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The Bell Inn

) #36 of 158 Restaurants in Banbury $$ - $$$ , British,
Shenington, Banbury OX15 6NQ, England
+44 1295 670274
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good7%
  • Average3%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Shenington, Banbury OX15 6NQ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited the pub on a walk from Upton House, but it is definitely worth making a detour to eat here. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The food was very high quality and very well presented.

Thank lindagill2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

…the best way to cook fish is not to. The second best way is to find out how the talented chef at the Bell does his cod in batter, because I have never had better. This tiny pub in, to be perfectly frank, the back...More

1  Thank Mike H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Now under new management with a local lady returning home with a paragon of a chef to take up residence in her former village. It is small by modern standards but serves a variaty of beers, strong on flavour. There is a proper dining room...More

Thank countrygourmetOxhill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Bell for a family meal and it was quite simply superb. The selection of ales and wines is broad and high quality and the food was outstanding. Our two boys, who have spent a long holiday in the US, still said the...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The food was absolutely delicious - our steaks were very tender, very juicy and full of flavour - among the best steaks I've ever eaten. The ambience of The Bell is just lovely - warm, welcoming and friendly and the service is outstanding.

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

The staff were so nice and the food was amazing. Definitely would recommend to anyone thinking of where to eat!

Thank laurenlouise349
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We were aware this small village pub had been taken over by new people and we were not disappointed. The starters were delicious. The mains arrived- steak, burgers & rack of ribs. All meals were good sized portions and presented well. Lovely atmosphere and smiley...More

Thank lynnie j
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The Bell has become a firm favourite since Jen and Mike took it over last year. The menu, which varies from the usual pub grub always has us spoilt for choice. For instance the Asian Style Broth highlighted on the website tastes even better than...More

Thank Anthony J
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Friendly, efficient service with tastey food. A very popular country pub with locals at the bar as well as many taking Sunday lunch. It's a good sign when the locals support their pub in this way. Thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday Roast. ....The beef was rare...More

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Popped in with a couple of mates on Wednesday for a bite and beer, the landlady Jen was super polite and even had a proper smile on! Which is pretty rare for a village pub these days isnt it? Not to mention the chef, everyone...More

Thank StratfordsFinestBard
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shenington, Banbury OX15 6NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Banbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1295 670274
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