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The Three Pigeons Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
3 Southam Road, Banbury OX16 2ED, England
+44 1295 275220
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (26 reviews)
“fish and chips” (14 reviews)
“scallops” (8 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Southam Road, Banbury OX16 2ED, England
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The old world charm of this establishment is only surpassed by the service of the staff. Supplying excellent and well presented food. The improvements in the premises in recent years has made this a jewel in Banbury restaurant's.

Thank John R
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Like others who have reviewed, very disappointing service. Why are the management not addressing this? Came for Sunday lunch on our first visit. Arrived at the bar which was swarming with staff but no one paid any attention to us. After a short wait we...More

Thank WendyTravels2014
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I really can't fault it. The atmosphere, the decor, the people, the service! Very clean! The food is just divine. The fillet steak was to die for. The wine also. Family friendly and just so cosy. It feels right the moment you walk in. We...More

Thank kellya577
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Good service, good food and very pleasant surroundings. Car parking on a busy night can be difficult, but well worth a little walk.

Thank advertsrocky
Tina L, Owner at The Three Pigeons Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Many thanks for your kind words. We are very proud of our team and I am glad that you had enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 13 March 2017

Called in for a business lunch. Menu was varied and sounded great. I ordered a hot sandwich and salad - delicious. Service was quick and very friendly, just what you need for lunchtime. Access and parking is very easy. Would highly recommend for a lunchtime...More

Thank G E H
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Managed to find this great independant pub that served wonderful food. Food is served until 3pm with parkeing at the rear and free hastle free fast internet. Great pub for business and I can imagine a great plce to eat in the evening.

Thank SteveGrimes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I go to Three Three Pigeons fairly frequently for business entertaining. It's an informal and traditional environment with a good atmosphere. The staff are always obliging, attentive and friendly and the food is, on the whole, very good. On my last visit I was tempted...More

Thank martainster
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Remarkably consistent; Despite having a reasonable choice of good food pubs locally - we always return to the 3 pigeons and up to press have not been let down! Always good food and service

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We visited here early on a Saturday night. When we arrived we were one of the first eating so the place was not busy. The staff at first seemed ok, gave us menus asked us what we wanted to drink etc, but were not very...More

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The service was good, but the Burger was very dry - which was very annoying on top of the fact that they advertise it as a beef steak burger when it's just a defrosted beefburger. "Twice cooked chips" were hard, flavourless frozen chips. The bland...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$70
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
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. - 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: 3 Southam Road, Banbury OX16 2ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Banbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1295 275220
  • E-mail
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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