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Old Tom, Oxford Central, Oxford

101 St Aldates
Oxford
OX1 1BT
Phone: 01865243034
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Greene King

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Tris C left this review about Old Tom

I came here once in late 1993 and thought that after nearly a quarter of a century, another visit was warranted.
Situated in lovely St. Aldates, the pub takes its name from the bell housed in Christ Church College's bell tower, diagonally opposite. This was a dreary, dowdy affair but has now been taken a notch or two more upmarket than before, at least as upmarket as a Greene King pub can be.
This is a very narrow but long pub with some bare brick, part wood panelled and side bar with a garden to the rear. Furniture is conventional, though sadly there's a games machine and judging by the pungent smell of nam pla, Thai food must be the order of the day.
Ales: Greene King's Abbot and Ale Fresco at £1.75 a half which is about right for the area.
This is far better than it was all those years ago, but the limited ale and stench of Thai food reduces its appeal; there are better pubs in the immediate vicinity, not least the St. Aldates' Tavern just up the road.

On 2nd September 2016 - rating: 5
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Quinno _ left this review about Old Tom

A long, very narrow Greene King outlet with minimal seating and side bar. Upmarket ambiance with flowers on tables, muted lighting etc. Short narrow patio garden to rear with a mezzanine (roped off). Three GK brews, Abbot, OSH and Ale Fresco (good nick). Inhabited by tourists, assorted academics and Uni hoorays. Thai food offered at quite reasonable prices. An etched mirror states the pub was named after the bell in Christchurch College. WiFi and papers offered though the quizzer at the rear was unplugged. Not one I’d rush back to in OX1 but decent enough.

On 26th May 2014 - rating: 6
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Peter Rydings left this review about The Old Tom

Yes worth a visit had a good pint Green King Bohmian pub full of character

On 18th July 2013 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Tris C
Oxford, 0.75 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Oxford Parkway, 3.86 miles, 1 hr 14 min walk (show)
Radley, 5.3 miles, 1 hr 42 min walk (show)
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29th Sep 2019, 18:25
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29th Sep 2019, 17:59
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes - To the rear. - last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes - Thai. - last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes - Greene King. - last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
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