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The Grapes

7 George Street
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Quinno _ left this review about The Grapes

A revamp has restored its name and some of its original features following acquisition of the lease by City Pub Company, which also runs St Aldates Tavern

October 2014
Continues to keep a good stock of Bath ales and guests. Plus decent staff too, especially the genial Welsh manager. A city-centre no-brainer. Rated 7.5

January 2014
First revisit since the Bath Ales takeover in 2012. Whilst the original quirky interior charm of its previous incarnation has been consigned to history, the refit has been well-done and the revealing of the old tiling to the right of the entrance is a bonus. Chocolate, mocha and mushroom colour scheme with bare-boarded floor. Food more of a food focus than previous. Eight pumps, with five ales (two Bath incl Festivity), Dark Star Winter Meltdown, Hammerpot, Wild Beer Co and Wreckless Pale Ale plus a Bath Ales cider. My Festivity was in seriously good shape and I got chatting to the big Welsh chap behind the bar which meant I ended up taking in a few extra ales which all came out well. I noted he also made an effort to welcome and bid farewell to customers.

Is it an improvement? I can see the positives.

July 2011
An unusual and enticing frontage with a large chunk of its clientele emanating from the nearby theatre. Long and thin inside with dark wood panelling, red paint with film posters adorning every last inch on the ceiling. The row of wood and leaded glass snugs to the left of the pub are really nice. Five ales were available with a slant towards Greene King though some other interesting ones were also available. My Ilkley Mary Jane was good enough though the Rudgate was iffy but I think that was the beer more than anything the publican had done (or not). TV was on but muted. I was quite taken with this one and would be happy to call in again. Rated 7.

On 14th November 2017 - rating: 8
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Steve of N21 left this review about Beerd Oxford

First time to visit since this former Bath Ales outlet became Beerd Oxford. Internally, décor wise not a lot has changed, except for losing the former posters, which makes the place even more rustic as stated by others below.
The beer offering has changed though with eight cask pumps and now a bank of ten cask fonts central on the bar. Five ales on the eight pumps and the Wild Weather Red IPA I went for was actually quite decent. Good service levels, especially as the barman offered to fill up my water bottle that had taken a hammering on the walk up the river from Iffley.
Overall I felt this place was falling between two stalls. It had lost a bit of the traditional pub feel it had as the Grapes but didn’t really cut the mustard for me as a cutting edge Craft and Cask bar and the craft offerings all looked a bit mainstream to me.
However still infinitely better than its original Greek King guise and worth a visit when in town.

On 28th July 2016 - rating: 6
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Beerd Oxford

An interesting looking rustic looking bar with a choice of 5 cask ales, across 8 pumps. There was also 10 keg options served from brass fonts in the centre of the bar. The staff were friendly and attentive and pricing in the affordable bracket for Oxford. I went for the Beerd Cubic, which is brewed at Bath Ales Brewery. They had described my choice as a pale ale, which turned out to be a rich brown colour and was a toffee flavoured alternative to what I was expecting, which was also warm, so I didn't finish it.

On 26th July 2016 - rating: 5
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14th Nov 2017, 19:46
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30th Aug 2017, 08:33
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 23 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 23 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 23 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 23 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 23 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes - Pizza-orientated. - last updated 23 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 23 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 23 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 23 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 23 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 23 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 23 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 August 2017 by Tris C
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Last inspected: January 26th 2017
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