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The Duck on the Pond

$$ - $$$, British,
Main Street | South Newington, Banbury OX15 4JE, England
+44 1295 721166
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street | South Newington, Banbury OX15 4JE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly staff, great menu and fantastic food. My wife had the beef curry and thought it was very authentic. Roast was delicious - really surprised at how tasty and fresh the veg was. Kids goujons were freshly made from chicken breast. Highly recommended!

Thank Lee T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live locally but won't be going back because it was expensive for what it was.Food average to fairly good. Staff service adequate. Annoying music which they turned down then back up again, giving the excuse that other visitors wouldn't like the absence of muzak...More

Thank roblawrence500
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are local and have been a few times. Not very welcoming and very off hand staff behind the bar and ordering, was slightly better service once on a saturday night but generally a bit poor). No one came to check that everything was ok...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with the family to celebrate my Mums' 70 birthday. I liked that the menu was small, but there was enough choice for all members. Special dietary restrictions were catered for, but that was only after reminding the manageress of our request. The portion sizes...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Me and my wife were on our way to Bambury from Cheltenham. We decided to drop in to a pub stroke restaurant on our way back. As my wife was driving it was her choice were we stopped. It was a lovely sunny day when...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Choose this place for a birthday meal as staying in the area; wow what a find. The ambiance of the place is very welcoming as where the hosts and I can only say that the whole experience from start to end was faultless. The main...More

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

My partner and I was looking for somewhere to eat before heading home after visiting Bath. We decided to go here as it looked different to your usual pubs and it looked inviting. We had Camembert to share, which was delicious. It’s normally just a...More

Thank Hgr94
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Quality food. Not pretentious and not basic either. Lamb shank is fabulous French onion is excellent Good Asian dishes Nice place. Nice people

Thank Longhorn152
Reviewed 12 May 2018

There are lots of nice pubs around Banbury serving food, however I have to say that following my recent 1st visit, this has been the best so far. The food & service was first class. Looking forward to our return visit

Thank oxlad
Reviewed 11 May 2018

We had a super meal for a birthday treat. Friendly and efficient service, enhanced by a lovely atmosphere in the bar area. The meal was superb, with the menu providing a range of dishes to suit all tastes. It was such a lovely treat to...More

Thank Bailgate
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$13 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | South Newington, Banbury OX15 4JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Banbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1295 721166
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