Gastropubs in Oxford

“Beautiful, snug cottage with a partially thatched roof in the middle of nowhere for those of us on foot, but well worth the effort. Large outdoor patio with seemingly dozens of picnic tables on the grounds, perfect for dogs and people alike. Inside, a fire burned on this Monday, with a sofa surrounding it, and several tables, some as banquettes, with a full view of the room.What a menu! The menu boasts a whole lot of vegan and vegetarian options, for those who need that, but for me the steak and mushroom pie greatly satisfied my needs in the typically turbulent weather. My partner's butternut squash soup was a delight as well, and we split the fish plate - the treacled trout was the perfect texture, and the mackerel pate was packed with flavor!Several casks in good shape at the bar, and mulled cider, and a very friendly bartender-server-host who also took us through the menu. On cask were a Hook Norton, Loose Cannon, and a local porter from Oxford Brewery. Naturally all were in fine shape, as was the keg cider.Note: it is a good mile and a half up a mildly-traveled road (bring your umbrella in autumn!) if you're walking - there's also a (sometimes) photogenic unpaved way along the river back to town, if you've brought proper footwear. And the ceilings are about as high as you might expect from an old cottage, so be aware, tall people!”

4.5Superb194 Reviews

“Fantastic service at our lunch time visit by our server Melissa. Went above and beyond to be helpful and couldn’t fault the food, it was delicious. Will definitely visit again.”

4.5Superb109 Reviews

“First visit last Sunday but will definitely not be the last. The beef was superb and melted in the mouth. Wife had the pork and raved about the crackling. All the vegetables were cooked to perfection and we're plentiful. All in all the best Sunday lunch for years There is one criticism. We were so full after this that we just hadn't got room for the delicious looking plum crumble..”

4.5Superb80 Reviews

“We recently spent three weeks in Oxford and this highly recommended pub became our local. The staff are so friendly and helpful, the ever changing menu was good and we tried many items from the menus. Our favourite being the mussels, fat, juicy and perfectly cooked, the fish & chip’s delicious, the steak for two perfectly prepared and served was amazing., in fact we were never disappointed with our menu choices. Gluten free beers and wonderful wine selection. A small shop in the corner is a lovely place. A great outside seating area with shady spots just the thing on a warm sunny day. We will be back. Thank you every.”

4.4Superb50 Reviews

“Honestly one of the best burgers and cocktails I've had in oxford. Was a really cute date environment as well. Would recommend booking a table in advance tho coz it gets quite ”

4.3Superb99 Reviews

“We have recently had our wedding at Branca on Saturday 23rd and I would like to thank all the team for the wonderful job they did.Specially we would like to thank Fiona and Matilda and the guys that were serving us on the day, you were all amazing.The table decor, the food, the service was truly unbelievable. We could not have picked a better place to celebrate with our guests.I'm gonna cherish this day not just because it was our wedding, but because the help, the care and support was beyond all expectation.Thank you all very much!”

4.2Good83 Reviews

“Lovely little pub with a great garden. Great spot to sit with a beer and enjoy the view. So peaceful!”

4Good50 Reviews

“Went here for a Sunday lunch. The service was great but we had higher expectations for the food. It was acceptable and we had a nice meal, everything was cooked well, but the meat was a bit too thinly cut and the pork crackling consisted a few flakes sprinkled on top. I thought we’d get more/better (for the price too).We also noticed the restaurant could be cleaner, there were food stains splattered on the wall next to our table, and large cobwebs in the corners, never mind an ‘attention to detail’…Vegetarian options: The vegan hamburger was nothing special. It was a bit tasteless, most likely reheated from the freezer. Where was the seasoning? Where was the flavour?”

4Good102 Reviews

“The food was excellent and the staff could not have been more helpful. They arranged great seating for us, the pub is quite large but different areas are sectioned off well so it feels cosy. The selection of wines and pint drinks was very good. The sorbet was amazing, next level good. The loos were clean and I would go ”

4Good117 Reviews

“The beer is great, keg only, and the food was really good. Typical pub menu of burgers and loaded fries, etc but excellent. Friendly and helpful staff.”

3.8Good43 Reviews
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