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The Perch inn

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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1.4 miles from Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
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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.
PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$37
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly
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THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! ...to the Perch and in particular to the managerial team of James and Josh! We have always enjoyed the top quality food, atmosphere and service at the Perch but our experience there last Saturday was something to be truly...valued. At a family gathering at the Perch, one of our party members had an emergency health issue. Ths assistance, support and concern that was shown by the managers and staff were truly commendable, professional and discreet in all manner. It is in such a situation that one's true colours are seen...and the Perch came through with flying colours! Once again our sincere thanks and appreciation to you all at the Perch.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fine place for a leisurely lunch. Excellent food, efficient service and reasonable prices. Would recommend this for anyone

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this pub great food great drinks and a lovely host !! Anastasia was such a lovely hostess made the place really welcoming so warm and friendly!! Would recommend this place 10/10!!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Annastasia is the best, nobody comes close! Amazing service, great help, amazing food and a beautiful atmosphere! I can’t recommend anything else close to this pub! Must try and must go!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We, a family of four, visited the Perch Inn, Oxford, UK last evening (28 April 2022). Perch has a fabulous environment and the ambience is most appropriate for a delightful evening. The setting is beautiful, the service most efficient and pleasant and the meal was...mouthwatering delicious. Ms Kaisa looked after us with utmost care. A very enjoyable evening indeed. Strongly recommended for visitorsMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four family members, including international visitors, ate at the Perch on a Tuesday evening and had a memorable meal in the garden under the heaters. We were also very impressed with the service from everyone, especially Tom.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked for lunch last minute today - was good to be able to speak to someone to do the booking as opposed to many other places which have automated systems. Tucked away down a small road and right next to the Thames. Service was efficient...with a good friendly waiter and food was of excellent quality. I had daily special of Sea Bass and wife had Pork shoulder in Suet Crust. I can also recommend the Gingerbread desert. Good outside grounds with easy access to the River and Port Meadow (via bridge) Will definitely be backMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was excellent, as were the drinks and general atmosphere. They were extremely welcoming of our 6 month old spaniel, and even fetched a water bowl for him. Spencer was a charming and handsome waiter, who almost convinced us to buy a 24 pound...cigar. Great evening.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent place,marvellous atmosphere and the food is second to none. They offer a variety of different meals all with their own individual flavour. They also have a good size alfresco area. A must try.

Date of visit: April 2022
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James H, General Manager at The Perch inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review - delighted to know that you enjoyed your time with us! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick pint today whilst out on a walk along the river. Great location, great beer but the service could have been better. Walked into the empty bar area where two members of staff were working (not behind the bar) and waited...to be served. After a couple of minutes waiting I had to approach one of those staff and asked if anyone was serving which seemed extremely odd considering I was stood directly behind one of them!! I had a pint of the Hooky which was extremely good and sat in the garden which is very well kept. Would definitely recommend going here they just need to improve their customer service.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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James H, General Manager at The Perch inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this review - very fair and highlights a couple of points for us to work on, so we really appreciate the feedback. We hope you pop in for a drink another time and we can do...More

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Tony W
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Michele T
7 November 2017|
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Response from damien h | 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
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18 March 2017|
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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.
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Yes, The Perch inn is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Perch inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5