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Travellers' Choice2023
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0.4 miles from Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
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The Jude the Obscure is a vibrant pub located in the hustle and bustle of Oxford combining friendly service with a warm and inviting atmosphere. Enjoy well loved pub staples like burgers and pie alongside our classics drinks range, but with a twist! Join us for a business lunch, catch-up with friends or as a pit-stop whilst exploring. In the pulsing heart of the city, Jude the Obscure is an energetic hub where everyone is welcome. Create new memories and celebrate old traditions, regardless of the occasion.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Jericho is awash with places to eat, many of them seem to specialise in attracting a clientele more bothered by being seen eating there than wanting a tasty plate. Jude the Obscure is the opposite of this. I had the lunch deal and choose the...steak sandwich with chunky chips and a pint of beer. It's so easy to overcook a minute steak but this was pink and with the mayo and mustard schmeer was just fantastic. The chips were crunchy on the outside, fluffy on the inside. Just divine. Another special mention has to be to the staff; both were super helpful,sunny and welcoming. I really liked the music too. So before you stray beyond The Phoenix Cinema, pause,turn round and treat yourself to lunch at this pub.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As always such a great visit! Staff are fantastic! There has been a change in management since we last visited, we loved the previous manager but can see the place is in safe hands with the new guy! Everything under control and a great leader....It was great to speak with Karl! The staff are so friendly and welcoming. The food was absolutely fantastic. Green king has a mixed reputation but this place is fantastic!! Thank you all xxMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Greene King, Owner at Jude the Obscure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you so much for the lovely comments and the warm welcome! We are happy to be here has been brilliant settling in to the community. So glad to hear your comments about the team and food. It really means a lot! See you...More

Reviewed 17 October 2023

We had a wonderful day in Jude the Obscure. The food was delicious and also drinks 🍸 the staff was welcoming ;)

Date of visit: August 2023
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Greene King, General Manager at Jude the Obscure, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2023

Lovely to read your comments about your experience, I'll make sure to pass them on to the rest of the team.

Reviewed 17 October 2023 via mobile

Amazing, cozy pub with great atmosphere and super delicious food. Staff are very friendly and helpful! Very much enjoyed our visit and will definitely come back.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Greene King, General Manager at Jude the Obscure, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2023

Thank you so much for your positive comments about our pub, have a great day!

Reviewed 17 October 2023

We had a great time here! The staff was welcoming and friendly, they even brought water and biscuits for our dog. The food was just perfect and the atmosphere made our evening, we had a lot of fun and enjoyed ourselves. We will be back...very soon!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Greene King, General Manager at Jude the Obscure, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2023

Domin253, we are so happy to read such a great review about Jude The Obscure Oxford! We look forward to your next visit, take care!

Reviewed 16 October 2023 via mobile

We had an amazing experience! All the staff were fantastic and very welcoming. Fantastic food and good vibes all round. There were many regulars which as an out of towner tells a lot about the place.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Greene King, General Manager at Jude the Obscure, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2023

58zdeneku, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review! We look forward to your next visit, take care!

Reviewed 15 October 2023

Great place for dinner and casual drinks Very friendly staff and on top great management.Great atmosphere

Date of visit: October 2023
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Greene King, General Manager at Jude the Obscure, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2023

Thank you so much for your positive comments about our pub, have a great day!

Reviewed 15 September 2023

Had a very enjoyable meal here with 11 friends recently. The only downside was the rugby on the tv and very loud cheering etc. Didn’t know it was a SPORTS hub! Caitlin was lovely and served us very well.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Greene King, General Manager at Jude the Obscure, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2023

Thanks for the five star rating! we are glad to hear our team made you all feel welcome and if you ever want to book here again please feel free to ask about any sports going on those days, if you want to try and...More

Reviewed 27 August 2023

I booked for 20 people and the staff were so helpful and the booking was really easy (as compared to many other places in Oxford that seemed to shy away from larger groups!) There was no deposit and I received an email confirmation. The food...is basic pub grub as normal with a Green King pub and most people in our group were happy with the choices though it wasn't flexible, you couldn't mix and match and had to have what was on the menu. For instance, one person wanted to avoid carbs by having salad rather than rice with a dish, but that wasn't possible (I would have thought that was a simple change to make). Overall, the food was good for the money we paid. Please note though that they stop serving food at 9pm. There are signs that say this, we just didn't notice them! The staff were lovely and they coped even though it was a busy Friday and we were a large party. One of the most convenient things was that we could all order and pay separately, none of the 'who had what?' at the end of the evening!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Greene King, General Manager at Jude the Obscure, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2023

Thanks for taking the time to let us know how we did. Have a great day! If you ever need anything else from the team, please feel free to give us a call or stop by. Have an awesome day!

Reviewed 6 August 2023

Lovely little spot just out of the centre of Oxford if you enjoy a quieter drink. Would highly recommend to anyone in the city or passing through. 5 stars from me!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Greene King, General Manager at Jude the Obscure, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2023

Sam H, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Jude The Obscure Oxford! Thanks again for taking the time to leave us this feedback about your recent visit. Take care!

Reviewed 6 August 2023

Great setting for a chilled evening meal with the family. Staff are friendly and helpful, with good menu choices. Would recommend when in Oxford.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Greene King, General Manager at Jude the Obscure, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2023

Lovely to read your comments about your experience, I'll make sure to pass them on to the rest of the team.

Reviewed 1 July 2023

Felt compelled to write to say what superb service we had when we popped in for a drink and something to eat. Will and the other guy (sorry we didn’t catch their name) behind the bar could not have been more helpful, friendly and offered...just a fantastic service. Watched them both interact with other customers demonstrated that they are really skilled at their jobs and were super friendly with everyone. Was a pleasure to be here and will definitely be back againMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Greene King, General Manager at Jude the Obscure, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2023

Thank you so much for your positive comments about our pub, have a great day!

Reviewed 14 June 2023 via mobile

Grear food and atmosphere I am really loving their back garden it looks so beautiful now when it's covered in green will be back soon

Date of visit: June 2023
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Greene King, General Manager at Jude the Obscure, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2023

Thanks for your positive review. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 11 June 2023

It's really nice pub with warm atmosphere, delicious food, good selection of beers and very friendly staff. Also there are big screens to watch any sports. I would definitely come back!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Greene King, General Manager at Jude the Obscure, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2023

Thanks for your positive review. We hope to see you soon! Team Jude

Reviewed 4 June 2023 via mobile

So being a Greeneking pub was just expecting ‘large pub chain’ average, however we were very impressed with the experience as a whole. All the food was excellent (decent size portions, perfectly cooked and served hot), the service, pleasant staff and great value for money...made for a lovely family meal. ….5 stars to you 👏👏👏👏👏More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Greene King, General Manager at Jude the Obscure, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2023

Wow, Thank you so much for such a great review. Have an amazing day and we hope to see you back here soon! All the best Team Jude

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You can find the menu following the website link, but you need to find the pub on there first as it directs you to the general Greene King site. Fish n chips & Katsu curry burger are nice.
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Jude the Obscure is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5