England > Oxfordshire > Oxford
Brugmansia (342) Jylland, Denmark | April 18, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Visited 23/10-2011, on our pubcrawl tour with Loz and Fin.
This pub is a White Horse pub, placed at a corner, traditionel deco, very cosy and friendly staff. Very open and spacy. This pub serves 1/3 pints, which is great if you are on a long day of pubcrawl :-). We had some nice sandwiches for lunch. For sure worth visiting if you are in Oxford..
lada66 (132) Savonlinna, Finland | September 26, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
One of my favourite places in Oxford thanks to the frienly landlord. White Horse and Everards ales and some guests too (19.6.2009).
Nuffield (105) Roseville, Minnesota | July 19, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Ten years ago this wasn’t a pub that I would have considered visiting, but now it’s worth a stop. Lively, urban atmosphere, with an Edwardian patina. Great selection, not only for White Horse but for some interesting other beers. Good service, busy late night scene.
Boudicca (523) London, England | February 22, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
The White Horse brewery tap, with a good range of their own beers and some interesting guests.
The Royal Blenheim is a street corner, arts and crafts style building which feels quite spacious rather than cosy. It has high top tables and banquettes, a raised area in the main bar and a snug little room at the back. The décor is fairly plain – a few prints of horses and rowing, and there’s an oar on the wall from Pembroke College, which is just around the corner.
It was fairly quiet when we visited on a Saturday lunchtime and rather more Cowley than college. There was a family, a few older people sitting alone and a delicate looking elderly gentlemen in dazzlingly bright red trousers who, with his booming voice, reminded me of one of Paul Whitehouse’s characters in the Fast Show (the one who always said “Of course, I was terribly, terribly drunk”).
There are ten hand pumps and six keg taps as well as a selection of c.15 bottles and the beer is served in two-third, half and one third measures as well as pints – always a good idea, in my view. The White Horse beers are listed on a board on one of the two pillars in the main bar.
The menu looked appealing – a mix of modern and traditional dishes. Breakfast is served until 1pm. We didn’t try it but it sounded hearty with local sausages infused with White Horse bitter.
They have free wifi.
(Visited 7 January 2012).
Fin (433) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | December 10, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Just noticed Glen’s rating and was surprised to see that I hadn’t rated this yet, this rather shocked me as it must be one of the pubs that I most frequent in Oxford. Beer is almost always in very good nick, the landlord Ian is a great character and good fun. Pub is just out of the main hustle and bustle and yet very close to everything. You can get a third of a pint measure serving in this pub. My only real criticism is that the beer range is usually rather safe and rarely includes anything that will excite those of us with an interest in the more happening UK breweries. Definitely worth a visit as it is a warm welcoming pub, actually one other minor criticism, they won’t show football which is fine by me, so why not extend this to not showing anything sport and getting rid of the TV’s.
imdownthepub (370) Banbury, England | December 10, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Opened up pub in a quieter area of town, very close to the main shopping centre though. Owned by Everards but leased by White Horse under the William scheme, generally a full range of White Horse beers supplemented by a few guests, generally targeting a brewery or area. The food is fairly plain basic pub grub, but filling enough. Good seating areas although these get filled early on a weekend evening. Friendly and welcoming and a decent amount of banter from the Welsh Landlord. Too much rugger bugger on the t.v’s though, they should show a proper sport.
SaintMatty (160) Uppsala, Sweden | August 27, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A good pub with friendly service. Is the brewery tap for the White Horse brewery so a few of their beers are usually on offer, as well as some beers from other breweries.
rosenbergh (404) Helsinki, Finland | January 11, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Lots of White Horse in taps. 10 casks altogether. Spacious and big rather big pub. OK but nothing to remember by.
Velkyal (70) Charlottesville, Virginia | September 7, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice traditional English pub. Good choice of Everards and White Horse beers, knowledgeable landlord and all round pleasant experience, more places like this please.
joe19612 (31) camberley, England | August 27, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
What a marvellous pub, great selection of beers, really clean and friendly staff. Did not have any food, so I cannot comment on that. Will be visiting again on my trips to Oxford.
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