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


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!



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
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.
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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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Banbury College Restaurant

Exceptional 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? (Sample menu below during term times)

Our lunch time opening hours are Monday Friday 12-2pm, last orders taken at 1pm.


Bistro Evenings, Tuesday and Thursday – 6.30-9.30 last orders taken at 7.15.


Lunchtime Menu

18th May – 5th June, 2015

Monday – Friday: 12.30pm last orders taken at 1.30pm

Starters – £2.50

Cream of Mushroom Soup with herb croutons

Mozzarella stuffed Arancini balls with red pepper sauce

Chicken and Bacon Mixed Salad


Main courses – £3.50

Honey roasted loin of pork stuffed with black pudding and apple with a cider jus

Fillet of plaice en papiotte with a white wine sauce and julienne of vegetables

Red Onion and goats cheese Tart (v)

Served with potatoes and seasonal vegetables


Desserts – £2.50

Salted caramel Torte

Chocolate Indulgent

Eton mess

Freshly brewed coffee and

selection of teas – £1.00


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. 

On the menu next week in the Cherwell Restaurant.

For further information or to make a booking please e-mail

[email protected]

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.


Bellini Italian Restaurant

Bellini Italian Restaurant

Bellini Italian Restaurant

Bellini is your place to have a calm and positive experience , when eating with your loved ones, friend’s or business partners.

Bellini concept will remain the same ; high standard food, served with care. delicate tastes that keeps you open to explore more of Bellini’s flavour.

Bellini Italian restaurant & pizzeria in Banbury offers a wonderful space for celebrating a special occasions up to 75 people or a buffet service up to 150 people in our local venue.

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Steak entreeThe food and menu concept

Italian food is varied, colourful and known for it delicious flavours.  To give you the full Italian experience, our restaurant will offer once a week a “special”, and you are more then welcome to explore.

New courses will appear in our menu every few months, to bring Bellini the different flavours from Sicilly, South and North of Italy.

At Bellini, we believe that small change’s make big difference.  Change’s that keep you interested and our chef challenged.  Our menu concept is simple and traditional food , from different places in the famous “Italian boot”.


Bellini pizzaTakeaway and delivery pizza.

Now open all day Sunday’s 🙂  Bellini offers great authentic pizza, 7 days a week to dine, take-away or be delivered to your door.

Pizzas from £6.95 for Vegetarian and Margherita pizzas with £12.95 for Calzone or a mixed Sea Food.


Bellini Main Menu

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Sausage and cheese

Private Hire and parties for your special occasions

Holding your event at Bellini’s means that you can enjoy yourself knowing that everything is taken care of, whether it is a party, wedding reception or another celebration.  Set menus are available or we can work with you to design one for your event.  Bellini’s Italian restaurant is available for exclusive hire and we can cater for parties of up to 75 guests or up to 150 guests with our buffet service.


Contact info

Opening hours Midday – 11pm 7 days a week (always call if dining late).
Phone 01295 250507 or 07501 393931
Address 4 – 5 North Bar Street, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 0TB
Menu Bellini Main Menu Bellini Dessert Menu

Fine coffees aswell as fine wines


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Gurkha SpiceBanbury’s ‘original’ Nepalese restaurant, Gurkha Spice

We take pride in using only the freshest ingredients to ensure an enjoyable and unique experience for all our customers.  Our foods are simply spiced and authentic, our flavours are subtle and genuine and our recipes are created for a cleaner, crisper, more balanced taste.  This is the most delightful food you will discover between here, Kathmandu and Pokhora.

It’s our aim to bring to Banbury the FINEST Nepalese cuisine …

Gurkha Spice
Our carefully created menu is available for download online.  Please visit the link Gurkha Spice main menu.  Our wine list is available on request.


Tuesdays we like to reserve for private functions.  Works do?  Birthday perhaps?  Or that special anniversary!

Gurkha Spice


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Getting in contact

Opening hours Sunday 12:00-14:00, 17:30-22:30 Monday and Wednesday to Saturday 12:00-14:00, 17:30-23:30  Tuesdays we like to reserve for private functions.
Phone 01295 279099
Postal address 16 Broad St, Banbury, OX16 5BN
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The Thai Orchid Restaurant in Banbury

Thai Orchid Restaurant in BanburyThe Thai Orchid Restaurant in Banbury

Ever since 1986 we have been the home of the highest quality authentic Thai cuisine in Banbury. Using only the freshest ingredients imported directly from Thailand, our food is sure to excite your taste buds every visit!

However, it’s not only our food that’s unforgettable. Step into our restaurant and you’ll be transported to a different world as you appreciate the magnificent hand-carved furniture, wondrous decorations and magnitude of exotic plants. We have literally taken a part of Thailand and put it in our restaurant!

For any occasion

And not forgetting the world famous quality of Thai service, our friendly staff are always there to make sure you have a fantastic time, whether you’re having a corporate party or a romantic meal for two.

Lunch time buffet

For a taster why not visit us for our ‘eat as much as you like’ Thai Lunch time buffet, available from 12 noon until 2pm every day.

Thai Orchid Lunch Buffet


To avoid disappointment we always encourage that bookings be made in advance.  Call us anytime on 01295 270833.

Contact info

Opening hours Mon – Fri: 12:00 – 14:00 and 17:30 – 22:30
Email [email protected]
Phone 01295 270833
Address 56 North Bar, Banbury, OX16 0TL
Directions Located at the top of Banbury’s Old Town, very near the Odeon Cinema and Banbury Cross
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