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The Head of the River, Oxford - pub details

Head of the River
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Address: Folly Bridge, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 4LB [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2187) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Oxford (0.8 miles), Radley (4.6 miles)

Brewery: Fullers

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> Current user rating: 5.7/10 (rated by 66 users)
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Last visited this pub in circa 1984!! Hasn't changed a bit (except no longer has a fottball table!!). Prices are still through the roof and service is staill as bad. Bur the Fullers ESB was acceptable. Good location and beer garden looking over the river.
wolvesfan - 4 Aug 2014 10:09
Pitched up here at about half-five on a Sunday. There was a 'calm after the storm' feeling about the place. A smattering of people were dotted around the largish one-roomed, two-level bar: the Thames was lapping against the pub's foundation as the Abingdon Road had been closed due to the incessant rain and subsequent flooding at the time. Being a Fuller's pub, I opted for the Gale's Seafarer's Ale at the bizarre price of £3.59. However, it was well-kept and went down well. The flagstone floor was partially covered in places by large rugs, which broke up some of the cold starkness it can imbue. Rabbit pie was on the menu at £13.50. Be interesting to revisit in the summer to recompare tasting notes...
Komakino - 9 Feb 2014 20:56
We thought the rooms and bar were a bit on the dear side too. It's a pleasant enough location though.

We struck up an interesting and convivial chat with a few uni dons in the bar, but it didn't seem to have any particular character of note.

eddybeer - 11 Aug 2013 12:10
First visit here today and enjoyed it. Beer pricey but very good. Pat below should be on another website! Stay in a pub for 2 nights and not have a bevie? How was the linen on the bed darling? Get a life,no brown sauce indeed.HA! 6.5/10.
roselily - 5 Jul 2012 18:50

We spent 2 nights here, but didn't actually have a drink here, as the bar seemed to lack atmosphere.

The room was very overpriced at 95 per night. We enjoyed a nicer room in a much nicer hotel in Cambridge for 80 per night.

Only enough hot water for one of us to have a shower in the evening. Experienced the same problem the following morning.

No white bread / toast for breakfast ... not just once, but both mornings, which is inexcusable really. No brown sauce either.

You expect more for 95.

Pat_Bateman - 12 May 2011 15:44

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