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Plough, Oxford Central, Oxford

Pub added by Graham Mason
38 Cornmarket Street
Oxford
OX1 3HA
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Komakino . left this review about Plough

Soft-launched in December as a pub again after almost 100 years (it originally closed in 1924 and spent most of its life inbetween as an Austin Reed tailor's outlet). This is owned by the team in charge at the 1855 Bar at the Oxford Castle quarter, with three cask ales and three keg taps provided by XT, although it is technically a free house. The USP will be three metal tanks beyond the bar through a carved stone arch (the tanks named Tom, Dick & Harry) which will house XT/Animal beers to secondary ferment. Large street-opening windows give a vista to the arse-end bustle of pedestrian-only Cornmarket, as well as providing a decent inside glimpse to passing footfall. A lino-tiled entrance leads to a herringbone parquet floor with a zigzag bar at the far reaches. A dark, wooden staircase to the left leads to a restaurant area (entitled "The Malting Hall") which was, on this visit, having finishing touches applied to it ("another 2 weeks", I was informed and would offer "modern British cuisine with a twist" from a former chef from The Fat Duck). Two ales in the form of XT's session ale 4 along with Animal one-off brew Flounder which was superb, although £4.25 for a pint. The three keg taps offered 'XT Oxford Lager' (AKA XT Eisbar) and 'XT Oxford IPA' (AKA XT Snake Oil) along with Animal Polar Bear (a milk stout). A welcome addition to the central Oxford drinking scene - it remains to be seen how it will pan out for them (Heart FM in the background was a big no-no, and the male and female toilets are a shared space) but any pub resurrection, however long in time it has taken, is to be applauded, and I can certainly see myself revisiting this place when back on one of my frequent visits to the dreaming spires.

On 28th January 2019 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about Plough

Due to re-open December 2018, in collaboration to XT Brewery https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/17271410.pictures-inside-cornmarket-pub-returning-after-100-years/?fbclid=IwAR30iv1jGkr2yHFtkE5aMExN3inWnwYheF1lbW6zxtarUQZ0KYWbE__P-Pk

On 5th December 2018 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 3793 recommendations about 3781 pubs]

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28th Jan 2019, 14:45
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28th Jan 2019, 14:41
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