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The White House, Oxford

38 Abingdon Road
Oxford
OX1 4PD
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Tris C left this review about The White House

A first into what was until recently the Folly Bridge Tavern, now renamed after the road which it abuts and not to be confused with Botley Road’s One Bar, formerly called the White House.
Superficially, it’s quite a grand stone pub built in the late 19th century. It’s in a reasonably attractive location, overlooking Brasenose College’s playing fields. There’s an extensive beer garden/patio with an Aunt Sally. Through the doors and it’s a bit of a different story being rather a bland affair – not tatty as such, just a bit boring with what in effect is two rooms, one with a pool table, games machine and a large roving dog; the bar’s to the rear. The floor’s carpeted and furniture is best described as modern/contemporary; music played at a sensible level. There’s food too but it’s more along the lines of spag bol and chilli con carne which is fine by me. Few clients were in evidence mid-evening, but were mainly young though probably not Oxford students given the holidays were in full swing. There were also some rather eccentric-looking older types in here; overall, I got the impression that this is something of a locals’ pub.
There were three Wadworth’s ales on, dispensed by a rather glum barmaid: one I couldn’t quite see, IPA and XXXXXX served in what looked like an oversized sherry glass and at a reasonable – for Oxford – £1.95 a half and in good nick, though the glass’ shape made it difficult to drink, the inwardly curved lip ensuring that a goodly quantity went up my nose.
This isn’t a bad place but there’s little to recommend it and given its distance from the city’s centre, I can’t see myself making a return visit.

On 30th August 2018 - rating: 4
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Quinno _ left this review about The White House

Impressive-looking Waddies place, however the interior flatters to deceive to a certain extent though has retained more charm than the Duke down the road. Staple-shaped interior with darts and pool to left. Light-lacking patio off right with Aunt Sally. Unwelcome smell of Pendelino train toilets by the main entrance. Domino game underway between three old boys, good to see. Three Waddies ales on; 6X, Henry's IPA and a slightly tinny Bishops Tipple. Decent enough without warranting a revisit.

On 18th September 2015 - rating: 6
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Andrew Wright left this review about The Whitehouse

First visit here yesterday. Wadworth pub with 3 real ales, IPA, 6X and Bishops tipple. Tried the latter which was well kept.Not too busy so service was good. Locals were friendly so worth a look if your in the area.

On 29th October 2014 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Tris C
Oxford, 1.13 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Oxford Parkway, 4.36 miles, 1 hr 24 min walk (show)
Radley, 4.79 miles, 1 hr 32 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The White House, Oxford
13th Sep 2020, 11:17
Request to mark pub as closed by ROB Camra approved
 
13th Sep 2020, 11:17
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by ROB Camra, with included notes: Other: Dispute with Wadworth going to court.

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 06 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 18 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 18 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 23 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 18 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Darts : Yes last updated 18 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 18 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 23 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 06 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : Yes - Last Saturday of the month. - last updated 29 August 2018 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 23 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 18 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 18 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Thursdays 9.00 pm. - last updated 29 August 2018 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes - Wadworth's. - last updated 23 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 18 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 06 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 23 October 2015 by Tris C
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