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The Oxford Bar, Edinburgh

8 Young Street
Edinburgh
EH2 4JB
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Greene King

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Ian Mapp left this review about The Oxford Bar

Thought for a minute it had been gentrified but the paint job extended only as far as the exterior.

Exactly as I remember it and yes, I am a touristy Rebus fan here for the fiction.

Intimidating, rough around the edges and I wouldn't change a thing about it.

Visit blogged at http://bit.ly/2rTWydn

On 25th May 2017 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about The Oxford Bar

Charming no-frills backstreet (well, as backstreet as this area gets) local, which seems pretty unaltered over the last 60-odd years. Enter to an extremely cramped lower bar (about 5ft wide), a real hub of the pub where everyone wants to hang out and chat but makes getting to the bar and ordering your drink a very tricky business. Off to right up some steps is a larger seating area with wooden pews, marble effect lino floor and sadly unused fireplace. Of interest here is a framed section of the flagpole at Murrayfield that came down in 2002. Toilets have a 1930's look. Four ales; GK Fireside, Stewart's Pentland IPA (soapy tasting but decent nick), Inveralmond Ossian (very good nick) and Deuchars IPA. A neat little place, though you really need to time your visit carefully to avoid any form of crowd. For fact fans, it’s the place where Ian Rankin’s Inspector Rebus drinks. Also amusingly a few yards down the street from the Cambridge Bar. And they say Oxbridge bias is a problem in England... 7.5

On 25th January 2016 - rating: 7
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Peter Rydings left this review about The Oxford Bar

We found this a nice little pub friendly people had a good Chat and a laugh with them four hand pulls worth a visit

On 9th August 2014 - rating: 7
[User has posted 948 recommendations about 917 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
Edinburgh, 0.83 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Haymarket, 0.88 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Slateford, 2.58 miles, 49 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Oxford Bar, Edinburgh
26th Jun 2019, 10:25
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26th Jun 2019, 10:25
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
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  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
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  • Jukebox : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
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  • Micropub : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
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