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The Bookbinders Ale House, Oxford - pub details

Bookbinders Ale House

Address: 17-18 Victor Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 6BT [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2103) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Oxford (0.4 miles), Islip (5.1 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.0/10 (rated by 62 users)
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Another pub that was busy on our Thursday evening visit and as the previous reviewer says, it's near to the canal, along which you can walk (in pitch darkness) to the station, if you're walking in a straight line (we were just about). The Old Bookbinders has a nice, cosy interior. I seem to recall most seats being taken, which must have been why we plonked ourselves at the bar. It's another Greene King pub. But, you wouldn't necessarily know it. Their house ale Bookies Best was on and they also had Belhaven/Saltaire CCC. But, they also had Skinner's Betty Stogs, Timothy Taylor Landlord, Black Sheep Baa Baa & St Austell Proper Job. All were a bit too pale/blonde for my liking. We both opted for the Baa Baa. But, it was clearly on the turn. I was about to call the bar staff over. But, the young barmaid was very perceptive and had noticed our discontent. She poured a sample herself, agreed with us and offered us another ale. Proper Job for me and I was very pleased with the service. All beers will eventually go off. But, to notice customers' disapproval was very encouraging. A good end to our day in Oxford.
blue_scrumpy - 13 Apr 2019 08:18
Just about the last pub left in Jerico. Handy for the canal.
Very entertaining French Chef (Owner?). He pointed out to us we had arrived at the magic half hour when the lunchtime and evening menus were both available.So a great selection on offer. seemed to be a changing selection of guest ales and quite a lot of bottles on offer. remembering this was Oxford, it was reasonably priced.

captaineric - 15 Sep 2017 11:44
Greene King. Farriers best 3.40 and good. Very nice inside, beer tap badges on ceiling beams. Even a train set attached to the ceiling. A collection of plastic lighters above the toilet doors. Good food menu, restaurant food at pub prices. Plenty of people eating.
rpf1955 - 25 Sep 2012 16:26
Back in fine form, having been shut for a while after a few dodgy months. The free monkey nuts have also returned, several good ales on, think they're doing food too.
OldRogue - 21 Aug 2012 13:06
Had a couple of reasonable pints in here the other day, lacking in atmosphere, and whilst i appreciate and like the unusual decor i do feel it could do with a good clean. I noticed a sign proclaiming "for sale" so hopefully things will improve.
There were only three ales on, but space for ten, that speaks volumes
wellinformed - 14 Apr 2011 12:54

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