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The Easington

135 Bloxham Road
OX16 9JU
Phone: 01295254276
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Ember Inns (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Easington

This pub is a long schlep uphill from the town centre ,so it may be easier to catch a bus if crawling the real ale outlets.The building is unremarkable ,and Ember Inns have done the full corporate internal makeover ,it's open plan with chintzy wallpaper,a coal affect gas fire to the right with flatscreen above,lots of gaming machines,a rank of high tables to the left and a raised area with fitted high bench seating opposite the bar,which is the haunt of the few people drinking all day with most other tables occupied by diners on my Thursday lunchtime visit,including a rear raised area.
There is a commitment to real ale here and on entry you are met by three handpumps drawing the regular ales Bateman's Silver Hare,Brakspear Bitter and Old Hooky.Make sure you push past these pumps and inspect the further 8 handpumps down the long side of the bar where,besides the regulars doubled up,there were guests from Daleside Leg Over,Liberation Blonde,Wadsworth 6X,Red Squirrel Legally Blonde and Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted (very decent shape) which are all drawn from the Ember seasonal ale list and the cask marque seemed warranted.
Too corporate and sterile to be a pub for a long beer driven session but a decent selection of ale make this pub worth visiting,especially given the paucity of real ale options in town.The regular quiz night might result in a more pubby atmosphere some evenings.

On 16th April 2015 - rating: 7
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Easington

Still very much as review below. A well-kept Ember Inn with very heavy food trade, but enthusiastic about beer and seems to carry a very good range in fine form.

On 9th December 2014 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about The Easington

A ten minute stroll out of town leads you to the 2012 GBG-listed Easington. This is a tidy roadside Ember Inn, surrounded by middle-class housing and on our visit the car park had been commandeered by an enterprising soul selling Christmas trees. It’s a lot bigger inside than you’d expect and is basically a single large area with a number of alcove areas. Décor-wise it’s standard Ember Inns, basically JDW+ with leaded windows at front and large pleasant garden at rear. The barman was refreshingly friendly and non-corporate. Six different ales were available over eight pumps (two doubled): Brakspear, Adnams Xmas beer, TT Landlord, Old Hooky, Stonehenge Eye Opener and Project Venus ‘Venus Black’ (specially formulated by female brewers for M&B). My Venus was exceptionally good and I would have happily stayed for another if I’d had time at that point. Most of the customers early Saturday afternoon were of the family foodie brigade but there is plenty here for the discerning drinker and well-worth the trot up the hill from Banbury town centre.

On 31st December 2011 - rating: 8
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Latest updates View all updates for The Easington, Banbury
16th Apr 2015, 11:35
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard
3rd Apr 2015, 09:53
Pub map correction submitted by Bucking Fastard approved

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 16 April 2015 by Bucking Fastard
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 17 December 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 16 April 2015 by Bucking Fastard
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 16 April 2015 by Bucking Fastard
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 April 2015 by Bucking Fastard
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Wednesday and Sunday evenings - last updated 16 April 2015 by Bucking Fastard
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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Last inspected: June 10th 2014
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