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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
About
The Three Pigeons Inn is a family run free house with three beautiful guest rooms. Our ethos is to provide a family friendly, relaxed environment to chill out and recharge. We have a lovely courtyard to enjoy the sunshine and a beautiful bar and restaurant area to eat, drink and catch up on all the gossip! A laid back menu, full of affordable family classics and a Function Room for those life celebrations that are so important to us.
PRICE RANGE
£7 - £20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Wine and Beer, Dog Friendly, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 17 January 2024

We stayed in this historic Inn & Pub for 2 nights and had a wonderful visit. Our en-suite was very clean and pretty. The bed was comfortable, and I fell asleep right away. Linens and towels were of a high quality. It is within walking...distance to the historic Banbury Cross and the historical area. The Manager was delightful and so helpful in recommending places to see and directions. Sulgrave Manor and Broughton Castle are only a short drive away. Take note of the pretty thatched roof and the cute little stone pigeons on the top of the roof. Charming! I would love to stay here again.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 31 October 2023

Stayed here for 1 night and were really happy with it. Staff were really welcoming and friendly, room was a decent size, well appointed and clean. Bed was comfy. Free parking on site. Only slight negative was that the room was a little too hot...for us and we couldn't find any way of turning it down, but some people will find that a positive!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 July 2023

We had read the reviews and the reviews for The Three Pidgeons were extremely good especially Sunday roast. It looked like the best place in Banbury, however were bitterly dissapointed. We went for lunch on the Sunday after Fathers day so thought it would be...quite and they would have time to give us their full attention. How wrong we were.The service was appaling. The young girl took our order and brought our roast meals we had ordere and . that was it. She didnt ask us if we wanted drinks or if everything was alright.We had ordered a jug of gravy which didnt turn up but was charged for. The food was mediocre but what was unbelievable was that the roast potatoes were cremated. Totally unedible and should never of been served.Rock hard and looked like coal. There was no one to complain to at the time as there were no staff anywhere.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 18 June 2023 via mobile

Lovely Sunday roast for Father’s Day , never been here before but the customer service pre arrival was excellent as we pre ordered our food. The food was fab and portions very generous none of us finished our meal! Would definitely return

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 28 May 2023

Had a lovely Sunday roast today, the food and service was great, will definitely be coming back again soon.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Tina Laird, General Manager at The Three Pigeons Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2023

Thank you for reviewing! So pleased that you enjoyed your meal. See you soon.

Reviewed 19 May 2023 via mobile

Sad circumstances brought us here for a one night stay, but our choice of accommodation has been spot on. Convenient location, ample parking, quaint, atmospheric, buzzing public rooms, spacious, comfortable bedroom and en suite and, to cap it all, the staff are absolutely wonderful. From...the initial booking to the reception to our evening meal (good pub food at decent prices), we couldn't have asked for bigger smiles or better service. Thank you, all.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Tina Laird, Owner at The Three Pigeons Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2023

Thank you for finding us! I hope that we made a difficult time more bearable. We look forward to welcoming you to the Inn again in the future x

Reviewed 8 April 2023 via mobile

Nice friendly pub with comfortable rooms, courtyard beer garden (could do with a bit of tidying) good location for a wander in town. Stayed in room 2 and in the morning as my gf was pottering around I heard someone say ‘help me’ ‘help me’...‘help me’ in a very clear voice, I’d say a young lady but couldnt be certain, thought my gf had left her phone on something playing in the background but it was turned off. Turns out the staff hear things all the time!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Tina Laird, Owner at The Three Pigeons Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2023

Thank you for reviewing us. You are right that the courtyard needed some tidying. We have now pressure washed our courtyard and new garden furniture is on it's way. My husband and I have owned the Inn for 12 years now and we are yet...More

Reviewed 25 March 2023

Friendly welcoming pub. Food is excellent I have had a Sunday roast which was excellent value. The pizza is good value and really good. Also good quality music.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Tina Laird, Owner at The Three Pigeons Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2023

Thank you for visiting us regularly and taking the time to review. It's really appreciated!

Reviewed 20 January 2023 via mobile

Really nice restaurant and pub lovely surroundings very friendly staff on this occasion picked the prawns/chilli with sambuca with soughdoe bread and probably one of the best starter's I've ever had ,the main meal was really good as well but be warned that the Haddock...is very bigMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 18 January 2023 via mobile

A beautiful pub that is clean , cosy , warm and friendly we only had time for a tea but will return and recommended already . Make sure you visit this place you won’t be disappointed.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 15 December 2022 via mobile

Haven't eaten here in a while but booked up and really enjoyed the food very rarely do it have 3 courses glad I did ,great service with one of my favourite surroundings from a local pub

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 20 November 2022 via mobile

Look no further for a spectacular Sunday roast! We were squeezed in at the last minute, friendly staff and a cosy pub atmosphere. We both opted for the three meat roast and it was beyond delicious! The gravy, the yorkshires, the veg, tender meat.. every...bit was delightful. Thanks again ☺️More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 November 2022 via mobile

What a gem! The room was high quality an absolute treat. The welcome was warm friendly, the pub itself is beautiful. Spotless warm just absolute quality.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 29 September 2022

We had a one night stand in Banbury. The 3 Pigeons is ideal. The price is good for the excellent accommodation provided. There are plenty of evening eating places in town & for breakfast you won't get any better than Waitrose, a short walk away,...or Wetherspoons for less oney!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 13 September 2022 via mobile

I'd been recommended this place so duly booked it and checked in. Only initial gripe was some slightly too loud 'dad-rock' music playing as the pub itself was empty, but it never became an issue. The room itself was fantastic, with a big, comfortable bed,...a sofa and a desk to work at, with a very nice bathroom. I was unaware it didn't serve breakfast but I'm hardly going to waste away so it wasn't a problem for me, they do leave you some porridge and pain au chocolat if you're peckish at breakfast time.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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We used the back courtyard and this would be fine for wheelchair users. I think the inside would be pretty good too, but would recommend calling them to check. Best
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The Three Pigeons Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5