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Hanwell Arms

Bar, British, Pub
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Hanwell Mews Rotary Way, Banbury OX16 1AP, England
+44 1295 266323
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Banbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Superb meal and really friendly staff went out of their way to make it a special dinner, right down to two dairy free meals.

2 Thank marlorob
Manhattan Beach, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I've dined there a few times during my stays in Banbury. My food was great each time but friends had mixed experiences. I thought the prices were very reasonable. However if was quite comfortable for visiting over drinks. I'll return.

1 Thank Buck T
Banbury, Oxfordshire
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Disinterested bar staff bordering on rude, badly kept beer, dirty sticky glasses and cutlery. Food decidedly average and very obviously pre-prepared and synthetic. Dirty toilets with no toilet roll. All a bit much when you take your family our for dinner and pay hard earned £s on a Saturday night for a sub standard experience. I'll spend my money elsewhere... More 

2 Thank nycuk69
Banbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

With three members of the family we had lunch at at this pub,but never again,three of us had meals that came with chips they were so bad I feel sure they must have been cooked the day before.Yes we should have sent them back,but was in a hurry, i did have a grumble at the waitress but she was on... More 

2 Thank johnbanbury630
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Typical pub chain food. Visited with friends and the food is cheap. As with most places, you get what you pay for. I had the pork-tastic grill. Lump of gammon was nice, pork belly was severely under-cooked. Certainly no time wasted on presentation. Food was typical of what you'd get in any yates/spoons establishment. Must also add gents toilets were... More 

2 Thank Joe A
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Visited last Saturday lunch (3 of us) - 2 x scampi & mega breakfast. Bar / tables not busy at 1:30pm & a few locals were around drinking. The 2 female staff were friendly & smiles each time we contacted them - they checked after 10 mins to ensure "everything ok" - which it definitely was. The breakfast was excellent... More 

Thank Irene W
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We have visited other pubs in the chain and we're delighted with the food Unfortunately this one did quite get there Took ages to get served seemed a long time to bring the meals then got it wrong The food was ok over cooked to be honest ,if anything they overlooked the presentation was a bit lacking had the same... More 

Thank daftpets
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The Bar lady was very rude, took ages to get a drink and when she was pouring out drinks she was rubbing her eyes & mouth and then touching our glasses which made me not want to drink out of them. Went to order food and again took 10 minuets to get someone to take the order at the bar..... More 

Thank Edd1334
Banbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My husband took me for lunch there last week. The manager served us...nice friendly chap. The chef was lovely, and friendly. Our meals came out piping hot, my Hubby's steak was cooked to perfection. It was lush and very well priced. He took me there again on the friday evening, tried different meals and again...perfection. So pleased that we're booking... More 

Thank fannycraddock4
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

So, on my day off, I thought I'd try out this pub. First off, very reasonably priced ales - all under £3.00 a pint,including one called Red Boar. (Give the Marstons Pedigree a miss though as it tastes like the proverbial Gnat's piss.) The staff were polite and friendly. Because the pub is right next to a school, some mums... More 

Thank John M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hanwell Mews Rotary Way, Banbury OX16 1AP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Banbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1295 266323

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?