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The Saye and Sele Arms

€€ - €€€, British,
Main Road | Broughton, Banbury OX15 5ED, England
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pie” (18 reviews)
“liver pate” (2 reviews)
Closes in 27 min
All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Main Road | Broughton, Banbury OX15 5ED, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had not been here for a while but were reminded after the first bite into our meal what tasty and delicious food is served at the Saye & Seles. As we arrived were greeted by Liz and Danny and then later by Mark and...More

Thank NaraindraM M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting nearby Broughton Castle and were early after a good journey to get here so we popped into this pub looking for a drink and a light snack. As it was a Sunday Lunchtime we fully expected to either only be served a...More

Thank RolandPJ
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Six of us had dinner here today. It was really nice. The salmon and crab roulade starter was delightful. Today's soup was fresh tomato and basil. Some of the others had the prawn cocktail, the bruschetta and the melon and parma ham. All wee excellent....More

Thank 0375
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We were made very welcome, and the service was attentive and friendly. However, the food was not worth the money. I had a salad starter which was decidedly ordinary. We both had steak. It seemed to have been boiled rather than grilled, entirely lacking that...More

Thank linnemm
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Stopped for a coffee as out walking. A Sunday lunch time and a lovely day. Lady behind the bar VERY miserable looking and looked down her nose when we asked if we could have some snack of some sort. Were told we could ONLY have...More

Thank robbie772015
Reviewed 28 July 2017

How excellent - the chef came out to discuss the menu and what he could do for us. No problem at all with coeliac needs. Great choice on the menu. Nice surroundings and friendly staff.

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch here. The place is always so full so booking is a good idea. The food is lovely always so tasty and they have a good variety! The staff are so friendly and make the atmosphere. They happy to have a...More

1  Thank charliebyne
Reviewed 6 July 2017

As the castle didn't open until 2pm on Wednesday, we stopped in here for a light lunch and were delighted we did. Very pleasant 'beer garden', excellent food ..... I had the Gammon Pie of the Day, my wife the spinach ricotta pancakes starter as...More

Thank cfredman2016
Reviewed 24 June 2017

The pub was very crowded when we went in but we were warmly welcomed and chose a very nice table in the pretty garden. The owners Danny and Liz were both serving to make sure everything ran smoothly and it did. We all found it...More

Thank 69Heather
Reviewed 16 June 2017

After a six mile hike around the pleasant Oxfordshire villages of Broughton and Newington on the outskirts of Banbury and a visit to Broughton Castle we had pre booked a table at the Saye and Sele Arms - which takes its name from the family...More

Thank bobjo2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road | Broughton, Banbury OX15 5ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Banbury
  • Phone Number: 01295-26-33-48
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