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Find a pub in Oxford

Whether you’re a local, studying at the university or simply seeing the sights, you’ll no doubt want to know all about the best pubs in Oxford. With so much to see and do in this bustling city, you’ll probably want to take regular breaks. Why not take these breaks in a Greene King pub? 

So while you’re out taking it all in, duck into one of our pubs for a bite of classic pub food including pies, fish and chips, burgers and more. Our menus also cater to vegans and vegetarians, as well as providing gluten-free alternatives to a range of favourites. At our pubs, there’s something for everyone, including discount options, promotions and special menus. 

If you’re looking for somewhere away from the hubbub and just want to relax with some sport, Oxford is home to various Greene King pubs showing the action all day long. Whether that’s football, rugby, boxing, cricket, tennis, motor racing or something else. 

Find your local Oxford pub

Best pubs in Oxford

Oxford might be known for its academic prowess. But as important as seeing the university city’s sights is, it’s just as important to cap off your day with some delicious food and drink. Whether you’re recharging after a day’s study, work or exploration, this is your Oxford pub guide. 

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Ghosts, ghouls and golden ales

The Turf Tavern has been a go-to spot for England’s literary elite, political figures and movie stars since 1381. Located between Oxford’s New College and Hertford College, this watering hole is right in the middle of Oxford’s academic region. From here you’ll be able to quickly walk to the Bodleian Library and the Sheldonian Theatre after you’ve enjoyed an ice-cold beer inside or out in the beer garden. What's more, the Turf Tavern has a spookier draw for patrons, as it’s said to house a resident ghost called Rosie. So grab your proton pack and come down for some delicious food and drink in this traditional tavern.


Switch off with sports

If you’re getting sick of all those learned scholars with their pipes and apples, pop your head into the Jude The Obscure. Here, in the heart of Jericho, the beer flows freely and sports fill the screens in this award-winning pub. If you’re looking to watch the action from the comfort of a leather upholstered booth, or from a bar stool with a drink in hand, head down to this welcoming pub in Oxford. 

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Comfort food and nature

A short walk from Corpus Christi college, the Duke of Monmouth is a traditional pub that welcomes families, friends and dogs alike. Once you’ve sampled the diverse menu on offer and wet your whistle with a cask ale, glass of wine, spirit or soft drink from our extensive menu, take a short stroll to Longbridges Nature Park and see the arcadian aspect of Oxford. 

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Parks, parks and more parks

For a more rural feel, head out of the city and into the sticks in Bicester, Oxfordshire, to experience top-notch, affordable pub food at the Acorn Inn. And with so many green spaces in the surrounding area, including Bure Park, Garth Park and Villiers Park, you may need somewhere to rest your legs after a long day walking and seeing the sights. Head to the Acorn to indulge in some comfort food classics like fish and chips, burgers and more, and enjoy a tipple any time of the day. An ice-cold beer always tastes better when you feel like you’ve earned it. 

More about Oxford

Settled in the Saxon period, the city was originally significant because of its place on the northern part of the River Thames. Then, in the Norman period, Oxford grew into national importance, setting it on the path to become the city of dreaming spires we know today. 

With iconic architecture spotted down every street, from the college buildings themselves to the age old pubs that lie between them, you’ll never tire of gawking at the elaborate stonework throughout the city. 

If simply looking isn’t enough for you, why not book yourself on one of Oxford's spine-tingling ghost tours? With these offerings, you can explore the city in a wholly different light, with eerie chills and sinister thrills. For a much less scary time with a resident ghost, pop into our Turf Tavern

With so much more history and academia to investigate, Oxford promises visitors of all backgrounds a unique British city experience. And once you’re done, head into one of our homely pubs to recount your adventures with a delicious meal and hearty beer in hand.

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