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Wig & Pen, Oxford

13 George Street
Phone: 01865246906

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Quinno _ left this review about Wig & Pen

Given a makeover a while back and is now being pushed by Greene King as more of an ale venue. It’s still a large open-plan barn over two levels, with dubious over-loud music (quite laughable given it was a midweek evening out of term-time with only 7-8 other customers). The rear area of exposed brick was probably the only feature of note. Six pumps with five ales, 2 x Oxfordshire (the Marshmallow tasted suspiciously like GK, and was quite cold), Golden Sheep and 2x GK standards (Abbott and IPA). My companions Oxfordshire Hooker was awful and there was a classic rigmarole getting it exchanged (stroppy barman holding it up to the light and attempting to pass it off, got sullen when I stood my ground, what an arse; wonder if it was the same chump as encountered by the reviewer below?). In summary, still crap. In fact, maybe even worse than before – at least there was no ale to bugger up then. In a city full of good pubs, don’t waste your time here.

March 2008
Upmarket Greene King outlet serving foreign lagers (no real ale) at expensive prices, catering mainly to loaded students as a pre-clubbing venue. Not too bad a place for what it is, clean and tidy but you've got to laugh at the comedy of having a large flat screen TV showing a DVD of a real fire...why not just install one?!? Pretty exterior though. Rated 5

On 21st April 2014 - rating: 3
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Oggwyn Great left this review about Copa

This place has undergone a major refurb and is now known as the Wig and Pen , heaving on my Saturday evening visit with music being played at head splitting volume , service was pretty quick although the barman had a serious attitude problem . Six handpulls mostly with Greene King beers . I had a Potbelly Mild which was Ok .
Not my sort of place to rammed and noisy

On 9th June 2013 - no rating submitted
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