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Talkhouse, Stanton St John - pub details


Address: Wheatley Road, Stanton St John, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX33 1EX [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 27564) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Islip (5 miles), Oxford (5.3 miles)

Brewery: Fullers

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> Current user rating: 4.2/10 (rated by 13 users)
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The new owners are well intentioned but the food is too expensive and not good enough. This pub used to be great under the previous landlord and it should be a lot better. Other pubs nearby like this are rammed so Fullers are daft not to put a better landlord in here
lowrider - 9 Dec 2014 10:55
Fullers pub about 5 mins off the A40 heading out of Oxford with thatched roof and Cotswold-type stone. The interior is stone-walled and beamed with flagstone flooring. The emphasis is squarely on food and has traded on its reputation as a restaurant in recent memory, although standards may be slipping on that front if reviews on TripAdvisor are anything to be believed. Two ales on tap; London Pride and Seafarers. Must be my luck as the latter was on the turn, but exchanged with no quibble. Smattering of diners in and around created a culinary rather than potation ambience and the muzak was a come-down from the 80s new-wave at The Masons Arms in Headington Quarry I’d just experienced (another classic pub surprisingly missing from BITE). A shame that The Star Inn just around the corner is currently closed really.
Komakino - 19 Feb 2014 12:15
A review score of 4/10 seems surprisingly low but I suspect most are a few years old. I hadn't been since 2004 and I remembered this to be a very pleasant place so 4 of us went for lunch on Sunday. I wasn't drinking so can't comment on the quality of the beer (they had 3 ales on tap including Seafarer's and London Pride) but the food was excellent and reasonably priced. �50 for four drinks, meals and coffees. Service was also quick, polite and helpful. It's a bit of a pain to get to from Oxford but it's well worth the trip.
DuchyBoy - 19 May 2010 13:41
Competent food-oriented establishment. A recent visit consisted of a pint of Seafarer's (probably the best thing in the Fuller's range at the moment), which was very good, plus meal for the lady and I. Both meals were very good, and service was friendly. I'd return.
thomashenry - 19 Jun 2009 10:00
I was rather surprised that a Fullers pub served a pint of London Pride so cold on a wet September evening that the glass was covered in condensation. The main gripe was with the food and the service however. Having selected a dish with "fresh cut chips" from the menu, I was most unhappy to be served what were clearly frozen chips. When I queried this with the manager he insisted that they were freshly cut each morning. Patent nonsense, and the waitress had admitted as much previously. No chance of us returning here. It was also apparent that the manger had favourites amonst the customers, he fawned over some and was most abrupt with others.
stokiepotter - 9 Sep 2008 11:29

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