The building we live at is over 150 years old, it was originally built as a Coach House and Stables for a pub called the ‘Old Dragoon Inn’. It was converted into a shop and three dwellings in 1904, this is when the Dragoon Hotel was built which is now called The Ladybird Inn. The shop and dwellings were demolished in 1965 to build the Banners shop and butchery. Our restaurant building was used throughout the vast majority of the twentieth century by a family called the Pancheri’s who were wood and stone carvers until the 1990s. Many examples of the work produced in our building can be seen in numerous churches and stately homes across Great Britain. In the early years of the war, following the bombing of the Houses of Parliament, a commission was received to make and carve a new speaker’s chair for the House of Commons, also at this time the premises was obliged by the Government to make ammunition boxes for the Army.
Following the Pancheri families exit, the building was then used as storage and often rented for local businesses until 2014. This is where the Banner family decided to identify a use for the building and use the existing businesses they owned to open Banners Café & Restaurant in December 2014.
We are grateful to Michael Ford for much of the above information. Michael worked with Mr Pancheri (Senior and Junior) for around fifty years.
Cups of Coffee
Open 355 Days a Year
Who we are
Our Team Members who have contributed immensely to our Restaurant
Jon dedicates his time to the accounting and administration of the business but still keeps a hand in the restaurant by produly being our master butcher.
Chris focuses on operations at Banners, he oversees the organisation to ensure it is operating as efficiently as possible, while continuing to focus on growth and improvement.
Glyn focuses on operations with Chris at Banners, he works behind the scenes to ensure a smooth flow across all areas of the business. Glyn is skilled with butchery, manufacturing and has a wealth of experience in retail.
David helped finance the restaurant and ensured it hit the ground running. David saw the restaurant as a dream of his, but he sadly passed away in August 2016, but will forever be with us.
Fresh out of University in 2012 with a Masters degree in Marketing & Advertising. Adam focuses on the day to day running of the restaurant while continuing to develop the business.
With nearly 10 years experience in the coffee industry, Katie is an expert in hot drinks. She focuses on running the restaurant and ensures there is consistently high quality.
Tracy focuses on the daytime service and ensures the team are well equipped for every week that goes on.
What Customers Say?
Visited here tonight with my other half, we both live on a beef farm so we're very particular about our steak but we both had to admit this was the best we've had! Beautifully cooked and prepared without lots of faffy extras! Sirloin on the bone and rib eye - amazing! Bringing the whole clan next time! Simply fabulous! Lovely staff and atmosphere and a very good price! 5 stars!
I drop in to Banners every few weeks for breakfast and they never disappoint. Sundays are generally table service, other days it's order at the counter which is helpful exercise as the portions are huge! I've tried most of the breakfast options, all using fresh local produce, and the only improvement I think could be made would be a half size version of the vegetarian breakfast as the full monty version could feed a small family!
I had a lovely evening at Banners restaurant this week with my friend. The staff and service was very good.
The food was very fresh and service very quick. Was a nice atmosphere and the staff timed very well when to approach to take food orders with out hovering round the table.
the haloumi skewers were amazing. The dessert menu is fab but i was to full from the large main portions to finish mine. Will be coming back soon.