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Original Swan, Cowley, Oxford

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
188 Oxford Road
Cowley
Oxford
OX4 2LF
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Komakino . left this review about The Original Swan

Despite the size of the pub externally, internally, the functioning bar area is a boxy, rectangular room with cream walls and battleship grey third-height panelling accessible from the car park (the room accessible from Oxford Road appears to be a function room). The bar takes up most of the right-hand side of the room and there's evidence of a couple of entrances to the other room having been walled up. The floor is mainly (newly) carpeted with a polished wood bar apron and a pool table takes centre stage in the middle of the room. There's some bench-style brown leather seating around the periphery with two semi-booths to the right as you enter. Of the three handpumps, two clips were reversed (one was Arkells 3B and the second another Arkells I couldn't quite make out - I did spot Arkells beermats during my stay). Several TV screens showed the North London derby as well as a Scottish Premier League game and a clutch of locals, predominantly on the fizz, sat on stools at the bar, whilst the presumed landlord preferred to play on a gaming machine. A half of Guinness was £1.90 and the one of the few redeeming features I spotted was a framed black and white signed photo of the victorious 1986 Milk Cup-winning side on display behind the bar.

On 7th November 2016 - rating: 2
[User has posted 985 recommendations about 985 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Tris C
Oxford, 3.46 miles, 1 hr 6 min walk (show)
Radley, 4.27 miles, 1 hr 22 min walk (show)
Oxford Parkway, 6.36 miles, 2 hr 2 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Original Swan, Oxford
27th Sep 2021, 20:24
Request to mark pub as open by Quinno _ approved
 
27th Sep 2021, 20:24
Request to mark pub as open submitted by Quinno _

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 14 January 2014 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 03 September 2016 by Komakino .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 03 February 2018 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 14 January 2014 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 03 February 2018 by Komakino .
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 14 January 2014 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 03 February 2018 by Komakino .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 03 September 2016 by Komakino .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 03 February 2018 by Komakino .
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 03 September 2016 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 14 January 2014 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 03 February 2018 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 03 February 2018 by Komakino .
  • Live Music : No last updated 03 February 2018 by Komakino .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 03 September 2016 by Komakino .
  • Micropub : No last updated 03 September 2016 by Komakino .
  • Pinball : No last updated 03 September 2016 by Komakino .
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 14 January 2014 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 03 February 2018 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 03 February 2018 by Komakino .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 03 February 2018 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 03 September 2016 by Komakino .
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