A Selection of Pubs in the immediate area.
See links to Battle field sites at Edgehill & Cropredy and Fairport music festival held every August at Cropredy.
The Inn at Farnborough is a C16th public house situated in the historic National Trust village of Farnborough, just 5 miles north of Banbury.
Step inside the Inn and you will find a fabulous country pub, tastefully restored with a modern twist.
Sensational food reflects the locality and the seasons and is served by friendly and attentive staff. An extensive wine list is complimented by Warwickshire Purity Brewery Real Ales and Peroni on draught. The Inn also serves ‘proper coffee’ by trained Baristas.
The Inn is surrounded by some of the most fabulous walks that the region has to offer – whether a brief stroll around Farnborough Hall’s lake before lunch or a longer walk over the Dassett Hills with a stop for a pint!
The Inn is perfectly situated to be enjoyed throughout the seasons with a large terraced garden, perfect to for a glass of something chilled in the summer or roaring log fires to welcome you on a cold winter’s day.
“The Inn is a picture, without and within, and boasts an old-fashioned bar serving Hooky — we tried some — straight from the barrel. Everything was delicious.”
The Plough, Warmington 01295 690666 Privately owned real ale pub with 5 real ales available. Good home cooked food with varied menu. New owner has expanded range of offerings and well worth a visit.
The Falcon at Warmington
Enjoy our great classic food at tasty prices.
A traditional Village Pub & Kitchen in the heart of the village of Hornton, North Oxfordshire. Comfortable, relaxed, welcoming and informal, we offer a range of cask ales, lagers, ciders and a carefully chosen wine list, most of which are available by the glass.
Been walking or gardening all morning? Just leave your boots by the door and warm your feet by the fire. What about the kids? We think that they should be welcomed, not just tolerated.
Moon and Sixpence
Situated on the outskirts of Banbury in the beautiful North Oxfordshire village of Hanwell, The Moon & Sixpence is a very popular destination.
Run by chef Hylton Bradley, the pub’s highly trained brigade of cooks and equally trained waiting staff work together to give customers a meal experience second to none.
The Wharf Inn is a traditional canal side public house on the banks of the Oxford Canal.
In addition to the attraction and convenience of our location the Wharf lnn offers much more than just an opportunity to watch the boats pass by.
We have a wide selection of real ales, draft lagers and beers as well as a comprehensive range of wines, spirits and soft drinks, teas and coffees are always available.
We also have a comprehensive menu that provides a choice of snacks, grills, burgers and, on Sunday, roasts
It would be difficult to imagine a more picturesque building than The Red Lion Inn with its walls of honey-coloured local stone and its roof of grey, beautifully crafted thatch. Even the porch has its own covering of thatch. Cropredy village sits beside the Oxford Canal, amongst beautiful countryside, with towpath walks stretching for miles in either direction and the inn itself, is just a few moments walk from the Cropredy Lock, along the delightful Red Lion Street.
This pretty village is steeped in history and every four years witnesses the re-enactment of the 1644 Battle of Cropredy Bridge. Each year the village is home to the famous Cropredy Fesitval. This lovely, family folk festival is organised by the legendary folk band, Fairport Convention.
The Red Lion
The Brasenose Arms is a 17th century Country Inn, situated in the heart of Cropredy, a rural village just 4 miles north of Banbury, Oxfordshire. Originally three cottages, it was converted into a Public House in the late 17th century.
Cropredy lies on the west bank of the River Cherwell. Over 350 years ago, Cropredy Bridge was the site of a major battle during the English Civil War in 1644.
Today, it hosts Britain’s (if not Europe’s) ‘friendliest’ music festival – Fairport’s Cropredy Convention – staged every year in August by members of the great British folk band – Fairport Convention.
Can there be a more unusual pub in Britain? Can there be a pub with better views? The views from the Castle Inn’s garden and terrace stretch out across several neighbouring counties. Some say that, on a clear day, it is possible to make out the Wrekin in Shropshire and the foothills of the Welsh mountains! However, the less distant hills of Broadway and Malvern are more obvious.
The pub is built on the summit of Edgehill, some 700ft above sea level. It overlooks the battlefield of Edgehill where Englishman fought Englishman in the first major battle of the English Civil War. The pub’s octagonal tower marks the spot where, on the afternoon of Sunday 23 October 1642, King Charles I raised his standard and summoned his officers about him to prepare for war.
The Castle Inn, is also known as The Round Tower, or Radway Tower. Inside there are two bars –one contains replicas of armour and weapons used during the battle, the other is the place to indulge in pub games while enjoying some home cooked food. There is a small covered terrace, which offers some stunning views as does the garden outside.
Although its postal address is Banbury, Oxfordshire, the village of Edgehill actually nestles about a mile inside the Warwickshire border.
The octagonal tower was started in 1742 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Edgehill and was opened on 3rd September, 1750, the anniversary of Oliver Cromwell’s death. It was built by Sanderson Miller, or Millar, who lived in nearby Radway.
The King’s line was along the crest of the hill. The Parliamentary soldiers under Lord Essex – having marched from Worcester via Kineton in ten days – were beyond the village of Radway in the plain immediately below the pub.
Many renowned Warwickshire families were involved in the Battle of Edgehill; the Verneys, the Fieldings and the Shuckburghs. Father fought son, brother matched brother.
Some 30,000 Englishmen took arms against each other. But like so many, the Batttle of Edgehill was indecisive – a mix up of slashing steel, cannon and musket fire which claimed the lives of more than 1,500 men on each side. Today the King’s men and Parliamentary troops often drink side by side at the pub as it is frequently used by groups recreating the famous battle.
The tower first became an Inn in 1822 when it was sold by a descendant of Sanderson Miller to become a free house.
The story goes that he was a minister of religion and that the decision was unpopular with his family. In 1922 the Inn was acquired by the Hook Norton Brewery. For walkers there are many nearby public footpaths and bridle paths, There is a maze of trails in the woods close to the Inn while, across the road a public path leads through and over some of the local quarries.
Motorists are a short drive away from Banbury, with its famous nursery rhyme Cross, Shakespeare’s Stratford, historic Warwick, Royal Leamington Spa and the rolling hills of the Cotswolds. Less than two miles from the Inn is the National Trust property Upton House.
(01295) 750 692
Green Man, Mollington