We know this because of an engraving showing him seated behind a desk in front of the great mullioned window with an unfortunate captive in front of him.  A copy of this engraving can be seen in the Globe Room.

It is also thought that Cromwell may have used the Globe Room to plan one or both of the sieges of Banbury Castle that stood on the north side of the Market Place.

 

Getting in contact

Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 11:00 til 23:00 Sunday: 12:00 til 22:30 Food times – 12:00 til 15:00
Website http://www.ye-olde-reinedeer-inn-banbury.co.uk/
Phone (01295) 270972
Address 47 Parson Street, Banbury, OX16 5NA
Directions Head from Banbury’s Old Town and we’ll be found on Parsons Street at the Church Lane entrance.

The pub caters for coach parties and out of town shoppers, although for large groups we kindly ask you to telephone in advance to avoid disappointment, particularly in the summer months.

 

Ye Olde Reine Deer in Banbury’s Old Town

Ye Olde Reindeer Inn

A traditional 15th century pub

A crackling fire, fine food and real ale will perfectly round off your visit to the historic town of Banbury.

A warm welcome awaits you at Ye Olde Reindeer Inn, which dates back to the 15th century. It is a characterful and atmospheric pub where once Oliver Cromwell held court arranging future battles.  Its high beams, wooden floors and benches and the famous Globe Room create a unique atmosphere.

As well as sampling our local real ales, wines and spirits, we offer an extensive menu created by our experienced chefs that’s both affordable and delicious.

Ye Olde Reindeer Inn

With our daytime bar menu available from noon until 3pm, 7 days a week, and a daily specials board, we offer the perfect way to unwind after a morning of shopping.  And if it’s a Sunday we serve a Sunday Roast from the chef’s joint of the day!

Drop in anytime, we’d love to see you.

Some history ….

Ye Olde Reindeer by Grant Funnell

Ye Olde Reindeer Inn dates back to the 15th century and probably offers the best pub food in the market town of Banbury.  Tables near log fires are particularly popular during the winter months.  A fine range of local ales, wines and excellent spirits compliment a fine menu.

The atmospheric inn is of great local historic importance.  Oliver Cromwell held court in the pub, arranging future battles.  There are high beams, wooden floors and benches and the famous Globe Room, the paneling of which was held at the Victoria and Albert museum until 1946 and has now been returned.  For more details on the English Civil War and the Reindeer Inn’s involvement, scroll further down.

 

Did we mention our food?

We’re proud of our food menu created by experienced chefs.  It offers exactly what you would expect of the pub but at very affordable prices.  We say, save some pennies for the ale!  Our day time bar menu is available seven days a week from noon until 3pm.  Our ‘Specials’ board is updated daily so pop in while you’re shopping to see what’s on offer.

Our dishes are all prepared to order here at Ye Olde Reindeer Inn, and at our busiest times may result in a short wait. We appreciate your understanding.

We have a policy of sourcing locally as much produce as possible.Our meat is rarebreed and traceable, poultry free range and our fish is delivered daily.

 

Starters & Light Bites

Homemade Soup Of The Day, with a crusty roll  £3.95

Breaded Whitebait, with lemon mayo  £4.95

Paté, with toast & red onion chutney  £4.95

Hand Battered Onion Rings, with barbecue sauce  £2.95

Mushroom Medley, sautéed in garlic with toast  £4.95

Sandwiches

All sandwiches served on either white or brown bread.
..add a Jug of Chips for £1!

Bacon & Brie, red onion chutney  £4.95

Sun Dried Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil  £4.25

Hand Carved Ham, mustard mayo  £4.25

Tuna, red onion mayo  £4.25

Roast Beef, horseradish sauce£4.95

Homemade Fish Fingers,  tartare sauce  £4.95

Cheddar Cheese*  £4.25
*served with a choice of: Branston Pickle, Hand Carved Ham or Bacon

..add a Jug of Chips for £1!

 

Favourites

Hand Carved Ham, Egg & Chips £6.95

Homemade Beef Lasagne £7.95
with garlic baguette & salad

Spinach and Red Pepper Lasagne  £6.95
with garlic baguette & salad (v)

Breaded Scampi  £6.95
with chunky chips & salad with tartare sauce

“The Reine Deer Special”  £6.95
our famous bubble & squeak with hand carved ham, baked beans, topped off with a fried egg

“The Reine Deer Burger”  £6.95
a succulent venison burger on a rustic bap served with relish, chunky chips & salad garnish
(add an extra venison burger for £1.50)

Traditional Ploughmans  £5.95
with a choice of beef, cheddar, stilton or hand carved ham

 

Pub Classics

“The Big Breakfast”  £6.95
sausages, back bacon, hash browns, baked beans, fried mushrooms, fried egg, half a grilled tomato ..& toast!

Steak & Hooky Ale Pie  £7.95
served with fresh vegetables & minted new potatoes

Bangers & Mash  £6.95
a trio of sausages served with creamy mashed potato &onion gravy

Veggie Sausages & Mash £6.95
the traditional favourite with creamy mashed potato & onion gravy (v)

Create A Salad  £5.95
choose from, beef, bacon, chicken, cheddar, stilton or hand carved ham
..then add a choice of dressing: caesar, or honey mustard vinaigrette

 

Sides & Extras

Bowl of Chunky Chips £2.50  •  Bowl of Cheesy Chips £3.50  •  Garlic Toast £2.50  •  Cheesy Garlic Toast £3.50  •  Side Salad £2.50

 

Sunday Lunch

Available every sunday 12-3pm – booking advised.

Our selection varies every week with always two to choose from:
Roast Topside of BeefLeg of LambPork Shoulder, Roast Turkey
served with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and gravy
Nut Roast vegetarian option available

 

Ye Olde Reindeer

 

Ye Olde Reindeer history & The Globe Room

The Globe Room had a high ceiling and richly carved panelled walls with pillars, shields, scrolls and cherubs.  Above the panelling was an ornamented frieze covered in a mixture of angels and scrolls.  Surmounting the whole room was a magnificent honeycomb-patterned plaster ceiling rich with flowers, urns and scrolls with mermaid like figures appearing at intervals.  On the east side is a great mullioned window of eight bays, with a carved oak ionic pillar on each side of it and at either end of this wall are carved oak doorways.

King Charles I

King Charles II

It is believed to be very likely that the Globe Room was used regularly by Oliver Cromwell as his headquarters and more interestingly, as a court room to sit in judgement in one of the several Royalist trials that took place during the Civil War. We know this because of an engraving showing him seated behind a desk in front of the great mullioned window with an unfortunate captive in front of him.  A copy of this engraving can be seen in the Globe Room.

It is also thought that Cromwell may have used the Globe Room to plan one or both of the sieges of Banbury Castle that stood on the north side of the Market Place.

 

Getting in contact

Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 11:00 til 23:00 Sunday: 12:00 til 22:30 Food times – 12:00 til 15:00
Website http://www.ye-olde-reinedeer-inn-banbury.co.uk/
Phone (01295) 270972
Address 47 Parson Street, Banbury, OX16 5NA
Directions Head from Banbury’s Old Town and we’ll be found on Parsons Street at the Church Lane entrance.
Social media Ye Olde Reindeer InnTwitter

The pub caters for coach parties and out of town shoppers, although for large groups we kindly ask you to telephone in advance to avoid disappointment, particularly in the summer months.

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