Five Best Pubs in Oxford
A pub is a great place to hang out with friends, family, colleagues and even casual acquaintances, while having a drink and relaxing any time of the week. Now there are a large range of pubs in Oxford, but a few of them stand out above the rest. Here are the 5 best pubs in Oxford:
People gather at The Cape of Good Hope throughout the week for their fifteen specialty draught beers and four real ales as well as their live music and open mic nights. They use seasonal ingredients, so their menu changes daily, but it is always delicious. The one thing that doesn’t change too much is their Sunday menu, as that is when they serve their roasts. Each roast meal includes Yorkshire pudding, roasted vegetables, and braised red cabbage. One of the best places to sit at The Cape of Good Hope is out in the Garden, where they have parasols, heaters, and sheltered spots available for any type of weather.
The Trout Inn has been located on the River Thames since the 17th century and there is no sign that this pub is going to slow down any time soon. While many people love sitting inside the pub, others are just as happy out on the terrace looking out towards the river. Some people may even find themselves in the private garden as they are enjoying a cold drink and bite to eat. The Trout Inn is currently serving a hearty winter menu that includes a creamy chicken, leek, and crème fraiche pie. Their beer, ciders, cocktails, wines, and other drinks pair nicely with all their menu options.
The Magdalen Arms is open for lunch and then dinner every day, and their menu is different for each one. However, they also serve a light breakfast earlier in the day. Their drink menu is quite extensive, and everything goes well with both the lunch or dinner menus. There is a special menu on Sundays and during the summer, that changes to a summer BBQ on the terrace. The terrace is only open during the warmer months, and those tables fill quite quickly, so reservations are highly recommended.
Everyone who enters The Bear Inn agrees that the ale and the home-cooked food is phenomenal, but not everyone can agree if those two things are better than all the ties that have been left behind. It has become a tradition to leave a tie behind when a person visits this pub, and some of those ties date back to the early 1900s. They have a large range of ales, lagers, ciders, stouts, and wines, so everyone will be able to find a drink that suits their palette. Once a person has settled on a drink, they will then have to make the decision of what to eat. They can choose from a burger, sandwich, handmade pie, fish, and will most likely need to order more than one since they will not be able to decide.
The Turf Tavern is the place to be, especially when people can be out in the beer garden enjoying the fresh Oxford air. In addition to amazing ales and lagers, guests can order numerous types of wines, gins, and cocktails. Their pub menu is quite extensive and includes the usual starters, burgers, sandwiches, fries, sides, and desserts. However, they have two special winter dishes, lamb pie and chicken and roast woodland pie, that will warm everyone up on those cooler days this winter.
These are the best pubs in Oxford and if anyone has not been to them yet, they will want to visit them within the next week or two. No, they are not going anywhere, but if a person has lived without them this long, why miss out on the delicious beer and food any longer? That would just be crazy!
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