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The Wheatsheaf, Oxford Central, Oxford

129 High Street
Oxford
OX1 4DF
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Tris C left this review about The Wheatsheaf

A return visit since my first and last in the autumn of 1993, so recollections are poor. This isn't a large venue, being relatively long and narrow with a rough boarded floor with rough planking to much of the walls along with some bare brick and a little dark red paint. The overall appearance isn't exactly what I'd describe as a traditional boozer, rather it's more of an American-influenced dive bar. Music from the jukebox is a little loud for comfort but suits the ambience. Furniture is mixed and the clientele was in high spirits. The pub also has a policy of refusing entry to groups on crawls or hen/stag parties.
The friendly barman was dishing up three ales: one I didn't clock, Wychwood's Hobgoblin and Brakspeare's Oxford Gold at £1.90 a half though very insipid and quite cold.
This is an alternative venue for those who like this sort of thing; at least it's different, but it doesn't offer a traditional pub experience and the ale choice was a bit disappointing; it's not really my cup of tea but I wish it well.

On 15th December 2018 - rating: 4
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Quinno _ left this review about The Wheatsheaf

Another of Oxford's narrow alley pubs, this one is a rock outlet. Graffiti on the alley wall gives an insight into the mind of the clientèle. Long and thin inside, though opens out at the end a bit. Dark and spartan in a wood-heavy manner, with a bit of exposed brick and deep red paintwork reminiscent somewhat of the Hobgoblin in Reading before its spruce-up to the Alehouse. Pool and a beaten-up dartboard spotted as well as a loud jukebox with Pixies being the main choice on my visit. Inevitably the Rock/alt crowd made up most of the punters with a smattering of foreign students mixed in creating a lively atmosphere. Weak cloud WiFi, not sure if it was theirs or whether I was leaching from elsewhere. Four ales, Doom Bar, Brakspear Oxford Gold, Hobgoblin (inevitably) and Robinsons Trooper - the Iron Maiden beer of course - which was a little past its best but not too bad for £1.70. Also two Westons ciders available. As a leftfield choice, it's worth looking in.

On 26th May 2014 - rating: 6
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Moby Duck left this review about The Wheatsheaf

A well lived in well worn pub,the carpet was shiny in places through wear and tear and lack of cleaning,but for all this it felt like a real boozer.Two bar areas but opened up linking the two, at the far end a pool table and on the wall above a neon light Budweiser sign giving that little corner an American Bar feel,the rest of the pub definitely a traditional English pub.Four ales on Brakespears Best and Oxford Gold plus Wychwood Hobgoblin and Greene King Olde Trip, not overly inspiring but adequate.Would visit again but only if passing which is quite possible being on the high street .

On 12th August 2012 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Tris C
Oxford, 0.73 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Oxford Parkway, 3.81 miles, 1 hr 13 min walk (show)
Radley, 5.47 miles, 1 hr 45 min walk (show)
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29th Sep 2019, 18:13
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Darts : Yes last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes - Rock venue upstairs. - last updated 15 December 2018 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 December 2018 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 27 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 15 December 2018 by Tris C
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