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The Highwayman, Thrupp, Kidlington

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249 Banbury Road
Kidlington
OX5 1BF
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Thuck Phat left this review about The Highwayman

This is a handsome enough stone building but, as Mr. F notes, it all feels a little unloved.
Our sandwiches were good, well priced and substantial and the staff and locals were friendly enough.
Just an indifferent Otter Bitter available on cask.
It feels as though the hand of the Pubco weighs heavy here and it would take very little effort to turn this into a decent boozer. In the meantime it's worth dropping in for a sandwich.

On 23rd March 2018 - rating: 4
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Highwayman

Sitting above the Oxford Canal and below the level of the busy A4260,this is a simple stone building with the entrance off the rear car park.The interior is open plan with some very large 4 person dining tables,some old sofas and a down at heel vibe.There is a small alcove at one end with a worn sofa while at the other end was a wood burner ,sadly unlit on a chilly day.The wooden clad bar had a number of handpumps but was only offering Otter Bitter (tired) with a Brain's Reverend James clip reversed.Random songs were being played from the juke box,while BBC News was on the flatscreens.The regulars pertch on the bar stools,when not smoking outside.
I tried the lunchtime food,which was much better than the beer and pub,good value wholesome sandwiches with a decent side salad.However that aside, there is an air of neglect here,the canalside garden is unkempt,mooring there is virtually impossible and I cant see any reason to revisit.

On 22nd March 2018 - rating: 5
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Quinno _ left this review about The Highwayman

Down a dip off the main road and easy to miss. Frankly I wish we had. Confusing signage to find the right door in but you do at least pass a large grass garden with a Wind-in-the-Willows style scene of canalboats and the like. Inside is a long narrow room with a sofa and wood burner at one end. Magnolia painted stone walls and pub carpet. Four pumps but just one on, a poor St Austell Proper Job at a sky-high price of £3.95 served up by Oscar the Grouch sans the bin. It’s called the Highwayman and lives up to the name, though at least Dick Turpin dressed-up and wore a mask.

On 1st November 2016 - rating: 3
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Blackthorn _
Oxford Parkway, 2.67 miles, 51 min walk (show)
Islip, 3.48 miles, 1 hr 7 min walk (show)
Hanborough, 3.69 miles, 1 hr 11 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Highwayman, Kidlington
23rd Mar 2018, 12:01
Review submitted by Thuck Phat
 
22nd Mar 2018, 20:35
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 22 August 2019 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 22 March 2018 by Bucking Fastard
  • Karaoke : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 26 December 2016 by Quinno _
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