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The Red Lion

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary
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High Street | Culworth, Banbury OX17 3NG, England
+44 845 608 6040
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 11:00
Open now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 11:00
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Adderbury, null, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Basic pub food within a traditional old setting. Said to have a resident ghost who sits by the fire. This is a hotel as well.

Thank bigfrogsgo
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We can't fault the Red Lion. I had a delicious potted goats cheese, red pepper terrine for starter, my husband had a prawn thermidor (I think that's what it was!) and we had the falafel burger and ultimate beef burger. Portions were hearty and service was speedy and attentive. Good work guys. Keep it up!

Thank Isabel1812
Northants, UK
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99 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been wanting to visit for so long, absolutely exceeded my expectations, thank you. Been out for a few Birthday and Christmas meals just lately this tops them all. Large group of us, every meal looked wonderful, streets ahead of anywhere else yet the same prices. Great ambience /atmosphere, friendly, helpful staff. If they can get it so right why can't... More 

Thank MissLBNorthants_UK
Brackley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I booked a table for my husband and I to have Sunday lunch and once again, the Red Lion delivered on service, atmosphere and quality. As expected, it was quite busy but that only added to the lovely warm, welcoming and festive atmosphere. All the staff were friendly and proficient and our two course Sunday lunch was superb. We had... More 

Thank Becky F
Daventry, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We visited with family and had a wonderful Sunday lunch. The roasts were delicious. The meat was tender and delicious an there was a good choice of vegetables and joy of joys lots of gravy. The service was excellent too. We will be back.

Thank AngelaMC009
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Table of 8 on 10/12/16. Food/ drink /service was excellent. Recommended & will be back very soon. Pub was extremely busy but the waitress service was first class and was probably the best Xmas food and service in the past 20 years we have met up.

Thank RossOxon
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Visited on Friday night. A great atmosphere along with a great menu. The staff were all very friendly and helped us to choose our drinks food etc. Well worth the visit. But probably need to book.

Thank mark68east
Banbury, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Thus is a nice place food was good and good portion Suze. Worth a visit can be quite busy at weekends

Thank 123taz
Northampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This was the first time that we had visited The red Lion . The atmosphere was warm and friendly. The restaurant was rustic and in keeping with the building.

Thank cherryplumbpie
Brackley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is our first visit to the red lion at Culworth. It will hopefully not be our last. My daughter in laws parent recommended it and we were not at all disappointed. We booked a table for 1.30 pm and the place was buzzing but not loud. Most of the tables were full. We ordered 2 speciality burgers and I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Culworth, Banbury OX17 3NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Banbury
  • Phone Number: +44 845 608 6040

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