Red Lion

The GreenOX17 3NGBanburyUnited Kingdom
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About Red Lion

Red Lion is a coaching inn, retaining some of its original features from the 17th Century, such as stone fireplaces and oak beams.

Guestrooms include TVs, stereos, telephones, work desks, complimentary Wi-Fi and tea and coffee-making facilities. Hairdryers can be found in the private bathrooms. Some rooms have a view of the village green.

Wi-Fi is free in public areas of this hotel and self parking is also provided without charge. There is also a 24-hour reception, as well as a picnic area and conference space.

A complimentary English breakfast is served every morning. The restaurant, which once served as a bake house and brewery, offers both British and continental meals. The bar has a variety of traditional ales, as well as wines and spirits.

Situated ten minutes from the M40 motorway, Red Lion sits just outside of Banbury. Local attractions include Broughton Castle, which is four miles away and Blenheim Palace, which is 13 miles from the property.


The Green, OX17 3NG, Banbury, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1295810269 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

A sense of the past.

While being clean and tidy with modern amenities, Red Lion does a good job in retaining a feeling of its history, which dates back to before the English Civil War. It's a interesting place to stay.

Lovely staff.

Employees at this hotel are friendly, helpful and very polite. They will happily deal with any issues you may have and can also fill you in on the building's interesting past and on what to see and do in the surrounding areas.

A hearty start to the day.

The breakfast here is great. There are lots of choices on the menu, including vegetarian options. It's tasty, filling and will set you up well for the day ahead.

Negative Reviews

Problems with age.

Obviously because the building is hundreds of years old, there is no lift and there are some pretty narrow and steep stairs to navigate, especially if you are travelling with luggage. Some of the ceilings are low and the floors uneven and sloping, so watch your step.

A bit cramped.

As you might expect from an old building, the rooms at Red Lion are rather on the small side. They are comfy enough, but don't expect much space in which to spread out. The same can be said of the showers.

You need a car.

Whole road links are good, using public transport can be trickier. The hotel is served especially well by buses or trains and the major attractions in the area are certainly a drive away.

Rating Overview

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8.3 out of 10 based on 489 reviews