Dedicated to our favourite pubs in and around Banbury and Chipping Norton area.

The Pear Tree

Scotland End , Hook Norton, Banbury, OX15 5NU

Tel: 01608 737482

Our favourite drink pub just down the road from the iconic Hook Norton Brewery the beer doesn’t travel far and tastes that much better for it!


Hook Best Bitter – The original and best bitter from the Hooky brewery refreshing and not too strong. A good session ale!

Twelve days – If its Christmas time and you’re passing try a Hooky’s Seasonal ale called Twelve Days it’s a strong one so be careful.

The Faulkland Arms

19-21 The Green, Great Tew, Chipping Norton OX7 4DB

Tel: 01608 683653

A quintessential English Pub in a quintessential English village. The Faulkland arms is a fantastic place to take in a drink or 2 on a summer evening.


The Interior decor – you couldn’t get much more traditional with lots of tankards hanging from the ceiling and a lovely inviting fireplace

Real Ale – a great selection of Real Ale from Wilshire brewery Wadworth

The Norman Knight

Ascott Road, Whichford, Nr Shipson-on-Stour, CV36 5PE

Tel: 01608 684 621

The Norman Knight is a lively pub with its own microbrewery, good food, accommodation and a comprehensive list of events situated opposite a picturesque village green.


Car & Bike Rallies – If you love classic cars and bikes you’ll love the car and bike rallies which are held on a regular basis on the nearby village green.

Beer Festival – Held on August bank holiday in conjunction with the village fete and flower show