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St Aldates Tavern, Oxford Central, Oxford

108 St Aldates
Oxford
OX1 1BU
Phone: 01865241185
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about St Aldates Tavern

Attractive city-centre pub, albeit less interesting inside than one might hope with a heavily modified bar area and partially opened-out room beyond. However, the selection from the seven handpumps included Flying Monk Pendulum (£4.55), a couple from Loose Cannon as well as XT3 (one of the regular beers from that brewery).

On 29th September 2019 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about St Aldates Tavern

ORIGINAL REVIEW March 2015
Modest sized interior which has a modern vibe despite the age of the building.On entering there is a long "scrubbed" refectory table in the middle where you may well share the space,a further long table,fitted bench seating below a window and a drinking ledge with associated high stools.Above the old fireplace is a flatscreen cleverly disguised with a picture of the area clipped on when not in use,a great idea.It appeared that currently only 6 nations rugby will be screened.The bar is to one side,while to the rear is another seating area down a step immediately infront of the opening for the kitchen.
Food is popular here,posh pub grub served on bread boards and slates with the chips in an enamel mug rather than builders tea.Most mains are over £10,but the quality looked good and the fish & chips were doing a roaring trade to the afterwork crowd with the interior quite busy on a Wednesday evening visit.
The bar sports 6 handpumps with regulars in the shape of Dark Star Hophead , Hooky Bitter and something from XT while on my trip one of the guests was from XT's occasional brewhouse Animal Brewing Bastard Bunny Brew Ha Ha,a 7% double IPA in such fine condition that a second pint had to be consumed as the big finish to a very good ale session.The keg selection also included something interesting from XT and Dogfish besides the usual suspects.
I found the service to be very crisp and efficient ,with a great steer to a very decent curry house close by.Although prices for both ale and food are at a premium,if the pub continues to offer a good range of ale strengths and styles in good nick ,with the sad passing of Far From the Madding Crowd this would now be my first choice for real ale in the city centre.Fully deserves it's 2015 GBG listing.

UPDATE
A change of vibe here ,more sports bar orientated and a greater student mix and odour,it's a bit scruffy.BT Sport was airing a Spurs Champions League defeat.However the ale choice and condition still make this one of the better pubs to visit in Oxford,a city not noted for real ale excellence.

On 8th March 2018 - rating: 7
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Ian Mapp left this review about St Aldates Tavern

In the GBG Guide. Initially quiet. Big fan of the XT brews but the number 2 I had was in quite poor condition. Not bad enough to take it back but I expected a bit more.

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On 27th July 2017 - rating: 4
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Tris C
Oxford, 0.7 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Oxford Parkway, 3.83 miles, 1 hr 13 min walk (show)
Radley, 5.35 miles, 1 hr 43 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 18 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 18 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 23 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 18 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 12 March 2015 by E TA
  • Function Room : Yes - From review - last updated 18 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 18 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 18 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - BT Sport - last updated 08 March 2018 by Bucking Fastard
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 18 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 07 March 2015 by Bucking Fastard
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