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The Three Pigeons Inn

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3 Southam Road, Banbury OX16 2ED, England
+44 1295 275220
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? some thought needed by management but having seen they them put their heart and soul into this place I am not going to write anything negative nor should there be it's just called losing the edge. Staff excellent. My lunch for two was £95 inc tip so you get a little picky when you are looking for a premium... More 

Thank Lyon O
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All eight in our party opted for the roast beef and we were not at all disappointed. Huge portions, so much beef and all empty plates afterwards. Nick commented to Head Chef Chris as to how good the gravy was. For deserts between us we had generous helpings of sticky toffee pudding, lemon tart and chocolate brownie which were all... More 

Thank mikeyoxford
Banbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been for lunch more than once, the food is superb, always very hot and superbly presented. The staff are very polite at all times and very attentive. Their motto appears to be to give excellent customer care at all times. Will definitely be going back.

Thank colinmccamley
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Both my partner and I agree that the three pigeons offers delicious well presented food. By far the best place to dine in Banbury. Cosy country pub feel, relaxed atmosphere, attentive friendly staff, well priced considering the quality. Overall we had a great night, so much so we were the last to leave and definitely overstayed our welcome. However even... More 

Thank Chad H
Croydon, South London
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and some work mates were working in Banbury and we wanted a good Roast Dinner and boy did we find it !!! Excellent Lamb dinner with the trimmings absolutely delicious !!!!! If you are in the same situation as us and wanted a good dinner and like me searched tripadvisor then look no further than this place

Thank wightlion
Banbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic meal and the staff were very attentive, food arrived quickly and tasted great. The portions were massive! Our Dutch guests were very impressed with everything, from the food to the pub itself. Would recommend to everyone.

Thank sarahyoung2016
Wimborne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked to dine at this establishment whilst we were visiting Banbury to meet up with friends. We made that choice after looking at TripAdvisor reviews. How disappointing!!!! The place was devoid of atmosphere. One of our party had to wait approx 5 minutes for his starter after ours had been brought to the table. One of the main courses... More 

Thank Geri M
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Three Pigeons on Sat 29th October for a birthday meal. The good points were: Food well cooked, particularly the lamb Good wine Pleasant surroundings and good atmosphere Pleasant and overall helpful staff Areas for improvement: Menu not particularly imaginative, although the food we had was cooked well Staff lost interest after our sweet as they started... More 

Thank christine a
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this pub/restaurant for my daughters birthday. We had to pre order our food a few days before the meal as we were a party of 8, which we found rather odd. Our starters arrived, well presented and quite enjoyable. It went down hill after this. Ordered 5 sirloin steaks, one fillet, a burger and some pork dish. Not... More 

Thank Judy H
Barry, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not know Banbury so booked this place for a birthday dinner during our recent visit. The decor & ambience looked promising but the service let us down. Food was reasonable but overpriced for what it was and the steak was very tough. Staff were struggling - I notice they are recruiting at the moment which is maybe why, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$63
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Southam Road, Banbury OX16 2ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Banbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1295 275220
Settled in the heart of Banbury The Three Pigeons Inn has been at the very heart of the community since it first opened its doors back in the 17th Century. It has created so many memories for customers of all ages and taken its rightful place in the hearts and minds of the many residents both in the town and in the surrounding areas. The Three Pigeons Inn has being lovingly restored to its former glory and has now achieved it's first AA Rosette. It is now a free house with guest accommodation, with our main focus being our fabulous food. We offer modern English cuisine prepared freshly using locally sourced produce by our award winning Head Chef. Throughout its vast restoration project, and since opening, the motto at The Three Pigeons Inn has always been to do everything to the best of our ability, the end result speaks for itself. We have now passed that motto on to our team, whether it's a morning cappuccino next to one of our coal burners, or a three course meal in our Winter Garden, The Three Pigeons Inn will always deliver 10 out of 10. The Three Pigeons Inn is opening its wings to invite you into areas of the building previously hidden from sight. They are now being used to create a space for you to relax and enjoy the company of friends and family. What you will find in place of the old neglected lounge is a transformation to the extraordinary. The bar will be a central feature so that our friendly staff are never too far away. Three guest bedrooms have been added along with a new Kitchen and Beer cellar. The gardens have been landscaped and a function room has been built.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?