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.

Buywise

BuywiseThe home of home appliances

Buywise is an independent, family run retail outlet selling home appliances, domestic electrical appliances, beds and furniture for over 30 years.  Based in Banbury, Oxfordshire, Buywise has built up a good name for great customer service, excellent value for money and fast and reliable delivery.

A family run outlet selling home appliances for over 30 years

We are proud of our dedicated sales team who can offer informed product knowledge and advice, to ensure that every individual need is met.  Our permanent display offers a full range of dishwashers, washing machines, refrigeration, range cookers, free standing cookers, Integrated appliances (built in), and tumble dryers permanently on show.

Buywise the home of appliances

Buywise has built up a good name for great customer service, excellent value for money and fast delivery.  Please contact us for a competitive price and delivery quotation.

Getting in contact

Opening hours Monday – Saturday: 9.00am – 5.30pm ; Sunday: Closed
Email[email protected]
Phone01295 266087 / 01295 254536 / Fax:- 01295 271261
Address45 Parsons Street, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 5NA
Websitewww.buywiseofbanbury.co.uk
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For a list o other shops in Banbury’s Old Town read our guide.

STITCHES Clothing Repairs and Alterations

STITCHES tailoringProfessional tailoring

STITCHES has recently opened their new premises in Banbury’s Market Place and has over 30 years of experience in clothing repairs and alterations for men, women, children and even infants.  We pride ourselves that we can adjust clothing to fit any shape and size.

Our mission is based upon four key commitments: Quality, Expertise, Customer Service and Speed.  We can meet your needs for all repairs and alterations, whether it’s a suit, leather, wool, jeans, wedding dress or just basic clothing alteration or repair.

Have you got an important event tonight and just found that your trousers need altering, or you have a tear in your tux?  Don’t panic!  Stitches offers a same day express service, so while you browse round the town, Stitches will take care of the alterations and make sure they are done by the time you get back.  Just ask a staff member for our ‘Express Service’.

STITCHES tailoring

Found the perfect pair of trousers – but they’re just a little too long?  Not to worry, we can make the necessary alterations and have them ready as soon as you need them.  We will also adjust any suit or garment to give you the perfect fit, and dry clean it for you ready to wear when you need it.

Whatever you need, our professional staff are well known for their attention to detail and fast turnaround.  Here are a few of the things we can do:

Zip Replacement, Rips and Tears mended, Waist taken in or out, Shortening on Trousers and Jeans, Jacket Sleeves Shortened/Lengthened, Curtains Shortened, Alterations to Cuffs, Garment Resizing, Uniforms Altered, Patch Up’s and Logo Sewed, Re-lining Coats/Jackets/Skirts/Trousers and many more.

Other Services

If you can’t get in to Banbury, then try our new postal service.  Just send your garment, along with clear instructions on the alterations needed along with your name, address and contact number, a cheque (see the price list on our website) and a pre-paid envelope/packaging, and we will aim to send back the altered garment within three to four days.

We also offer discounts to companies for bulk alterations and dry cleaning, and we also offer free training for your staff.

Just pop in to our store in Banbury’s market place, or call us to ask more about our services.

Getting in contact

Opening hoursMonday: 9.30am-5.00pm ; Tuesday: 9.30am-5.00pm ; Wednesday: 9.30am-1.30pm ; Thursday: 9.30am-5.00pm ; Friday: 9.30am-5.00pm ; Saturday: 9.30am-4.45pm
Email[email protected]
Phone01295 25 66 66
Address5 Market Place, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 5LG
Websitehttp://stitchestailoring.co.uk

 

The Artery, art shop and classes

The Artery Art Shop

The Artery, art shop and classesBanbury’s premiere Art Centre nestled in the heart of The Old Town

A wide range of materials, excellent product knowledge and good customer service, makes us the place to start in art.

We can order most items in if our suppliers carry them.  Our orders are sent on Saturday and usually arrive on a Wednesday.  Most of what we can order for you can be ordered as a single item (no need for bulk buying) and we do not add any postal charges if your orders are collected from the shop.

Special Offers

  • All our Black, White and Ivory A1 mountboard is only £3.85 RRP £4.95
  • 12% OFF all our products if you join our Art Club or attend any adult art group or art society*.
  • 10% OFF all our products to students and 6th Formers on production of your Student card (or other proof)*
  • Galeria 60ml Acrylic tubes only £2.99 (RRP £3.85)
  • Cotman 8ml Watercolour tubes only £1.99 (RRP £2.50)

Getting in contact

Opening hoursTuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm
Email[email protected]
Phone01295 275150
Address21 Parsons Street, OX16 5LY Banbury, Oxfordshire
DirectionsAbove ‘The Old Deli’ Located on the right side of Parsons Street walking away from the Market Place

Henry’s Menswear of Banbury

Henry’s has been providing the finest quality menswear since its founding in 1953, and remains family-run to this day.

Located on Banbury High Street — a stone’s throw from the historic Banbury Cross — Henry’s caters to the needs of the well-dressed man-about-town, providing off-the-peg suits, jackets, trousers, knitwear, shirts and shoes for both formal and casual wear, along with a large range of accessories.

Menswear classic or contemporary

Our hire department stocks an extensive range of classic and contemporary outfits for weddings, Black Tie events (including school proms), or any occasions that require a smart suit.

Fashion to fit

We are proud authorised stockists of the following brands; Digel (suits and jackets), Roy Robson (suits and jackets), Magee (suits and jackets), Giordano (shirts), Baileys (knitwear), Seidensticker (shirts), Culture (shirts), Casa Moda (shirts and knitwear), Meyer (trousers), Front (shoes), and Azor (shoes).

Made to measure menswear

For more than 50 years Henry’s have been making bespoke garments for those who wish to have that special suit , jacket or trouser.  As it’s made to measure, your garment will be made to your size,  meaning no matter what, your garment is one of a kind.

Over 500 patterns are available with a range of different styles, and completion is about 6 to 8 weeks.

A made to measure service, with a huge selection of fabrics, is available, allowing you to personalise your suit down to the lining and buttons of your choosing.

Weddings and more

We provide suit rental for weddings, black tie events, proms and other special occasions.

Getting in contact

HoursMonday – Saturday: 9.00am – 5pm ; Sundays only during December or by appointment
Address52 High Street, Banbury, Oxforshire, OX16 5JJ
Phone01295 251044
Email[email protected]
Websitehttp://henrysofbanbury.com
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Castle Quay shopping centre is just a minute away.  Read our guide here.

So Hair, Nails & Beauty

About So … Hair, Nails & Beauty

We are a modern hair, nail and beauty salon based in The Old Town area of Banbury town centre. We specialise in all areas of hair cutting, colouring and styling as well as HD brows, eyelash extensions, waxing and massage along with CND nail enhancements, manicures, pedicures, Minx and Shellac.

Relax in the hands of our professional stylists and therapists and let yourself drift away from the daily grind of work.

Our company ethos

We want you to look and feel good, and with our great inspirational ideals we will ensure that every visit to So… leaves you feeling radiant and revitalised.   Our team of talented stylists and beauty therapists will provide you with highly professional hair care, grooming and beauty therapy and above all a high level of customer service, so that you will want to come back time and time again.

Getting in contact

Opening hoursMon 09:00-17:30;Tue 09:00-19:30; Wed 09:00-17:30; Thu 09:00-19:30; Fri 09:00 – 18:00; Sat 09:00-17:00
Phone01295 258082
Websitehttp://www.so-hair-beauty-nails-banbury.com/
Email[email protected]
AddressParsons Street, Banbury’s Old Town
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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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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 hoursNOW CLOSED
Address4 White Lion Walk, Banbury, OX16 5UD

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