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Reviews - Red Lion, Adderbury

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The Green, Adderbury, Banbury, OX17 3LU
The Red Lion Hotel Adderbury near Banbury sits on the Green of the historic Oxfordshire village of Adderbury near Banbury and Banbury Cross with easy access via M40 junction 11. The Red Lion is an historic ancient Royalist owned hostelry, dating back from the Civil War. A list of landlords has been proudly retained since 1690 and is displayed in the old oak beamed bar. Age-blackened beams, oak panelling, cheery fires in great fireplaces, good food and good beer are all there, housed in a picturesque old stone building overlooking what was once the largest village green in Oxfordshire.

Be prepared to duck low beams and meander narrow door and hallways. Today the inn is a firm favourite with locals and travellers alike. It is in a great location for exploring the pretty Oxfordshire countryside and its many attractions. Hotel is close by Blenheim Palace.
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91% recommended this accommodation to a friend 91% would stay again
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Our stay in Adderbury
The hotel is set in a wonderful setting, facing a spacious, tree lined green, amongst some beautiful countryside. Our room was a superior room, which we found out later to be an attic/loft accommodation, reached by some very narrow and steep stairways. Not very easy to negotiate, even more so with suitcases, At first, the room appeared oldie worldly and spacious. However, on closer inspection the older style bed was just a frame loosely standing round a pair of divans, which was a very wobbly construction and stood out enough into the room for us to be constantly banging into it. Because it was a very hot week-end all our windows were open on arrival. When it was time to pull them in, one of the windows arms was in danger of falling off , with screws missing or hanging out. Later, the loo holder decided to dive off the wall as well. To compound the events of the first day I found what appeared to be blood staining to the mouldings beside my bed. All of these problems were reported to the hotel manager as soon as possible on the first day. We went out for a walk and a bit of sightseeing, with a hope, on our return of these problems being sorted. Sadly, this was not the case. As we were to visit relatives on the Saturday and would be out of our room for most of the day we allowed the issues to roll over till our return in the evening. Again, nothing had been rectified and also now our toilet had not been cleaned in the morning .As it was now quite late in the evening we went to bed, only to be awakened shortly by the problem window coming away from it's supports and flying open, making a racket. Our room was not worthy of a superior rating and was a generally run down room, with cobwebs in most corners. The restaurant , which also doubles for breakfasts, was a clean and well appointed area,and the food was well cooked and presented. The staff were also well attentive. Should we have the need to revisit this county again we may not think straight away of the Red Lion, unless the room quality can be guaranteed.

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Derek S

From Sutton, UK
Who stayed in July 2013

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our stay
Handy for us when travelling on business. We've stayed here quite a few times over the last few years but I think the time has come for some refurbishment in some bedrooms and certainly more attention to detail by housekeeping.

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R Precious

From Settle, England
Who stayed in July 2013

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Great place to stay and eat
We had an excellent stay, the staff were very friendly and the accommodation including the four poster bed plus the fantastic food made it a special stay.

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John Bell

From Poulton le Fylde, UK
Who stayed in June 2013

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Greakinh ones journey
We stayed at the Red Lion to break our journey south. Arriving about 1800 hrs on a busy day found car parking a little difficult.Later found a secure spot at 2300hrs.
The room was more than adequate both dinner and breakfast suited our needs.
Found that the staff including the manager were to a degree 'flustered', this was probably due to the limited number of staff on duty. There were two parties taking dinner[30 plus] and not enough staff, at times the staff were running about. Overall it was value for money

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ROBERT IAN M

From Bolton, UK
Who stayed in June 2013

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This hotel was excellent, good location for exploring Warwickshire and Oxfordshire, hotel staff were very helpful and the food is really good. The room was fine with all normal requirements to make for a comfortable stay we will certainly stay again

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Norman Howell

From Preston, UK
Who stayed in June 2013

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The location was lovely and the staff all very friendly and helpful

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T Wayte

From Swansea, UK
Who stayed in May 2013

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All the staff were extremely helpful and friendly throughout our stay.
The Red Lion is a lovely old pub one of the best we,ve stayed in. Excellent choice of food in a charming restaurant. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff from manager to cleaner. Adderbury is a beautiful village with a couple of other pubs worth visiting, we had a wonderful weekend and will be there again!

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C Thompson

From Buxton, UK
Who stayed in May 2013

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Very good
Excellant stay, very friendly and helpful staff (although a little thin on the at times (sign of the i guess)). food was first class, best i have had in a long time. Beautiful propert, spacious and high quality property, full a character, would thoroughly recommend it.

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David s

From Haverhill, UK
Who stayed in May 2013

Travelling alone

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A comfortable night
We were in one of their superior rooms which was comfortable, spacious and, being on the top floor, quiet. There was one minor omission - only one hand towel in our double room.

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Alan M

From UK
Who stayed in May 2013

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Value for money
Great value for money, lovely breakfast, only downside - thin bedroom walls!!

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antony stephenson

From Milton Keynes, UK
Who stayed in May 2013

Couple

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