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.
St Giles Fair at St Giles
(Wed 02nd Sep, 2015)
The fair comes to St Giles for two days, lots of stalls and fair ground rides.
Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials
(Sat 12th Sep, 2015)
Horse riding event involving time trials, dressage and various other events with the spectacular back drop of Blenheim Palace.
Oxford Open Doors
(Mon 14th Sep, 2015)
Oxford opens its doors for free! Over 150 venues and events for visitors including colleges and museums.