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The Royal Blenheim

#141 of 471 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
British, Pub
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13 St. Ebbes Street | Oxford, Oxford OX1 1PT, England
+44 1865 242355
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovey pub, the lamps look like they were originally has lamps. Very friendly staff, had a nice chat. We had a nice lunch, which was very good value for money. Highly recommend.

RoyalBlenheim, Manager at The Royal Blenheim, responded to this review

Hi Janet Thanks for the kind review - agreed that the lamps do look good. And glad you liked your lunch and the staff - we will pass this on to them. Cheers for now, Mike and Jane More 

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Had a BLT with GF roll which was very good. The bacon was top quality and well cooked. Friends variously had bean casserole, spicy chicken burger and a large fish finger sandwich, all of which were freshly prepared.

Thank Genevieve S
RoyalBlenheim, Manager at The Royal Blenheim, responded to this review

Hi Genevieve - good to hear you were happy with your gluten free option as well the rest of your group with their food. Thanks for the nice review, Mike and Jane More 

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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We literally popped into The Royal after a day of walking and the blessings were all ours. Great beers ours were Milestone Black Pearl on tap (yum), amazing home cooked Scotch Egg and Pork Pie- we had second helpings through the afternoon to accompany our brews and live football. The signs around the pub walls are most amusing. And the... More 

Thank Geraldine M
RoyalBlenheim, Manager at The Royal Blenheim, responded to this review

Hi Geraldine Thanks for the flattering review - we do like our little sayings on the walls! Glad you enjoyed the scotch eggs and pies...goes so well with good beer! We will pass this review on to the staff - thank you! Mike and Jane More 

Milton Keynes
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

It's a friendly, traditional, informal pub, centrally located.The evening meal choice is limited but the food is great! The sandwich/rolls lunch menu looked really good. They cater for vegans. The main meal was so nice we weren't bothered by the lack of choice in sweets. The beer was good too. Nearest carpark seems to be Oxpens - a 4 minute... More 

Thank Joy M
RoyalBlenheim, Manager at The Royal Blenheim, responded to this review

Hi Joy Thanks for your honest review - we are glad you like what you had and enjoyed your meal and service. We will pass this on to the staff. Cheers for now, Mike and Jane More 

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89 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The title says it... still warm, just cooked, slightly peppery. Best scotch egg ever! Great with a pint in this warm and welcoming pub.

Thank Mosymoo
RoyalBlenheim, Manager at The Royal Blenheim, responded to this review

Thanks Mosymoo. We love our Scotch Eggs here! Esp during the rugby. Cheers. More 

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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This pub is large and airy - great food, beers and wait staff. I would highly recommend it! The food is home cooked and a very good value for your money.

Thank mike934
RoyalBlenheim, Manager at The Royal Blenheim, responded to this review

Hi Mike, thanks for your review - we will let the staff know about your nice comments. Cheers, The Royal Blenheim More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is our favourite pub in Oxford, a gem just round the corner from the main shopping street, we often walk past numerous pubs to get to this one. Great homemade snacks, always friendly and helpful staff, and an interesting, changing selection of beers and cider. Hands-down our favourite pub in Oxford.

Thank awinkajenkins
RoyalBlenheim, Manager at The Royal Blenheim, responded to this review

Thanks for your honest review - glad you like what you find here. We will pass this on to the staff who will no doubt be chuffed. Cheers from all at the RB ! More 

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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Visited early Friday evening and what a difference from when I usually visit at lunch times. Quite loud chatter from the pub when I approached and inside found lots of people talking within the groups, so could not hear any music if there was any - good. Although crowded but pleasant I was served quickly by staff that were polite... More 

Thank MosesUk
RoyalBlenheim, Manager at The Royal Blenheim, responded to this review

Hi there. Firstly, glad you had a good visit - gotta love a busy pub! And secondly thank you for your honest review - we shall pass it on to the staff. Keep enjoying the White Horse beers! Cheers, The Royal Blenheim More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Not just pints of drawn-ale but pints of chips too. Well kept cellar and great pub grub. Village Idiot particularly toothsome

Thank Andrew L
RoyalBlenheim, Manager at The Royal Blenheim, responded to this review

Not heard the Village Idiot described as 'Toothsome' before but we like it! More 

Calgary, Canada
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95 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Let me start this post by saying that the people who work at The Royal Blenheim are wonderful. When my husband and I visited, we had a lot of little issues with our meal, but the people made up for it in spades because I could tell that they cared, about me and about their pub. It really warmed my... More 

Thank Stacy M
RoyalBlenheim, Manager at The Royal Blenheim, responded to this review

Hi Stacy. We remember it well and it was I who brought your slightly delayed bacon! Thanks for your honest review - we have shown the staff and they too are chuffed. Many thanks and hopefully we'll see you both again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 St. Ebbes Street | Oxford, Oxford OX1 1PT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 242355
We are a traditional street corner pub from the Victorian era. Inside we have 10 handpulls serving a wide range of well kept local and regional beers, including the White Horse Brewery (Oxfordshire) for which the Royal Blenheim is the brewery tap - the only one of its kind in the city Oxford. With BT Sport available on up to four screens we will be showing a variety of sports with a focus on rugby...possibly the best place in Oxford for a rugger get together! We have a Facebook page which we would encourage you to 'like' as that is one of the best ways of staying up to date on what we have going on here. We believe in making and cooking proper homemade food with a focus on fresh ingredients, mostly sourced from the Covered Market and other local suppliers. Our menus will be seasonal with an aim to use 'in season' ingredients to create simple yet wholesome dishes. As well as a weekly Wednesday Quiz Night (come early to get a a table) we hope to stage regular Open Mic nights as a showcase for local musicians of all styles and levels...If that's you please get in touch with us, thanks.

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