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Port Mahon, St Clements, Oxford

82 St. Clements Street
Oxford
OX4 1AW
Phone: 01865790970
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Tris C left this review about Port Mahon

I hadn't been in here for around 12 years, a revisit was in order as I was in the city for Christmas.

The pub is much as described as below and looks like a converted stone house that one might find in a rather remote part of the British Isles. Clients seemed to be a mixed bunch of locals of all ages with some studenty types, but not Hoorays. Internally the upper bar is really very traditional with a small bar to the rear. Furniture is quite simple and traditional with some tables, chairs and settles; the ceiling is half timbered. The lower bar, which looks to have been built in a newer extension, features high tables and chairs; it was empty on my visit (the upper bar was full) which is probably explained by the fact that it is far less appealing; muted music played throughout - Band Aid, of course.

The barmaid was friendly and efficient. Aside from premium lagers, ales on offer were 'their' Port Mahon (see below), GK's Fireside and Truman's Swift which was fine but weighed in at a hefty £3.70, which is what I'd expect to pay in some of London's pricier areas.

This pub is worth a visit and makes for a nice threesome with the Half Moon and Angel & Greyhound, but I've knocked at least one point off because the lavs are a bit manky.

On 27th December 2015 - rating: 5
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Quinno _ left this review about Port Mahon

Looks like a large converted house from the outside. This is a Greene King outlet that had three GK ales (Olde Trip (good), Yardbird (good), Port Mahon (presume rebadged Morlands). Up some steps to enter a dark green interior with bare boards and a mish-mash of seating. Inevitable naval ephemera, breweriana, old mock advertising boards and real fire. Down some steps to another room which is a bit plainer, and hosts a mock phone box for some reason. Large decked rear patio beyond. Blondie on the speakers, better than the usual twaddle. A cut above the average GK pub this, if you can stomach their ales this is worth a visit.

On 20th May 2014 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Tris C
Oxford, 1.53 miles, 29 min walk (show)
Oxford Parkway, 4.43 miles, 1 hr 25 min walk (show)
Radley, 5.08 miles, 1 hr 38 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Port Mahon, Oxford
27th Dec 2015, 19:12
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27th Dec 2015, 18:46
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 24 December 2015 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 20 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 24 December 2015 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 20 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 20 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 19 October 2015 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 24 December 2015 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 24 December 2015 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 24 December 2015 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 24 December 2015 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 20 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 24 December 2015 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 24 December 2015 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 20 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 24 December 2015 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Sundays 8.00 pm - last updated 24 December 2015 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes - GK plus two guest ales - last updated 24 December 2015 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 20 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No - Entry via steep steps, WCs downstairs - last updated 24 December 2015 by Tris C
  • WiFi : No last updated 27 December 2015 by Tris C
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