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The Gate Hangs High

$$ - $$$, British,
Whichford Road | Hook Norton, Banbury, England
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak pie” (2 reviews)
“pastry” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Whichford Road | Hook Norton, Banbury, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another of the local Hook Norton pubs served by the brewery, it was very quiet when we popped in - nice ale, friendly and welcoming staff. The menu looked good - so I need to return to sample. Will do soon.

Thank Howlo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you access the pub by the local back roads, they are some of the prettiest views and fabulous countryside you will find in England, stunning. The second time we've been and we should have been sooner, the ales are fantastic and the lunch was...More

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a Sunday roast could not fault it ,all fresh vegetables,home made Yorkshire puddings and plenty on your plate .This was followed by a substantial desert agin all home cooked .Recommend highly.

Thank cotswold33
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just stayed for one night and camped in the field behind the pub. It was a little overgrown but we had heaps of space and it was cheap. The food in the pub was fantastic with great quality ingredients and good portion size. The...More

Thank ChilPerth
Reviewed 13 May 2018

We went for an evening meal after a brewery trip at Hook Norton. The staff were excellent allowing us to pre order our food to cut down on the wait when we arrived. The food was first class as were the staff and beer. Would...More

Thank paulandjanegibson
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Just had a quick lunch in the garden today. A large delicious salmon and avocado salad and a chicken curry and rice. Both high quality fresh food and portion size and ingredient quality not to be faulted.

Thank MGRob
Reviewed 16 April 2018

We had roast pork served with a selection of lovely vegetables. The staff are friendly, the menu is fairly limited, but reasonably priced. We also had breakfast, which was made with lovely local produce, the bacon was amazing!

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We visit the area on a regular basis and always go to The Gate ,Sunday lunch is consistently excellent , sticky toffee pudding a must !!

Thank Avril360
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Had the ‘proper’ pie, this was as stated, encased in crusty pastry. It was delicious, served with crispy on the outside chips (mash was an option). On a cold snowy night this friendly pub was a good choice to stop at, good home cooked food,...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 13 November 2017

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

Thank Kat K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, 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
  • E-mail
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