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4 Ale and Gin

4 Ale and GinCome and enjoy the drinking experience at 4

4 started as a simple dream for a couple who both wanted a drinking experience that catered for different tastes. Initially they set up a small Ale and Gin House in the Cotswolds. Specialising in quality Hook Norton beer and craft ales and an impressive selection of Artisan gins from around the World. Soon they outgrew their environment and realised this dream needed to develop in a town setting. Banbury became that ideal town.

It is always about the drinking experience first and foremost. We want to introduce you to new tastes and ideas both in the craft ale world and the ever expanding gin scene. We will have regular clubs where you can meet like minded individuals to discuss the latest offerings from local breweries and distilleries.

We want to create an environment that encourages people to get off their sofa and visit a bar. A comfortable setting where you can meet friends and colleagues, listen to classic tunes, enjoying fabulous drinks, eating tasty food.

4 Ale and Gin

We offer tasty bar bistro nibbles, pitchers of ales and jugs of gin. Come as a group and enjoy the atmosphere or hideaway in a corner as a couple or individual, read newspapers, listen to music, drink coffee, or wine, ale or gin. We also offer an exceptional selection of other spirits. All meant for your enjoyment.

Open Mic nights and private parties

We hold very popular Open Mic nights fortnightly on Wednesday and have our own inhouse Music Duo called G & T. (Gaz and Tom)

We hold parties and various events from 50 – 100 people. You can even hire the whole building for a private party.

Contact info

Postal address4 Butchers Row, Banbury, OX16 5JH
Opening times

Tuesday 4pm – 11pm, Wednesday 12 – 11pm, Thursday 12 – 11pm, Friday 12 – 12 (doors close at 11pm), Saturday 12 – 12 (doors close at 11pm), Sunday 12 – 5pm (extended during summer months)

Phone01295 256550
Email[email protected]
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Curly’s Jacket Potatoes

The best and tastiest jacket potatoes established since 1997 …

Curly's Jacket Potatoes

The perfect snack or bite to eat to get you through a busy day’s shopping.   Situated in the very centre of Banbury outside the Town Hall, Curly’s is a long established popular food outlet providing the tastiest Jacket Potatoes in Banbury.

 

They make the best jacket potatoes in Banbury, great amount of filling, perfectly cooked and full of flavour, great prices and friendly staff. Well worth the effort going there and you won’t regret it.

Sam Croucher

A wide selections of toppings – you name it!  Straight from the oven from around £2 each.

Short of time?  Text your orders to Curly in advance on 07748156479.

 

Fantastic value for money and very filling. Lots of choices and will even do halves for little ones. Lovely man and great food. Would definitely recommend.

Nicola Anne

Curly’s Jacket Potatoes ... The best and tastiest potatoes. Established since 1997

Contact details

LocationsOutside the town hall.
Opening timesMonday – Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Phone 07748156479
Email[email protected]
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For more places to grab a quick bite whilst shopping or to treat the family to a nice meal at the end of the day visit our restaurant guide.

Little Amsterdam

Dutch pancakes and more

Little AmsterdamLocated by the top of Parsons Street – near st Mary’s church, Little Amsterdam is the region’s ONLY Dutch pancake restaurant, cafe and delicatessen!  Predominantly pancakes we also offer daily specials, imported Dutch treats, tea, coffee and a fully licensed bar.  Menu items include soups, sandwiches, wraps, pancakes, pies, tarts, salads and much, much more!

Reservations at Little Amsterdam

You can call us on 01295 279140, or fill in the contact form to send us an email.

Please inform us of the date and time of your booking, the amount of people in your party and whether you have any special dietary requirements.

We will be in touch to confirm the date and time with you as soon as we can.

Not just lemon, icing sugar and pancakes

And we don’t just do pancakes either! There’s something here for everyone:

Omelettes, sandwiches, gelato, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cakes, muffins, breakfast, main courses, deserts, daily specials, fully licensed, a Dutch shop and of course our amazing pancakes – sweet, savoury or sweet & savoury

 

Contacting Little Amsterdam

Opening Hours Tuesday-Sunday; 10am-8pm (Tues-Thurs) ; 10am-9pm (Thurs & Fri) and 10am-4pm on Sunday
AddressLittle Amsterdam, 13-14 North Bar Street, Banbury. OX16 0TF
Email[email protected]
Websitehttp://littleamsterdam.co/

For more places to grab a quick bite whilst shopping or to treat the family to a nice meal at the end of the day visit our restaurant guide.

Jaypur Indian restaurant

Jaypur Indian Restaurant

Balti Indian Restaurant

Anur & Taz have been in the business running their own restaurants since 1987 and opened the Jaypur 20 years ago with a view of serving the best fresh quality Balti food to customers in Banbury as well as being the finest Indian restaurant in Banbury.

Jaypur are the yearly award winners from 1997 to 2003 and 2011 for Balti food.  In 1997 we was the runners up for uk chef of the year,in 2003 our chef was nominated for Oxfordshire chef, and finished in second place.  We boast the best indian take away in Banbury, so you can have the assurance of receiving the warmest of welcomes and great service here at the Jaypur.

Jaypur Indian restaurant

The chefs

Our award winning head chef has got the long experience in Indian cuisine.  He won the curry life chef award for the calendar year 2011/12.  Recognising his accomplishment during that year.

  • Perfect for groups or parties
  • Takeaway
  • Delivery

Getting in contact

Opening hoursMon – Thu: 18:00 – 01:00 ; Fri – Sat: 18:00 – 02:00 ; Sun: 18:00 – 01:00
Address39a Parsons Street, OX16 5NA, Banbury, Oxfordshire
Phone01295 275117 or 01295 279737
Websitehttp://jaypurbanbury.co.uk
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For more places to grab a quick bite whilst shopping or to treat the family to a nice meal at the end of the day visit our restaurant guide.

Marks & Spencer

Newly refurbished and extended store with a fantastic selection of Clothing, Food and Home accessories, Marks & Spencer Banbury has something for all the family.  If you’re searching for a whole new outfit, a few key pieces to brighten up your wardrobe this season or simply the latest stylish accessories for your home, Marks & Spencer Banbury has a great range of up-to-the-minute fashion solutions.M&S

The Banbury store also has a comprehensive selection of high quality food and fine wine to tantalize your taste buds! Whether you are planning a dinner party for six or just need to grab lunch on the run, Marks & Spencer Banbury offers perfect culinary treats for every occasion.

Fancy a coffee?

Marks & Spencer Banbury also boasts a Cafe Revive coffee shop serving a delicious selection of hot and cold drinks and an instore bakery offering freshly baked snacks and treats.

The store is open from 8am, Monday to Friday, so now you can call in before work and pick up that all important item!

Getting in contact

Opening hoursMon – Sat 8.30am-6.00pm  ; Sun & Bank holidays 10.30am-4.30pm
Phone01295 267676
Postal address36 Bridge Street, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 5YA
Websitehttps://castlequay.co.uk/shopping/ms/
For information on other shops in Castle Quay read our guide.

The White Horse Pub

White Horse Banbury… is the cask ale pub to visit to try our great selection of real ales.   Regular ales include Everards Tiger and Beacon accompanied by weekly guest ales from all over the UK.

We are a local community pub in town, we hold a regular Wednesday night Quiz and showcase live music as well.

We serve homemade food 6 days a week, including Sunday Roasts and our own pizza menu.  Look out for our special offers on pizzas on a Thursday night and themed food nights.  Join our loyalty card scheme to earn a FREE main course.

We also have a patio area to make the most of the summer days and evenings.

White Horse Banbury

Getting in contact

Opening hoursMonday 2pm-10.30pm); Tuesday – Thursday 12noon to 11.00pm Friday and Saturday 12noon – 12midnight  ; Sunday 12noon to 10.30pm
Phone01295 277484
Address50-52 North Bar Street, Banbury, Oxon, OX16 0TH
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For a list of other eateries and restaurants in Banbury read our guide.

The Pinto Lounge

Pinto LoungeThe Pinto Lounge in Banbury’s High Street

‘The Lounges’ are informal, neighbourhood food led cafe/bars open all day, every day, where families, friends, and locals can come for a coffee, a drink, or something to eat in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

The Lounge menu is available all day and offers a wide range of dishes including an extensive brunch menu, a selection of proper-job burgers, a great selection of tapas and more restaurant style monthly specials.  There is an extensive selection of coffee, tea, cakes and pastries, smoothies and fresh juice, and a small selection of wines, draught beers & cocktails.

What to expect other than great food …

Pinto opened in November 2010 in what had previously been a photography studio, which meant that internally the space was subdivided into lots of small rooms, and at first it was bloomin’ difficult to appreciate its size and scale.  However, following some good old Loungers sledgehammer action we’ve been able to reveal a very spacious and quirky space.  Pinto comprises a typical Victorian shop unit to the front and a surprisingly large room with very high ceilings to the rear.  With eighty covers internally and a further thirty in the courtyard terrace to the rear she’s a bit of a tardis is this one.

Having a party?  We’d love to play host …

You can book a large party and we never disappoint.  From a quiet table for two or something a little larger to an office catchup or a quick meet up before going on for the evening, we can cater for any occasion.

Interesting fact

Whilst stripping out the unit we uncovered some old Victorian tiles on the wall which is now in our back bar.  Suffice to say we opted to keep the tiles and after some good old fashioned elbow grease and general TLC they came up a right treat.  On the opening night a chap came in and told us that his father used to work in the building when it was a butchers many moons ago (hence the tiles).

Getting in contact

Opening hours
Monday – Sunday 9am – 11pm ; (Food served from 9am – 10pm)
Phone01295 275467
Email[email protected]
Address21 High Street, Banbury, OX16 5EG
wEBSITEhttps://thelounges.co.uk/pinto/
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The Old Auctioneer in Parsons Street

The Old Auctioneer

We’re delighted to announce that the pub and restaurant is open and serving both fine ales and good food.  If you can, pop in after work for a drink, or while shopping and say hi.  They and their staff are very much looking forward to meeting you all.

The Best Ice Cream in Britain

Just in time for summer, we’ve teamed up with Soho’s finest ice cream parlour, Gelupo, to bring you mouth-watering sorbets and real Italian gelati. Gelupo have been featured in Vogue, Financial Times and The Observer, and we’re very proud to introduce their range of quality gelati to Banbury.

Little Lunch Espetadas

For the uninitiated, Portuguese Espetadas are grilled marinated chunks of chicken, pork or lamb, skewered with roasted peppers and served with homemade flatbread and tzatziki. Why should you have to wait till dinner time to enjoy such a delicacy?

2 for 1 Treats

Old Auctioneer Treats The 2 for 1 Treats you know and love are not going anywhere! Mark them in your diary so you don’t forget :-
  • Monday: 2-4-1 on our Incredible Wings
  • Tuesday: 2-4-1 on Pizza and Prosecco
  • Wednesday: 2-4-1 on any of our Steaks (with 2 courses)
  • Thursday: 2-4-1 on Flaming Fajitas (with 2 courses)
  • Friday: 2-4-1 on Champagne, Cava or Prosecco

 

20% Students Discount

Skip the Uni cafeteria and get down to the Old Auctioneer! With a fantastic 20% off across all our menus, make the most of your summer break by indulging in gorgeous food and a great ambiance.

Come in just for a drink and try our great cask ales, unusual wine flutes or our giant classic cocktails. We also do a value All Day menu Monday to Friday with lunch dishes from £5.95 Phone us at 01295 270492 and come and let us take care of you.

 

 

Opening hoursMon-Thu 11:00-23:00 ; Fri-Sat 11:00-midnight ; Sun 12:00-22:00
Websitehttps://oldauctioneerbanbury.com/
Email[email protected]
Phone01295 270492
Address44 Parson’s St, Banbury’s Old Town, OX16 5NA
DirectionsHead from Banbury’s Old Town and we’ll be found on Parsons Street at the Church Lane entrance.
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The Three Pigeons Inn & Restaurant

Three PigeonsA beautiful 17th Century Coaching Inn …

… located in the centre of Banbury and easily accessible to the passer through.

Restoration of The Three Pigeons Inn was completed in 2012 and ever since we have been providing good food, fine wines and beer along with stylish hotel accommodation thanks to our sumptuously designed guest room.

Our restaurant is serving carefully selected dishes with locally sourced ingredients, served up to the highest of standards to look great and taste divine.  We also have a fabulous range of wines to complement all dishes and palettes.  If you’re unsure which wine suits, then our resident wine expert can make make a suggestion.

Three Pigeons

The quality of our food is at the heart of The Three Pigeons Inn; our award winning Head Chef offers modern British cooking using fresh, locally sourced produce.

The food…

A daily specials black board offers relaxed eating in the bar, next to our coal burners; whilst our seasonal menus provide a mouth watering alternative in our Winter Garden or our a la carte restaurant area.  On a warm summer’s day the landscaped garden terrace allows for outside dining.

With service being the backbone of The Three Pigeons Inn, the staff are knowledgeable, friendly and efficient.  Whether you’re sitting in our Winter Garden Restaurant, on the summer terrace or by the coal burners in the main bar, a member of the team will always be at your service.

A notable wine list combines a careful selection from both the Old and New Worlds, with the fundamental characteristic being diversity and quality.

The menus …

Summer Evening Prix Fixe Menu Amazing value for money at The Three Pigeons Inn this Summer Available Monday to Thursday Dinner. Main Only @ £12.95; 2 Course @ £15.95; 3 Course @ £18.95. All food on our Prix Fixe menu follows The Three Pigeons motto, great fresh food, prepared using the best ingredients, sourced locally where possible. Please also see our great value for money lunch menu available Monday to Sunday

Summer Lunch Menu Served Monday to Sunday 12.00 Noon – 3.00pm. For reservations Please call: 01295 275220 Email: [email protected]

The Three Pigeons Inn Summer À La Carte Menu Available Monday to Thursday Evenings 6pm – 9pm Friday and Saturday Evenings 6pm – 9.30pm

Sunday Lunch at The Three Pigeons Inn Served Sunday 12 noon to 3pm every Sunday, The Three Pigeons Inn offers a number of delicious roasted joints – all sourced from our local farm shop.

What they say …

Getting in contact

For further information or to make a reservation for dining or hotel accommodation please call or email.

HoursMonday to Thursday:    12.00 noon – 3.00pm & 6.00pm – 9.00pm ; Friday and Saturday:    12.00 noon – 3.00pm & 6.00pm – 10.00pm ;  Sunday:    12.00 Noon – 3.00pm
Phone01295 275220
Email[email protected]
Websitehttp://thethreepigeons.com
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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.