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Oxford Blue, Oxford

32 Marston Street
Oxford
OX4 1JU
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Komakino . left this review about Oxford Blue

Originally The Swan and The Oxford Blue for as long as I've been visiting the Cowley Road area, this has been re-decorated and re-opened again - now as part of Charles Wells' Pizza, Pots and Pints chain (see also The Radcliffe Arms in Hitchin and Old White Horse in Baldock amongst others). A garish, dark blue, dark red and cream colour scheme outside along with distressed and upcycled chic inside, including semi-exposed brick, corrugated iron, partly-ripped wallpaper and chairs of varying materials. Just Young's Bitter available from four pumps (the other three all turned around) and an 80s muzak soundtrack bubbling away in the background, which to be fair, was pretty good. This is one of a handful of "off Cowley Road" boozers clinging on and I wish them the best (the guy in charge admitted that this was the quietest pub of the chain).

On 27th August 2018 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about The Oxford Blue

Located just off the main road. Opened-out, horseshoe shaped interior. Bare boarded, mainly set for food on right side with drinking in the left. Rear patio garden. A mish-mash of seating including some old cinema seats in the drinking zone. Other items of interest included a large mounted stags head on the wall and a glass chessboard on my table. Velvet Underground on the speakers, better than the usual dross. Sign outside advertising free tapas with your drink and indeed I did get a little potato thingy as snack unannounced. Friendly barmaid though seemingly infused with the ghost of Frank Spencer - everything was going wrong (though not through much fault of her own I should add, and she was quite friendly). Four pumps but only one on (Hooky) and one on stillage at the bar (no sign of cooling so I skipped it, assuming it had been festering for the best part of a at least a day in the warm). My Hooky wasn’t much to write home about, tasted a bit odd. As a pub there’s not a huge amount to recommend given nearby competition. Still, the free tapas was nice.

On 6th May 2014 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Tris C
Oxford, 1.64 miles, 31 min walk (show)
Oxford Parkway, 4.54 miles, 1 hr 27 min walk (show)
Radley, 4.78 miles, 1 hr 32 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Oxford Blue, Oxford
27th Aug 2018, 16:21
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27th Aug 2018, 16:19
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 11 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 27 August 2018 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 27 August 2018 by Komakino .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 11 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 27 August 2018 by Komakino .
  • Darts : No last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 27 August 2018 by Komakino .
  • Function Room : No last updated 27 August 2018 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : Yes - Pizzas - last updated 27 August 2018 by Komakino .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 27 August 2018 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 27 August 2018 by Komakino .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 20 August 2018 by Komakino .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 27 August 2018 by Komakino .
  • Micropub : No last updated 11 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 27 August 2018 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 27 August 2018 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 20 August 2018 by Komakino .
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