Local Pubs, Local Battlefields &; Music Festivals

A Selection of Pubs in the immediate area.

See links to Battlefield sites at Edgehill & Cropredy and Fairport music festival held every August at Cropredy.



The Kitchen Country Eating House, with Fine Rustic British Cooking

An entirely independent enterprise. We only select, prepare and serve you the absolute best food and drink we can source; mainly from local food heroes; some from our own Kitchen garden. Everything is freshly prepared here, in our kitchens, by our amazing chef and his team; from tasty breads and silky-smooth pasta to indulgent ice creams and even our signature chocolates.

The Kitchen is all about food, fun, family and friends; joining together around the table; a foodie heaven full of unctuous, comforting delights and a place for memories to be made. We look forward to welcoming you here.

“Anybody can make you enjoy the first bite of a dish, but only a real chef can make you enjoy the last” 

The Location
We are so lucky with where we are… in the heart of a beautiful, and ancient, rural village… but still no more than 10 minutes from both junctions 11 and 12 of the M40. It’s the perfect place for business and social gatherings alike; and with a large car park, we can accommodate coaches and car clubs by prior arrangement too.

Use OX17 1DZ for your satnav (and mind the ducks!)



Plough Warmington

Plough Warmington

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, Warmington

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The Falcon has become the latest addition to the Brunning and Price family of pub restaurants.

With fine food, an extensive list of spirits, wines and local beers and an outstanding view across the local countryside, we are sure that the Falcon will rein high on your list of places to dine or enjoy a leisurely drink in a friendly atmosphere.



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.

Dun Cow

Dun Cow


Moon and Sixpence

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.

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Wharf Inn

Wharf Inn

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 Red Lion

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About the Brasenose Arms

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.

Brasenose Arms

Brasenose Arms

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Edge Hill

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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.

Although its postal address is Banbury, Oxfordshire, the village of Edgehill actually nestles about a mile inside the Warwickshire border.

 The Battle of Edgehill

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.


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.

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Butchers Arms, Priors Hardwick


A Unique Dining Experience

The Butchers Arms offers a truly unique dining experience. Originally dating from 1375, the restaurant is situated in the unspoilt Warwickshire village of Priors Hardwick, attracting visitors from all over the world who come to savour our fine cuisine and superb wines in beautiful surroundings.

Originally purchased in 1973, The Pires family have transformed the Butchers Arms into the charming unique restaurant it has become today. Enjoy the genuine warm welcome, original inglenook fireplace and flagstone floors leading to the spacious and elegant dining room beyond.

Whether you require a romantic table for two, a big birthday celebration or a business function, we are pleased to help you.