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The Jericho Tavern, Jericho, Oxford

56 Walton Street
Oxford
OX2 6AE
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Castle (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Ian Mapp left this review about The Jericho Tavern

Son is at Oxford Uni and looking for a pub with a good range of craft keg beers. Surprisingly, we haven't found a micropub in the City. Yet.

This came up on a search of craft beer, Oxford. It was in the part of town where we were eating. It has live music in the upstairs room.

Cask (for me) and a decent pint of TT Landlord. I say a pint. Probably about 92% of a pint and on another day, I would have asked for a top up. Keg - quite a selection on from the usual suspects.

Striped out, high ceiling, "chainy" feel to the place but not unpleasant. Live music offering an option to what other places have.

On 2nd November 2021 - rating: 6
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Tris C left this review about The Jericho Tavern

2nd September 2016:

A first in here the other night, this is an amalgam of the early 19th century Jericho House, combined with the Jericho Brewery. Later a Firkin pub and now the Jericho Tavern.
Mr Fastard's review leaves little changed: conventional furniture (high and low), bare boarded, a typical blue/grey colour scheme and some modest stained glass leaded lights; some of the walls are part bare brick. Sauce bottles were on the tables and music was really a bit loud. Despite there being more than a month to go before the start of Michaelmas Term, the pub seemed full of students.
Ales up: Hook Norton's Old Hooky, Wadsworth's 6X and Hogsback's TEA at £1.80 a half and fine.
I preferred this to the neighbouring Jude the Obscure next door, but the Victoria up the road is a far better pub so I don't envisage a return visit.

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A return visit over my festive stay and although not a massive change, it is not quite as good as before. Bare brick aside, the colour scheme is now an overly jolly royal blue to the walls, t 'n' g panelling, electrical sockets and ceiling; there are multi-coloured fluorescent tubes to the rear wall. Furniture comprises the conventional as well as high tables and chairs with tweed upholstery; there are ox blood button back or red velour banquettes to much of the perimeter. The ale choice has diminished too.
Ales: two pumps removed, thereafter The Great Yorkshire Brewery's Top of the Hops at £3.90 a pint and fine then Black Sheep Bitter at £3.85 a pint and a bit suspect - I didn't taste like Black Sheep to me.
Worth a visit if in the area and I still prefer it to The Jude The Obscure next door, but the Victoria still proves the greater draw.

On 27th December 2017 - rating: 4
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Jericho Tavern

I really didn't like this place.The two buildings have had their interiors stripped out ,and it's just a huge ,noisy, wooden floored drinking barn with little of note.The board describing their craft keg options was full of quack ,while only two real ale option in the shape of Doom Bar and Brakspears Oxford Gold were available.I decided to make this a quick half but was shocked at being charged £2 for an insipid Oxford Gold which tasted of pretty much nothing.Being sub zero the beer garden was beyond my reach ,so I scurried to a corner and one of the few free tables.Pub grub is offered but most mains were north of £10,however trade was brisk.
It's certainly popular with students and post graduated,all very brainy people drinking unintelligently.I can see no reason to return.

On 23rd January 2015 - rating: 4
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Map location corrected by Tris C
Oxford, 0.76 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Oxford Parkway, 3.41 miles, 1 hr 5 min walk (show)
Islip, 5.9 miles, 1 hr 53 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Jericho Tavern, Oxford
2nd Nov 2021, 10:43
Review submitted by Ian Mapp
 
5th Sep 2021, 19:11
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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 21 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 21 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 21 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 29 August 2017 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 27 December 2017 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 24 October 2018 by Komakino .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 24 October 2018 by Komakino .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 21 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 21 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 24 January 2015 by Bucking Fastard
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 21 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 21 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 29 August 2017 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes - O2 WiFi - last updated 24 October 2018 by Komakino .
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