There is a selection of historic Oxford pubs which might be of interest to visitors to Oxford. You can see a map showing the location of the pubs on our Oxford Pub Map by clicking the link.
The Bear Inn The Bear is the oldest pub in Oxford (1242), and is also one of the smallest - this venue is not for the tall as the ceiling is very, very low. Most remember the pub for its collection of ties displayed on the wall.
Head of the River This is a popular outdoor summer venue (right on the river, heatlamps available), much frequented by students. It may get busy around times of rowing events!! The Head of the River has 12 hotel rooms if you dont feel up to staggering home.
Royal Oak Trend student orientated pub with lots of interesting nooks and crannies to hide away in. Normally gets busy so get there early to get a seat.
The Trout Inn Rambling riverside pub in the attractive village of Wolvercote, an hours walk across Port Meadow. One will find peacocks, extensive outdoor seating, a pretty bridge joining the terrace to a private garden on the other side of the river. It is VERY popular in summer, especially with students taking visiting parents.
The Turf Tavern Old pub with two busy bars and 3 outdoor courtyards. Numbered among drunken poet Dylan Thomas haunts when in Oxford, this is truly a favourite amongst the student community.
Oxford Literary Festival
(Sun 16th Mar, 2014)
The Oxford Literary Festival offers a range of talks, discussions, debates, readings and lunches from authors and literary heroes. The main location is Christ Church college.
Blenheim Easter Egg Challenge
(Tue 22nd Apr, 2014)
Annual Easter Egg Challenge at Blenheim Palace, including face painting and family fun.
May Day Celebrations 6am
(Thu 01st May, 2014)
Spectators gather in their thousands to hear the choir of Magdalen College sing in the new May dawn from the top of their chapel tower.