Grapes (Bath Ales) | Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Grapes (Bath Ales) (OUT OF BUSINESS)
Good based on 7 ratings
Type: Bar (see listing)

7 George Street, Oxford
Oxford, Oxfordshire England OX1 2AT [ print map ]
01865 793 380

Hours: 11am - 11.30pm Sunday - Thursday 11am - 12.30am Friday and Saturday.

Mayor: imdownthepub (21) | Taps: 8 |

In September 2015 the pub was closed for a complete re-fit. The name and character will completely change, so I am retiring the old Grapes pub and will set up the new when it opens. imdownthepub.

Grapes (Bath Ales)

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Beer Available At Grapes (Bath Ales) (arranged by most recent)
Wild Weather NW3 , Wild Weather Fireball , Wild Weather Cumulo Chaos , Beerd Blueprint , Beerd Convict 61, Beerd Strong Old Ale , Wild Weather / Hopcraft - Sunday League Relegation Play Offs (2nd leg) , Hopcraft Straight to the Light 56, Hopcraft The Whole Pack Project (Edition 3 Calypso) , Beerd Sunspot , Oakham Green Devil IPA 97, Wild Weather Sunset - Minstrel , Beerd Cubic , Dark Star Hophead Vic Secret 78, Beerd Vigilante 64, Beerd Baron Samedi , Beerd Razor 53, Beerd Scoundrel , 360° Pacific Red #45 , Durham White Gold 70
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7 reviews for Grapes (Bath Ales) (OUT OF BUSINESS)
 Ambiance  74%
 Service  74%
 Selection  78%
 Food  82%
 Value  63%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  80%

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
Reesamania  (2) Bicester, England | May 10, 2015
Never had a bad experience here. Lovely selection of well kept ales. Food is tasty but the main attraction will always be the beer. Sometimes a little cramped as very popular with locals and visitors alike.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Beerbaer_336  (2) , Austria | March 22, 2015
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty  (302) Uppsala, Sweden | September 16, 2014
A decent addition to the Oxford beer scene with a number of guest beers complementing the range from Bath Ales. Very centrally located so handy if you’re seeking a bit of respite whilst your wife shops!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Fin  (799) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | August 3, 2014

Update cycled into Oxford Sunday 3rd August 2014 Still the best pub in Oxford on current form. Choice still very good today though perhaps a little more limited today than on some occasions, but if this is the case then the bottled selection usually offers something from Wiper & True, Weard Beard, Kernel etc. James is perhaps the most approachable and friendliest landlord in Oxford. Score still 88

Update 20th May 2014 Easily the best pub in Oxford from a beery perspective. Expect to see frequent ’meet the brewer’ events, in recent months Weird Beard, Siren and now Brains Craft are due. There are always decent beers from the likes of Siren, XT, Tiny Rebel, Magic Rock etc to compliment the regulars from Bath ales. James the Manager is also a really top bloke, food is great, the pies in particular are huge and really decent.

September 16th 2012 I have been in this pub many times over the years however for quite some time it has been something of a disappointment. However now it is certainly much improved with 8 handpumps on all serving Bath beers, and whilst this seems quite a choice I recall at least 2 of these were repeats.

We went here Friday 14th September 2011 I had a Bath Summers Hare which was pretty good. Bath ales never usually jump out at me, much like Vale, Hooky etc however they are usually pretty decent and this one was no exception. It was fairly quite when we were there approx 9:30-10pm but I guess it will steadily start to pick up. This street of all streets in Oxford is crying out for a place to get a dependable pint of real ale and with a JDW (not to everyone’s taste admittedly) and now this, things are starting to look up.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint  (339) Ely, England | May 2, 2014
Bath Ales pub not far from Gloucester Green. Refurbished without losing all of its old-fashioned character (the frontage is especially superb). Somehow feels crowded even if it isn’t due to the restricted space. 6-8 casks and a few interesting keg taps and bottles. Bath is the focus but plenty of room is left for interesting guests.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub  (705) Banbury, England | February 12, 2014| Updated April 28, 2014
We have visited this a few times now since Bath Ales took over with mixed results. It had always been the Theatre pub and used to have posters all over the walls, these have gone now. The one constant is that it is always very popular and quite difficult to get served in the tight bar area. The seating is comfortable and plenty even if sharing with diners. I am not over enamoured with the beer range, they could do with a guest offering I believe. It is however a good addition to the Oxford scene, so worth a look.
Ever improving since my last review. The guest beers, both cask and keg are becoming more prominent and interesting. Quickly becoming a favourite.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock  (437) , England | December 17, 2013
This place is lovely: Pie and Pints on Friday 22nd Nov 2013. I like Bath Ales and I like Pies, so it was a marriage made in heaven for me. They had some interesting guests on too: Beerd Monterey and Animal Mioung from XL Brewing to name the ones I tried. Good vibes from the start in this very busy city centre pub, luckily my son-in-law had booked a table for us to eat at, otherwise we’d not have gotten a seat. Met a chap who recognized me from Belgium while in here: small world isn’t it?

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