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The George & Dragon

1 Thorpe Road, Chacombe, Banbury OX17 2JW, England
+44 1295 711500
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (20 reviews)
“scampi” (4 reviews)
“roast dinner” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Thorpe Road, Chacombe, Banbury OX17 2JW, England
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent meal, fish and chips brilliant white chocolate raspberry and frangipan tart amazing. Waitress friendly excellent and very polite brilliant meal excellent service highly recommend.

Thank pensacre
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Myself and four of my friends went to the George & Dragon for Sunday roast on Sunday 15th October. We were greeted and taken to our table. The waitress was very good, attended to our needs and the Roast beef was lovely! I personally can...More

Thank Ady S
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

I wonder if "Wes W" has been to a different George & Dragon? I can't associate anything of what he says to my own personal experience. Some of the tables are a but rustic but certainly not dirty in the way described. We also had...More

1  Thank Christines_Friend
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Called in here on our dog walk for a drink. Staff were very friendly. Food looked and smelt delicious...we will be returning for a meal in the very near future! They have a different deal on each day which is appealing. Not sure where the...More

Thank Rachel P
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Visited on a journey from the south to the midlands. I was looking forward to a nice break for Sunday lunch. What a disappointment. Starting with a dirty sticky table which should have rung alarm bells, but we stuck with it, literally . Ordered the...More

Thank Wes W
Iain P, Owner at The George & Dragon, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Dear Wes W, I'm sorry your experience of our pub was not up to your standard, I feel it necessary to highlight a few points. After reading your review I spoke to the waitress who served you and she has advised that she checked back...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Surely the best chips I have ever eaten! Really crisp outside, soft inside, but no description can do them justice! The rest of the food was very good, but the chips were to die for! We must go back. The atmosphere in this characterful pub...More

Thank MKTee
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is our local. Has recently come under new management. As above. Landlord is very unwelcoming - seems to treat the place as his own residence first and as a place to serve customers second. Pub is in desperate need of a damn good clean...More

Thank Robert E
Iain P, Owner at The George & Dragon, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Dear Robert E, I am more than a little bemused by your comments and would like to clarify a few points. Firstly is this the right pub you are reviewing? All our locals know my wife & I by name, and we have been here...More

Reviewed 5 October 2017

Visited this place for a meal out with my wife and we found the place to be a lovely pub with a great atmosphere. The staff where all very helpful, a good selection of Ale on tap as well. Really enjoyed the food. Throughly lovely...More

Thank NHunter_33
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Great looking pub on the outside but poor lighting and tired looking on the inside. In fact I would go as far as saying it was rather grubby with horribly sticky tables. The staff were nice and friendly but the quality of food also let...More

1  Thank Ycart H
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Probably good to book at the weekend but we turned up on a weekday evening without a booking. The menu offers all the usual pub favourites and a few alternatives. To my mind a smaller choice usually means better cooking and I was not disappointed...More

Thank poirbellehelene
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Questions & Answers
14 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Iain P | Property representative |
Hello I think we spoke on the phone, food is served until 3pm on Sundays hope you found something en route. If your passing by please try us next time I am sure you will agree with the majority of our TA reviews and strongly... More
17 July 2016|
Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they're happy to take well behaved dogs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Thorpe Road, Chacombe, Banbury OX17 2JW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Banbury  >  Chacombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1295 711500
  • E-mail
A traditional country pub, in a idyllic surrounding. Set in the peaceful village of Chacombe, the George and Dragon is only 1 mile from junction 11 of the M40. The George and dragon is the perfect place for all occasions, whether it be for entertaining corporate lunches during the day, cosy dinners, family get togethers or a drink with your friends. The pub dates back to the 17th century and still has original beams and fire places. During an extension 20 years ago a hidden well was discovered, which has long become a big attraction of the pub, along with the unique brass bar. There is a large patio area which can seat up to 40 people during the long and thirsty summer months.
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