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The Perch inn

££ - £££, British,
Binsey lane, Oxford, England
+44 1865 728891
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
10:30 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Binsey lane, Oxford, England
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1 - 10 of 784 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Good food and nice little pub - dining outdoors in the summer is a must here and the walk through port meadows makes a great trek to stimulate the appetite

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank anthonyP89
Reviewed yesterday

My son's girlfriend decided she wanted to show us one of her favorite places she used to go when studying at Oxford. Unfortunately we set out from town at 7 pm to walk across Port Meadow and along the Thames without lights on a cloudy...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bunkyinwi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in for lunch one Friday having booked by email. It is surprising that you can’t book online but we had a fairly prompt response. The staff were welcoming and very attentive although the restaurant was very busy. Food was good, especially the sticky...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank cm9720
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely walk on the Thames path to this idyllic countryside Inn. Really enjoyed the ravioli but many other very tempting menu items. I'd view this as a very approachable gastropub, unpretentious, genuine and friendly. Nice pint of Maltsmiths IPA too. Best lunch I've had in...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank GWRfanabroad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to try the pub/restaurant for the first time and meet up with a friend after we had eaten. There was a good choice of well kept real ale and a great menu, including vegan options. The atmosphere was excellent and the staff are...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Mikejy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever I pass the entrance to the Perch, from my meadow walks, I have to call in. It's a lovely place to sit and while away the day. I would recommend to all of my friends and family.....A great little Pub and Eatery.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Tobytime
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After being recommended by our landlord we made our way to The Perch. As Australians, we were unfamiliar with the area and certainly the long lovely walk alongside the river when out of nowhere appears The Perch! I can only assume there is a front...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank nicolestock
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service and location 5/5 Went as a large family group of three generations. The atmosphere and service were excellent. The waitresses were on point, topping up table water and serving food efficiently in a very busy pub. Food 3/5 Food was fine, some dishes like...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Hattie100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three for lunch & worth the 'longish' walk across a damp riverside footpath to a very welcoming hostelry! Could not fault the service or the beer(ex-Hook Norton) & the slow roast shoulder of lamb was exceptional.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank zivagibbs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for my Birthday lunch after a walk on Port Meadow, it was fantastic. We both had vegetarian scotch eggs to start, beautifully done with a soft yolk and a chestnut and mushroom wrapping. I had the autumn cobbler for main, brilliant with a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank JaneS490
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Michele T
7 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from DamienH409 | Property representative |
Hello Michele, We have gluten-free breads and a number of dishes that can be altered for those with an intolerance to gluten. There is plenty of choice. Just let your waiter know what you need to avoid and they will be able... More
Daniel C
18 March 2017|
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Response from BenMacDow | Property representative |
I'm sorry we didn't see your question in time. I hope you came along anyway and were able to eat with us. If you ever want to book short notice it is best to contact us by phone on 01865 728891.
18 September 2016|
Response from DeirdraMcA | Property representative |
Hi, Indeed we are very dog friendly! Dogs welcome in the pub and should you wish to dine with us please let us know when booking. See you soon!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Binsey lane, Oxford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 728891
  • E-mail
A beautiful 300 year old thatched inn on the River Thames very close to Oxford City Centre. We serve a freshly prepared British influenced menu with superb beers and wines. We have a beautiful, large garden and a bespoke marquee that is perfect for weddings and events.
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