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The Turf Tavern


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a few pints and some lovely snacks. The venue is as cute as old Oxford gets, and there was a warm welcome. Nice atmosphere of university sorts and tourists. We shared some plates and drank good craft beer. What’s not to like?

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank adrianpassmore
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely intriguing little entrance but tiny duck down bar and then it’s just a pub. Bet it’s crammed in summer and a good atmosphere. Lilleys mango cider on draught tho!!!!!!!!!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank norubbishplease
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ready cute little tavern hidden right down some alley ways in the pretty university area. Went last month with some friends and enjoyed their mulled wine and mulled cider in a lovely atmosphere.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tejamisu
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It isn’t the pub’s fault that it is busy with tourists as well as local clients on a Sunday lunchtime but this doesn’t help as tables rocking on the uneven floor were grubby with spilt beer, an old (presumably grubby) advert for popcorn and many...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank HeatherS4322
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’m disappointed with the bartender, isn’t smiley, warm or kind person. She is a blonde woman. I’m living in Oxford and brought visitors, the experience was so bad

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank MONTANAMalaga
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a quick sharer meal for lunch at this lovely little pub on Valentine’s Day. Quick efficient service and the food was perfect.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Penelope L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A poky little pub which probably trades too much off its association with Morse and the fact that it’s a bit old. Green King St Edmunds cask ale was poorly kept and tasted awful. There are better pubs to spend your time and money in.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank TJF1976
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very old pub tucked away in among the historic part of Oxford It's very atmospheric and gets incredibly busy at peak times - such a shame that it's not possible to book tables nor do they have any system for allocating tables...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank WaivedWife
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you go early to find a seat because it is very popular due to its history, lots of famous and relevant people have spent some time there and it has been standing since 12th century. It is a "hiden" gem, I found it...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Itami_imati
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go here all the time and I really like the pub. Pints are fairly priced. Food always comes out the kitchen suspiciously quickly as if it's been sitting on a hot stove waiting to be served and tastes like that too. Also please take the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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pubtraveller101, Manager at The Turf Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. We pride ourselves on being one of Oxford's most popular establishments, both in food and drink. Our chefs are highly organised and trained in offering a first class service, without keeping our customers waiting forever. This reflects in our Five...More

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8 September 2016|
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Response from oxjay | Reviewed this property |
i have never had a sunday roast there, but I'm sure there are options, as for a childs roast , I did see children eating so I guess they must do. find there number and call to avoid possible dissapointment
Steve G
15 April 2016|
Response from bigsteworld | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn’t think so, it’s tricky enough for an able bodied person!
2 October 2015|
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