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The Gate Hangs High, Banbury

3-star3 stars
Whichford Road, Hook Norton, Banbury, England, OX15 5DF, United Kingdom

3-star inn in Banbury with restaurant, bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
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Delicious food
Fantastic service
Great room
Great location
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The Gate Hangs High, Banbury

from $60
  • Double En-suite
  • Twin En-suite

What’s around The Gate Hangs High, Banbury


  • Hook Norton Brewery - 28 min walk
  • Rye Hill Golf Club - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • The Cotswolds Distillery - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km
  • Rollright Stones - 4.9 mi / 7.8 km
  • Broughton Castle - 5.5 mi / 8.8 km
  • Feldon Valley Golf Course - 5.8 mi / 9.4 km
  • Chipping Norton Golf Club - 6.4 mi / 10.3 km
  • Fairytale Farm - 6.4 mi / 10.4 km

Getting around

  • Oxford (OXF) - 30 min drive
  • Coventry (CVT) - 50 min drive
  • London (LTN-Luton) - 87 min drive
  • Banbury Station - 18 min drive
  • Moreton-In-Marsh Station - 19 min drive
  • Kings Sutton Station - 21 min drive
  • Free self parking

At a glance

Key facts


  • 4 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • English breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Garden
  • Fireplace in lobby

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
Be entertained
  • TV

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

The Gate Hangs High, Banbury’s small print

Also known as

  • Gate Hangs High
  • Gate Hangs High Banbury
  • Gate Hangs High Inn
  • Gate Hangs High Inn Banbury

Optional extras

English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 10 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 25 reviews

The Gate Hangs High, Banbury
Lovely staff, room not great
Difficult to write a poor review when the staff were SO lovely, but in honesty this was generally a bit disappointing considering other reviews. Staff were REALLY friendly and accommodating, despite having no knowledge of my booking, Tried to put me in a twin room when I had booked a double. After some discussion they did move me, but I felt this was causing them some issues. The room was just a bit tired, flaky paint, and freezing cold when I arrived, slightly warmer when I left, dirty carpet, tiny TV, definitely no frills. Was offered free breakfast as an apology for the situation, but I had already paid for this in the room rate. Dinner, was really nice, and the pub itself was a sweet traditional Country pub, breakfast was limited (I don't eat cooked breakfast) but no fruit, only plain yoghurt, limited cereal. Again, the NEW manager was really trying hard but, overall it did not live up to the reviews I had gone by when booking.
Samantha, gb1 night trip
The Gate Hangs High, Banbury
Caring staff
I booked my stay here for work as it was a short drive for me for business. The room was nice and clean, and very spacious. There was a small bit of paintwork coming off in the bathroom from previous damp, but as it was super clean, it didn't affect the stay. Parking is right next to the rooms too, so its a quick run in the rain! You don't get road noise despite being on a road as it is a quiet country lane. Great for catching up on zzz's. As I had breakfast booked, but had to leave at the time of serving, they kindly went out of their way to make me a bacon sandwich and tea to go, so that I wouldn't leave hungry. I thought that was very kind of them, as most places you get a 'tough luck' approach. It really made me feel cared for. I would recommend staying here if you like a good homely place that makes you feel welcome. They have a great pub dog too!
A Traveler, gb2 night business trip
The Gate Hangs High, Banbury
Lovely stay!
We stayed at the Gate Hangs High because of the local brewery where we had booked a tour. The atmosphere in the GHH was friendly and local. Our room was spacious and nicely decorated. We would definitely recommend eating in the pub....the food was delicious! Both for breakfast (included in room rate) and dinner, the food was lovely, homemade, pub-goodness!! The portion sizes were great and so I felt it was good value for money. There’s not massive amounts to do in the local area. It took us around 25 mins to walk into the centre where the brewery is, but we don’t mind that, as it’s nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life and just relax! We couldn’t have asked for more- extremely friendly, honest and homely atmosphere. Would definitely recommend!
A Traveler, gb1 night romance trip
The Gate Hangs High, Banbury
Very Good8.0
Quaint old accomodation in the middle of nowhere.
Only spent one night at The Gate Hangs High, but was a pleasant one. Warm welcome from owners who showed me around the room. All was clean and tidy, with a small TV, good Wi-fi and a few toiletries. Tea and coffee facilities were also available. Towels were a little small but I’d smell nice and fresh. I had a good night sleep, although it was very hot at the time, there was no fans or aircon so had to sleep with window open. Road started to get quite busy at 6:30 am. Breakfast was really good and all freshly cooked. I would certainly stay again.
Nigel, gb1 night trip
The Gate Hangs High, Banbury
Very Good8.0
Fantastic pub with good rooms.
Very friendly staff, fantastic food at the adjoining pub and a peaceful location within walking distance of Hook Norton (the brewery tour is highly recommended). Only minor complaint is the overly-bright indicator in the emergency lamp fitting, which illuminates the entire room with a green light.
Andy, gb2 night trip with friends

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The Gate Hangs High, Banbury

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