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Wheatsheaf, Oxford

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Found this place whilst looking for The Chequers (one alley away), dark wood interior appears to be off the tourist list. Marston's beers in the main, Brakspear Oxford was fine.
ellisref - 7 Jun 2019 20:36
Fairly basic drinking hose. The Doom Bar was good. More of a 'local' than a place to impress people!!! But I liked it.
wolvesfan - 6 Oct 2014 10:32
One of the only decent pubs left in Oxford, a good mix of locals and tourists. The jukebox is one of the best i have come across, It does live music in the upstairs bar most nights, the beer is well kept and reasonably priced. The barstaff are always friendly and up for a bit of banter. if you are out and about in the city centre this pub should be first on your list of places to drink.
Patrick_Thistle - 22 Sep 2012 14:01
the pub is great, has great staff and the manager it quite tasty aswell
foxylady_24 - 15 Apr 2010 11:41
A bit tired, but worth a stop if you're doing the High Street crawl. Comes third after the Bear and the Chequers, though.
plymouthpirate - 5 Dec 2009 13:08
This is a straightforward town centre boozer. The emphasis is very much on drink and it attracts a largely local clientele. One of the few pubs in Oxford city centre with a pool table. Also has the usual quiz and fruitie machine. There is a juke box which is often playing rock music quite loud. Usually a couple of real ales available which tend to change fairly regularly and are sourced from the Greene King guest list. TV usually showing Sky sports news. The pub is well hidden down an alley leading off of the High Street. Service is normally quite efficient. The place is not everyone's cup of tea but it does what it says on the tin.
Grailhunter - 3 Aug 2009 17:00
Oh dear, what a hole. Run by (ugly) deadbeats for (slightly less ugly) deadbeats. If you like good beer and a decent pub, avoid like the plague. It's a shame that pubs like this still exist. An embarrassment to the trade.
Rodster - 22 May 2009 00:36
good beer but! felt very uncomfortable and the place needs a good lick of paint!
dazza7a1 - 27 May 2007 09:53
I thought that the Wheatsheaf was a good boozer. The lager was excellent and the Hells angel barman was very friendly.

There is a pool table and a couple of quiz machines, but I was mostly thankful for the TV so I could watch the Saturday afternoon football results come in.

It wasn�t that busy compared with other pubs around the town centre, but I was very comfortable in there.
Strongers - 3 Apr 2007 10:34
Not bad, drinks aren't that interesting but comedy evenings and gigs in the upstairs function room are generally good.
Birdoman - 27 Jan 2006 19:53
Grim dive when I was a student, or at least the upstairs room was. The Bear is stone's throw away - head down the alley from the High, pass this place, and take a left.
anonymous - 16 Jan 2006 11:05
That photo of the alley sums it up, great live music and have wicked bar staff, and the juke box wasn�t bad ether.
beergood - 14 Dec 2004 02:12
Used to be good when I was a student - now very bland-looking. Probably a good place for respite from shopping as I doubt it gets that crowded during the day.
Grecian - 19 Aug 2004 12:47

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