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The Unicorn Inn Restaurant

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The Unicorn Market Place, Deddington, Banbury OX15 0SE, England
+44 1869 338838
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Katie and I arrived here, as usual, without booking a table first. Luckily the wonderful staff there managed to squeeze us in. If we haad arrived a bit later I do not think wewould haave got in. And we soon found out why, from arrival to departure we found nothing to complain about. The food was freshly cooked when ordered... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice. We ate from the set menu which is £12 for 2 courses and £15 for 3. Excellent food and service. Good value.

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Thank Michele H
Banbury
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

5 (1 child) of us dined here after visiting many years ago to eat. Quite a small but cosy bar (with real fire) area so we quickly got some drinks and sat down in the bar before our table was ready. Staff were very friendly and helpful when requesting drinks although would have been nice to see a guest ale... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed elsewhere but frequented this establishment on a few occasions. Great local atmosphere, plesent staff and had that welcoming feeling. Wish I was there now soaking it up!! 👍🍷

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Thank David R
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Good food and service. Nice fire going in the winter. Been back many times. Would recommend the unicorn for something better than bog standard pub good.

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Thank BillvRees
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We enjoyed a terrific Sunday lunch - I had a good portion of roast pork accompanied by a good bottle of red after we had drinks in the pleasant garden at the rear of the restaurant. The special Bloody Mary was very interesting and different whilst gin and tonic was carefully prepared and served. The service was friendly and attentive... More 

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Thank UpperStone
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Best pub roast dinner ever! We don't really do roast dinners out, as they normally disappoint compared to home cooked ones. This is not the case here, beautiful quality food cooked perfectly. It's not cheap but the quality of ingredients reflect this. You also get a great selection of vegetables and the portions are quite large, so worth the money.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We visited for drinks after looking in and seeing how nice it looked. Reasonable prices and seemed busy for a weeknight. The menu for food looked great too. Really nice local pub.

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We enjoyed a very well-cooked meal in a restaurant with a good ambience. I ordered sea-bass but was served duck in an unfortunate mix-up. I happily accepted the duck which looked (and was) delicious and the staff immediately offered to remove the charge from the bill. The mistake was rectified instantly and with great courtesy. If we are ever back... More 

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Thank Discover444
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Staying in Deddington for the night we decided to eat at the Unicorn as the menu looked really interesting. From the warm welcome when we arrived until we paid our bill the experience was excellent: friendly and efficient service, great draught beers, a good wine list and sublime food. One of the starters was not available and a scallop dish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$38
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Unicorn Market Place, Deddington, Banbury OX15 0SE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Banbury  >  Deddington
  • Phone Number: +44 1869 338838
Description
The Unicorn is a stunning 17th century country inn oozing with character that has an incredibly diverse offering. Not only does the Unicorn have a charming bar area and snug both complete with open fire places, it also has a contemporary restaurant, large garden, function room, relaxing coffee area and six mythical bedrooms.

Johnny Parke (head chef and co proprietor) has assembled an exciting menu combining the best of traditional English and European cuisine with modern cooking techniques. All the food is locally sourced where possible and everything prepared onsite.

Chris Brewster (manager and co proprietor) prides himself on his well-kept cellar. Providing great quality traditional ales and bespoke international lagers. The wine list has been assembled to cater for those who like the odd glass in the evening and for those foodies who like to match wine with their favorite dish.

The Unicorn aspires to bounce back at the heart of the local community and be a warm and welcoming public house catering for families, couples and corporate trade alike. Chris, Johnny and the team look forward to welcoming you here at the Unicorn soon.

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