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Dew Drop Inn, Summertown, Oxford

258 Banbury Road
Oxford
OX2 7DX
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Orchid (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Tris C left this review about Dew Drop Inn

Little changed from the descriptions below, this is the only pub in Summertown, a rather dreary quasi Oxford suburb which is oddly the city’s wealthiest area.
The bar back is modern shiny black tiled and the furniture appears to have been ‘zoned’, with different styles filling various areas of the interior which looks like a pub furniture showroom. The floor is modern bare boarded with a tiled bar apron. Paintwork is the usual unimaginative blue/grey with a white ceiling. To the front, is a slightly raised area which is carpeted and home to – you guessed it – another style of furniture. An item of furniture which deserves a special mention is the gent’s cubicle, which would be outsized by something in a caravan.
Ales: a reversed clip, Wooha’s Sunshine IPA and Hook Norton’s Old Hooky at a reasonable £4.25 a pint and in decent shape.
The Dew Drop Inn may feature in many Morse novels, but I can’t see him actually bothering to come all the way out here, given that the far superior pubs of Jericho are more centrally located.

On 28th August 2019 - rating: 5
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Komakino . left this review about Dew Drop Inn

Much as Quinno describes below, although the smaller bar (on the left) does have some interesting breweriana dotted about on its walls, including Morrells and Halls pump clips as well as a couple of old black and white photos of the pub - it's a former Simonds of Reading charge. Four ales on - Sharp's Atlantic, Bath Gem, St Austell Tribute and Thornbridge's veritable Jaipur. £4.40 for a pint of the latter which was OK (I've had better pints of it before). An IPL game was screened on mute to no-one in particular and an eclectic muzak soundtrack including Burial, Gil Scott-Heron and Metronomy played just a tad too loudly. As Quinno notes, it's probably trying to be too many things to too many people instead of playing to a couple of strengths. Other than that, it remains a wild card if you have time after doing the Jericho and North Parade pubs.

On 25th October 2018 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about Dew Drop Inn

Set back from the parade of modern shops, this is a two room pub separated by a central bar with a large front garden area sporting a bit of fauna. The smaller left bar has little of note, just live football at far end (Rangers v Falkirk) watched by no one. The other room is bigger and slightly more upmarket but not by much, with a brown, cream and purple colour scheme. Did spot a selection of papers here. Three pumps, Courage Best, GK Golden Hen and Old Hooky all sparklerised. My Hooky was serviceable but uninspiring. Given it's the only proper pub in Summertown, it gets the business. But could be much better.

On 19th August 2014 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Oxford Parkway, 1.94 miles, 37 min walk (show)
Oxford, 2.11 miles, 40 min walk (show)
Islip, 4.45 miles, 1 hr 25 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Dew Drop Inn, Oxford
28th Aug 2019, 18:46
Review submitted by Tris C
 
14th Dec 2018, 16:09
Picture submitted by Komakino . approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 January 2018 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 19 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 25 October 2018 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 19 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 19 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 25 October 2018 by Komakino .
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 25 October 2018 by Komakino .
  • Darts : No last updated 25 October 2018 by Komakino .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 25 October 2018 by Komakino .
  • Function Room : No last updated 25 October 2018 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 19 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 25 October 2018 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 25 October 2018 by Komakino .
  • Live Music : No last updated 25 October 2018 by Komakino .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 25 October 2018 by Komakino .
  • Micropub : No last updated 17 January 2018 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 19 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 25 October 2018 by Komakino .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 25 October 2018 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 19 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 19 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 25 October 2018 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : Yes - O2 WiFi - last updated 25 October 2018 by Komakino .
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