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The Fir Tree does not open until 4pm on most days. So, we'd left this one until the end of our crawl. It's a Greene King pub with a strange layout on different levels. To get to the gents from the bar area, you have to go up some steps and then back down some more to get to them. The two sections of the pub are packed with items on the walls, with much of interest, especially if you're into Star Wars. I spotted a couple of items related to Everton (my football team, if you hadn't guessed). It turns out the landlord has similar tastes and it was only then I noticed he was sporting an Everton jacket! Ales were Yardbird & Heritage and Belhaven 1719 from the Greene King stable. Guests were Skinner's Betty Stogs & Kult Rebel. Nice and friendly place.
blue_scrumpy - 13 Apr 2019 08:01
Solid Iffley Road boozer. Four real ales on. Good jukebox selection, semi-busy for a Saturday night and well-stocked on the spirit. Something 'studenty' about the place, but not in an obviously 'studenty' way. Barman was convivial. Would definitely drop in for a pint again.
Komakino - 9 Feb 2014 21:38
A Greene King pub but not slavish to that brewery in its range of ales, this seems to be a decent student pub and I shall return. They advertise an indie night although Europe's 'Final Countdown' was blaring out on the day of our visit. A good neighbourhood option.
BoehmBawerk - 25 Dec 2011 08:50
i have to say that i do have reservations about GK pubs, as most of us know that they are responsible for some cruel management decisions to staff and beers alike, BUT, i realy like this pub, when i was last in they had a fantastic pint of holdens golden glow, and a few days later yorkshire terrior, very well kept and in lovely condition, the staff are very welcoming, a true corner pub, well worth popping along to see whats going down.
jonthehat - 18 Mar 2011 09:56
Perhaps my favourite Oxford boozer. Friendly staff and the added bonus of a late bar at the weekend so middle aged degenerates can stay on the sauce without the disgrace of the disco. The beer is always well kept, but limited to the Greene King approved list, which is my only gripe. Well, apart from the prat who keeps putting the same four Springsteen songs on the jukebox over and over again every Friday and Saturday.
cheesyal - 8 Apr 2010 23:10
Popped in last night for a quick drink on our way up the Iffley road. I had an excellent pint of Olde Trip, although the soft drink options weren't great. The barman was very friendly and there was a good atmosphere in the pub. Worth a visit I reckon.
BotleyBen - 24 Oct 2009 10:31
Ignore old comments. This place is *SO* much better than it used to be. I've had great Sunday roasts here and they do nice home-cooked pizzas, too.
mugwump - 1 May 2009 13:30
Went to the Fir Tree last week to find it is now under new management, so the mangy dogs have gone. It's had a thorough clean and is looking really good, though the old charm hasn't gone (nor the excellent juke box!). Apparently they're going to start doing food in August. Definitely worth checking out again if you're in the Cowley/Iffley Road area and want a cosy, friendly, pleasantly quirky neighbourhood pub.
Eden - 13 Jul 2007 11:01
This pub is gross. The last time I went, one of the dogs shat on the floor right in front of me. The landlady just laughed and wiped it up, which seems to suggest it was not the first time it happened. The dogs also jump on the tables when they are playing -filthy! And oh yes, the beer selection is unusually poor. Will not be going back.
hepo - 12 Apr 2007 21:57
In the old Morrells days this was a great place. Now it is a sad parody of an English pub, full of junk shop rubbish and only serving Greene King's lamentable beers. One to avoid.
Fiery_Jack - 25 Oct 2006 13:45
Great beer, well kept, although sometimes lacking in non-Greene King choices. All kinds of random stuff all over the walls, 2 regular friendly dogs add atmosphere. Nobody seemed to mind when I knitted in here.
anonymous - 13 Feb 2006 19:59

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