Oxford Bar | Edinburgh,
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Oxford Bar
Good based on 11 ratings
Type: Bar

8 Young Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 4JB [ print map ]
0131 539 7119


Hours: daily 12ish-12ish

Mayor: mr_h (2) | Taps: 3 |

Oxford Bar

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Belhaven Grand Slam 40, Belhaven Robert Burns (Cask) 40, Williams Brothers New Beginnings 56, Traditional Scottish Ales Festive Blonde
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11 reviews for Oxford Bar
 Ambiance  84%
 Service  76%
 Selection  42%
 Food N/A 
 Value  68%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  68%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock  (382) , England | October 29, 2014
25th Oct 2014. Very small front bar room with a larger, but just as basic side room up a couple of steps to your right as you squeeze past the end of the bar. Cask ales in good condition, four to choose from: friendly bar lady and a mixed bag of customers, all fine and friendly also. Big Rugby pub, or so my local guide told us.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey  (424) Croydon, England | August 3, 2014
Great characterful boozer of Inspector Rebus fame. It is a 2-room job with a tiny bar area at the front and a larger lounge at the back. They offer a small selection of cask ales from Caledonian, Atlas and some Scottish micros. Barkeep was friendly and the beer was in good condition. Nice mix of locals and tourists alike. I really like the atmosphere. Worth a visit for sure.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
PPup  (2) Port Macquarie, Australia | July 11, 2014
Went there as a Rebus / Ian Rankin fan but found licensee extremely hospitable, there were 8 taps including 4 HP beer engines with local craft beers. Was allowed to pull my own pint from beer engine - had a great chat and a most enjoyable time.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe  (1381) Hebden Bridge, England | April 8, 2014
In the narrow terraces just a block away from the elegant George Street, the Oxford bar is just a few doors along from the Cambridge Bar on a road that feels like a back-street let alone a place that is just a few minutes walk away from the commercial centre of the city on Princes Street. Itís a very small venue with a couple of rooms, the first being the cramped bar on your left as you walk in that includes a decent rotating selection for a place of this size - although when itís busy it does back people in. Simple but comfortable.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314  (399) Leiden, Netherlands | September 26, 2012
Itís small. crowded, can be inhospitable. A must to visit in Edinburgh, even if youíre just a Rebus fan.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub  (524) Banbury, England | April 26, 2012
Small 2 roomed pub, classical Edinburgh type bar with 2 smallish rooms but ornately fitted out. Small range of beers but mostly Scottish microís, which makes it worth visiting. Spent a very relaxed ouple of hours in there.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
mr_h  (4) Ayr, Scotland | February 5, 2012
Small, but friendly 2 room pub in Young Street, excellent efficient service, great atmosphere, but gets easily overcrowded. One of my favourite pubs in Scotland
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch  (306) Glasgow, Scotland | April 18, 2011| Updated April 20, 2011
As featured in the Scootish detective programme Rebus. Very small traditional Scottish bar with extremely friendly atmosphere & service. 4 real ale taps, 3 in use. not the best place for beer geeks but still a good place to visit.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk  (150) Edinburgh , Scotland | October 14, 2010
I cant believe i havent rated this ... This is famous for "Inspector Rebus" drinking there... ITs only a very small selection of beers.... but its a clasic old man two room pub... bar is tiny but the back room is much bigger.
Oakes  (681) Vancouver, British Columbia | October 13, 2010
Famous place, real old man vibe. Perpendicular drinking. Itís supposed to be a writersí pub, too. For me, it was mostly the poor state of the beer that stood out. Otherwise, itís on a lot of itineraries so probably worth a stop if youíre walking out towards the Stockbridge Tap and getting thirsty.

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