Oxford's Best Historic Pubs

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.

Photo of the The Bear Inn

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.

Contact Details
The Bear Inn
6 Alfred St, Oxford, OX1 4EH
Tel: 01865 728164

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Photo of the Head of the River

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.

Contact Details
Head of the River
Folly Bridge,St Aldates, Oxford,OX1 4LB
Tel: 01865 721600 Fax: 01865 726158 E-mail: headoftheriver@fullers.co.uk

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Photo of the Royal Oak

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.

Contact Details
Royal Oak
42-44 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HT
Tel: 01865 310187

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Photo of the The Trout Inn

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.

Contact Details
The Trout Inn
195 Godstow Road, Lower Wolvercote, Oxford, OX2 8PN
Tel: 01865 302071 Email: pubs@davidsingleton.co.uk

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Photo of the The Turf Tavern

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.

Contact Details
The Turf Tavern
4-7 Bath Place, Oxford, OX1 3SU
Tel: 01865 243235

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