We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Three Pigeons Inn

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3 Southam Road, Banbury OX16 2ED, England
+44 1295 275220
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

422 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 419: English reviews
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food and really friendly/helpful staff. One of the better places to eat in Banbury town centre. Just mind the low beams.

Thank Jason H
Banbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Perfect food and service. Clean and tidy. But watch your head for low beams. Can't falt the staff. Very clean.

Thank Shaun565
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Moved away from Banbury in the 80s, when the Three Pigeons was a bit of a dark dive, frequented by people I'd rather not have mixed with. It was with some trepidation (and low expectation) that I agreed to try it. The pub is still olde worlde with it's bars and low beamed ceilings-I was pleased that there was room... More 

1 Thank forkbender
Mailhac, France
Level Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

An excellent pub selling superb food combined with outstanding service by all the girls working that night. We had decided to stop somewhere and make a weekend of it on our way to Bletchley Park. Out of the blue the Three Pigeons popped up, and just by chance I booked it and so glad we did. The room we were... More 

Thank Lindy N
Banbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Have eaten out here a few times recently and my partner and I love it the food has always been great! We ate here for my partners 30th and took some family with us and they loved it to.. There's different menus and we've eaten from both the set menu being great value for money. The pub itself is quaint... More 

Thank Nikki H
Brackley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Impromptu lunch with my son. Staff are very cheerful and friendly and the inside of the pub is lovely - although beware if you are tall, I'm only 5'1 and can easily touch the ceiling. I had the beef and onion marmalade sandwich which was lovely, but would recommend having it on a baguette as the bread disintegrated because of... More 

Thank MXmum48
Banbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

A really friendly pub with exceptionally good food & excellent service. The facilities are well kept & nothing was too much trouble. The menu was excellent, the prices a good average for quality and with good service & excellent cooking, it would be hard to beat if you want to impress......

Thank KatePogles64
Greatworth, null, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

The food here is brilliant, very tasty and well presented. We mixed up the menus a bit which wasn't a problem for the staff and the kids menu was good too, chicken nuggets were proper chicken. I don't normally have puddings when I'm out as I'm a keen baker and often feel the puddings are mass produced and tasteless, well... More 

Thank Latte99
Level Contributor
21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Another lovely meal. Can't fault the food. Beautifully presented, very tasty, great staff and gorgeous surroundings. What's more to say.

1 Thank Joytjie
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Visited for dinner with friends - as a vegetarian, I usually struggle with choice on the menus, but the wonderful team were more than happy to create a main course version of a starter - no quibbles. Great atmosphere - only downside being the food being served on cold plates, but the food was delicious. On a busy night, it... More 

1 Thank SonjRichardson

Travellers who viewed The Three Pigeons Inn also viewed

Banbury, Oxfordshire
Banbury, Oxfordshire

Been to The Three Pigeons Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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$62
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, 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, Validated Parking
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Three Pigeons Inn and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from The Three Pigeons Inn staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?