The Castle at Edgehill
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About the pub
At The Castle at Edgehill restaurant and country pub in Banbury, you will enjoy exceptional dining and service in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere making us the best food pub in Banbury.
Perched upon the summit of Edgehill, The Castle enjoys some of the best views across the Warwickshire countryside and is also within easy drive of both Leamington Spa and Stratford-upon-Avon. With the battlefields of the famous Battle of Edgehill descending below, it is one of the finest locations and views in Warwickshire all year round. Try our Sunday Roast, sample dishes from our seasonal changing menus ‘Eat The Seasons’ menu or simply savour a hand-pulled Hook Norton Brewery cask ale whilst enjoying some of the best views in the county. The Castle at Edgehill is also proud to have recently obtained it’s wedding venue license and we are taking bookings right now.
The Battle of Edgehill took place on the afternoon of the 23rd October 1642 between Oliver Cromwell’s Parliamentary troops led by the Earl of Essex and King Charles’ Royalists led by Prince Rupert and Lord Wilmot. The two armies of similar size; approximately 12,000 men, continued for two days with neither side gaining a decisive victory.
The tower was built 100 years later by Sanderson Miller and is said to mark the spot where King Charles raised the standard before the two sides clashed. The Tower, also known as the Radway or Round Tower was intended to replicate Guy’s Tower at nearby Warwick Castle.
The Tower first became a pub in 1822, when it was sold by a descendant of Sanderson Miller to become a free house. Then in 1922 the Inn was acquired by Hook Norton Brewery.
In 2014 The Castle at Edgehill underwent a major refurbishment. Every effort has been made to retain the original features such as beautiful stone fire places, paintings and the beautiful exposed stonework which can be seen throughout our pub.
All of which add character to this wonderful and breath-taking site. This beautiful intimate Inn since the opening day has gone on to win local and National awards. Most recently Mark was named BII licencee of the year for 2017. A huge honour in the industry.
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