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The Jolly Farmers, Oxford

20 Paradise Street
Oxford
OX1 1LD
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Jolly Farmers

Popped in, as the nearest pub to our hotel (the castle) is closed on Sundays.

Very higgledy-piggledy interior - with small rooms over multiple floors with exposed woodwork.

The big of the rooms was around the log burner, with a collection of fine wing back chesterfields.

An unexplored beer garden.

Two real ales on and the Otter Bitter was in decent condition.

Only seeing these reviews have I noticed it is a gay pub.

On 1st March 2022 - rating: 7
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Tris C left this review about The Jolly Farmers

A first in here the other night despite not being gay.
The building looks to be quite historic, with some attractive exposed stone. The multi-level interior is a bit eclectic too, looking historic with some exposed beams that could be impressively old. There’s some wood panelling but this appears to be modern. The carpet is part boarded and part carpeted. Furniture comprises some Chesterfields and chairs clad in black vinyl. Lighting comes from some sconce lights by night with daylight penetrating from above courtesy of a Velux skylight. Décor comes in the form of some old prints of Oxford to the walls. Naturally there’s a jukebox and playing gay anthems too: muted Boney M, Samantha Fox, Bonnie Tyler and of course no evening would be complete without a round of Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s Relax.
A very friendly barman working the pumps, with at least two real ales: the bar was somewhat obscured by customers, so I didn’t see if anything from the Two Cocks Brewery was on sale, as claimed by CAMRA, but there were two from the Loose Cannon Brewery – Abingdon Bridge and Firebrand at a reasonable £3.70 a pint but a wee bit off.
Next door to the Castle, we quite liked the historic interior and atmosphere in here but would expect it to be a lot more frenzied during term time and on a Friday or Saturday night when the five-day midnight licence extends to 2.00 am.

On 15th March 2018 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about The Jolly Farmers

Well-established gay pub, with a mix of genre types. Located in an aged building with some old rickety bits inside but ostensibly modern in ambience. Two pumps, Two Cocks Cavalier (ho ho) which was rather cold and lacking a bit of sparkle plus Old Rosie cider. As to expected on a Friday night, it was dim (though some candles were scattered about) with loud music. Nice relaxed atmosphere inside. Paved garden to the rear which the landlord has plans for, earwigging in on a conversation. Been in a few gay pubs over the years (mainly by accident!) and this is one of the better ones even if it isn’t somewhere I’d want to go back to on a basic beery level.

On 20th May 2014 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Tris C
Oxford, 0.48 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Oxford Parkway, 4.25 miles, 1 hr 22 min walk (show)
Radley, 5.44 miles, 1 hr 45 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Jolly Farmers, Oxford
1st Mar 2022, 11:04
Review submitted by Ian Mapp
 
19th Apr 2021, 19:45
Web Link submitted by Tris C approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 12 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 20 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 12 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes - rear patio - last updated 20 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 20 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 20 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 31 December 2017 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 12 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 19 April 2021 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : No - Takeaways allowed. - last updated 19 April 2021 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 31 December 2017 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 26 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 12 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 12 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 20 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 20 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Mondays. - last updated 31 December 2017 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 20 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No - Multi-levels. - last updated 12 March 2018 by Tris C
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