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imdownthepub (253) Banbury, England | December 25, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
The White Horse is making a comeback in terms of beer. The boring old range is being replaced with interesting guests and the whole pub has blossomed again because of it.Small and cramped but packed with character, a must now on any Oxford tour.
Updated Dec í12 - This remains a very characterful pub, very popular and tight, particularly around the bar. It is certainly a must visit for people new to Oxford for its ambiance and location.
Fin (368) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | April 2, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Another regular on any Oxford jaunt and whilst the beer choice maybe a little limited compared to some, you will almost always find one of the Shotover beers are on offer and in cracking nick. This really is one of the most cosy and welcoming pubs in the centre, just the sort of pub that deserves a visit on a cold winters day. The big table by the window is my favourite. It can and usually does get very busy but it really is worth popping into. Great pub, good service and very central.
Boudicca (374) London, England | February 22, 2012| Updated February 25, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A nice down to earth pub in the city centre with a small range of craft beers.
The White Horse is almost opposite the Sheldonian Theatre in the centre of Oxford. The beer range isnít huge but there are a few to choose from. The pub is entered down steps and anyone over about 5 feet needs to bend their head to get in safely. This is appropriate because it also has a low ceiling and itís quite a down to earth place. We sat at a large scrubbed pine table in the window. Iíd have liked to survey the scene from the one small round table in a little gallery at the back but it was already occupied.
Itís almost impossible to go in a pub in Oxford without coming across Morse and Lewis (it seems this is what Oxford is famous for, in addition to its being an important seat of learning) and the White Horse is no different. There are several mementos here - amongst others, a 2010 photograph of a smiling woman flanked by Lewis (Kevin Whatley) and Hathaway (Laurence Fox), an old black and white photo of Morse (John Thaw) and a very young Lewis plus a couple of colour photos of John Thaw.
(Visited 7 January 2012).
wellinformed (10) , England | April 2, 2011| Updated February 25, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Always love this little gem of a pub, very cosy, friendly and busy. An absolute must visit when in Oxford
rosenbergh (334) Helsinki, Finland | January 11, 2011| Updated February 25, 2012
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Small, tight, crowded, hot and sweaty on Friday night. Well, it doesnít get any bigger any other night of the week. 5 casks. Touristic.
Vas (17) , New Zealand | December 8, 2010| Updated February 25, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Low ceilings, dark, lots of exposed wood. I always get a kick out drinking in a place that feels like it has been serving beer longer than Europeans have been living in my country. Mine was a couple of pints of Greene King IPA which was well maintained cask ale on hand pump.
joe19612 (29) camberley, England | August 29, 2010| Updated February 25, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Good liitle pub, very busy with the lunchtime trade all eating. The one beer I wanted to try was not on. Otherwise than that a good place to visit.
jercraigs (234) Toronto, Ontario | August 14, 2010| Updated February 25, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
2010-07-27. Typical English pub, low ceilings and lots of wood. Surprisingly full of people in the middle of the afternoon so they must be doing something right! Casks consisted of White Horse, Vales and a handful of other local options. Nice little place, very centrally located near many of the downtown attractions. Worth at least a quick visit if you are in town.
puzzl (123) New York, New York | June 2, 2010| Updated February 25, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice place. Better selection than most places around town, clean, quiet, good service. A nice traditional pub. My favorite in Oxford than Fin and Loz took us to, though I wonít lie, I was rather blitzed by the time we got here, so my judgment may be slightly off :)
mabel (211) Toronto, Ontario | March 14, 2010| Updated February 25, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited late on a Saturday night in January, this cozy tiny, pub has amazing British atmosphere and was built for short men. We sat at the back near the poky stairs and enjoyed a few halves of cask at our mini table. Greene King was there on cask, as was Wychwood, and guests included Shotover and St. Austell. Service at the bar was friendly enough, waiting for me to hurriedly check my geeky list. Definitely happy to have stopped in on our way home, very nicely located in terms of the other good pubs in town too and in terms of interesting buildings nearby. Would love to come back, just to soak in more of the atmosphere.
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