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The Duke, Banbury

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Main Road
Clifton
Postal town: Banbury
OX15 0PE
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Duke

Some money has been spent here creating a pleasant interior to the stone walled thatched pub in this small village.The main entrance is from the car park,and opens into a group of rooms with the main tap room having a good sized fireplace delivering much need warmth on a cold day.There are lots of beams,while the furniture is wooden and traditional.Beyond the bar there is a room with more dining tables but with the light off,so I assume this is only used as an overflow.Most punters will be dining,although there is no problem pitching down on a numbered table to sup some ale.However it doesn't have the atmosphere of a local,although the welcome was friendly.The muzak seemed a shade too loud and a little out of place but I was pleased to see 5 handpumps offering Turpin's Golden Citrus (decent),Hook Norton Greedy Goose,Tring Sidepocket and a very good North Cotswold Hung,Drawn and Portered.
It's a bit of a leg up a narrow and fast country lane from the Oxford Canal,but I felt the effort was worth it for a decent pint of real ale.However it is more a venue in which to eat rather than drink,but at least it has reopened.

On 11th February 2018 - rating: 7
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Komakino . left this review about The Duke at Clifton

Pleasingly re-opened after a couple of years' closure, this now veers towards the gastro side but the exposed internal Cotswold stone remains and a four ale line-up is a boon (Hooky, Hooky Mild, North Cotswold Shagweaver and Turpin Golden Citrus for the pedants). Well-attended on my Sunday arvo visit and a hint of well-heeled (it ain't cheap to live around here), but great to see another turnaround, so a generous (by Koma standards) 7 for that and the locAle slant.

On 20th August 2017 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
Kings Sutton, 3.42 miles, 1 hr 6 min walk (show)
Heyford, 5.49 miles, 1 hr 45 min walk (show)
Banbury, 7.12 miles, 2 hr 17 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Duke, Clifton
11th Feb 2018, 15:25
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard
 
2nd Sep 2017, 22:37

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 10 June 2017 by Komakino .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 20 August 2017 by Komakino .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 20 August 2017 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 20 August 2017 by Komakino .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 11 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 20 August 2017 by Komakino .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 20 August 2017 by Komakino .
  • Darts : No last updated 20 August 2017 by Komakino .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 10 June 2017 by Komakino .
  • Function Room : No last updated 20 August 2017 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 10 June 2017 by Komakino .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 20 August 2017 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 20 August 2017 by Komakino .
  • Live Music : No last updated 20 August 2017 by Komakino .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 20 August 2017 by Komakino .
  • Micropub : No last updated 11 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 20 August 2017 by Komakino .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 20 August 2017 by Komakino .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 20 August 2017 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 20 August 2017 by Komakino .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 20 August 2017 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 20 August 2017 by Komakino .
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