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The Bowling Green, Overthorpe, Banbury

Overthorpe Road
Banbury
OX17 2XA
Phone: 01295263465
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Quinno _ left this review about The Bowling Green

Off an unlit side road and away from prying eyes, this is an old school steakhouse restaurant serving a couple of ales. Stepping in, it's like an early 80's timewarp. We were served but through politely gritted teeth and told in no uncertain terms that they "don’t really operate as a pub" and indeed there was nowhere to drink but we got a table by the bar. Can’t comment on the food but there were lots of mini blackboards around with various dishes chalked up on them, most of which were probably unchanged since the Miner’s Strike – my parents would love it in here. For the record the two ales were Hobgoblin and Border Ale (a Marstons rebadge of some kind) the latter of which was in surprisingly good nick. Hard to leave a rating so it's here as a basic guide to it being a pub rather than an eatery (surely than can spare a table just for drinking? Not like they're going to get carloads of lager louts turning up).

On 1st November 2016 - rating: 3
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Komakino . left this review about The Bowling Green

On the border of Northants and Oxon (Overthorpe village is actually in Northants, but this establishment is outside the village in Oxon), this isn't a pub at all as the awning outside proudly proclaiming 'Steak House Restaurant & Hotel' attests, and the building is divided internally as thus. Two ales - Hobgoblin and 'Border Ale' (brewed by Marston's) with a third pump unclipped, and a half of the latter came to £1.60, but as there's nowhere to sit and no beer garden, I ended up perched on a wall outside overlooking the car park (fortunately it was clement), then ended up chucking the beer after one sip due to the overwhelming taste of vinegar. I can't comment on the food, but if you're deciding to come here just for a drink, forget it.

On 18th July 2016 - rating: 1
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phil slater left this review about Bowling Green Inn

the bowling green is situated on the outskirts of banbury.this pub serves excellent steaks(the house speciality) and good wholesome homemade dishes all at very reasonable prices,there is also a good choice of beers and a very good wine menu ther are also 6 en suite bedrooms. overall a very friendly and welcoming place to visit.a family owned and run business

On 1st February 2007 - rating: 10
[User has posted 1 recommendations about 1 pubs]

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Banbury, 1.2 miles, 23 min walk (show)
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26th Feb 2018, 13:52
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26th Feb 2018, 09:38
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  • Car Park : Yes last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
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  • Function Room : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
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  • Quiz Night : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
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  • WiFi : Yes last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
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