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I used to go to the Half Moon a few years ago, but stopped for a while. Recently came back as it has been regaining its former buzzing atmosphere of community and live music. This isn’t a slick, generic bar – it’s so much better!...More
With its excellent selection of music nights (from hearty, Irish singalong stuff to relaxed jazz) this pub has become a favourite of mine in Oxford. Its cosiness can make for a relaxed evening pint or, when the punters turn out for the folk nights, a...More
Myself, my boyfriend and his friends came here on New Years Eve as they had all been there before and enjoyed the experience from the last time they had been. However this time, the lady behind the bar who said her name was Cassie was...More
Would you book a table here for a romantic evening meal? Would you bring your potential in laws here? Is this the type of pub to stop at with the kids for lunch? Would you expect an extensive and vibrant wine list? NO, NO, NO...More
The previous management ran the place into the ground and the place filled up with drug dealers and associated gangsters so we had high hopes of improvement with the new management. The dealers are still there, though. We'll go elsewhere in future.
Visited last Sunday with visiting family . The Irish folk night was in full swing although given the noise of the audience it was sometime difficult to hear the musicians . Great craic and late night drinking establishment .
Visited this pub on a Sunday evening with friends. There was live music which made for a cosy atmosphere. The staff were friendly and the pub was busy. Seen it’s under new management so would be interested where they take it. Would recommend popping by...More
Date of experience: January 2018
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Half Moon O, Owner at Half Moon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018
Thank you for your visit and subsequent kind words in relation to your visit in January. We ope to welcome you again very soon.
The Half Moon
This small little Gem is one of the last in the area of its sort in fact for miles around. It has just changed hands and the management have the urge and desire to return this place to its former glory. They have located and...More
It's terrible to see how much this pub has changed. A once lively spot now has no atmosphere and has been stripped of its character. The beer was flat and there was no toilet seat in the ladies'. It's not that hard to run a...More
Date of experience: December 2017
Half Moon O, Owner at Half Moon, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018
I am sorry to read this review and can only apologise for how you felt when visiting the old Half Moon. I am replying now however to let you know that the Half Moon Oxford is under band-new ownership and I can assure...More