This historic coaching inn dates back to before the English Civil War. Just 3 miles from Banbury, there is a traditional bar, a restaurant and rooms with free Wi-Fi overlooking the village green. The Red Lion still retains many original features, including old oak beams and stone fireplaces. Rooms each have a TV, a stereo, tea/coffee facilities and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. The restaurant was once a bake house and brewery, and now serves fine English and continental cuisine. Traditional ales and fine wines are served from the cool cellars and stone vaults. Guests at the Red Lion are only 15 miles north of historic Oxford and the spectacular Blenheim Palace. The M40 motorway is less than 10 minutes away by car.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

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Greene King's Pubs & Hotels
Hotel chain/brand

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended

Free parking available at the hotel

Loyal customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
1 double bed
1 single bed
2 single beds
1 double bed
and
1 sofa bed
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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.4
Facilities
8.4
Cleanliness
8.8
Comfort
8.7
Value for money
8.2
Location
8.9
Free WiFi
8.0
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Katherine
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Perfect location for attending a wedding up the road. Walkable back at night. Lovely friendly staff, beautiful room with character and fantastic bathroom. They were also great at accommodating me for lunch and breakfast as a Coeliac.
  • Michael
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Good breakfast choices, beautifully cooked. Reasonable evening meals.
  • Roslyn
    Australia Australia
    the atmosphere and the history was great! The staff were all very friendly and helpful, Dinner and breakfast were delicious. The off street parking was fabulous and the beds were comfortable. We had a great stay and were really happy with this...

Hotel surroundings

Restaurants
1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurant #1
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Facilities of Red Lion Hotel by Greene King Inns
Great facilities! Review score, 8.4

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Activities
  • Hiking
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • Fax
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    Services
    • Luggage storage
    • Fax/photocopying
      Additional charge
    • Packed lunches
    • Wake up service/Alarm clock
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    • Room service
    General
    • Designated smoking area
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Ironing facilities
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Iron
    Languages spoken
    • English

    House rules

    Red Lion Hotel by Greene King Inns takes special requests - add in the next step!

    Check-in

    From 14:00 to 22:00

    Check-out

    Until 11:00

     

    Cancellation/
    prepayment

    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    Children 6 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in

    Pets

    Pets are not allowed.

    Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Cash is not accepted Red Lion Hotel by Greene King Inns accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    Please note that full payment is taken at time of booking.

    If booking 5 rooms or more different conditions may apply.

    FAQs about Red Lion Hotel by Greene King Inns

    • Red Lion Hotel by Greene King Inns offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Hiking
      • Golf course (within 3 km)

    • Room options at Red Lion Hotel by Greene King Inns include:

      • Double
      • Single
      • Twin
      • Family

    • Red Lion Hotel by Greene King Inns is 3.1 miles from the centre of Banbury. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • The prices at Red Lion Hotel by Greene King Inns may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Check-in at Red Lion Hotel by Greene King Inns is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

    • Red Lion Hotel by Greene King Inns has 1 restaurant:

      • Restaurant #1