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Requested be closed with reason - Other: Supposed to be closed for a refurb until the end of September, but it's one of Humphrey's, so who knows.

Three Goats Heads, Oxford Central, Oxford

3A St Michael's Street
Oxford
OX1 2DR
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Tris C left this review about Three Goats Heads

In the mid-‘90s I used to come here quite a lot, mainly because it was affordable for students. My ex-girlfriend and I would occupy a nook in the basement bar where once a week they’d hold a fun film quiz; quite a long time has passed since I was last in here.
A return the other night, to what was a pizza restaurant until 1987. It was also a first in the rather small upstairs bar which looks a bit like something you’d find in a railway station, with lots of russet wood, conventional furniture, some mirrors, large fluted columns and an ornately painted ceiling. Old Brewery Bitter was on cask and typically cheap at £3.00 a pint. However, it was a bit off. What also attracted my attention was the rather run-down state of the place. One bench seat had a serious patch of its pus-coloured vinyl missing, looking like it had been mauled by a dog. The pub is carpeted but the section under our table was virtually black with filth and a bit sticky. The lavs were a tad downmarket too and in need of remedial work. This may all go to explain why the pub was near dead despite the abundance of life in neighbouring hostelries.
The Sage of Tadcaster is generally regarded as running a tight ship when it comes to managing his pubs, but this seems to have fallen through the net. I’m not a great fan of the brand, no longer live in Oxford and as there’s far better locally, I wouldn’t return.

On 15th March 2018 - rating: 3
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moby duck left this review about Three Goats Heads

A Sam Smiths pub so you know pretty much what to expect,this one is quite small but has a lounge bar and cellar bar, the decor is typical Smiths
stuff, homely and comfortable. OBB is available on drag up but I opted, as I usually do in this situation, for the keg Extra Stout, decent enough as was the pub.

On 25th February 2018 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about Three Goats Heads

cask OBB now available.

May 2014
A Sam Smiths outlet in a pretty building, apparently converted into a pub in late 1980’s. Downstairs to a surprisingly well-lit and well maintained little bar, though not much atmosphere. Low ceiling, varnished wood furniture and attractive dark green tiling pretty much covers the décor angle. No OBB ale, so settled for a half of keg extra stout (£1.50) in a less than sparking glass. Meant to see how well the fridge was stocked but forgot. The upstairs lounge bar was closed on my visit but I’m informed it’s an ornate room. Simple food menu at Wetherspoons prices, the people next to me looked like their nachos and dips had been ram-raided from a cash and carry. I’d look in again to try and catch the upstairs but as a simple cellar bar it’s a bit ‘so what’ in a city full of great boozers.

On 19th July 2015 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
Oxford, 0.54 miles, 10 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for Three Goats Heads, Oxford
29th Aug 2019, 14:16
Request to mark pub as closed by ROB Camra approved
 
29th Aug 2019, 14:16
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by ROB Camra, with included notes: Other: Supposed to be closed for a refurb until the end of September, but it's one of Humphrey's, so who knows.

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 12 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 12 March 2018 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 12 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 12 March 2018 by Tris C
  • 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 12 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 19 July 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No - Lavatories up/down stairs. Main and cellar bar entrances up/down stairs. - last updated 12 March 2018 by Tris C
  • WiFi : No last updated 12 March 2018 by Tris C
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