There is a wide selection of pubs in Oxford. Below is a list of a few of our favourite Oxford Pubs. You can see a map showing the location of the pubs on our Oxford Pub Map by clicking the link.
Baba Baba is a fabulous little cocktail bar on the Cowley Road in Oxford, with something for everyone, from cocktails to great big bottles of beer. The snug environment makes for a cosy daytime or evening drink, and is fantastic for couples or groups.
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.
The Cape of Good Hope Upmarket but relaxed pub with decent food.
Duke of Cambridge A relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with a slightly upmarket feel. More importantly, there is a Happy Hour on weekends that last for 3 and a half hours!
The Eagle and Child This long, narrow pub is where Tolkien, C.S Lewis and other Inklings used to drink for 30 years or so. Sunday lunches are excellent.
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.
The Isis Tavern This Isis Tavern has now opened under new management. It has a beautiful location next to the Thames and is only accessable by boat or on foot.
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.
Blenheim Easter Egg Challenge
(Sun 25th Mar, 2018)
Annual Easter Egg Challenge at Blenheim Palace, including face painting and family fun.
Oxford Literary Festival
(Mon 02nd Apr, 2018)
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.
May Day Celebrations 6am
(Tue 01st May, 2018)
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.