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Fir Tree, Iffley Road, Oxford

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
163 Iffley Road
Oxford
OX4 1EJ
Phone: 01865245290

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Greene King

Reviews (Current Rating Average: 8 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines


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Tris C left this review about Fir Tree

Overlooking Iffley Road, a short hop from the eponymous running track, scene of Roger Bannister's sub four-minute mile is the Fir Tree and don't let the Greene King branding put you off.
This is a split level pub with several largely dark panelled rooms, bare boarded and with conventional furniture. There's some interesting bric-a-brac décor which includes a Seth Thomas or Waterbury, CT American clock, all accompanied by a decent soundtrack on the gramophone.
A friendly barman presiding over three ales which I couldn't clock (as well as the obligatory Old Tripe) in addition to an Orkney Brewery/Belhaven collaboration - Kittiwake - at a pricey £4.00 a pint but very good.
This is a very cosy, friendly pub which I think is the best in the Cowley Road/Iffley Road triangle; worth seeking out if in the area.

On 30th August 2017 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about The Fir Tree

A Greene King pub with six ales. An excellent selection with only one of theirs on, others included Oakham Inferno (fair), Mordue Workie Ticket (good), Thornbridge Jaipur and Purity Mad Goose plus Westons cider. Some interesting bottled ales too. Pleasingly higgledy-piggledy alehouse-feel inside, a number of small drinking areas over a couple of levels and a small but well-done rear patio. Bare-boarded with traditional wooden seating, various objects d'art on shelves and a number of retro pre-war advertising posters. Candles in wine bottles on the tables. Framed artwork for sale. Rock music via the jukebox (free between 4-6 and double credits 6-8!). WiFi. Excellent selection of bar snacks including jelly babies! A lot of character and seemingly well-worth heading out of town for (looks like things have improved since the previous reviewer’s fly-by).

On 6th May 2014 - rating: 8
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Fir Tree

Wont rate this one a seeing no interesting ales outside the GK stable we decided to continue walking along Iffley road.
But as there are no previous reviews, for the record a corner Greene King pub with some outside bench seating. Bit of an olde ale house theme going on internally with assorted random brewing tat around the place, with a mahogany and red paint decor.
Three hand pumps dispensing IPA, and another St Edmunds brew. To be fair the third pump had been a guest but unfortunately reversed.
Signs up advertising regular Thursday night quiz nites and indie nights, so looks like a decent enough community pub aligned to the student bedsit population in this part of the Iffley Rd.

On 22nd August 2012 - no rating submitted
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