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The Gate Hangs High

$$ - $$$, British,
Whichford Road | Hook Norton, Banbury, England
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak pie” (2 reviews)
“pastry” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Whichford Road | Hook Norton, Banbury, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner with my parents on Sunday evening. The roast was perfect, service fantastic and a lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Thank Kat K
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

A clean and orderly room if a little dated (70s twee country) and in need of a refurb. We shared a starter of peppered squid which was ok. My - as per menu: "Proper Pie," steak and ale content, was plentiful and of good pastry...More

1  Thank Joebelvedere
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This rural wayside pub is efficiently run by a welcoming, friendly landlord offering prompt and cheerful service. If you are looking, as we were, for a cracking lunchtime pint or two of Old Hooky to wash down an authentic, home-made proper pie and crispy chips,...More

Thank Barnabee797
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We were recommended here for lunch after completing the Hook Norton brewery tour. Good home cooked food. Service was a little slow, considering it wasn't packed out with people, but as we were not in a rush, it wasn't a major issue.

Thank SaffronHouse
Reviewed 16 June 2017

FABULOUS home made steak pie and best chips ever. Not fast food - be prepared for a little wait but worth it for great freshly cooked food. Dog friendly too and excellent friendly service we will be back and soon.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Stayed here for 1 night, didn't eat in the restaurant but the food looked great and the beer was from the local brewery.will try the food next time we are in this area.Staff very polite and helpful.

Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

No more needs to be said than this. Friendly service and atmosphere. Well worth the visit and don't forget to have a pint of the excellent hook norton beer

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 7 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
Reviewed 5 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...More

Thank wad3ster
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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