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1855 Wine Bar

#124 of 469 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
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4 Oxford Castle New Road | New Road, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
+44 1865 247217
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 09:00 - 23:00
Wed - Fri 09:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the look and feel of this place, good location right by the castle mound and Malmaison and friendly bar staff on arrival. An excellent selection of bottled beers to keep my other half happy but very disappointing choice of wine by the glass for me. Only 7 white, 7 red and a couple of rose which for a... More 

Thank Helen O
Malcolm S, Owner at 1855 Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi Helen, i think we were so busy it was hard to keep the wine chilled in time, but we will store more in the cooler. There should have been around 10 or 12 by the glass but we were cleared out by so many people. The list will be be 15 before April so be sure and come back.... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When this centrally located wine bar first opened, Oxford's oenophiles gave a collective sigh of relief. No longer would we be forced to go to some grubby pub or some overpriced restaurant in order to enjoy a relaxing glass of wine with some friends. The decor of 1855, along with its extensive wine-list is reassuring and helps build the anticipation... More 

Thank danieldjordan
Malcolm S, Owner at 1855 Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi Daniel. Sorry you were disappointed. I appreciate and thank you for your feedback, however i can assure you there is no rehearsed response, we are a very open and informal bar not a stuffy place just for wine experts, it’s a fine balance. The dilemma we have is meeting the needs of everyone and trying to do something exciting.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely gem near Oxford Mound! You can taste great wines from Italy and France and pair them with a great selection of cheese, charcuterie, olives, artichokes, and bread. It is wonderful for a lazy Sunday afternoon, drinks with friends or wine lovers!

Thank tinalionheart
Malcolm S, Owner at 1855 Wine Bar, responded to this review

super many thanks. See you soon. 1855 More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Organised a 50th party for a friends birthday. The service and venue was amazing. It is in the centre of oxford with easy access for transport. Thanks again Chris and his team for a brilliant time.

2 Thank chris2phermorris
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very pretty place especially for pre-dinner or after-dinner drinks. Helpful staff with a great atmosphere and even better wine. Went back a few times during our stay.

2 Thank Jordan L
Oxford, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Visited last week with a group of friends. First impressions, a very pretty place. Closer inspections, it's a bit shabby, ripped seats. Staff were nice. Just seen in the Oxford mail that this place has scored a 0 for food hygiene with Scores on the Doors. Not acceptable, no excuses. Will not be returning.

4 Thank lelfoot
Malcolm S, Owner at 1855 Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Lelfoot, please don’t jump on the band wagon, we are operating a 4 or 5 on food not a zero and this is explained fully on Facebook and the rating is down to an admin error on our behalf, but i accept this is not a good excuse. This will be posted next week in full with our correct... More 

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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We had cocktails/wine tasting and a palette of snacks there before going for dinner and the atmosphere in 1855 Wine Bar is very cosy. It is located on the premises of the Oxford Castle and Malmaison Hotel, quite centrally located in Oxford, and attracts a de verse crowd of wine tasters, cocktailers and people who want to hang out in... More 

Thank Olivier O
Oxford, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I went with a friend after work. Great atmosphere friendly and helpful staff yummy food and we had a bottle of the prosecco which was really tasty. Will be going back again for sure

Thank KTSawyer
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92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

This was a second time I have visited the wine bar. Although it was not busy the staff were a little slow to provide service & certainly not as friendly or engaging as my first visit. We visited on a Monday night & there was a 25% wine o'clock discount which we didn't realise until we paid the bill. We... More 

Thank BremenCologne
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely buzzing atmosphere. Bar is set in a great location. The staff were attentive. The nibbles looked lovely. I will be back when next in oxford.

Thank Thomas W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Oxford Castle New Road | New Road, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 247217

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?