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The Gate Hangs High

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Whichford Road | Hook Norton, Banbury, England
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 18:00 - 22:30
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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1 review
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely Sunday roast! Stopped off here on a visit to the Cotswolds, the beef roast was very nice. Nice open fire and friendly atmosphere.

Thank Nick C
Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We decided to stay here having seen it on "4 in a bed", especially as it was so dog friendly. We had dinner in the pub and were delighted with both the quality of the food and the warmth of the service. Dogs are indeed very welcome and were kept well fed with offerings of dog biscuits from the bar.... More 

Thank wad3ster
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

Visited at short notice for lunch after a recommendation while on a tour of the Hook Norton Brewery. Interesting menu and well cooked food. Beware the curry and chilli as a bit on the hot side but very good indeed!

Thank 797skh
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Walked in at 2:05, tumble weed rolled through the bar as the locals stopped talking and stared. Are you still serving food we asked. (website said till 3 but thought I would ask) I need to see if the cook still has the kitchen still going was the reply. Yes, we were in luck..she was just about to turn everything... More 

2 Thank Emma S
Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We stayed here for a wedding on Saturday night. As soon as we walked in the staff were extremely welcoming and within minutes we were in our room which was spacious and perfect for what we needed for the night. The food in the morning was lovely and the pub itself is a very night village pub. Would definitely stay... More 

Thank KrisDesmond
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

We stayed in the caravan & camping field behind the pub for a long weekend. Friendly place, very informal. We ate an evening meal and Sunday lunch, enjoyed both. Mains about £12-14, Sunday roast £12.50. Hook Norton Beers. Could benefit from a bit more effort in keeping things tidy / maintained (e.g. beer garden very untidy, used plates left out... More 

Thank Michael H
Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The meal we ate at this restaurant was excellent. The food was clearly home made and well cooked. The service was also excellent. We were well looked after, but not rushed at all, meaning we could linger over drinks even though we had finished our meal. The food was reasonably priced for the quality and I would definitely recommend a... More 

Thank Fairy14051978
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We visited Hook Norton for a week and ate at this pub twice during our stay. The pork belly was very tasty, as was the crab and the sausages. The staff were attentive and pleasant. The dinning room was slightly dark which was a shame but apart from that the pub is definitely worth a visit.

Thank Claire C
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

Went on a Friday evening for a birthday meal for one of our party of 6. 1st impressions were OK; reasonable space round tables but a bit dark. Service was “enthusiastic” with many references by the guests to Fawlty Towers. No real complaints about the menu and food but we had a feeling that the kitchen had overstretched themselves a... More 

Thank RetiredEngineer600
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153 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite to eat, reasonable selection of beer all well conditioned. Food selection was fine for a pub, we were a little disappointed with the sandwiches as they used run of the mill ready sliced bread which let the fillings down ,local ham,and belly pork, all served with potato skins and a small salad.they were a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whichford Road | Hook Norton, Banbury, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Banbury
  • Phone Number: 01608-73-73-87

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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