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The Kite Inn, Oxford - pub details

Kite Inn

Address: 68-69 Mill St, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 0AL [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 27271) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Oxford (0.2 miles), Radley (5.1 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.8/10 (rated by 23 users)
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Huge price increases (bitter is minimum £4.20), and a menu which consists of steaks priced at £28,£33,and £75. Yes, you read that right. Unbelievable. Seems that the current management are intent on running the place into the ground. The heady days of Pete McGarry seem a long time ago now.
thomashenry - 11 Nov 2016 12:28
Reopens with new management Wednesday 1st October 2015.
Decent beer range now and simple pub grub in a proper pub.
tpfirt - 30 Sep 2015 11:33
As mentioned, this pub has received the attentions of the "interior design" department, giving it a clean and fresh feel whilst not realy keeping it character of the building itself. The Australian influence extends to the menu, including kangaroo and shark, adding a bit of variety to normal pub fare. Range of ciders and beers on hand pump, but unfortunately the majority of the latter were not available on the day of my visit. Probably worth a second visit.
Mike_Oxford - 12 Jan 2015 10:45
The previous reviewer Komakino must have visited a few days before the Kite shut down for a big refrurb by Greene King. He was lucky to see it in old form.

The Kite now features exposed bricks, pastel lime green paint, and heavily patterned wallpaper. The pool table and dart board, and jukebox have been removed. It's an obvious attempt by GK to take the pub up market, but it looks so cliched and dated already. They needed to build on what was already good, rather than point to "Pub Option 4" in the corporate pub makeover handbook.

The new owners seem like a good bunch, but it's the first pub they've ever run. I wish them all the best, but can't help but think it would have been best for them to run it for a while, and make some of their own decisions about how they'd like to change things.

I fear that Greene King's removal of all the community features of the pub will backfire, and that a tacky makeover will not succeed in taking this pub upmarket as they obviously want to do.

Sure, the Kite needed a kick up the bum, but GK have really screwed this place around now.
thomashenry - 25 May 2014 18:30
A backstreet gem just off the Botley Road near the station in the midst of student houses. The welcome was warm - the place has just been taken over by an Australian lad and his mother. The beer was good - despite the place being a GK house, I had a pint of Golden Galaxy (the brewer escapes me) which was extremely quaffable. The atmosphere was good - a nice mix of locals and students enjoying early evening tipples, and all-round plus points with no-nonsense decor, 5/6 hand pumps, pool table, quiz machine, jukebox, fruit machine and TV (sports results on quiet) gives this high marks indeed.
Komakino - 2 Mar 2014 10:06

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