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Requested be closed with reason - Other: Closed says WhatPub - January 2019

Oxford Inn, Taunton Central, Taunton

Roman Road
Taunton
TA1 2BN
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E TA left this review about Oxford Inn

A rough looking estate pub. At first look, the covered windows and lack of cars outside make it look closed, but venturing a closer look, it was very much open. It sits on the edge of a housing estate noted for its frequent attention from the local constabulary, and the pub itself once had quite a bad reputation. Today, however, thanks to some robust management from the landlord, it is a functioning community boozer although still a bit battered. There is a concrete frontage which forms a car parking area. Inside, there is a large public bar, irregular in shape, with shabby furniture and very Spartan décor. There is a smaller bar at the side with a pool table. No music was playing, and there seemed to be no other electronic distraction. Two tame timber wolves roam the pub, both very friendly and playful, but probably not worth messing with. The landlord was incredibly welcoming, very knowledgeable and took great pride in his beer – the only ale on was Cotleigh, which was beautifully kept and in perfect condition. The clientele were welcoming enough, and despite the hint of menace lurking in the background, we felt relatively safe. I’d be happy to come here anytime for a beer, especially given that the landlord goes to great lengths to run a good pub, but not sure I’d risk including on a crawl.

On 10th May 2016 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Taunton, 1.74 miles, 33 min walk (show)
Bishop's Lydeard, 6.51 miles, 2 hr 5 min walk (show)
Bridgwater, 10.23 miles, 3 hr 17 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Oxford Inn, Taunton
1st May 2019, 21:20
Request to mark pub as closed by Quinno _ approved
 
1st May 2019, 21:20
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Quinno _, with included notes: Other: Closed says WhatPub - January 2019

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 12 April 2016 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 12 April 2016 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 12 April 2016 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 12 April 2016 by E TA
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 12 April 2016 by E TA
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 12 April 2016 by E TA
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 12 April 2016 by E TA
  • Darts : Yes - Behind fold down oche. - last updated 19 February 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 12 April 2016 by E TA
  • Function Room : No last updated 12 April 2016 by E TA
  • Hot Food : No last updated 19 February 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 19 February 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : No last updated 12 April 2016 by E TA
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 12 April 2016 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 12 April 2016 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 12 April 2016 by E TA
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 12 April 2016 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 12 April 2016 by E TA
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Chequer plate ramp behind main entrance door to get get up steps. - last updated 19 February 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - BT Wifi - last updated 19 February 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
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