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 Selected Comments in Oxford

Jan Stewart
Best Kept cellar beer 🍺 in Oxford
Relax on the patio and dip you feet in the Thames on a hot summers day.
Monday, April 30, 2018Rating: rosettes

 Friar Bacon, Oxford
Friar Bacon pub in Elsfield Way, OX2 was demolished some time around 2001!
Tuesday, July 23, 2013Rating: No rosettes

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Simon Louise Smith
Dont go in this dump i got barred for no reason by the wonka of a landlord. steer well clear.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012Rating: No rosettes

James Fitzsimmons
A Party of 4 very pleased with the meal had duck which was cooked well.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012Rating: rosettes

Mr & Mrs Beeton
Ordered a medium-rare steak......
it came cremated
whe i complained
was told if i didnt like it to go else where.
she should not be running a pub.
Monday, July 16, 2012Rating: No rosettes

David Bye
Walked in saw two men kissing
walked straight out again.
Saturday, June 30, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Skilly Beach
 Sick as a pig
Went in the Priory last night brfore heading for the kassem stadium to watch the pirates play London Welsh.
had a bite to eat at the priory and was sick all night.
wish i never went in the bloody place. the toilets ponged too.
Thursday, May 31, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Just paid over twenty quid for three drinks.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012Rating: No rosettes

 Listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011Rating: No rosettes

 Listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011Rating: No rosettes

 Listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011Rating: No rosettes

 Listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011Rating: No rosettes

danny arnold
worst pub ever i went in there the beer taste like piss food is barely edible not friendly
Tuesday, June 7, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Mark Louie
 Not too posh
This pub is ok but not up to my high standards I'm afraid. Will not be going in here again!
Monday, May 2, 2011Rating: No rosettes

 fantastic friendly pub
Truly wonderful place. Splendid when I lived in Oxford (between 1995 and 2002), and still on top form on my last visit in summer 2010. Proper pub, and an excellent reason to live in Oxford!
Monday, August 9, 2010Rating: rosettes

 Rubbish Rub
Small, dingy not much else good to say. weird chap serving at the bar, toilet stank when I was there with my friends. Needs to be more friendly.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010Rating: rosettes

tori oliver
 brian oliver
my father brian oliver was the osneys arms landlord the greatest man alive in my eyes,
he then past away in december 2008
i loved him everyone knew him no one can ever forget brian oliver from oxford
a story to always be told .x
Friday, April 10, 2009Rating: rosettes

It's so much friendlier now its changed hands. I love being acknowledged as a local!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008Rating: rosettes

 Lovely traditional pub with a twist
This is a great place to hang out with a good selection of well kept beers, wines and spirits. Also cocktails and creative shots galore if the mood takes you! Efficient and friendly staff make the experience all the more enjoyable!
Friday, February 2, 2007Rating: rosettes

Dean Crumly
 Fabbo Place
This place is just fabbo. I like to go here and watch the footy with all my mates on a Sunday afternoon.
Monday, January 8, 2007Rating: rosettes

Kim Lane
 Wicked cheap pub
Pub is good for a summer drink outside in the court yard.. or a snuggle up inside in the winter.
Great prices
Only bad point is sometimes the ladies loos are a little, well yuk!
Friday, December 1, 2006Rating: rosettes

 I disagree
I'm not sure what the other reviewers on this page have been drinking but this pub has to be the biggest crap-hole in oxford....AVOID
Thursday, September 7, 2006Rating: No rosettes

 not bad
The turf can be difficult to find and is very popular with students and tourists however there is no loud music and seperate smoking areas. Braziers are lit during the winter months so you can still sit outside. An ever changing range of real ales make this a pub well worth visiting
Thursday, September 7, 2006Rating: rosettes

The Cricketers has suffered over the years with poor management. No parking irregular opening hours, rather dirty, no real ale.
Thursday, September 7, 2006Rating: rosettes

paul w
A Youngs pub located in St. Clements. Car park in rear (pay & display). No music, plenty of games, food available, not too studenty.
Thursday, September 7, 2006Rating: rosettes

A Johnson
 Disgusting food and rude service
Having ordered a chicken, bacon and avocado salad, it arrived in an inedible state. When the chef was called, she explained that as she 'did not eat avocados herself' she wasn't able to prepare them (ours came in hard slivers, with their skins still on). She was unable to explain why the bacon was missing, and why the chicken was deep fried, and refused us a refund. All the staff were rude and unhelpful.
Saturday, August 19, 2006Rating: No rosettes

 Great friendly place
Very nice experience - recommended to me while I waited for a lift even though I had a long walk to get there I could find no fault. Staropramen, low key World Cup footy and the landlord evem leant me his phone as the payphone couldn't call mobiles.
Monday, June 26, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Cozy, quiet, nice, excellent beer selection
I love this pub; John, the owner, makes it even nicer, it is a neighborhood pub perfect for looooong conversations. It's a Fuller's pub and you should not leave before tasting the almost impossible to find anywhere else London Porter on tap (do not confuse with London Pride). Real fireplaces over the winter
Sunday, June 25, 2006Rating: rosettes

its a great friendly place with cheep food and alcohol and fantastic music. the only pub that good for miles around.
Friday, April 28, 2006Rating: rosettes

Maureen Shepherd
 Oxfordshires best kept secret
Fantastic atmosphere, always a warm welcome from the the Landlord, Landlady and staff. Good food, entertainment and pub sports.
Pay a visit and you will see what a great pub this is.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Going downhill
Unfortunate that the staff are so unhelpful and not willing to do that little bit extra for you. Has the potential to be a very nice pub if the landlord thought a bit more about the customers. Extremely expensive also.
kitchen is now closed. Get the feeling it is going downhill
Tuesday, March 14, 2006Rating: rosettes

 bloody brilliant
a great pub that has a nice restaurantand full complements to the chef. she is a great cook and a nice person. theres lots of area downstarirs and a nice garden.
Monday, October 31, 2005Rating: rosettes

i think the george is a really good pub, The food is nice and the staff are freindly.
Saturday, October 22, 2005Rating: rosettes

Lucy and Guy
 A definate place to check out!
Excellent food and definatley value for money. Was not another mass produced brewery pub which makes a change! Spent most of the afternoon there as the atmosphere was chilled plus a bonus with the free wireless internet access to catch up on work. Also had a very good social atmosphere on Saturday night, no more young kids!!!
Wednesday, October 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

Scott Holmes
 Fantastic place to go drinking
This place is the best pub in Oxford by a long long way. No really it is a dung hole.
Wednesday, October 12, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Tim @ Rosa
 Great pub, great food, great place to go!
Rosa and I are truly delighted with all the work that Ally and Tegs have put in over the last 6 months. I am very happy to bring family and friends to this pub to drink, eat, relax, and unwind in the comfort of my new local.

Why? Clean, tidy and relaxing surroundings, set on a slate floor, including leather sofas, open wood burning fireplace, and non smoking restaurant and adjoining bar. A smoking bar still exists for those that must, sufficiently remote so as not to muddy the clean air area. (as a smoker myself, I appreciate this greatly!)

The quality of the home cooked food is excellent. The service that accompanies the food would knock most other Restaurants for six.

Great pub, great food, great service. Well worth a visit!
Wednesday, September 14, 2005Rating: rosettes

the old school seems to have gone through a change again.looks much smarter and no one under age it seems thank god so was an all round good saturday night out
Wednesday, September 14, 2005Rating: rosettes

Fantastic homemade food & great choices on the specials board. My sticky toffee pudding was gorgeous! Lovely atmosphere & friendly service.
Sunday, September 11, 2005Rating: rosettes

 On a nice day the perfect pub. Good food.Good beer
The Isis tavern is set in an idyllic setting along Oxford's towing path. Reasonably priced food along with an excellent selection of real ales make this place a must visit. Even in the winter the roaring fire provides a warm and comfortable environment that would be hard to beat.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005Rating: rosettes

amorous badger
...beer somewhat cloudy and warm last time I went.

Iffy attitude from the barstaff.
Thursday, July 21, 2005Rating: No rosettes

 Couldn't believe it...
Went here on a bash night with lots of people from the b3ta website. We all met in Oxford and this was the second pub we went to. It's a tiny place and there is a very small hatch where the bar staff can exit from behind the bar with a small notice about not standing there. Anyway one of the girls with us obviously didn't see this notice plus it was very busy, and a guy came from behind the bar and slammed the hatch door into her muttering something about not standing there.
We (all 30 of us) left after one drink - they probably lost 1000 of takings from us. Very poor.
Friday, July 8, 2005Rating: No rosettes

jeff fox
 hard to find but well worth it
the beers are welll kept food was good well worht a visit any time of the year has a very nice beer garden
Wednesday, July 6, 2005Rating: rosettes

John Phillips
 Friendly Atmosphere? Genuine Irish Pub?
I am Welsh and very proud of it, I'm also proud of my Irish heritage on my mothers side so what better venue than Rosie O'Grady's for the final match of importance in the 2005 Six Nations Championship, after all win or lose I would be amongst kindred spirits with whom I could either celebrate or commiserate. The atmosphere was good although a little too 'hoorah Henry' for a working class boy from West Wales, but the three of us took it in our stride, enjoyed light hearted banter with customers and staff, and were settled for a long enjoyable day. Ok so the match coverage was on RTE (you have to accept that, the same as in Wales we would have had BBC1 Wales, although I think our Irish cousins showed poor form by cutting to adverts as the Welsh team came out of the tunnel).

Anyway, my worst day out.... How irritating then for the staff to turn off the sound for the Welsh National Anthem - how typically english an attitude and perhaps a pointer that perhaps ireland is english after all - anyone want to reply to that one? Their refusal to put up the volume - an attitude that was both immature, rude and potentially inflammatory resulted in myself (after returning their un-imbibed black stuff) and my friends having to 'leg it' across town to another venue.

Oh as a footnote and in case anyone cares - Wales won thus proving the existence of God and that he is no lover of the emerald isle after all.

I shall NEVER enter this establishment again, and a suggest no one else does unless it is to use their urinals. The staff are obviously bigoted, rude an unwelcome in both the rugby and indeed the social community itself. My full contact details can be provided to the management should they wish to post an apology. John.
Tuesday, May 3, 2005Rating: No rosettes

I Ridding
 Now The City Arms
This site has been called the City Arms for almost three years now. Part of the Scream Brand.
Tuesday, March 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Lovely friendly pub
Lovely friendly pub
Wednesday, January 26, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Friendly, Fun, Cosy, Good value for money
The Cricketers Arms on Iffley Rd can be misleading for what you see on the outside. However once you get in you realise what a gem it really is. You can go there just to chill earlier on in the day and most nights theres wonderful live music. Its run by a local young couple who know the area very well and who are also very polite. The prices are good compared to many other places in Oxford which are usually fairly expensive. The pub has a pool table, football table, games machine, clean toilets, two big comfy sofas and usually live music. WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT? the Cricketers Arms is in a nutshell?? lovely.
Thursday, October 14, 2004Rating: rosettes

Dr sam little
 fantastic pub.
outstanding place of natural beauty. best food in oxford and same goes for the landlord.
Sunday, August 15, 2004Rating: rosettes

 Down To Earth and Friendly
Its like drinking in someone house with a chilled out atmosphere, nice eclectic mix of music, good selection of beers and other beverages and two fingers up to those evil theme pubs and national chains that are trying to destroy Cowley Rd as we know it
Tuesday, July 20, 2004Rating: rosettes

 What a Great pub
This has got to be the most relaxed enjoyable pub in the whole of oxfordshire.Great beer not bad prices plenty of sport and loads of totty.. Nice one Colin & Linda
Monday, July 5, 2004Rating: rosettes

Neil Taylor
 style at the station
With an obvious eye on the commuters using the station next door, levels of service, choice and quality are always high. 2 distinct bar areas and a great restaurant keep bringing me back to one of the few city centre (just about) pubs I enjoy. Attitude-free!
Tuesday, June 29, 2004Rating: rosettes

Neil Taylor
 nice and chilled
A laid-back cafe bar in the heart of Oxford's studentland. Unpretentious and welcoming with a superb selection of unusual beers spirits and juices. According to the sign outside they serve ice cold bees. My favourite haunt on Cowley Road
Tuesday, June 29, 2004Rating: rosettes

Amanda Brown
 On a beautiful old Towing Path, in South Oxford
The Isis Tavern is a fine pub. The food is a bit expensive, but well worth it. On a summers day when the sun is shining, its the perfect location to sit and have a day out.
Tuesday, June 22, 2004Rating: rosettes

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