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Travellers' Choice2023
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£5 - £11
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Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great pub. Good seating and lots of character all creating a quirky feel to the place. Good real ales, well served and friendly staff. Definitely be back; in fact we were the next day. Our go to pub when we visit our Daughter and Son...in law.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time in and all I can say that its good 👌 good beer, good decor, ok food. Friendly staff, so that's a massive plus. Definitely rcomend 🙂

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 17 March 2024

Just like a pub SHOULD be. Friendly, helpful, clean, excellent kept beers. It's absolutely no wonder that I read this recently...."I'm very pleased to announce that The White Horse, Banbury has been voted the North Oxon CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2024! Congratulations to all...of the team. there. We had great feedback from the branch members who took part in the voting this year about all of the six shortlisted pubs". Bravo to all staff headed up by Eileen and husband. You deserve this accolade.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Ken Thompson, Owner at White Horse Banbury, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2024

Thank you for taking time to place a review. We are very very proud to be voted "North Oxfordshire CAMRA Pub of the Year" and it is a great testiment to the team for their warm welcome and to Lou H for running the cellar...More

Reviewed 2 March 2024

Visiting the area and had stopped at Banbury after a 3 hour drive. Made to feel very welcome, great atmosphere. Good knowledge of the beers that were available. We also had a good chat about Rum! If we had stayed in Banbury we would’ve visited...every night.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 February 2024

What a brilliant pub! We are from out of the area and wanted to see the rugby so landed here, it was busy but in a good way, staff were amazing. B and Jo (I think sorry poor memory but tray nice lady in a...red right shirt) were very inviting. All the staff seem happy and you can tell they get on well with the locals. The locals were friendly and chatty. Would definitely go back! Thanks girls, had a lovely time. Hope you found my post it note ;) Will make you laugh when you do xxMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 December 2023

Absolutely incredible food. After eating there two times, once in November and we had their Christmas dinner it is hands down the best food of any pub we’ve ever been to. Owners are lovely and for what you get the value for money is very...good. Will be returning many times.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 October 2023 via mobile

What an excellent pub!! Great beers in fabulous condition and couple that with a very welcoming atmosphere, you have a winning formula.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Ken Thompson, Owner at White Horse Banbury, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2023

Phil. Thank you and so pleased the team made you welcome you felt you had to send a positive review. We always have a changing range of beers, TIGER is the only perminant ale so look forward to welcoming you to sample something different. Ken...More

Reviewed 24 October 2023

Such lovely and friendly staff, they really make you feel welcome. Fantastic selection of drinks and speedy service.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Ken Thompson, Owner at White Horse Banbury, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2023

Luke. Thank you for taking the time to place a reveiw on Tripadvisor. The team very much appreciate your support. Ken Lou and The Team

Reviewed 14 October 2023 via mobile

Always a welcoming place to visit for a good ever changing selection of beers and nice bite to eat. Last week Ken, Lou and the team went the extra mile in helping us host our daughters 18th Birthday party for family and friends. From providing...the use of the back bar area, the brilliant buffet (including a bespoke tray for the sole gluten intollerant guest), Lou's conducting of the rest of the pub in singing Happy Birthday and all around help in organising a lovely afternoon for everyone attending. Everything was spot on. Has to be the friendliest, most welcoming pub in Banbury. Thanks so much for a brilliant afternoon.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Ken Thompson, Owner at White Horse Banbury, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2023

Kevin. WOW what a lovely review and so glad Millie enjoyed her day. Lots of lovely friends and guests and it was a pleasure for me and the Team to help you celebrate the day. Thank you again Ken Lou and The Team

Reviewed 12 September 2023

They were so welcoming. The landlady remembered we had come in a few months ago. She welcomed us as friends and made us feel so welcomed.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Kenneth Thompson, Owner at White Horse Banbury, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2023

What a lovely review, thank you so much and it was so nice to see you both again. We look forward to your next visit. Lou and the team. xx

Reviewed 23 July 2023

We stumbled across this pub by chance, on our first visit to Banbury. Wow, we loved it! The pub is quirky, super pretty, and comfortable. We well relaxed! The pub served good quality beers, with a good cellar manager in charge. The manager, Lou, was...extremely friendly and helpful. Our dogs were spoilt too. Everything was perfect, toilets clean. Hope to return on our next visit.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Kenneth Thompson, Owner at White Horse Banbury, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2023

Kathie, thank you so much for taking the time to place a review and gald you were made so welcome. Also thank you for the picture of Bertie and Bella which we will get printed and pop on our "White Horse Hounds" wall. Hope to...More

Reviewed 12 July 2023

A real pub. Full of love. The food is great but the atmosphere is outstanding. We went for a lunchtime snack but went back to finish the night off. The owners couldn't have done any more for us, we went as strangers but left felling...we had made new friends. ThankyouMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Kenneth Thompson, Owner at White Horse Banbury, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2023

WOW What a lovely review and so happy the team made you so welcome. Hope to see you again next time you are this was passing. Ken, Lou and The Team

Reviewed 15 June 2023 via mobile

Brilliant Sunday lunch, amazing quality and very quick. Very worth booking for and I certainly will do again, all plates cleared as we enjoyed it so much

Date of visit: June 2023
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Kenneth Thompson, Owner at White Horse Banbury, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2023

Rebecca. Thank you taking the time to place a review and glad you enjoyed your Sunday lunch. We look forward to welcoming you soon. Take care Ken and The Team

Reviewed 30 May 2023

Awesome food and great staff. Very welcoming. Would've stayed longer than the 6 hours we were there but for the fact they were closing 😁

Date of visit: May 2023
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Kenneth Thompson, Owner at White Horse Banbury, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2023

Debbie. Thank you for your kind reveiw and lovely to see two old friends pop in for lunch and spend "all day". Hope to welcome you again :)

Reviewed 28 May 2023

We had a Roast for our lunch. It was delicious just like home cooked and very generous portions. We would definitely recommend a visit for the food but the service was top notch too. From when we first walked in we were made so welcome....We're planning our next visit very soon.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Kenneth Thompson, Owner at White Horse Banbury, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2023

Marion, glad the team made you so welcome and you enjoyed your lunch. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future Ken, Eileen and The Team

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White Horse Banbury is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5