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The Bell Inn

) #35 of 158 Restaurants in Banbury €€ - €€€ , British,
Shenington, Banbury OX15 6NQ, England
+44 1295 670274
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Shenington, Banbury OX15 6NQ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great food - truly. However our little party didn't start eating their mains until we'd been there an hour and twenty minutes. Things that really let it down - bread and butter arriving a long time after we arrived. The water and plates for the...More

Thank 983grace
Reviewed 5 days ago

The pub was very welcoming and a wonderful place to have lunch. The food was excellent. Four of us had different dishes ( including a vegetarian dish) and all could not rate it highly enough. The burgers were huge, the fish excellent and the vegetarian...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned to the Bell, this time for lunch, and found the food and service to be, once again, outstanding. Our friends enjoyed the beautifully cooked traditional fish and chips and I had the ribs which were superb. The sauce was very flavourful and the...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We visited the pub on a walk from Upton House, but it is definitely worth making a detour to eat here. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The food was very high quality and very well presented.

Thank lindagill2016
Reviewed 4 June 2017

…the best way to cook fish is not to. The second best way is to find out how the talented chef at the Bell does his cod in batter, because I have never had better. This tiny pub in, to be perfectly frank, the back...More

1  Thank Mike H
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Now under new management with a local lady returning home with a paragon of a chef to take up residence in her former village. It is small by modern standards but serves a variaty of beers, strong on flavour. There is a proper dining room...More

Thank countrygourmetOxhill
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We visited the Bell for a family meal and it was quite simply superb. The selection of ales and wines is broad and high quality and the food was outstanding. Our two boys, who have spent a long holiday in the US, still said the...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The food was absolutely delicious - our steaks were very tender, very juicy and full of flavour - among the best steaks I've ever eaten. The ambience of The Bell is just lovely - warm, welcoming and friendly and the service is outstanding.

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

The staff were so nice and the food was amazing. Definitely would recommend to anyone thinking of where to eat!

Thank laurenlouise349
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We were aware this small village pub had been taken over by new people and we were not disappointed. The starters were delicious. The mains arrived- steak, burgers & rack of ribs. All meals were good sized portions and presented well. Lovely atmosphere and smiley...More

Thank lynnie j
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shenington, Banbury OX15 6NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Banbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1295 670274
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