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Gardeners Arms, Summertown, Oxford

8 North Parade Avenue
Oxford
OX2 6LX
Phone: 01865554007
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Greene King

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Moby Duck left this review about Gardeners Arms

Called in here for the first time despite previous visits to the excellent Rose & Crown over the road. A pleasant looking pub,It's long and narrow inside with a carpeted floor, various tables and chairs along with some upholstered bench seating, the pub very much has an old school look about it.The three handpump offerings were Wainwright , Skinners Lushingtons and Gardeners Arms Ale, presumably some Greene King beer in disguise, the Lushingtons though was nice enough. This pub doesn't match up to its neighbor over the road but it's well worth a pint here.

On 27th June 2019 - rating: 7
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Tris C left this review about Gardeners Arms

A first in here the other night and first off, this pub shouldn't be confused with the superior Gardeners Arms to the south-west on Plantation Road. Nevertheless, this pub makes for a welcome double with the Rose & Crown across the road. The interior is well described below except that the piano would now appear to be an upright rather than grand and I didn't spot the hot nuts machine; it was a cold night and minus my long johns, I could have done with some extra warmth. Clients seemed like a decent bunch, older and more genteel, though this is rather an expensive residential area off the tourist and student trail.
Ales: Gardener's Arms Finest Ale and tongue-tying Thwaites' Wainwright's Extremely Lovely Golden Pale Ale at £3.80 a pint and decent enough.
I'd come here again but was rather put off by the fungus infestation (which resembled grass) descending (or growing) out of the outlet pipe to the urinal cistern in the gent's.
Note also the opening times as this place would appear to be closed on Mondays.

On 3rd January 2017 - rating: 5
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Gardeners Arms

This GK tied house is long and narrow and has been run by the same couple over 20 years,she behind the bar ,he does the cooking.The carpeted interior has a series of fitted banquettes running the length of the building apart from a baby grand piano at the rear with photos of Oxford dotted about the walls.The bar has two ends used as serving points for the front and back.It feels unaltered since the 70's,chintzy yet retro in a good way.The food will appeals to both vegetarians and carnevours,at pub grub prices.
The TV was tuned to BBC2,and the few customers in did seem to be captivated by the gardening program which seemed appropriate given the pub name.However this did detract from the atmosphere which could hardly be described as lively.
At the bar there are three handpumps with guest Thwaites Wainwright,and GK Howell's Frosty Bells and a house Gardeners Arms at 3.8% almost certainly the dreaded GK IPA ,it tasted really dull.
With the Rose and Crown over the road draging in the CAMRA types,there would seem little point visiting here but I liked the old school feel to the pub,the Mulled Cyder on the bar top and heated nut display both unusually rare these days.It's worth popping in for a quick half.

On 23rd January 2015 - rating: 7
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Oxford, 1.15 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Oxford Parkway, 2.89 miles, 55 min walk (show)
Islip, 5.4 miles, 1 hr 44 min walk (show)
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27th Jun 2019, 08:29
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26th Jun 2019, 07:27
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 27 December 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 11 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 27 December 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 27 December 2016 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 11 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 27 December 2016 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes - According to Facebook. - last updated 03 January 2017 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 27 December 2016 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 27 December 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 11 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 27 December 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 27 December 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 27 December 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 27 December 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 11 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 11 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 December 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 11 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 27 December 2016 by Tris C
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