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Appalling and even more so given an earlier commenter's informing us that this used to be a decent pub called The New Inn. In a prime position on a road full of character, this is an absymal blot.
BoehmBawerk - 25 Dec 2011 08:52
Expensive and utterly charmless. Looks like an airport lounge inside, but you can get cheaper pints in the airport Wetherspoon's.
cheesyal - 8 Apr 2010 22:48
Back in the day, this place used to be The New Inn and it was a great place to go, with real character. It was a favourite hangout with local music legends like Radiohead and Supergrass and because of this, it always felt special, even if there weren't any celebrity appearances.

Now it's another washed-out, bland refurb with no character. I haven't been in here for a few years - it was actually quite presentable when it first opened but these days it looks run down and could do with a good clean.

Anyway, I went in early on a Saturday evening with a female friend. It was quiet, mostly populated by a row of tough-looking middle-aged men standing at the bar with arms crossed, watching the football, and a few people out on the narrow outside terrace. I was slightly unnerved by one extremely drunk bloke coming up to the bar next to me, muttering in a low tone what sounded like some expletive ridden abuse about the colour of my purse. All in all, there's a real mismatch between the venue and its clientele. We left soon after my encounter with the purse-hater, and I won't be back again.
sandwoman - 20 Jul 2008 20:15
Used to be called The New Inn. Had character and interesting locals back then. Was known for great music and as a hangout for members of the famous and not so famous Oxford bands. No idea what it's like now... been a while.
Toby - 11 Dec 2007 18:12
Nah, I think that was the City Arms up the road, can't remember what this one was called before Corridor but apparently it was pretty rough.
anonymous - 31 May 2007 15:08
was this the Philosopher and Firkin at one stage?
mightyhawk - 8 May 2007 16:22
Agree with the last comment, the barman seemed ok but it was a bit like drinking in IKEA.
anonymous - 27 Feb 2006 18:08
The barman is totally without personality. The pub has no atmosphere at all, the only positive about the place is the patio area outside, where you do a spot of people watching. Avoid !
bmf69 - 10 Feb 2006 09:31

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