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The Bear Inn

££ - £££, British,
6 Alfred Street, Oxford OX1 4EH, England
+44 1865 728164
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scotch egg” (6 reviews)
“pork pie” (3 reviews)
“fish and chips” (12 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
££ - £££
6 Alfred Street, Oxford OX1 4EH, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a lovely little pub it's so small but great beers and wines it's a must ìf your visiting oxford

Thank Am M
Reviewed 1 week ago

oldest pub in Oxford so they say full of character but be warned it is just a little pub. Have walls covered with old uni ties and the food look fab meat and fish pies smelt Devine. Highly recommend oh and good beer

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a Saturday lunchtime drink and the staff were very friendly and efficient. Would definitely recommend a visit

Thank Pete C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very small and lovely pub. If you're over 5' 10" in socks, you won't be able to stand up straight in the main bar, but if you move into the back room you'll be fine. Be prepared to get up close and...More

Thank Rufus1533
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't come to eat here but just came here for a quick pint and beer was good quality. Pub staff are very friendly and pub has a good atmosphere.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good beer and a simple pub menu. This place is quaint and has a lot of charm. Loads of history, do yourself a favour and check it out!!

Thank Greg_Rowlings
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Superb lunch. Chicken pie and scrumptious vegetables followed by brownie and buffalo ice cream. Simply delicious!

Thank ChrisEWales
Reviewed 18 January 2018

A quiet tiny pub with a quirky history. Enjoyed the beer and sausage roll while warming up near the fire...

Thank diane55berkshire
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Lots of history and character within the walls of this pub. It was such a special experience having a drink here. The atmosphere is cozy and warm, the service is lovely but it is a smaller space so big groups wouldn’t do as well. Would...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 January 2018

A great setting and a lovely place for a drink. We came here for lunch which was tasty but the dishes were rather small and not great value. I would definitely recommend it for drinks but there are definitely better options in Oxford for food.

Thank Little-baker2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Alfred Street, Oxford OX1 4EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 728164
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Serving Oxford since 1242, we at The Bear Inn know what’s important: delicious food, a fantastic selection of real ales, and a warm welcome to locals and tourists alike. Seating just two dozen inside - but many more in our heated garden - we’re a small but mighty institution.
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