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The Saye and Sele Arms

) #15 of 156 Restaurants in Banbury $$ - $$$ , British,
Main Road | Broughton, Banbury OX15 5ED, England
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
19:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Road | Broughton, Banbury OX15 5ED, England
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1 - 10 of 194 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How excellent - the chef came out to discuss the menu and what he could do for us. No problem at all with coeliac needs. Great choice on the menu. Nice surroundings and friendly staff.

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch here. The place is always so full so booking is a good idea. The food is lovely always so tasty and they have a good variety! The staff are so friendly and make the atmosphere. They happy to have a...More

1  Thank charliebyne
Reviewed 6 July 2017

As the castle didn't open until 2pm on Wednesday, we stopped in here for a light lunch and were delighted we did. Very pleasant 'beer garden', excellent food ..... I had the Gammon Pie of the Day, my wife the spinach ricotta pancakes starter as...More

Thank cfredman2016
Reviewed 24 June 2017

The pub was very crowded when we went in but we were warmly welcomed and chose a very nice table in the pretty garden. The owners Danny and Liz were both serving to make sure everything ran smoothly and it did. We all found it...More

Thank 69Heather
Reviewed 16 June 2017

After a six mile hike around the pleasant Oxfordshire villages of Broughton and Newington on the outskirts of Banbury and a visit to Broughton Castle we had pre booked a table at the Saye and Sele Arms - which takes its name from the family...More

Thank bobjo2015
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We bumped into this establishment on our way to another attraction. Lovely pub with great staff and good food, although my wife's baked ham sandwich on brown bread was on the point of being stale bread. This was a shame as my meal was fine....More

Thank IJDB
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Stunningly good food served in pleasant surroundings. We were very impressed and will bring family and friends to eat here. Everything was perfectly cooked and times between courses was perfect. The puddings were particularly good.. You are quite likely to be served at table by...More

Thank Maxim123153
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Popped in for lunch with my wife and daughter. The food was 10/10 as was the service. We only live a few miles up the road and drive by it regularly, can't beleive i had been missing out on such a treat..

Thank antonyh233
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Called in for a snack lunch on a Sunday before visiting the nearby Broughton Castle. Initially disappointed that there was only a full two or three course menu option, but the landlord was quick to explain that they were happy if we just ordered a...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We come up from the south and meet friends from Nottingham and London for Sunday lunch here every few months. We've tried other places but this is the one we've been coming to for about 5 years. We can't fault it. We've tried everything on...More

Thank JaneBoleyn
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Nearby Attractions
Broughton Castle
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.27 km away
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.72 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road | Broughton, Banbury OX15 5ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Banbury
  • Phone Number: 01295-26-33-48
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