A Quality Traditional Hook Norton Village Pub

	The Roebuck Inn 	Dining at The Roebuck 	Bar Dining Area 	Restaurant 	Packed Bar

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The Roebuck Inn is a quality, traditional village pub situated on the outskirts of Banbury. Formerly known as ‘The Buck’, it was built in 1602 and is bursting with character to this day.

The Roebuck is a family business run by Nick Saul.
Nick started his catering career aged 16 and has continued in the trade ever since. His experience is vast, having worked in hotels, restaurants and public houses. Nick has just celebrated 10 years at the Roebuck on June 7th 2014, he spends his days in the kitchen cooking up wonderful recipes and prides himself on making all his own sauces, pates and soups, sourcing, where possible, ingredients from local suppliers.The pub offers an extensive menu including Steak & Ale Pie (made with Hook Norton ale of course), grilled salmon steak and a selection of steaks. A lunchtime menu includes a selection of freshly prepared filled baguettes.

The Roebuck is able to cater for any event including weddings, birthday parties or christenings and of course, always has a plentiful supply of Hook Norton beers on tap

What our Customers Say


Amazing food, wonderful staff, and a quiet, picturesque setting. Myself and my partner have visited The Roebuck Inn twice now, and on both occassions we have had an amazing experience. Our hostess is one of the most welcoming people I have ever come across, with an inate ability to engage with customers. The food is a little pricier than some of the big pub chains, but myself and my partner agree that the quality of the food is the best in Banbury. It is well worth the money. The owner and chef, Nick, bought our main course to our table himself, which I thought was a really nice touch. Bottom line, if you are looking for a romantic resturaunt to take a loved one, you cannot do better than The Roebuck Inn.

Stuart Nichols (google review)

A party of 10 with children. We were warmly welcomed. Drinks were reasonably priced and served at the right temperature. We were a little late ordering but this wasn’t a problem. The host and chef were very accommodating to the extras we asked for. Food was served promptly and very tasty. Children’s portions were large.
Overall a very lovely afternoon. Thank you.

aachmum (trip advisor review)

En route back up north from Hants my family and I made a detour off the M6 looking for a place to lunch and by a happy coincidence happened on the Roebuck Inn in Drayton, Banbury. I went in to check it out and seeing three young mums with babies having lunch in the bar called my wife and daughter in. Mine host was very welcoming and we ordered drinks whilst scanning the menu. What a surprise — the deal was two main courses for £10 but on ordering two Scampis and one Homemade pie I was told we could have the three for £15. Excellent value and just as good as the main courses we had in a “posh” hotel in Hants at three times the price! If you are a local you are very fortunate! 

Paisley (trip advisor review)