Oxford Pubs and Bars
4 Oxford Castle
Krispy Kremes Donuts has been swankified into this wine bar in the Oxford Castle complex. Serves light bites, coffee and (obviously) wine. 25% off during happy hour Mon - Thurs 5pm - 6.55pm.
Although I still mourn the loss of Krispy Kreme, 1855 wine bar is a worthy replacement. Slightly hidden in the Castle complex... read more
124 High Street
Stylish in a clean, chain bar kind of way. Large enough to mean there is nearly always somewhere to sit down. Former premises of Russell Acott - instruments and sheet music sales, 1894-1999 - as the tiled mosaic on the doorway floor testifies.
Having only ever glanced into All Bar One through their huge glass windows, I didn't realise quite how large the place is! It... read more
2 Hayfield Road
Recently refurbished by the folks who run The Duke of Cambridge and The House.
Good house burgers, and nice lager. Ale apparently also well kept (my co-consumer informs me). Nice location and a lovely place... read more
30 St Clements
Characterful Youngs pub with street-front beer garden, coal fires, various games and decent grub. Toilets upstairs, hence not wheelchair-friendly. Has Wi-Fi.
The Angel & Greyhound is one of two Young's Brewery pubs in Oxfordshire; the other is The King's Arms. This... read more
240 Cowley Road
Open under new management April 2014. This small and chic Moroccan-style venue has a lovely tiny courtyard at the back for summer and serves excellent cocktails. Children welcome until 7pm.
This place is absolutely amazing! The staff are brilliant, the cocktails are some of the best that I have seen. The music... read more
28 High Street
Excellent Sunday roasts (this weekend it was pork or beef), and many meaty mains. The lamb shank looked like about a quarter of... read more
Large pub with lounge bar and sports bar with Sky HD. Live music, meals. Quiz on Mondays, free pool Tuesday, curry club Thursday, meat raffle on Sunday.
28 Appleton Road
16th century pub / restaurant with oak beams and log fires. Oliver Cromwell once resided here and there's supposed to be a ghost. Specialises in welcoming all ages.
The Bear and Ragged Staff has all the comfort of a classic olde worlde English pub while providing an above average menu... read more
6 Alfred Street
Oldest pub in Oxford; tiny; collection of ties on the wall; outdoor seating. Dogs welcome outdoors when not serving food.
Sadly, lunch here qualifies as my worst dining experience for some time. I took my parents along and we chose from their... read more
7 George Street
Zeitgeist-seizing craft beer and pizza bar, formerly The Grapes Victorian boozer.
Let's face it, The Grapes was probably due a few quid spent on it. It was a bit grubby, with a fairly stubborn odour, and... read more
11 Oxford Road
Gastropub and 9-bedroom hotel, handy for the Cotswolds, Blenheim Palace and Oxford Airport.
Visited mid-week for a meal for two and received a warm welcome. The food was high quality and the portion sizes were just... read more
18th century Cotswold stone hotel 12 mins train journey from Oxford. 13 rooms. Restaurant serves fine food, locally sourced.
200 Abingdon Road
Formerly the Crooked Pot. A variety of good nightly deals: curry and a pint on Tuesdays for a very reasonable £7. Buy 1 get 1 free meals on Wednesdays and £5.95 steaks on Thursdays.
This pub is fantastic. Friendly staff and a real mix of customers. It's a homely pub serving home cooked English food, including... read more
95 Cowley Road
A pub/bar/eatery hang out zone on the Cowley Road on the site of the old Elm Tree pub. Has a welcoming ethos and want to be doing something a bit different from your regular pub or bar, opening itself out to being used by local people; there is a space for pop-up shops on Saturdays, they are planning to have pingpong tournaments, groovy quizzes, live gigs, and different local DJ's on Fridays and Saturday nights, when they are open until 2am.
It's such a hard life working so close to many restaurants and takeaways. Sometimes the DI team crack under the pressure, especially... read more
91 Old High St
Large, popular pub with gorgeous rear garden. Opened in gastropub incarnation in 2008 (by Chris and Abi, Raymond Blanc-trained and formerly of The High Table on the High Street). Live music and events (see website). Click here for a complete history of the pub. And check out their Christmas Day menu!
Visited for Sunday Lunch on a beautiful sunny day. There were 4 adults and one baby - I called ahead to book and check if they... read more
Family-run pub with accommodation in central Thame, specialising in gluten-free food (extensive and exciting menu which lists ingredients, knowledgable staff, guests are even welcome to see the kitchen to admire the lack of cross-contamination!). Also offer accommodation, and have live music on Saturdays. Plus Sunday roasts, specials board, senior citizens' meal deals and kids eat free (t&c's apply). They even stock gluten-free beer! And if you stay there you might meet the resident ghost.
2 Manor Road
17-18 Victor Street
April 2013 - we are informed the pub does not have Arms in its title, even according to its pub certification! Friendly nook-and-cranny-filled pub known for its real ale and boardgames. Also the base for 'What a Load of Crepes' catering company.
Free monkey nuts every night. On rare very special occasions I have enjoyed free crepes. Every Sunday there is a great acoustic... read more
London Road, Wheatley
Kids, garden and expansive menu of cheap grub. Vegetarian and vegan choices clearly marked on the menu (no mention of gluten-free on main menu though there may be a separate one).
1 Lime Walk
Traditional pub. Mon - Fri set menu: two courses for £6.50 lunch and £8.50 dinner
I had a delicious meal yesterday early evening in The Britannia. Alex behind the bar was lovely and friendly, and the blonde woman... read more
5 Wilberforce St
Nice pub tucked away in residential Headington ("past the shark, first left, first right...").
We come to the Butchers most Mondays and Thursdays - it's a really nice pub, friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere. We recently... read more
Hungry Horse pub serving food and drinks, including breakfast at the weekend.
23 Cowley Road
56-60 Cowley Road
Moroccan-style bar with occasional live music.
Tarifa is a pretty venue with a nice atmosphere. The drinks are overly expensive but fairly good. However, unfortunately they... read more
1 Iffley Road
Upmarket but relaxed pub with decent food and a hire-able upstairs (with staffed bar).
I have to confess I was a little suspicious of the new management of the Cape- solely because they call us “Dialy Info” on... read more
24 Paradise Street
Pub run by Hook Norton Brewery. Local and regional craft and cask beer, weekly entertainment (live music and comedy nights). Pizza/mediterranean menu, offers gluten-free pizzas, and vegan options too.
Choice of 8 real ales. Children are welcome until 6pm.
Available for private hire, with a capacity of 60, Mon - Sun 11am - midnight. £50 deposit, refundable if total spend is £400 or more. Catering and Wifi access available.
24 Paradise Street
Pub which is especially noted as a LGBTQ+ destination. Local and regional craft and cask beer, weekly entertainment (live music and comedy nights). Available for private hire.
Changed management in September 2017. Reviews below are for previous management.... read more
17A Beaumont Road
Pleasant Headington Quarry pub with a large back garden. Serves Indian and Bangladeshi food.
Have recently visited The Chequers Inn as heard it was now under new management. As a local I used to enjoy visiting but over... read more
131 High St
(down small alley on left as you approach Carfax)
The Chequers is hidden in a cul-de-sac off the High St, and you'd be forgiven for never finding it. Small courtyard for summer.
Has a terrible habit of sequentially closing off various parts of the pub, just after selling you a drink! For example, most... read more
Punt Station: 01865 515978. Earlyish closing in the restaurant: once you're there, the kitchen will stay open for you, but you do need to get there by about 8.45pm. It's as well to book.
We came here to punt on a Wednesday afternoon at around 5pm. I definitely believe it is the best place to punt. The scenery is... read more
288 Cowley Road
Late weekends soon. DJs on Saturdays in term
Visited recently to watch some sport on their massive screens and found the whole place to have received a massive re-vamp. To... read more
12 New Road
Formerly the Bell and Compass. It's still a Marstons pubstaurant with bulk cocktail deals, pub food and an enthusiastic weekend DJ. The menu contains such delights as a burger with pb and raspberry jam, or sweet potato fries with toffee sauce. Plus tons of MacNCheese!
Fabulous restaurant(s - one Thai brasserie, one British bar) in insanely luxurious boutique hotel (branches also in London & Beaconsfield). Also has farm shop attached.
The Crazy Bear at Stadhampton is part of a small chain of hotels, bars and a farm shop – the latter of which is located... read more
This is a small pub near the Old Road on the edge of Shotover. Their ales include Hook Norton, Hooky bitter & weekly guest. Children are welcome till 9pm, and there's a small car park.
A group of six of us had an excellent Christmas dinner at the Cricketer's last Friday evening. Excellent quality food and at a... read more
102 Temple Road
Traditional family pub. No dogs except guide dogs. All major credit/debit cards accepted. Live music every Saturday. Big garden, jukebox.
Great pub, good atmosphere and music, I love the karaoke when it's on. Glad to see the website up and running again so I... read more
59a Cornmarket Street
Properly historic pub, popular site for plotting and intrigues since Shakespeare's wife dallied with the landlord. Now a gastropub (Jan 2011).
I went to The Crown for a family Sunday lunch and it was an all-round lovely experience. Even though it is so central, it is... read more
283 Banbury Road
Cheap and cheerful eat-as-much-as-you-like Chinese buffet restaurant. All major debit & credit cards accepted (min. £10); no cheques. 10% service charge applies to all meals. Entertainment & karaoke on request. Also takeaway & outside catering. Children under 120cm pay half price.
Been here about 4 times. Its a bit café tacky inside but friendly staff. Food is cheap and of good quality, only gripe is that... read more
258 Banbury Road
Summertown's only pub, containing several sports screens and a large outdoor terrace. Children allowed if eating with their families.
I have just been in The Pub this evening. It is very nice traditional pub with nice furnishings and atmosphere was calm but... read more
Slightly surprising combination of beautiful country pub, Carvery and full lavish Indian & Bangladeshi menu. Watch the sunset on the patio with a cold pint or a shisha pipe, as you wish. Additional cuisines available on different days: Sunday carvery, Monday burgers, Tuesday pie night, Wednesday fish and chips, Thu & Fri steaks. Plus tapas and full Indian menu available all the time. 10% off food for RAF personnel.
260 Abingdon Road
Saturday live music, garden at front with benches. Sky Sports and ESPN.
Would thouroughly recommend a visit. Extremely good value food and drink. The staff are efficient and incredibly friendly. We... read more
49 St Giles
This long, narrow pub is where Tolkien, C.S Lewis and other Inklings used to drink for 30 years or so. You will occasionally hear it referred to as the Bird and Baby. There has been a pub on this site since 1650. Small conservatory at rear is available for private functions (though avoid the undersides of the tables, or you will discover what 360 years of sticky beer residue does to your trousers).
Ate here in December. Best service we've encountered. Young staff, knowledgeable, personable and efficient. Beer was good... read more
64a Corn Street
Cosy gig and comedy venue, often hosting bands from Oxford.
Fat Lil's had already livened up our little market town for years with its vibrant music scene but since last autumn... read more
Newly refurbished pub and inn in the Cotswolds.
16-20 Market Street
163 Iffley Road
Cosy, split-level Victorian pub (built 1866) with real ales, real atmosphere and a good jukebox. Serves pizza.
The Fir Tree has served pizzas from Monday to Saturday for some time now, but it has recently changed direction when it comes... read more
158 Cowley Road
Coffee lounge which transforms into a pan-Asian buffet (self-service, eat-as-much-as-you-like for a set fee) for lunch and dinner. Free wifi.
On Friday 19th it was my daughter's birthday so we went out for lunch with her. As soon as we got in the door, we had a lovely... read more
North Hinksey Village
Large, busy gastropubstaurant in semi-rural location. Outdoor seating on terrace and amongst pine trees; picnic hampers available in summer. Salsa evenings and other events (see website).
We came to The Fishes to celebrate my birthday last Monday. It was a hot day, and the terrace was full, but otherwise the restaurant... read more
11 Church Street
Ssshhhh... The Fleece is a hidden gem! Fantastic food, superb selection of wines, excellent coffee and, even better, the service... read more
The Flowing Well has recently undergone a complete makeover with extensions and a new manager. The new layout is great; very comfortable... read more
51-53 George Street
Amusingly-nomenclatured pub formerly known as the Slug & Lettuce (and prior to that, Yates' Wine Lodge). Lift & baby-changing facilities.
Went to Four Candles on Thursday 12th of July for pre-theatre supper, it was quite busy but the staff were great, got served very... read more
Charming riverside pub serving, among other things, draught Perry - a locally-brewed pear cider. Also draught apple cider. Presents Foxstock folk festival over the August Bank Holiday.
Without quite reaching the heights (or depths) of the gastro prefix, this comfortable pub puts some serious dedication into its... read more
Lovely country pub 4 miles south west of the city. Sunday roasts, good disabled access, unusual terraced garden.
The service was mixed - a couple of members being really polite, but also a couple being uncommunicative or acting as if we were... read more
Lovely country pub 4 miles south west of the city. Sunday roasts, good disabled access, unusual terraced garden. Private dining area available for up to 12. Dog-friendly. Part of the Heroic Pubs chain from September 2017. Exceptionally well-labelled menu showing gluten-free and dairy-free options.
Ozone Leisure Park (Vue Cinema Complex)
Impersonal New York Italian good for hot chocolate after a cold car boot sale. Often full of children having birthday parties.
I've been here a few times in 2011, as it is 5 minutes away from our house. We normally go for a late breakfast. There is a deal... read more
39 Plantation Road
One of Daily Info's favourite pubs (used to be our local before we moved). Cosy and friendly, with lovely vegetarian food and nice barpeople. The pub is so nice, and the food so good, that even non-vegetarians are moved to seek it out. The pub quiz (Sundays) includes the tie-break: draw a cartoon of the landlord and his dog.
Tucked away in the depths of Jericho, this vegetarian's haven boasts an impressive menu of veggie burgers, hotdogs, salads... read more
8 North Parade
Nice place. Truly huge sandwiches. Do have a look at the menus, which are most entertaining.
These people have a secret beer - called the Gardener's Arms - and it is the best of the best. This is a reason to go there and... read more
Only pub in lovely tiny village accessible via the 'Devil's Backbone' footpath over the lake at Hinksey Park, Abingdon Rd. Hosts a monthly quiz on Tuesday nights, Saturday steak specials and regular Friday night jazz. Also has guest rooms.
Went to the General Elliot yesterday for the Beer and Cider Festival - lovely pub to spend the afternoon in and not too far from... read more
5 Sandford Road
Seems to be very popular, good food.
76 St Clement's St
Community pub offering a great range of drinks (but no food as of mid August 2017).
A perfectly positioned pub-spot at the London-end of St Clement's, 76 St Clem's used to house The Duke of Edinburgh pub (which... read more
2 College Lane
Greene King pub, one of two in Littlemore. Outdoor Aunt Sally pitch, and excellent climbing-frame fort in nice little garden. Good homecooked food which is remarkably reasonably priced, and altogether a nice spot for a pint.
Popular outdoor summer venue (right on the river, heatlamps available), much frequented by students. Warning: may get busy around times of rowing events!! Has 12 hotel rooms if you don't feel up to staggering home. Guide dogs only.
Have just spent two nights here and the setting is ideal for walking to the centre of Oxford. However the rooms were £130 per... read more
117 High Street
106 Bridge Street
Public house with good old fashioned Bed & Breakfast. Good people, great beer, home cooked traditional food, warm fire, soft music and a warm and welcoming atmosphere at all times! Historical note: an early form of Radiohead may have played here as they began in the garage behind the pub!
It is a fun pub with a nice atmosphere. It's only a short walk from the train station. The Open Mic Night is on the 2nd... read more
25 Faringdon Road
Stanford in the Vale
A pub with B & B accommodation.
Discovered this lovely pub as we were on holiday in the Oxfordshire area. We received a very friendly welcome. The food was superb... read more
The Towing Path
Riverside pub with large beer garden next to the River Thames, just over a mile south of Oxford City Centre. Homemade cakes and cream teas, local beers, limited home-made hot meals (check our opening hours). Converted Barn overlooking Iffley Meadows available for hire. Cards now accepted subject to a minimum £10 spend. Customers can also set up a card tab.
Forget all the old bad reviews. The Isis Farmhouse has now got new owners who are superb and friendly. It is now the best riverside... read more
130 Godstow Road
Formerly the Red Lion, this is a new all day dining pub, delicatessen and bistro concoction brought to you by the talented minds behind Jacobs & Field. Open July 2013.
Who is Jacob? He seems to be taking over the Oxford food scene. Between Jacobs and Field (the café in Headington), Jacobs... read more
47-48 James Street
Medium-sized venue with street-front bay windows & large landscaped patio garden for summer BBQs. Refurbished 2009 and recently changed hands again. Excellent selection of lagers (inc. Staropramen and Leffe) and real ales (inc. local Shotover Prospect and their own Fisher & Co. brews) on tap. Lots of live music events: some set dates, some ad hoc. Now serving pub snacks (including the famous scotch egg) and reasonably priced pub grub.
Great venue but if you go for the ale selection, beware. While they have a fabulous array of hand pumps, there's no guarantee... read more
56 Walton Street
Excellent sound system and in-house engineer in the upstairs gig venue; good continental beers on draught; spacious patio garden.
The Jericho Tavern on Walton Street has many strings to its bow. Not only is it a friendly pub with a good list of real ales... read more
260 Banbury Road
Barstaurant, with emphasis on the bar. Lots of big comfy brown-leather-upholstered crannies to sit in.
I was working in Summertown and decided to try Joe's Bar & Grill. Upon arrival the façade is rather underwhelming and... read more
20 Paradise Street
'The oldest continuous pub in Oxford' (the Bear is older, but was once closed for about 50 years) - parts of which consist of the old city wall - the Farmers is a popular, gay-friendly venue. Non-intimidating and lacking 'attitude', it also boasts a partly covered garden and 2 real ales on tap. Special offers on draught beers & various alcopops. Lively events programme. Now boasting a new lick of paint under new ownership.
Just had an incredible Sunday lunch at The Jolly Farmers. Popped in for food during the week, a few weeks ago, which was very... read more
22 Florence Park Road
Re-opened in September 2016, the Jolly Postboys specialises in 'English Bistro' complete with a selection of wines and craft beers.
Walking into the Jolly Postboys on a Friday evening is a bit like stumbling onto a film scene set in an improbably delightful... read more
54 Walton Street
Once Oxford's only theatre pub. Now a medium-sized, average pub with outdoor seating in a suntrap courtyard. Sunday roasts.
Nestled amongst the wine cafés, independent bookstores and art house cinemas of Jericho lies Jude the Obscure, a more down-to... read more
27 Cowley Road
Kazbar has several attractive features, including its sangria, tasty tapas (regular lunchtime '1 drink & a couple of tapas' offers), Moroccan/Spanish feel, guitar on a string weighing the door closed, amazing loos & lovely staff. You can't book, veggies are well catered for and there is disabled access. If it's full you may be able to squeeze into its tiny sister bar, BaBa, further up the Cowley Road.
I cannot for the life of me work out how this place has so many positive reviews, perhaps it has something to do with the fact... read more
Sandford on Thames
Large pub at Sandford lock. Big patio seating area with picturesque views and a children's play area.
This was our second visit, but the first try of the menu. We very pleased with the service and the quality of the food. Food prices... read more
117 Bicester Road, Gosford, Kidlington
Sort of the same as the one in Wheatley.
40 Holywell Street
Spacious, busy venue serving a good range of real ales, catering mainly for the Oxford student market. Multi-level, small separate bars (one coffee area). Some comfy sofas; walls adorned with photos of the pub's favourite visitors and other interesting paraphernalia. Unintentional eavesdropping on study-related conversation is inevitable.
The staff are very unfriendly. Food, ale selection and atmosphere are great, but the staff need to cheer up and learn about good... read more
68-69 Mill Street
Friendly backstreet local with good cheap pub grub. Sunday roast choices are pork, lamb and beef. Big screens show National Geographic channel when not sporting. There's a pool table & a rack of ships' clocks showing the time in various Antipodean towns and the red kite above the bar are worth noting, as are the photos comparing the local area in 1914 and 1993.
In the 2000s, The Kite was one of the very best pubs in Oxford, but neglect and bad management have led to the situation we find... read more
12 St Giles
Biggish, longish old place with nooks and crannies of seating, opposite Eagle & Child. Belongs to St John's, and may contain many of its students. Does not accept cards.
One of the best pubs in Oxford. No pretentions, just good honest ale at a reasonable price, always a good choice. Patronised by... read more
243 Iffley Road
The management describe their aim as "Just good food and good drink". See the Guardian's favourable review of March 2010 here. NO CUSTOMER PARKING. Wheelchair lift behind building. Takeaway cake and coffee. Open for coffee and toasties in the mornings.
I'm a huge fan of the Magdalen Arms, both for its relaxed, scrubbed-wooden ambiance and for its hearty-but-interesting line in... read more
40 Marsh Road
Cosy, village pub-like pub with free fast WiFi, large garden, quizzes every Sunday and tasty beers.
Slightly off the beaten track down Marsh Road, the Marsh Harrier isn’t necessarily the first Oxford pub that springs to my... read more
2 Quarry School Place
Oxford City CAMRA Pub Of The Year 2004 & 2005. Annual beer festival early September. Free house.
The Masons Arms is an early twentieth century pub hidden in the delightful splendour of Headington Quarry. A fairly local... read more
36-37 Queen Street
Mill House Hotel
Converted stone mill (dating back as far as 1086) set in 10 acres of lawn gardens (including trout stream) in what Country Life Magazine names as England's favourite village. 23 luxury bedrooms (refurbished 2008). Mill Brook Room Restaurant has two AA Rosettes; menu features local and organic produce. 75 mins train journey from London; chauffeur driven Mercedes courtesy car available to and from Kingham Station. Oxford 24 miles.
Goring on Thames
17 High Street
Spacious Beefeater pubstaurant with several separate seating areas. Host to several college society meetings. Fantastic ice-creams the size of your head and full of chocolate biscuits and other surprises.
The staff here are lovely and the pub is a historic gem but whoever the company is which runs this pub/restaurant never seem to... read more
97 St Clements
Great, friendly cocktail bar (happy hour: 5.30-8pm - 30% off) & Oxford's only Slovakian restaurant (reviewed favourably by both the Guardian & Daily Info).
Delightful all round. Well-thought-out, delicious food; splendid cocktails; excellent service; nice atmosphere. Menu pleasantly reliable but also has interesting specials board.
I've only ever heard very favourable things about Moya, and here are a few more. Oxford’s only Slovakian restaurant offers... read more
One of the oldest remaining pubs on the Cowley Rd (formerly the New Inn, open on the site since 1876). Now an eating and drinking house with sharing pies and cracking burgers.
What an amazing change from the Corridor pub. Staff are extremely friendly and the food is amazing. Very well priced, and you... read more
It is a very nice and ambient venue. I have eaten here once. I had the wild boar sausages with bubble and squeak and it was... read more
37 George Street
Somewhat cheesy & generic Irish-themed pub/bar. Pub grub served. Live music - every Friday there's a band and every Saturday a solo artist.
Pretty good burger fare and chips, for half the price of the other 'gourmet' burger joint on this street. Honest, no difference... read more
101 St Aldate's
Smallish, central pub serving fresh Thai and British food. Student meal deals.
I come back to the Old Tom again and again for the excellent Thai food. The menu offers a good selection, everything is tasty... read more
32 Marston Street
Speciality meat, much slow-cooked and with a heavy BBQ slant, Oxford Blue Smokehouse is the latest addition to Oxford's burgeoning American food scene. Sister to the Chequers Smokehouse in Witney, this new palace of meat (and to a certain extent, cheese, and to a distinctly less certain extent, vegetables) promises patient expertise alongside enormous wood-smokers. Get it while it's hot!
American-style BBQ is about dedication. It is about the right cut of meat and the hours of preparation that goes into it before... read more
1-2 Hythe Bridge Street
Gastropub occupying the space formerly home to the Antiquity Hall.
Another great meal at the Retreat. Steak was cooked exactly as I like it, rare. Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Thanks Webster and... read more
38 South Parade
Formerly the much-loved Summertown Wine Café - reopened in April 2013 under new name and management after a 4 month absence. Specialist wine bar. Sample wines or buy bottles that take your fancy. Food served to complement a large selection of wines, coffees and teas. Ideal. Informal wine tastings and jazz on Sundays.
I've never been to a wine tasting before. It seemed a bit intimidating - terminology I don't understand, etiquette I don't know... read more
Popular thatch-roofed 17th-century riverside pub and restaurant accessible from Port Meadow as well as by road from west Oxford; very popular in summer. Serving British pub food. While you're in Binsey, why not visit the original treacle well in Binsey churchyard? Outside bar in summer.
Miraculously this was my first time coming to The Perch, drawn out to Binsey by the Irregular Folk Summer Sessions Weekender... read more
Gastropub next to the windmill and quarry. An evening's cycle ride from Oxford, or the end of a good walk. Real ale, home cooked food, and rooms as well. Gluten-free, takeaway and Walkers' Specials menus available. Views of 7 counties from the beer garden...
25-27 George St
Craft ales, British beer, meat cooked over charcoal and fab bar snacks.
The tagline ‘Meat. Bread. Beer.’ plus the avid promotion of hot scotch eggs almost put me off visiting Pint Shop as I was... read more
Greene King. Traditional friendly village pub. Buzzing even on a Wednesday lunchtime. Looks out onto Wolvercote Green, the canal and Port Meadow beyond. Heated covered outdoor area for smoking or just braving the wintry elements. Serves standard Greene King ales with regular guests, imported lagers being Staropramen and Becks Vier. Menu includes such exotic delights as baked avocado.
Thank you to The Plough for making my gran's 99th birthday one to remember! There were 18 of us for a lunchtime meal and they... read more
82 St Clements
Cosy split-level pub serving home cooked food. Sky sports and beer garden (open in the summer). Real log fire in winter. Benches on street at front. Lower bar available for private hire (£50).
Went here for lunch today and was very impressed with the roast. I had slow cooked pork which was delicious. My friend had... read more
68-69 Mill Street
Smart steak and ale pub, with meat smoked over charcoal, with seven ensuite rooms above. Within easy walking distance of the train station.
Eye-wateringly expensive steak restaurant (steaks start at £25 and go up to £90...).... read more
73 Church Way
Traditional Wadworth real ale pub with Casque Marque-awarded licensee and home-cooked food. Loads of other regular community-related fun events - see our Pub Events section for details.
Oh dear our village pub has been given a makeover, resulting in an atmosphere that has all the charm of the household section... read more
7 South Street
Formerly The Watermans Arms, this new pub seems to be related to one of the same name in Cambridge, and specialises in good food. Thursday night English folk session.
I've now been here three times to eat in the last 3 months as my favourite choice of restaurant in Oxfordshire! - currently... read more
26 Church Road
Traditional friendly family-run village freehouse, with restaurant and B&B Accommodation. Approx 5 miles from Oxford city centre. 10 minutes from main hospitals. Food served: Mon to Sat 12-2 & 6-8pm. Sunday lunch: roasts. Car park, Lovely Seating Area in Garden. Real Ales, Coffee, Tea, etc, Children and Dogs welcome (Children's Play Area in Garden), TV Sport, Live music, BBQs. Pool table, Aunt Sally, Darts, Bingo, Poker. Wakes, Christenings, Meetings, Groups and Parties welcome.
Whilst the food was lovely, the accommodation was right outside the pub door and therefore very noisy with the door... read more
92-94 High Street
There's something immensely reassuring about Quod. It looks right, it feels right, they get the orders right (including allergy... read more
40-42 Oxford Road
Greene King / Morlands pub. Recently renovated beer garden with outside bar for major events. Tea and coffee served all day. Sunday roast, including the option of gluten-free gravy and yorkshire puds.
Excellent pub, the food is always served within reasonable time, well presented and tastes great. The roast on a Sunday is... read more
127 Cassington Road
Friendly village pub with large garden and regular events
67 Cranham Street
The people who brought you The Rusty Bicycle have revamped the former Radcliffe Arms. Great food (they've got a Michelin Bib Gourmand don't cha know!) and a cosy atmosphere.
Grown up sibling of Magdalen Road’s Rusty Bicycle, The Rickety Press has been a firm favourite of Jericho residents for five... read more
Between Towns Road
Pleasant canalside pub frequented by boaties, undergoing revamp 2013. Open fire and wood-burning stove, large garden and their own brewery!
We visited the Rock of Gibraltar pub at Enslow at the weekend and we were really impressed with the pub's atmosphere, the friendly... read more
14 North Parade Avenue
Pleasant, old-fashioned venue with good food at reasonable prices (hence lots of business lunchers to be spotted). Lots of interior nooks and crannies supplemented by a heated & covered all-year-round courtyard, popular (and leafy, Mediterranean-feeling, and uncovered) in summer. The 'cottage' at the end of the garden is available for hire for meetings etc.
In long-standing landlord Andrew's own words, "the R&C is as renowned for what it does have, as it is for what it doesn't - no games machines, no music machines and no televisual aids!". Up until a few years ago, mobile phones were barred from the premises and it was strictly cash only at the bar, although times do change, and the R&C now has free wi-fi and accepts card payments.
The landlord is as welcoming as ever, and this is definitely a traditional pub with a traditional landlord - one of the most traditional you will possibly find, in fact. They serve pub food including pies and Sunday roasts - it's a pub that serves food, not a gastropub.
You can even take a walk through the pub on Google Street View!
This place is an Oxford classic in the most expensive part of Oxford (for those worried about prices). I've never had a duff... read more
13 St Ebbes Street
The White Horse Brewery's first pub is now in the Good Pub Guide for its selection of consistently good ales, and serves food with good Veggie choice and largely made from locally sourced ingredients, mostly from the Covered Market. Live TV sport is mainly rugby, with the pub being very busy during international rugby tournaments. The Wednesday quiz starts at 8.30pm and has a couple of music rounds and a cheese raffle.
When me and a few colleagues decided to go there for lunch we had a nice time. The place is like a hidden gem in Oxford. It looks... read more
42-44 Woodstock Road
Cosy old pub with endless nooks and crannies, exposed beams and three beer gardens.
Good atmosphere, great layout, and good enough food (if hit-and-miss). Let down, however, by poor service. It's not unusual... read more
78 London Road
Busy London Road pub. Holds live music nights every Saturday.
Shame that this time last year (2007) there was some great live music but recently the music has gone downhill when it is on.... read more
2 Woodstock Road West,
Pleasant old traveller's rest-style pub with exposed beams, purportedly hosting the King during a storm, hence its name. Food served all day, starting with cooked breakfast! Local ingredients & Cask Marque. Dogs welcome in the gardens.
28 Magdalen Road
Smallish pub with charm, refurbished & reinvented in 2009. Sandwiches served all day. The bicycle hanging up outside is disappointingly free of rust, but perhaps this is the landlord's declaration that he intends the pub to be around for a while. Delivery available through Deliveroo.
The Rusty Bicycle sits in pride of place on the corner of the best two streets in Oxford (Magdalen and Hurst). It holds claim... read more
Historic pub on The Green in Marsh Baldon, with a large garden plus chimeneas. Refurbished 2010.
Pub in residential area of east Oxford.
The food is amazing. I had a curry plate with lamb and it was really good! The menu is decent and does not just offer Indian... read more
3 Beaumont Road
Large Morrells family pub & restaurant (under new management 2009). Large garden; parking for 35 cars.
I've have just spent the last couple of hours at the Six Bells with two of my children. We ordered dinner and some drinks and... read more
70 Mill St
Woodburning stove and 2 real ales: Young's Best Bitter and Adnams Broadside. Will do cocktails and shots on request. Dogs are very welcome - must be kept on a lead. Children welcome (should be kept on a lead). Big garden with massive children's play area.
We stayed in a B+B up the road, and so we tried this pub for food the Friday evening. It was so good we returned again... read more
1 Oxford Castle
Replacing The Living Room in May 2014, The Oxford Slug & Lettuce is one of 70 that the chain runs throughout the country.
They serve a large and varied food menu with daily promotions, along with draught and bottled lagers, wines, cocktails and more.
We went there Sunday lunchtime, and found it pretty empty. We were pleased to find the children's menu was only £1, which was... read more
Stanton St John
Village pub with good food. Maggie runs the bar and Charlie the kitchen. Roasts on Sundays. Lots of themed nights and regular parties.
40 Castle Street
Wetherspoon pub named after the former Swan and Castle (1896), which was adjacent before its demolition in the 1970s.
This is a Wetherspoon so it's cheap - good tasting food too, and the food arrives in 15 mins or less.... read more
Owned by the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire (Deborah Mitford) and situated in picturesque Cotswold village. Locally sourced real ales, cider and food. Sister venue to King's Head Inn, Bledington. Oxford 18 miles.
Nestling in a perfectly lovely location complete with cricket pitch and babbling brook and benefiting from sympathetic renovation... read more
Excellent restaurant and gastropub just outside Didcot run by French chefs. Booking by phone ONLY.
Very disappointed, after much anticipation and recommendation we joined friends for a birthday celebration. Crab salad starter... read more
I've eaten here twice in recent months. First time was fine - standard pub food, reasonable atmosphere, and good end point for... read more
Stanton St John
We had our wedding reception at the Talkhouse. Of all the venues we considered, the Talkhouse was the only one that had no extra... read more
Stanton St. John
Thatched rural pub in picturesque Stanton St. John, just beyond Headington. Also has a number of bedrooms available.
193 Kennington Road
Family-friendly pub, part of the Hungry Horse chain. Not far from the Thames footpath and may serve as a convenient watering hole for walkers.
34 The Green
Indian and Bangladeshi restaurant & takeaway based in village pub. £8.50 min. order for delivery; delivery free if over £14.50; 10% discount on collection. Corkage applies to BYO.
Cosy canal-side pub which appears in several Inspector Morse episodes.
19 Chester Street
Spacious pub in quiet residential street near Iffley Fields nature reserve.
We were lured to the Chester Arms by two things: photos of the Steak Platter on Facebook, and by the fact that the chefs are the... read more
The Fox & Goat
Friendly pub serving local beers and fresh locally produced pub grub.
The Fox and Goat has the appearance of a quintessential English country pub. While there’s a decent range of Oxfordshire ales... read more
7 George Street
The Grapes is a traditional pub that has been the purveyor of good times for over 100 years.
249 Banbury Road
18th C. canal-side pub with bed & breakfast accommodation and Caravan Club registered camping/caravan site (with private fishing for guests). Extensive pub grub and grill menu, soup, sandwiches and bar snacks.
216 Banbury Road
Canal-side pub (bridge 223) with lunch & evening menus. Snug & restaurant. 48 hour visitor moorings opposite.
Pub, restaurant and B&B. Focuses on seasonal produce, fresh Dorset fish and real ales.
Riverside pub with accommodation. English, Indian & Thai menu.
Really brilliant pub - love the ambience - great staff - and fantastic live music every month too!... read more
3A St Michaels' Street
Interesting split-level pub with an older clientele than the local student crowd. Its most interesting feature is its beer from a Yorkshire micro-brewery. Also seem to do nice food. Menu is clearly marked for vegetarian and gluten-free options.
Good pub. Cheap, interesting variety of beers. Focus is not on food - go here for a few drinks pre- or post- dinner.... read more
16 The Green
Sunday carvery and large beer garden. 'Modern British cuisine' featuring local produce, fresh fish & veggie options, all cooked to order. Gluten free options / food intolerances / allergies all catered for. Large groups catered for; pre-ordering service available to businesses at lunch.
Events such as quiz nights, live music, race nights etc held at fairly regular intervals and advertised outside the pub and on the Three Horseshoes facebook group.
Had lunch there today. Excellent food, reasonable prices, and friendly welcome.... read more
63 Church Way
The conference room seats 30 people. The day delegate rate is £28 per person, and includes tea / coffee, biscuits, choice of menu for lunch, room hire, OHP screens, flipcharts, pens, pads and bottled water. Ensuite rooms and restaurant are also available for hire, as well as ample parking facilities.
Family-owned hotel with 9 rooms. Oxford centre 2 miles.
Just came back from lunch at the Tree Hotel in Iffley... absolutely delicious! The chicken tikka masala was to die for, as... read more
195 Godstow Road
Rambling riverside pub in the attractive village of Wolvercote, an hour's walk across Port Meadow (or a 10-minute drive from Oxford centre, up Woodstock Road and turn left). Peacocks, extensive outdoor seating, pretty bridge joining terrace to a private garden on the other side of the river. VERY popular in summer, especially with students taking visiting parents. Reopened March 07 after refurb.
I recently visited the Trout Inn at 17.30 for an early evening drink and a meal to celebrate with my wife. I found some... read more
4-5 Bath Place
Old pub with two busy bars and 3 outdoor courtyards (with braziers in winter). Once numbered among Dylan Thomas' Oxford haunts. Real ales and friendly staff.
The Turf hasn't been reviewed for a long time. Admittedly it's a tourist trap, but nonetheless: I went in, for lunch... read more
2 Woodstock Road
Recently refurbished village local, also handy for weary travellers on the A44. Pub menu, Sunday roast and Wednesday steak nights. Dogs welcome in the garden. Special children's menu.
Old riverside pub in rural location, popular as a halt for walkers and people in boats and punts. Big garden rolling down to riverbank. Quizzes and occasional live music (including folk sessions).
Visited the Vicky for the second time today, great food which we ordered from the specials board and fantastic recommendations... read more
90 Walton Street
Self described "Anti-gastropub". Beautifully refurbished in Feb 2008. Heated terrace with umbrellas at front.
This cosy little pub, right down the end of Walton Street, is just the sort of place that Jericho needs to keep hold of as everything... read more
3-5 Hythe Bridge Street
American style sports bar, ruled over by the omniscient Dr Wahoo.
Home to the infamous club nights, Propaganda, Fuzzy Ducks, RETOX & PROJ3CT X as well as sports, slow-dating, salsa and more!
Available to hire for a conference, awards ceremony, birthday party or large scale nightclub event. Catering available, with conference facilities. Available during term time Sunday-Tuesday and outside term time Sunday-Wednesday. Standing: maximum 300. Seating: dependent on event (maximum 80 banquet/maximum 200 theatre-style).
12 St Andrew’s Road
Old, rambling traditional pub with an impressive range of free-range pies. Often frequented by medics from the nearby hospitals, yet retaining very 'local' feel.
Not been for a while and hardly ever before during the warmer months but had a great time here recently. Had an excellent burger... read more
One of the many elements to love about Oxford is the circle of lovely villages that surround the city. And within each of these... read more
52 Broad Street
Tiny, popular, characterful pub in the heart of town. Mulled wine at Christmas.
This is what I call a real pub. Some of the best real ale in the county with friendly staff. The food is very good and excellent... read more
38 Abingdon Road
Welcoming family-run pub. Food, pub games and pool table available. For all enquiries about music events, or hiring the function roon, contact Missi: (01865)790106 or email@example.com. Other events can be arranged directly with the management.
A pub with a warm and friendly atmosphere were you feel welcome the moment you walk though the door. There's a wide selection... read more
1 Grove Rd,
Near the Bladon Gate entrance to Blenheim Palace & opposite the churchyard where Sir Winston Churchill’s grave is to be found. Recent winner of the Best Village Pub Award, the pub has traditional British food at reasonable prices.
Having driven past for years we decided to call in post-dog walking and grab a bite to eat. We were greeted with a warm welcome... read more
Friars Entry (Gloucester Green end)
Pub-flavoured gig and DJ venue where the Gloucester Arms used to be, opened Dec 2012. Promises to make "the best pizza in Oxford". Also has cinema screenings!
Delivery available through Deliveroo.
As someone on a gluten-free diet*, pizza is one of those rarities that is often craved and seldom enjoyed. Supermarkets have... read more
9-13 George Street
Formerly Copa, two-floor, glass-fronted venue has enormous TV screens showing all major sporting events & enormous bouncers who presumably are there to check you have the right kind of shoes on. Popular with young local townsfolk. Can get VERY full on weekend nights. DJ Fri & Sat; various drinks and food promos.
I love going to Copa. It is one of my favourite restaurants to go to have lunch or a drink. I find the way that the staff work... read more