Masons Arms (Old Bog)

Mayor: imdownthepub (1) | Taps: ~12 | Bottles: ?
Oxford City CAMRA Pub of the Year 2011 & 2014.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 4/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Sokolov  (817) Moscow, Russia | March 24, 2015
Very nice comfy place with great beers.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub  (881) Banbury, England | May 17, 2014
My third visit to this cracking local. Their own beers are rarely seen on now, I believe they may be having a few problems on that front and the beer range is a bit steady, but what can we expect for a local pub? The beauty of this place is the atmosphere and conviviality of the place, always a friendly welcome and a great place for pub games, Friday night is Aunt Sally league, so itís often packed if the team is at home and they are a very good team as well. This is a drinking pub and donít expect too many new beers. June í13 - They do not appear to be Brewing their own beers now but try as we might they never seem to be available.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
highoctane  (11) Oxford, England | October 1, 2011
The pub is more or less hidden, tucked away in Headington Quarry. It is definitely a pub for the locals. A bit what I imagine the English version of Cheers would be like. Their beers are rarely on tap and the selection doesnít rotate much, but it is a great local for the surrounding area.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty  (674) Kyoto, Japan | September 21, 2008
Way out in the middle of nowhere, it seemed. I had read a lot of good things about it, and it certainly was a nice, quaint pub, but I was a bit disappointed with the selection. Iím not sure if any of their beers were on, and what was on were several very similar bitters. Maybe it was just the long walk that put me in a bad mood.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
mabel  (250) Toronto, Ontario | January 22, 2008
Visited in September 2007 on a popular Saturday night for the locals. Sadly had none of their own bog beers due to a festival a few weeks before, they still had an interesting and solid selection of brews on tap. Friendly service got mixed up and were slow but they were fairly busy. Clean and high boring ceilings (where every other pub in town is nooky and cramped) made for a more open and noisy fare, itís pretty much a nicely pubbed-up old house on a hidden side road just outside of town. Worth cycling to for the evening.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
Fin  (960) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | July 19, 2007
This is just the sort of pub that you would be delighted to have as your local. Just off of the ringroad and tucked away in a part of Headington called Headington Quarry actually itís quite close to two other pubs in this area, if one should decide on a mini crawl and they are the Six Bells situated on the side of ring road and The Chequers admittedly neither of theses were that great last time I ventured into them. There is often a reasonable choice of beers on in this pub and there is also the small brewery íOld Bogí bet you canít guess what room was converted to form this brewery? Old Bog beers are usually only brewed for the weekend whereupon they quickly run out.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
Doppelganger  (20) Dry County, Arkansas | June 26, 2007
A really nice neigborhood pub, where as a visitor you know you donít exactly belong, but where the locals donít mind you being there. Landlordís brother brews some of the regular Old Bog guest ales in a tiny room out back. (The ones Iíve tried have ranged from good to excellent.) The rest of the taps are solid choices, and while most of the regulars wonít be wildly surprising (West Berkshire ales, Deuchars), the landlord does try to rotate in some more interesting things when he can. A few nice Belgian bottles. A big garden out back, where you just might see Aunt Sally being played. A very good pub, aspiring to be even better. Do get a good map before you try to find it.

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