We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Old Auctioneer

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
44 Parsons Street, Banbury OX16 5NA, England
+44 1295 270492
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

392 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 384: English reviews
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When we arrived we received a warm welcome and was shown to the table we'd reserved, good start. We were given menus then appeared to be forgotten about. After about 10 mins we caught someone's attention and asked to order both our food and drinks. The food came in a reasonable time and was worth waiting for. My partner and... More 

Thank Elaine S
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I and my friends go here very often. The environment is good so food and drink are. Also in general the staff is great. The only downside is the vegetarian offer. They should include more veggie dishes as I find myself eating the same so often! But to be honest, this is one of the best pubs in Banbury

Thank Banbanbu
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its difficult to find a pub in Banbury that's sells a nice wine, I thought I had found it at the Auctioneer! The Pinot Grigio was fantastic,then it was replaced by a wishee washee wine with a tacky"Dirty bear label" The Auctioneer reputation is based on quality and "Dirty bear" labelled wine does not meet the standard that I am... More 

Thank Mandy C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Service still brilliant, laid back and friendly. Price of food is a bit higher than what you'd pay anywhere else but the quality and quantity of food makes it worth it. Keep up the good work guys and girls.

Thank Lee B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this restaurant in the centre of Banbury for lunch. Menu mainly burgers, pizza and other similar dishes. Their 'Bring a friend for lunch special' is great value. Food good, service excellent. Cheesecake to die for.

Thank Sue R
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't really know where to start because I can't think of the words to describe how disappointed I am. Called up 5 weeks ago to book a table at half 7 for 10 with space for a baby, for a birthday party, was asked to come in a pay a deposit of £5 per head because they're 'only doing the... More 

Thank Karl W
Banbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in here as a last minute meal after work. We were very lucky they could seat us straight away. We went straight in to the main courses. I had a beautiful cheese & bacon burger. It was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. Our 3 year old had chips and sausage and ate it all. She also had a... More 

Thank Lisa H
Daventry, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lush food and well worth the price. Went for 241 burgers and will definitely be returning soon! Very good prices too.

Thank sophiekite
Cairo, Egypt
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another fun pub to visit after work with friends and colleagues with a great selection of both cask ales and beers on tap. There was a full bar, but I typically stick with the ales. Food here is traditional pub food and leaves you satisfied!

Thank JA R
Croydon, South London
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and work mates were staying in Banbury for just over a week and found this place to be amazing for evening dinners,...Chicken Steaks Burgers and Fajitas were absolutely superb. The interior is very nice and the service was excellent Outside patio area was lovely and covered for the smokers amongst you,..I can imagine this place being rammed during the... More 

Thank wightlion

Travellers who viewed The Old Auctioneer also viewed

Banbury, Oxfordshire

Been to The Old Auctioneer? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Parsons Street, Banbury OX16 5NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Banbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1295 270492

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Old Auctioneer and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from The Old Auctioneer staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?