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Jolly Farmers

20 Paradise Street, Oxford OX1 1LD, England
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good21%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible20%
4 weeks ago
“Friendly gay pub in the centre of Oxford”
27 Aug 2017
“I liked it ”
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Bar, British, Pub
20 Paradise Street, Oxford OX1 1LD, England
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1 - 10 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived a bit early but were made to feel welcome in this pub, which is the only real gay bar in Oxford. Friendly staff and a mixed crowd of all genders and ages. Good selection of beers on tap. We also liked the large...More

Thank AndyHManchester
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I have read the previous reviews on respect of this bar. We called in for a break when on a trip to Oxford and make the following observations: 1. Stunning old building from the outside. Wonky walls etc. 2. Tastefully decorated interior with soft seating...More

Thank northants90
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We went on a quiet Thursday evening. There is a decent selection of drinks with more than the usual cheap lagers available. Bar service was friendly. Pub is cosy and has a snug and a real fire for the winter with huge comfortable Dora's to...More

Thank Citizenandrew
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I assumed that as one of the few gay pubs in Oxford the JF would be a fun place to visit on a Sat night, but was disappointed. Whilst the settees might look the part they provide limited seating, and tables or even somewhere to...More

Thank Steph563
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

drinking Merlot all night, then the bar staff think we are drunk enough to charge for Merlot and serve house red. Avoid!

2  Thank Stiliyan C
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Order decent red wine... and a couple of glasses later they begin serving cheap house red and charging for the good stuff! Beware!!

Thank Steph P
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Friendly (and attractive) staff. Always interesting drinks served at the bar and a large beer garden. A must-visit "pink" port of call in Oxford!

1  Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

The place at first sight was dirty and smelled ! The staff looked puzzled! When complaint was raised about the flat beer ! And refund then given all in all a terrible experience how hard is it to run a pub !

Thank 1967dayman
Reviewed 21 January 2016

We went for a walk and stumbled apon this pub. They had a foam machine making it look like it was snowing outside.... i didnt mind this but the smell was very overpowering when you entered. the bar staff seemed pleasant enough and directed us...More

1  Thank KezzlesK
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Beautifully decorated, Immaculate throughout. I had the pleasure of visiting this venue this weekend. The attention to detail and the attentiveness of the staff was second to none. A visit highly recommended

1  Thank Gerald A
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Restaurant Details

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Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Paradise Street, Oxford OX1 1LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
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