England > Oxfordshire > Oxford Jericho
Boudicca (526) London, England | February 22, 2012| Updated February 24, 2012
52 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
The Grog Shop is like any other open-all-hours street corner newsagent and off license selling basic groceries, fags, snacks and fizzy soft drinks except that it’s mainly given over to an impressively large range of beer. It seems a bit incongruous that a place like this should be “the best beer shop in Oxford says CAMRA” (as it says by the door) but, by all accounts, it is.
Chris found three bottles to bring home for the next tasting but unfortunately the service was surly and indifferent.
I’m thinking of putting my local newsagent in touch. He could learn something about what to stock in his beer section and, in turn, he could teach them a thing or two about friendly service.
(Visited 7 January 2012).
FatPhil (262) Tallinn, Estonia | September 28, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly grungy, no frills. But what matters is what’s on the plain shelves. Lots and lots and lots of beers. And ciders too when I went there. Good prices, and, even if the UK range isn’t the most exciting, in total there’s an eclectic selection, always worth sticking your head in to see what’s inside. Shame it’s a bit of a trek from the centre.
mabel (211) Toronto, Ontario | March 14, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited on a quiet Sunday afternoon in January, this is one of the better beer shops you’ll find in the county. Just a couple aisles of booze and some of food items, this poky little tuck-like shop packs a lot in. Dozens of Belgian and other continental offerings, and dozens more of local finds from Hook Norton, Vale, Ridley’s, and others like Marston’s and Adnams. I always find new ratings here, plus apparently if you place an order in advance, they’ll try to get in anything you want from anywhere in England. Very cool! The guy working there usually knows what’s new (he stopped me from buying an old bottle) and just you wander about with a basket. It’s a souped up convenience store, really. Absolutely worth the visit if you’re in town.
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