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Submitted on Sunday, 8th January 2012
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The Oxford, Bulwell, Nottingham

Highbury Road
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Alex Conway left this review about The Oxford

The oxford looks like a sixties built pub on the busy Highbury road. It is pretty ugly from the outside as many were from this period but the inside is much more inviting. You enter into a large open plan room with the bar bending round the left hand side. The inside while old fashioned is in a traditional style with carpets and wooden paneling as well as a beamed ceiling that is a nice touch and adds a bit of character. Like most pubs in the area the clientele seemed on the rougher side but no one was unpleasant and we were left to ourselves. The bar four hand pulls on either side but not a single one was clipped and after enquiring it seemed as though real ale has been absent from this pub for a long time. When queried on if there was a possibility of getting one on seeing as they had so many hand pulls and why don’t they give it a try I got the response that is was “a fosters pub” and there was no call for it!! No S**T Sherlock, you means to say no one is interested in drinking real ale in pub that offers no real ale…. I digress. The Guinness “had a problem” so the only other option was to suffer with John Smiths for £2.70 was cold and poor and while cheap in most places around is on the higher end of the price spectrum for Bullwell which tell a story of what other places flog it for. Overall another poor pub in the Bullwell/Basford area but at least it was comfy and there were some half =decent tunes blasting from the jukebox. If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation where you end up in here just think that at least it’s not quite as scary as some off the pubs up the road. I probably won’t ever be back here.

On 13th April 2017 - rating: 5
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Oxford

The Oxford is an estate type pub but it is on the busy highbury road to the south of bulwell town centre.
Once inside there were two large rooms the lounge looked quite smart and comfortable and the bar had a pool table and was a bit more basic.
This pub used to be a Shipstones tied house and there were two real ales on the bar,the Shipstones bitter was a decent drink.
I thought this was a decent comfortable pub to have a few drinks in.
I think this pub is still open but i am not sure what beers are now on here.

Pub first visited 3/4/1983

Photo taken December 1988

On 8th January 2012 - rating: 7
[User has posted 6113 recommendations about 6113 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Alan Winfield
Bulwell, 0.42 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Hucknall, 3.54 miles, 1 hr 8 min walk (show)
Nottingham, 4.28 miles, 1 hr 22 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Oxford, Nottingham
13th Apr 2017, 18:27
Review submitted by Alex Conway
5th Feb 2016, 12:25
Request to add pub to area Bulwell by ROB Camra approved

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  • Real Ale : No last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
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