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The Saye and Sele Arms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Main Road | Broughton, Banbury OX15 5ED, England
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I first stumbled across this restaurant by accident while out walking on Boxing Day 2015. It was freezing outside but when we stepped through the door it was warm and cozy with a blazing log fire in the hearth and cheerful decorations hanging everywhere. Inspite of there apparently being not a free seat in the place, they... More 

Thank Kim V
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Would recommend this place to anyone. Fantastic food and great staff. Dinner with my sister and uncle. Very helpful staff. P.s try the rump steak x

Thank Samantha G
Oxford, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Sadly our Sunday lunch didnt live up to our expectations. Pork was very thinly cut, no crackling, anaemic stuffing ball. Beef and Yorkshire pudding also disappointed, strange flat yorkshire. Service was attentive and friendly but sadly the food was a let down.

Thank Frankiesnana
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We, as a family have eaten here 4 times now and we have never been disappointed. From Sunday lunch through to evening meals. The food is great, portions good and the menu is really interesting with a great selection. The staff are really friendly and there is a great atmosphere. A great find!

Thank Colin G
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Went to the Saye and Sele Arms with friends, will be upfront and only went because it was local to Banbury where our friends lived and our usual haunts were fully booked. Our first visit and we were greeted by very friendly staff who were very pleasant, food was served promptly, and between us we had a range of dishes... More 

Thank davidnsmith
Oxford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Last Friday my wife and I went for a Harvest Festival dinner here,we both had a fresh homemade soup starter,I had a Steak and pheasant pudding main course and my wife had minted Lamb and veg. pie,we both had Apple Crumble with custard for dessert.The price of £19.95.each seemed too cheap but that was the price.I wish that Harvest Festival... More 

Thank colin t
Banbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The food was lovely and excellent accommodation for a big party The people who run it was excellenjt

Thank louiseharknett123
Shipston-on-Stour, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Visited the Saye and Sele with group of friends for lunch, which was enjoyed by all. The service was excellent to the extent that our waitress very kindly remembered what we had all had, and produced individual bills accordingly. The meals were really nice and well cooked (and hot!!)

Thank Denise S
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Great sunday lunch for a party of 8 - very friendly service from knowledgeable staff- good variety of tasty food, well presented, and good portions. Will go again

Thank Haddonfamily
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Came across this place by accident really because we needed a table for a large group at very short notice. I'm so glad we did, a lovely traditional country pub serving excellent home cooked meals at reasonable prices. The friendliest welcome you're likely to encounter by the husband and wife team who made our visit truly memorable. Will definitely be... More 

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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
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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