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Perhaps a tad over-rated as it featured in a 'Oxford Craft Ale Scene' article in the Guardian. That said, the craft brews are decent (albeit mainly shipped in in cans) and the downstairs is shaping itself as a good music venue albeit not one you should practice any moggy swinging in.
BoehmBawerk - 22 Feb 2016 14:57
One of the few pubs actually located on Oxford's Cowley Road, and conveniently located a door or so away from the O2 Academy after a typically acerbic Sleaford Mods gig on a Wednesday night. The narrowness can be a drawback at busy times, but the extended opening hours are a fillip on a post-gig weeknight, and the sole real ale - Loose Cannon's Dark Wheat - was spot-on, as was one of the craft beers (Boston Lager). The d├ęcor is well-judged as is the background music, with songs from PM Dawn (the Spandau Ballet one), Django Django and Thriller-era Michael Jackson covering most bases for the mixed clientele. Jason Williamson popped in as I was leaving which gave it a further seal of approval.
Komakino - 12 Mar 2015 00:32
Good tiny pub, no great shakes for ale, but sells quality lagers. Good funk night on on certain weekday eves - worth checking out then as really is too small to be fun at busy times
parmantom - 1 Apr 2011 11:25
brilliant pub, no questions
thetwococks - 9 Apr 2007 20:07
Total gem of a pub. In fact thinking of The Brickworks brings a tear to my eye now I've moved out of Oxford.
brookesboy - 10 Jun 2005 16:01
One of my very favourite places to drink. a complete original if a little erratic and that's just the staff. Oxford would not be the same without it. And. No, it's not the former Prince of Wales that is now a Nando's chicken restaurant of all things.
anonymous - 4 Aug 2004 00:46
Is this the old Prince of Wales? There sure as hell wasn't a Brickworks in the fifteen years I live in Oxford. Shame if it is, it was a good locals' pub.
Justin - 9 Jun 2004 23:05
Nice little place with a huge array of booze and the most jaw droppingly awesome fry up that god could hath bestowed upon any pub in Christendom.
hongkongdave - 18 Apr 2004 22:14
great little boozer, very welcoming and informal atmosphere. not a great selection of beers but upstairs has a bizarre array of spirits. always worth a visit when i am in oxford.
Allan - [email protected] - 2 Sep 2003 21:13

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