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“Well done, Inspector!”
Review of The Turf Tavern

The Turf Tavern
Ranked #24 of 628 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Orlando, Florida
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105 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Well done, Inspector!”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Inspector Morse did not lead me astray (though the circuitous route of alleys nearly did). Thanks to my interest in all things British TV Mystery programmes, I discovered this lovely spot that was the site of many episodes of Inspector Morse. The Turf is thoroughly as a pub should be -- great beers, a decent wine list, delicious and hearty food, jam-packed with atmosphere, and affordably priced enough that you might be tempted to buy a mate a pint. Don't miss it...and don't be discouraged when you're wandering down narrow passages, sure that you're lost. Just follow the signs that promise you an education in inebriation. Only in Oxford!

  • Visited August 2014
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Gatineau, Canada
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“The Turf has character”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

A must find in Oxford. The little alleyways to get to the tavern gives it his character. Three outside seating areas to enjoy a few ales on a sunny day. A bit touristy but worth the stop.

  • Visited August 2014
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Slough, United Kingdom
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“Nice little find!”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I must admit we found this delightful place by accident! Its tucked away down an inconspicuous alleyway so can be very easily missed. Only had time for a drink so cannot comment on the food but there was a nice selection of beverages beyond the usual run of the mill. Within the property there was quite a lot of seating. Lovely little corners to sit in both in and outdoors. Very busy! Just goes to show this is a very popular choice! Will definitely be back and may even sample the food! I must admit it did look nice!

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Cheryl P
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“Not easy to find”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Special atmosphere at this place after finding it through a very narrow way. At least 6 different beers on the tap.
A place worth to be found.

Visited August 2014
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Lincolnshire
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144 reviews
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“Atmospheric”
Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

Busy pub with friendly staff who dealt promptly with orders at the bar for drinks and food. We just chose starters which were fine although a friend said that her smoked mackerel pate was a little too peppery. A wide choice of real ales and an extensive range of seating outside. On a showery day, we were fortunate to get an indoor table.

Visited August 2014
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