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Blackbird Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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38 High Street, Brackley NN13 5LT, England
+44 1869 810237
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to the Blackbird aa few times. The staff are very welcoming, as are most of the locals. The decor is very tired, but I doubt they are making enough money to justify any sort of renovation. However, the beer is great and very well cellared. The guest ale varies and most recently it's been Hooky then London... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off after Silverstone & thought the pub was rather unfriendly & could do with a clean - shame as it wouldn't take much to make this a good pub.

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Thank skdaskgskg
Betchworth, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We eventually found the pub despite NOT being in Brackley High Street as shown on the TripAdvisers's map! It's 5 miles away in Croughton. Nice to see it operating as, apparently, a friendly local. However, food was poor and no fresh veg; we sould not eat there again.

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Thank Gus S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Stopped off on way home from Silverstone. I have to say the food was absolutely excellent and the best food I have eaten in a pub for a long time. Price was good too. It was so good I had to write this review, something I don't normally do.

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Thank Jackie T
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Called in on our way back from a weekend in Bedfordshire having previously stopped here a couple of times for coffee. Sunday lunch at £6.95 seemed a good deal. It was a choice of chicken or beef roast so I chose chicken and my husband opted for the beef. The food was served in a very good time and was... More 

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Thank sue595
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped at this pub on journey through. Very friendly staff, great food with a good selection Although a chance stop it was worth it. Would stop here again

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Thank Graham R
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Roast chicken served with redcurrant jelly (hurrah!), roast beef & horseradish, all the trimmings, extra yorkshire pudding for my sister-in-law who can't get enough of them, perfectly cooked veg and plenty of gravy to be soaked up by the roasties. My idea of sunday lunch, thank you to Rob & Vera. Anyone reading reviews of the Blackbird, ignore the reviews... More 

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Thank BitsBaby
Oxford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Well, it's finally happened, thank God! Our lovely village pub is again back in the hands of Rob and Vera. Not a day too soon either! Rob and V decided to retire just over a year ago, after 28 years in the pub. It always had a fantastic reputation for delicious home cooked meals, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The... More 

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3 Thank Mark B
Brackley, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

I have lived in the area for 40yrs & this pub is stuck in a time warp of terrible decor, food & beer. I always feel I have to wipe my feet on the way out, it's that bad. Shame because it could be good!

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2 Thank jetrover747
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

I have been working locally to Croughton and eating at the Blackbird since early 2009. Since the new managment took over the place has gone to hell in a handbasket. I have tried it twice. First time I showed with the new managment, I was turned away due to a group booking was due to show in 30 minutes. Not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 High Street, Brackley NN13 5LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Brackley
  • Phone Number: +44 1869 810237

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?