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Address: 6 Alfred Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 4EH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 1823) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Oxford (0.7 miles), Radley (5 miles)

Brewery: Fullers

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> Current user rating: 7.1/10 (rated by 127 users)
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Really good boozer - just off the main drag. Great atmosphere, plenty of conversation. Great old interior with partioned alcoves and a top pint of ESB.


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Mappiman - 27 Jul 2017 15:10
An enjoyable and friendly pub just off the main areas of the city. Beers all in good nick, with a very nice pints of ESB and Seafarer enjoyed. The slightly cramped, almost intimate size of the pub, means that you invariably get to talking to other people - which for some is ok, but for others not so much.
littledrummerboy - 14 Mar 2016 09:37
Proper pub. Worth a visit.
Muzzy - 22 Jun 2015 15:30
Tried this puib again (early this time) and had a pint of HSB. It was outstanding. Very nice little pub with lots of character. It would have been perfect if it wasn't for the rather annoying idiot talking to his wife about flying a plane at the weekend for his daughter and his 'days at Oxford'!!! 8/10 from me.
wolvesfan - 6 Oct 2014 10:24
This place claims to be the oldest pub in Oxford (est. 1242) – it is also one of the most expensive ! [ £4 a pint ] Sells a range of Fullers beers, plus a “guest” or two. However, on the two occasions I’ve been there, 12 months apart, the guest has been the same ! [ Shotover Oxford Prospect ] Food is available, but not sampled.

The actual pub is tiny, but it has expanded with an outdoor drinking area going a long way down the side of an adjacent street. I’m not sure why anyone would choose to sit there, as the whole point of the pub is it’s antiquity. Also, the “tie room” of course. This has to be seen to be believed, and is a real eye-opener the first time you visit, but the novelty soon wears off.

6/10 – pretty much a tourist ripoff.

Martinsh - 2 Sep 2014 23:11

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