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The Rusty Bicycle

28 Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RB, England
+44 1865 435298
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (65 reviews)
“truffle” (4 reviews)
“fries” (12 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
28 Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RB, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

One night, we just wanted to eat in our pajamas in our nearby Airbnb, so we walked practically next door to The Rusty Bicycle, which our hosts had highly recommended, and ordered a pizza and salad to share, and had a pint while waiting for...More

Thank SouthwesternLass
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice place to go for a chat and great tasty food . Good for when want to have a chat out with friends and family

Thank MaNxumalo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice pub with a relaxed atmosphere serving a simple but effective food! Took advantage of their midweek lunchtime deal on pizza (only £5!) and wasn't disappointed.

Thank emz505
Sam T, Manager at The Rusty Bicycle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you emz505! Those tasty £5 pizzas are a must, especially when you need a well deserved break from work. Do come back in again soon and have a great week.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a long wait for food. 45 minutes plus for chicken wings, fries, coleslaw and garlic bread. Not even that busy. Slow slow service on a bank holiday.More

Thank GusFudge
Sam T, Manager at The Rusty Bicycle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, we're truly sorry you had this experience with us! 45 minutes isn't acceptable and we can assure you this would be a rarity. If you could send full details of your experience to hellododo@dodopubs.com, we'll be able to assist you further with this...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm very serious about burgers and this pub (and sister pub Rickety Press) have the best in Oxford. The meat is so good!! I usually choose the Dodo (half price Mondays!) because as much as I love toppings and flavour variety, I actually like this...More

Thank carolinesays
Sam T, Manager at The Rusty Bicycle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Caroline, you star. You have to try some of our other food! We know you're a burger fanatic but try the wings next time you're in, you won't be disappointed. Saying that, thank you very much for your pleasant review and we hope to see...More

Reviewed 11 May 2018

Great pub with nice food (vegetarian options available), nice beer and fantastic atmosphere - I will be back for sure. If you are not into spicy food, ask the staff before ordering - some starters are super spicy!

Thank leuveen
Sam T, Manager at The Rusty Bicycle, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thank you Leuveen, make sure you visit again soon! We currently have 'Mr Fish' as our burger of the month, a delicious veggie burger. Take care

Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

I've visited Rusty countless times, and I think yesterday's visit was number 1! My burger (the Dodo) was flavoursome and juicy and the sweet potato fries fresh, crispy and amazing- as always! Just what I needed after a stressful week!

Thank Catsandthings
Sam T, Manager at The Rusty Bicycle, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thank you so much for your great review! Please visit again soon and enjoy countless more burgers. Take care

Reviewed 26 March 2018

I've visited a few times now and it has a great friendly atmosphere. The food is lovely and they seem to try really hard to get a high quality menu together. Well recommended.

Thank Anne D
Sam T, Manager at The Rusty Bicycle, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thank you Anne, we look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Went here with a few friends in order to ease a very lousy hangover. Positives: friendly staff, good brunch menu (vegetarian options also good), ample amount of room as well, clean bathrooms which are disability accessible. Negatives : the juice is expensive considering that the...More

Thank HDismorr
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Came here with a few friends for just chilled food and drinks before going out! With no reservation yet the staff here were extremely friendly and just overall superb! We all had burgers and they were juice and incredible ( also our friend was lactose...More

1  Thank Zachary H
Sam T, Manager at The Rusty Bicycle, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Thanks for the praise dude! glad you guys enjoyed your evening with us! we'll keep the burgs coming

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$19
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
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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