Ye Olde Reine Deer

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 at Ye Olde Reine Deer.

A warm welcome awaits you at Ye Olde Reine Deer 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.

Historic, unspoilt traditional pub: well kept Hook Norton ales, delicious food and friendly service.

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!

Some history ….

The Globe RoomYe 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.

Globe room available for bookings all year round…

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.

Ye Olde Reine Deer restaurant

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. 

Hook Norton ales at Ye Olde Reine Deer

Ye Olde Reine Deer 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.

 

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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
Websitehttp://www.ye-olde-reinedeer-inn-banbury.co.uk/
Phone(01295) 270972
Address47 Parson Street, Banbury, OX16 5NA
DirectionsHead 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.

Cherwell Restaurant and Bistro

Exceptional restaurant food from exceptional chefs, at exceptional value …

Did you know that you can enjoy delicious food whether it be for lunch, Bistro or fine dining evenings at Banbury College Restaurant?  The Cherwell Restaurant, located at our Banbury Campus in Broughton Road, provides dinners and lunches to customers.

Whatever the occasion, be it a romantic dinner, birthday celebration or business lunch, join us for an experience to remember. Our menus feature exciting new dishes made with locally-sourced produce (whenever possible) all at great prices.

You will also be helping prepare our hospitality and catering students, training in a modern commercial kitchen environment, for future employment.

Tutors with industry experience are always on-hand to make sure everything runs smoothly.

The Cherwell provides lunches to external customers. It is also used as a venue for college events.

Our usual opening hours are: Tuesdays for lunch from noon–1pm.

Whatever the occasion, whether it be a romantic meal, birthday celebration, business lunch, or large parties (we can seat up to 40), we have excellent facilities to ensure that you’ll have an experience to remember.

  • Our menus feature exciting new dishes and offer locally sourced produce (whenever possible) at great prices
  • Students prepare for future employment by training in a modern commercial kitchen environment
  • Tutors with industry experience are always on-hand to make sure everything runs smoothly.

To book, please email us and specify your desired time and location (Waterside Restaurant or The Cherwell).

Please inform us of any allergies or intolerance you may have and we will adjust our menus accordingly to suit your needs. Regrettably, we cannot guarantee that food will be prepared in a nut- or gluten-free kitchen.

Our lunch time opening hours are Monday Friday 12-1.30pm

Bistro Evenings, Tuesday and Thursday – 6.30-8.30pm

Restaurant times are dependent on college opening times and are therefore seasonal.

We are offering a 2 course and 3 course lunch option as well as a 3 course dinner.

If time is an issue for you at lunch time food can be pre-ordered and be ready for you on arrival or after a beverage at our licensed bar.

Contact details

Opening hoursFriday (lunch): noon–1:30pm ; Thursday (dinner): 6:30–8:30pm
Email[email protected]
AddressBanbury Campus, Broughton Road, Banbury,  Oxfordshire, OX16 9QA
WebsiteCherwell Restaurant website

For a list of other restaurants in Banbury town centre click here.

Books & Ink

Books & Ink Bookshop

Books & InkBooks & Ink Bookshop

Forget the internet and impersonal online book browsing; take a few minutes out of your day to relax and enjoy the hunt for a good read.

Our independent bookshop is spread over two floors housing over 25,000 titles, leaving you spoilt for choice in our book-lovers oasis of calm in the heart of Banbury’s Old Town.

We stock practically everything, covering virtually every subject you care to mention. From shiny new paperbacks, hardbacks, leather bound tomes and bestsellers to old and positively antique editions, you name it, we’ve got it.  In the unusual circumstances of not having the book you’re looking for, just tell us what it is and we’ll find it for you – nothing is too much trouble.  Plus, a next day ordering service is available for most new titles.

We’re not just about books

Although that’s our main love, we also stock quirky literary-related gift ideas.

Books And Ink

There is something for everyone.  Oh, and did we mention we’re also members of the Booksellers Association and stockists of National Book Tokens?

An independent bookshop; the shop is a veritable tardis, with two floors and over 25,000 books on hand, and a separate fine art shop and art workshops on the premises too.  You’ll find that our passion for the written word takes over in the shop.

All sorts of books are allowed onto the shelves – you’ll find almost all subjects and definitely all types – old, very old, positively antique, shiny new, hardbacks, paperbacks, leather bindings, bestsellers, really weird things you thought could never have been published; you name it, you’ll find it here. If we don’t have it, and you don’t have the time, then let us find it for you – nothing is too much trouble. – Sam Barnes, owner.

 

Books and Ink are a stockists of National Book Tokens and a member of the Booksellers Association & the PBFA  – Antiquarian, Old & New Books

Getting in contact

Opening hoursNOW CLOSED
Address4 White Lion Walk, Banbury, OX16 5UD

For a list of other shops in Banbury’s Old Town read our guide.

Looby Loo Cake Company

The Looby Loo Cake Company

Based in Banbury, we design and supply cakes for all occasions ranging from traditional or modern wedding cakes to birthday cakes in any shape and size or design.

So if you fancy a change to the normal shopping routine, why not pop in and say Hi.  Our individual ‘treat yourself’ cupcakes are very affordable 😉  We have ample street parking and are located just outside Banbury’s centre.

 

Wedding cakes

Looby Loo Cake Company has many years of experience in offering traditional or contemporary weddings cakes.  A professional and friendly service is guaranteed so please let us take the worry out of your big day, or part of it at least 🙂

 

Classes, parties and events

Our popular teaching workshops are held regularly.  These fun and informative lessons are well structured and are ideal for anyone looking to gain an insight into professional cake decorating and sugar craft, from catering students to hobbyists.  We also host decorating parties for kids and grown ups.

 

The sky’s the limit

If you have an idea for a cake for absolutely any occasion please call or email us for a free consultation.  And if you’re in Banbury please do visit the shop.  If you would like to see some more examples of our creative passion for cakes, visit our Facebook page or again visit us the shop on Cromwell Road.

Looby Loo Cake Company is affordable without compromising the quality you’d expect of larger cake suppliers and our passion and friendly approach is our trademark.

Visit us or call today and let Looby Loo’s open your mind to a whole new world.

 

Getting in contact

Phone07920 003682
Opening hours7 Cromwell Road, Banbury, OX16 OHJ
Email[email protected]
Social mediaFacebook

 

Banbury Market

Banbury Market

Banbury Market EVERY Thursday and Saturday 9am – 4pm

Farmers Market first Thursday of each month

Plus the Antiques Market now every second & fourth Thursday!

Banbury Market

Regular Traditional Market traders at Your Banbury Market!

The market has been trading for several centuries since the town was established back in the 17th Century.  Today it trades every Thursday and Saturday and now encompasses an Antiques Market every second and fourth Thursday of the month and Farmers Markets once a month.

Every Thursday come rain or shine you can guarantee the Retail market shall be on in Banbury Town centre!

Traders such as fruit and vegetables, ladies handbags, plants and flowers, ladies hosiery & fashion, phone accessories, vacuum spares, phone accessories, cards and stationary, butcher and plus the fantastic Isla Jane bakery! Additional to this the antiques market joins us every second and fourth Thursday of the month.

Every Saturday we are joined by the regular stall holders selling plants, fruit and vegetables, bags and handbags, flowers, cards, stationary, phone accessories and refreshments from Sharon J

Speciality Food & Craft Events in the Market Place!

Retail Market

The market has been trading for several centuries since the town was established back in the 17th Century.  Today it trades every Thursday and Saturday and now encompasses a weekly Antiques Market and Farmers Markets once a month.

Some regulars

Fruit & vegetables, plants, bedding & towels, bags & luggage,  flowers & plants, hosiery, hats, scarves

Smoking accessories, refreshments, batteries, watches, breads, phone accessories, fishmonger, net curtains, shoes.
Thursdays provide two excellent retail butchers and pie stalls:-

“Who ate all the pies?”

  • Black Country Pork Pies £3.00 Large, £1.50 Medium, £1.00 Small.
  • Large selection of cheeses, ham and cooked meats.
  • Family Bag of pies for £5 (ideal for freezing) includes Steak pies, Cornish pasties, Steak & Ale, Sausage Rolls and Chicken & Mushroom.

Retail butchers

  • Sausages, steak cuts, sirloin, braising steak, pork, chicken fillets and much much more 🙂

 

Farmers Market

Country markets, cards & stationary, ladies fashion, jewellery, socks, hats, gloves, t-shirts, pies, eggs, sausage & bacon

Our popular, friendly North Oxfordshire farmers’ market with plenty of fresh, local produce.  Come and meet your local farmers and growers.  Banbury Farmers Market in North Oxfordshire is held in the Town Market Place on the 1st Friday of the month from 8.30am – 1.30am.

 

Antiques Market

Now every second & forth Thursday!

Antiques 2 Go friendly team of antique dealers and enthusiasts include Black Cat Books and Susie’s accompanied with many other stalls …

Just some of the wonderful array of antiques include the following:-

  • Jewellery, books, fur coats, china, Wedgwood and Moorcroft etc.
  • Militaria, coins, cameras, clocks, old postcards, gold and silver items, toy cars, models, die-cast cars and much more …

 

Where to find us

The market place is located in the centre of town near the foot of Banbury’s Old Town and alongside Castle Quay Shopping Centre.

Annual events

The Market Place is also host for various annual events including the Annual Amusement Fayre and Banbury’s Annual Food Fair.

Where next?  Take time to visit Banbury’s Old Town leading away from the Market Place up Parsons Street and The Lanes.

Banbury Bridal

Where the dream begins …

Banbury Bridal, formerly Wedding Belles of Banbury, have been supplying Bridal and Bridesmaids Gowns to customers from both in and around Banbury for over 25 years.  At Wedding Belles we believe that choosing a wedding dress should be an enjoyable, stress-free experience.

We aim to make you feel special, and to make sure that you have the perfect dress for the perfect day.  Our caring and welcoming staff will attend to you personally to help you find the right gown for you, giving us the reputation as Banbury’s friendliest wedding boutique.

Whether you want sophisticated or romantic, simple or dramatic, we are experts in finding the right wedding dress for you in our pleasant, relaxed atmosphere, seven days a week.  If necessary, we will also make alterations while you wait.

Not only that, but with the cost of the average wedding well into five figures, our competitive prices will take some of the stress out of the preparations. We have a wide range of collections from new season designer to off the peg bridal gowns, so any bride can find the dress of her dreams at a price within her budget.  With over 400 designer gowns in stock, our many suppliers include Maggie Sottero, Alfred Angelo, Classique for Brides and Romantica of Devon, ensuring styles to suit all tastes.  We also cover a wide range of sizes from 8 to 32.

Wedding gowns at Banbury Bridal

To finish off your look, we also have a wide selection of accessories, including veils, headdresses and designer shoes from Katz and Rainbow Club.

Gowns for every occasion

Is your wedding taking place in a unique setting?  Perhaps a tropical beach, a country house or on board ship?  Or will it be a winter wedding?  Whatever the setting or the weather, we can supply the perfect gown for the occasion, again in a wide range of sizes and styles.

Bridal gowns, bridesmaids, evening and prom dresses

As well as bridal gowns for weddings, our evening and prom dresses are perfect for that special occasion such as New Years Eve or dinner party.

Maggie Sottero, Alfred Angelo and many more

Visit our website to see a preview of some of our latest wedding dresses by Alfred Angelo, Maggie Sottero, Romantica, Opulence and Pure. Here you can also see some of the testimonials from satisfied customers, all of whom have remarked on our friendly and helpful service as well as our excellent range of prices and styles.

If you have a wedding coming up, be sure to visit us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest promotions, forthcoming events and all things weddings, so you can be sure to take advantage of any sales and perhaps find a gown from as little as £150.

Banbury Bridal Gown

Contact information

Phone01295 254621
Opening hours9am – 5pm Monday to Wednesday ; 9.30am – 5pm Thursday ; 9.00am – 5pm Friday & Saturday ; 11am – 3pm Sunday
Email[email protected]
Websitehttps://www.banbury-bridal-boutique.co.uk/
social mediaFacebook

For more bridal gowns and wedding suppliers in the Banbury area read our guide here.

Kids Exclusive

Kids Exclusive Department Store

From twelve minutes to twelve years, always Kids Exclusive

As well as our range of new clothes on our ground floor, we also now buy and sell any kids’ clothing for between 0 and 5 years, so if you have bought something for a special occasion that you know is only going to be worn once, it doesn’t have to be an expensive one-off that will spend the rest of its life in the back of a drawer or the attic.   As long as it is still in good condition, bring it back to us; we will buy it back from you and sell it on to be used again.  We don’t just take clothing; we also buy and sell shoes, prams, push chairs, cots, baths, toys, baby bouncers, books and more.

Kids Exclusive

Weddings and much more …

Everyone loves a wedding, and of course the main focus is the bride.  But who doesn’t also love a young bridesmaid or page boy for that special ‘Aah’ moment?  And its lovely to see all the invited children at a wedding all dressed up in smart or pretty clothes.  At Kids Exclusive we specialise in kids’ clothes for weddings and all special occasions, so you can be sure they will look their best on the day.

The kids wedding specialist …

We offer a wide range of clothes for children from 0 to 12: bridesmaid dresses, page boy suits and a full range of special occasion clothes to suit the day.  We also offer a complete measuring and fitting service so you can be sure that each suit and dress fits perfectly on the big day.  Our tailoring and seamstress service also offers a follow-up appointment for any last minute final alterations.

Christening soon?

And we offer so much more than just wedding clothes; we also have a wide range of christening clothes, including some ‘good-as-new’ second hand clothing from as little as £1.  Our full christening range is on the first floor, catering from the new-born up to 14 years.

For all special occasions involving children, we have the dress or suit to fit, whether it’s a communion, confirmation or any other special day, and all clothing can be altered to fit with our special tailoring service.

Contact Us

Opening hoursWe are open from 10.30am until 5pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Wednesday’s and Sundays by appointment only.
Phone & text01295 262112 OR SMS / Text : 07954 080313
Ages0-12 years
Location37-38 Church Lane, Banbury, OX16 5LX, opposite Betts Butchers
Email enquiries[email protected]
Social mediaFacebookTwitter

For a list of other shops in Banbury’s Old Town click here.