skip nav  
 

The Hobgoblin, Oxford - pub details

Address: 172 Cowley Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 1UE [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 28630) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Oxford (1.7 miles), Radley (4.6 miles)

Pub facilities/features:

Are you the Licensee? Click here. ** SPECIAL Royal Summer Sizzler offer! **

> Current user rating: 5.3/10 (rated by 15 users)
> Hotels nearby: Search
> Log in to rate this pub or upload a picture of it.
> Post a comment > Mail a friend

other pubs nearby:

Bullingdon Arms, Oxford (0.0 miles), Library, Oxford (0.0 miles), Black Swan, Oxford (0.1 miles), James Street Tavern, Oxford (0.1 miles), Corridor, Oxford (0.1 miles) - see more nearby pubs

 

user reviews of the Hobgoblin, Oxford

please note - reviews on this site are purely the opinion of site visitors, so don't take them too seriously.

5 most recent reviews of 10 shown - see all reviews

A quick bus journey down the Cowley Road led us to this place. We weren't expecting much. But, we were pleasantly surprised. The interior feels like a large American diner, with booths and some different seating. But, if you can get over that, the beer range was fairly decent. We swerved the St Austell Tribute & Sharp's Doom Bar in favour of the XT 3 and their London Porter. Both were in good condition. There was a cider pumpclip. But, it was sadly off. Don't rule this one out, if you're in Oxford.
blue_scrumpy - 13 Apr 2019 07:55
Now the Cowley Retreat and despite being the second closest pub to where I live, somewhere I've always avoided. Doombar and various Greene King offerings on tap signalled a few sighs but they do have Old Hooky on and the d├ęcor is unpretrentious. Considerably better than expected overall although far from a gem.
BoehmBawerk - 22 Feb 2016 14:55
Let down by smelly toilets with no locks on the doors and no toilet paper.
delpus - 19 Nov 2011 13:22
There were chalked-up signs outside on the day I went, one of which read something along the lines of mind where you put your wallett,the other read "Where Even Despair Dies". Intrigued I went in and ordered a pint of,ahem, Hobgoblin. You know, they weren't being ironic. I was there on the day of the royal wedding and what a shower were assembled in front of the huge screen like it was extra time during an England game. Couldn't get out quickly enough.
Fair old pint though and a decent price too. Maybe I just came on a bad day. Oh yeah,it was the royal wedding!
robinbrum - 3 May 2011 14:32
The beer can be quite good in there, but pick your time carefully. On a recent visit on a Monday, the moronic drinking club who dress up in golfing gear came in and started engaging in hilarious student pranks like standing in a line in the bogs with their trousers and pants down. The fault of the pub? Perhaps not; but they seem endlessly tolerant of massed obnoxious student tossers. Guess it's where their income comes from.
cheesyal - 3 Aug 2010 00:13

see more reviews
 

got anything to say about this pub?

Please read our reviews policy before posting.
Only registered users can post reviews. Please log in. If you don't have an account yet, register here.