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Folly Bridge Inn, Oxford

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Now renamed The White House, I nipped in here in time to watch Fulham snatch a last-minute draw at Man United on some Scandinavian channel. A Wadworth house with 6X, Henry's IPA and Bishops Tipple; the latter, at £3.35, was excellent. The bar faces you as you enter, with an eating area to the right of the bar and TV and pool table to the right. Smattering of locals on a Sunday evening. Aunt Sally area outside to the right of the pub looked a bit a knackered, but it is out of season after all. A chalked sign at the bar declared that they were running down their stock due to an immiment change in their 'upper management'. Sounds like watch this space...
Komakino - 9 Feb 2014 21:06
This place has been opened and closed a couple of times during 2013 and has had several landlords in quick succession - although it was completely redecorated it seems to have struggled with poor food quality and staff apathy. On my last visit since the latest new landlord the food took around 45 minutes to be served (although the pub was not busy). I had the fish and chips which were dry and gave me stomach pains. One of my friends had a burger which although had taken 45 minutes to arrive was still raw inside! The staff didn't seem bothered by this though. Soft drinks had a funny taste to them - I only realised when I went to the bar that the staff were using a mixing bowl as an ice bucket! So this seems to be where the odd taste came from! Still seems fairly busy though, but I would probably not return here againnow - it was better when it was run down and a proper 'local' rather than trying to keep up with the 'Oxford set'...
manx_888 - 20 Nov 2013 08:13
My wife and i visited this pub on Sat [18 Feb] for a drink before going back to our Guest house. Nice pub ,good selection of drinks and friendly staff and locals.They certainly made us welcome considering we were total strangers to the area.Hope to go back there some time.
cheeky62 - 20 Feb 2012 12:40
Down to earth pub offering well kept beer and good quality and well priced home cooked food. It does appear a little run down in places but this is countered by the good beer and food. Useful and cheap to hire function room upstairs which hosts a variety of local clubs etc. Seems to have a varied clientele but is not so overly locals / students that you would feel out of place. A couple of screens in the bar area but volume was not so high that you could not have a conversation. Not a bad place and good beer and food give it a higher score in my book.
manx_888 - 25 Apr 2011 11:23
A bit of a locals pub by the feel of it. Very friendly and cheap beer but a bit scuffy.
alerick - 26 Feb 2011 08:31
Normally, coming from "up north", all we have seen is Wadworth's 6X so it was a great pleasure to find this pub, not far from our B&B. The various beers we sampled were good, the staff welcoming and locals friendly, inviting us to join in a game of "Aunt Sally".
JBGatelad - 6 Sep 2009 18:22
Having always eschewed this pub in favour of the Head and various other more central delights, I decided to pop in last Saturday. It is perhaps more of a working-class drinking-hole than one might expect from the spruce exterior and well-stocked garden that surrounds the pub. Also, it seems to emphasise Sky Sports as a main attraction, which - sorry to say it - all-too-often does not bode well for the overall quality of a local pub. However, happily, I found it to be clean, friendly and the service at the bar very efficient. The big screen was on, but didn't dominate unduly. To say this place is "down at heel" is a little unfair; I would substitute this for "down-to-earth", and in truth it is quite refreshing to find a local pub in Oxford that has no pretensions and isn't aimed squarely at the American tourist/Morse market.

Most importantly for an ale lover such as I was the sheer quality of the beer! I was amazed to find the Wadworth Horizon not only in good nick, but truly the finest I've ever sampled. One mouthful and the finish lasted so long that it was unnecessary to take another for a good few minutes! I didn't have time to try anything else, but if all ales are kept to this standard most of the time, this place really deserves more praise that it's been getting for this alone. And it must be said - it is far cheaper than the Fullers fare up the road.

I say well done folks; I shall be back.
TWG - 2 Sep 2009 11:30
Much more down at heel on the inside then it would appear on the outside. Warm welcome and good selection of Wadsworth beer. Pity the pub was dominated by two TV screens. Oh well, could've been worse - it was billed tp have open mike / kareoke in the function room!
doncaosdelanada - 12 Nov 2008 22:30
Well-kept Wadworth ales, a friend (but challenging) pub quiz on Thursdays, and a friendly mix of students and more established locals. Warmly recommended.
eddieman - 19 Nov 2007 00:05
Much improved under new ownership. Friendly and pleasant. Now the best pub in south Oxford. There's a good little pub quiz on Thursday evenings.
Rodster - 1 Jun 2006 00:11
The most accessible Wadworth's pub for those on crawls in Oxford. They do other beers besides 6X!
Vasili - 30 Jul 2004 14:23
Western theme tunes on the jukebox. Pissed guys accompanying them on air guitar.
Guinness was ok. Clientele mostly locals, a few students.
Paul - 23 Oct 2003 17:58

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