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The Rusty Bicycle

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pizza, British, Pub
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28 Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RB, England
+44 1865 435298
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 01:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here when I was visiting friends on a Sunday. About 10 of us went and it was empty. The man behind the bar was rude and horrible, insulting our group and telling us we looked terrible. We'd only ordered drinks at this point so it's not like we'd previously shared a joke with him. I don't like egg so... More 

Thank Winstonbirdshirt
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely burgers - Amazing fries and great puzza - cooked to order.Can book by email otherwise it is first come first served - we sat down at 8.15 after only 15 minutes wait - great service - worth a visit - five people with drinks - around £70.

2 Thank Julie O
Level Contributor
26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chose to go for lunch and they do certain pizzas half price - a margarita is four pounds and it was delicious. They also do really yummy burgers and chips and an amazing mac n cheese as well as their own 'Dodo' lager. Nice atmosphere, relatively good value and great food.

2 Thank 649mintyb
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting the Pegasus Theatre over the road so popped in here first for a bite to eat. Food was lovely, atmosphere fab .... will definitely return!

1 Thank Netty E
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

This pub was lovely. The staff were really friendly and the place has a great vibe. All food tasted great and wasn't too pricey. I had pizza and chips with pesto mayo and it was amazing. Highly recommended.

1 Thank amba_bamba4
Oxford, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

It's a nice and quite popular pub in the Cowley area of Oxford. Quite good for a night out thanks to its nice atmosphere inside, although on weekends it's better to get there fairly early as it is not very big, so after a certain time grabbing a seat is not easy. The food is quite nice, although I have... More 

Thank Unemigrato
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I've just come back home from a visit to The Rusty Bicycle with my family and have had the best pizza I have ever tasted! I can't remember the name but it was the one with peppered salami and rocket. It was really big, I couldn't manage all of it but my brother helped me finish it. Absolutely gorgeous!! Lovely... More 

Thank Jeanmarie1971
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Rather good burger and outstanding chips, and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. I enjoyed this slightly quirky pub as much as any I've been to in Oxford. Good beer, as well.

1 Thank Matthewjhd
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

As always, good service and nice atmosphere but the burger I had was nowhere near as good as previous ones. Bun was a bit on the dry side and overall was just a bit average. Where have all the pulled meat burgers gone? They were totally amazing. The pizza was good and I'd recommend this place, but was disappointed it... More 

1 Thank hotelcriticghana
Oxford, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

The pub is nice not too busy and with big table for big group.waitress doesn t really care about customers but they re not rude either.cake stand is looking really creepy and the pizza are incredibly expensive if you think that with £14 you can have a steak somewhere else

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$19
Bar, Pizza, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 435298

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?