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Moon and Sixpence Hanwell

Hanwell, Banbury (Nr.), Oxfordshire, OX17 1HW
A pub full of atmosphere, aided by their collection of memorabilia – giving a romantic look-back to a time that probably never happened. However, the whole works well and certainly worth a detour if needing refreshment when travelling on the M40.

There's been a revamp, since our last full inspection - the restaurant now taking the moniker of 'Hylton's at The Moon and Sixpence' (after new chef Hylton Bradley) - so any reports from you would be welcomed. However, early mentions have been favourable.

Food is taken seriously, be it a pub meal such as a sandwich or 'Scotch Beef and Ale Pie with Puff Pastry' or 'Fish & Chips'. If having a full meal, starters might include the likes off 'Moules Mariniere'; 'Warm Chicken and Bacon Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette'; Tempura Battered Prawns with a Sweet Chili Dip' and 'Asparagus and Wild Mushroom Risotto'.

Mains 'Lamb Shank with Caramelised Root Vegetables'; 'Roast Breast of Corn-Fed Chicken Forestiere'; 'Pan-Fried Tuna, Confit Tomatoes and Sauce Vierge'.

Maybe finish with 'Sticky Toffee Pudding with home-made Vanilla Ice Cream' or Tarte Tatin with Calvados Sorbet'.

Service is friendly and informal.
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Other Details

  • Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
  • Lunch: all week 12.00-14.00 (Sun 15.00); set L Tues-Sat £7.50 (2 courses) to £9.50; mains £10 to £20
  • Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.00-21.00; set D Tues-Fri £7.50 (2 courses) to £9.50; mains £10 to £20
  • Seats: 70, plus 30 outside
  • Wine: a concise list kicks off at £12 with various house wines
  • Children's portions: Yes, when possible
  • Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
  • Nearest station: Banbury
  • Directions: close to the M4, but you must leave at junction11 (Banbury), leaving Banbury on the A422 (towards Stratford-upon-Avon), then take the B4100 to Hanwell
  • Parking: Yes
  • Closed: D Sun; and check Christmas openings
  • Outside eating

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Contact Details

Tel: 01295-730544
Address: Hanwell, Banbury (Nr.), Oxfordshire, OX17 1HW
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