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“Exactly as described by Ian Rankin!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oxford Bar

Oxford Bar
Ranked #28 of 211 Nightlife in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Ireland
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Exactly as described by Ian Rankin!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2011

Went into The Ox for a drink and it is exactly as Ian Rankin described it. Definitely worth a visit for all Rebus fan.

Visited March 2011
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Not impressed.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2011

Ok, so it's mentioned frequently in the Rebus novels, but there's otherwise nothing really to commend this place.
Dreary decor and slow, grudging, unfriendly service are the order of the day in here.
It's a shame as this place has the potential to be a great, cosy little pub, but manages to fall way short of the mark.
No complaints about the quality and variety of the beer.

Visited January 2011
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Maybe Rebus will be in the back bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2010

Excellent small bar just near Charlotte Square in Edinburgh. Make the effort to find it, particularly if you are an Ian Rankin/Rebus fan. This is the bar mentioned regularly in the Rebus novels and Ian Rankin the author lives nearby and frequents the Ox. You may possibly see him at the bar. Also for the Australian tourists who like their beer cooler than most UK residents - the pints at the Ox were the coldest I had in England or Scotland!!

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