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The Crown Inn, Oxford - pub details

Crown Inn

Address: Cornmarket Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3HB [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 1912) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Oxford (0.5 miles), Radley (5 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.0/10 (rated by 36 users)
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Never realised this place was here before ! I’ve been coming to Oxford for 40 years (and lived there for 1 year), and never noticed the gateway on Cornmarket next door to the Carfax tower, that leads to this pub. Looks like I’m not the only one either, as it is a quiet oasis a mere 20 yards from the bustle of the main street.

There is a courtyard with some tables in it, and inside there are low beams and brasswork. The pub is long and thin and, beware, there is only one entrance !

So far so good, but I’m afraid it goes downhill from hereon. #the pub is a Nicolsons, and has pretty much there standard range of bland beers. I tried the Brakspear Oxford Gold, which was OK, but rather too cold for my liking. Food was available – the menu looked interesting, but pricey (from £10 up). What’s more, service was pretty poor, as one chap seemed to doing absolutely everything, including delivering mountains of food. The bloke waiting behind me had time to go to the loo and come back before I got served. [ there was no queue when I arrived ].

6/10 – worth going once for the experience

Martinsh - 2 Nov 2016 22:54

A 'Nicholsons' branded pub which is of course the trading name of Mitchell and Butlers.

A one room pub slightly off the high street with a largish courtyard outside. The pub is pleasant enough and is clearly contained in a very old building with some sort of pub/inn/tavern having been on this site for a very long time, however the interior, although it looks old' is not nearly as old as the walls themselves.

Pub grub offered and several beers on tap at time of visit including a very good pint of Hopback's 'Summer Lightning'.

A pleasant enough spot to while away some time.

ridleyman - 16 Jun 2016 18:13
Usual managed house kind of establishment, no great shakes, take it or leave it kinda place. Hence, 1 Bacardi and Pepsi and see ya later. I won't be going back.
wolvesfan - 4 Oct 2014 21:54
Thought the other Nicholsons pub probably edged it given that they had a better choice of ale but still worth going to. We ate here and the food was very good including my fillet steak. There were 6 beers on and we had Itchen Valley, Green Jack and Oxfordshire, all on good form.
Steamer1 - 6 Feb 2013 15:19
Came after visiting the GBG Chequers round the corner as we liked it - we were not disappointed with this pub either whose decor and ambience matched it's sister pub. About 6 ales on which were almost identical to the Chequers. A good beer which did not feature at the previous pub was Rudgate Ruby Mild which was served well.
Booze_Allen - 28 Nov 2012 18:11

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