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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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.

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 hoursTuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm; Saturday 10am – 5pm
Phone01295 709769
Websitehttp://booksandink.co.uk/
Email[email protected]
Address4 White Lion Walk, Banbury, OX16 5UD

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

Watermans Goldsmiths

Watermans Goldsmiths

Banbury’s premium goldsmiths

Watermans Goldsmiths have been offering bespoke commissions & designs alongside a comprehensive renovation & repair service in Banbury for over 20 years.

At Watermans our goldsmiths are highly trained with many years’ bench experience in all aspects of fine jewellery manufacture and design, using traditional skills and methods and also incorporating the very best of the latest technologies available.

Our Banbury goldsmiths we fully understand the sentimental value attached to each item of jewellery and each piece is treated with the upmost care and attention it deserves. Watermans carry out all work in their fully equipped workshop.

Unique designs

At Watermans our exclusive jewellery range is individually designed and handmade, therefore each piece is unique.  We source all our materials from the most ethical sources.  We do NOT sell conflict diamonds.  All our coloured gemstones are sourced by our supplier who deals directly with the mine guaranteeing that no stones are treated or artificially enhanced, thus ensuring genuine stones at the most competitive prices.

Onsite jewellery repairs

We have 2 full time experienced goldsmiths who will carry out repairs and renewals in our in house jewellery workshop giving you peace of mind that your jewellery is being looked after.

Service is very important to us and we will deliver prompt, efficient and courteous service, but most importantly take great care of your jewellery as if it were our own.

Generally repairs are carried out within 10-14 days. We do however offer an express same day service for an additional fee.

If the nature of the repair is a missing gem stone then we will take the item in for an estimate and only carry out any work with your approval.  All repairs and renewals will be cleaned and polished which is included in the service. Bring in your item of jewellery into us and we will advise you on the best course of action.

 Getting in contact

Phone 01295 269 210
Email[email protected]
Address51 Parsons Street, Banbury, Oxon, OX16 5NB
Websitehttp://watermansgoldsmiths.co.uk/

Visit our Old Town guide here for other shops in the area.