England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Travlr (1479) Washington, Washington DC | October 1, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Packed with students, but service was still pretty good. Large-ish range of beers. Decent food. OK place smack in the middle of the university.
Boudicca (671) London, England | February 22, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A multi-roomed Young’s pub, popular with students.
The King’s Arms sits in a Georgian building at a busy corner in the centre of Oxford. It’s multi-roomed, light and airy and quite studenty (one of the colleges apparently has a room upstairs), with a smaller locals’ type bar at one side. It’s a little threadbare and frayed at the edges but has a comfortable, lived in feel.
They serve meals and snacks which weren’t great but did the trick. We had pork pies which were taken from the fridge (where I imaging they had been defrosting) already on a plate and wrapped in cling film.
(Visited 7 January 2012).
Fin (537) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | December 10, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
A pub with an interesting layout with a choice of rooms ranging from the snug and cosy to the busy and boisterous. Beer range is from the Wells & Young stable and supplemented by Bath Ales, beer is usually in decent nick. Situated in a very pretty area of Oxford in terms of architecture and close to the likes of the White Horse and Turf so worth popping in. I wouldn’t go out of my way to rush in here for the beer as it isn’t that exciting but the quality is good and the pub is usually vibrant and interesting.
imdownthepub (459) Banbury, England | December 25, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Popular student pub, handily situated at the end of Broad Street between The White Horse and The Turf Tavern. Owned by the now non Brewers, Youngs so gets the Wells produced copies now. Loads of small rooms towards the back with a corridor linking them to the main bar. Generally around 4 Real Ales on plus a range of bottles. Lately Bath Ales have been providing the guest beer. It is generally a scrum at the bar to get served and for some reason, it appears to be cool to pay by card in here which slows the whole process down. The upstairs rooms are student accommodation, hence its popularity, it’s actually owned by Wadham College. The outside seating is very popular too.
Update Dec ’12. Very busy and popular pub. The beer has improved recently, lots of character. Very Good.
rosenbergh (444) Helsinki, Finland | January 11, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Big, popular and crowded pub. At least it was on Friday night. Mostly Young’s on 8 casks.
Rune (376) Tromsø, Norway | April 24, 2008
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Spacious and comprehensive Youngs pub with different rooms, one for billiard and one library for a quiet retreat, among others. Eight on cask, including two guest ales (from Hidden and St. Austell in mid-March). Located at the very end of Broad Street right between White Horse and Turf Tavern – very short walking distance if you find yourselves on a pub crawl. The toilets were found alright, and I had a really good time here during my visit on 16th March 08.
BlackHaddock (314) , England | December 17, 2013
20 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 2/20
Managed to squeeze in (6 of us) on our pub crawl on 23rd Nov 2013. Seemed popular and lively, if a bit basic and wooden inside where we were.
The ladies wanted a bottle of White Wine while I had a Youngs Bitter and something from Cornwall (a St Austell brew). Quality was fine
Staff annoyed me: Rioja is a region apparently, who’d have thought it? Young kids talking down me doesn’t go down well and we left as soon as I’d drank my halves.
FatPhil (301) Tallinn, Estonia | January 17, 2010
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Great pub for lunches, but make sure you get your order in early - they’re popular. Snugs are great, but even the open areas have character. Best selection of Youngs beers outside London in my experience.
lada66 (134) Savonlinna, Finland | September 26, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
A very nice place to some pints in the city centre. Cotleigh 25 4,0% was my choice (20.6.2009).
Nuffield (108) Roseville, Minnesota | January 28, 2004
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorite places to drink, and I still haven't tried all of the Youngs beers. There is usually a guest (it has been Archers in recent times) but with beers like the Double Chocolate Stout, I haven't usually opted for that. Unusually complete range of bottles, such as Lords. The food is decent and pretty reliable, and you can bring kids into the non-smoking family room, which makes this a particularly inviting place for tourists and for Sunday afternoon when you don't want to end up smelling like an ashtray.
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