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The Chester, Iffley Road, Oxford

19 Chester Street
Oxford
OX4 1SN
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Tris C left this review about The Chester Arms

A first in here the other night to what describes itself not as a pub, but a Hub. Whatever. This is a detached building towards the bottom of sleepy Chester Street, the type of place that you won't have a hope of finding unless you know where to look. So not a Hub then. On approach, the first thing that alerts you to its presence is the sheer noise of conversation coming from the beer garden. On entering, you notice the attractive Hall's leaded stained glass door surround before you happen on a chilled cat, washing herself on the bare boarded floor with customers using her as a mini roundabout.
As mentioned, this is quite a trendy place both in terms of customers and furniture which comprises a mix of pew, plywood and tubular steel chairs and stools.
We got off to a bad start with a somewhat aloof barman furnishing drinkers with tasters before serving us after a five-minute wait. We came close to walking.
Around six craft ales on keg, thereafter two unused pumps then just Ilkley's Crossroads at £1.95 a half and fine.
This pub scores an extra point for the cat protecting me from dogs and kids, but the limited ale choice and poor service, whilst not a deterrent, merits the comment: Could do better.

On 30th August 2017 - rating: 5
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Quinno _ left this review about The Chester Arms

An achingly trendy backstreet pub off the Iffley Road. Opened-out and stark, with boarded floors and powder blue painted walls. The stud copperwork bar front was of interest as were the brass light fittings but star of the show was some original Halls stained and leaded glasswork on the entrance surrounds. Large, fairly featureless patio garden to the rear. Food pushed heavily and it’s child-friendly as well. At the bar I was surprised to see four on from Loose Cannon (Gunners, Gold, Atom and Porter). I tried the Porter which was a bit lacking in condition but tasted fine. Also noted a very eclectic keg selection. Not a fan of the pub but the beer range makes it worth a look.

On 9th November 2014 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Tris C
Oxford, 2.04 miles, 39 min walk (show)
Radley, 4.36 miles, 1 hr 24 min walk (show)
Oxford Parkway, 4.94 miles, 1 hr 35 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Chester, Oxford
30th Aug 2017, 17:53
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
30th Aug 2017, 17:52
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 07 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 16 June 2018 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 07 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 07 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 14 March 2017 by Komakino .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 07 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 07 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 30 August 2017 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 07 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 30 August 2017 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 19 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 07 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 14 March 2017 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 07 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 30 August 2017 by Tris C
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