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The Swan & Castle

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Indian, Bar, British, Pub
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Castle Street, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
+44 1865 260690
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08:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Wed 08:00 - 00:00
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very good spacious weatherspoons in Oxford. They have a very good large breakfast for only a fiver. Good selection of ales. Clean and fast service. Toilets are downstairs.

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Thank NGAMILO
stephanie R, Manager at The Swan & Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! we look forward to seeing you again! kind regards steph More 

Leicester
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely meal. Food was good and quick. Although it was usual spoons standard! Very nice staff also. Overall good experience and good location

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Thank Kate H
stephanie R, Manager at The Swan & Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for the review!! we look forward to seeing you soon! kind regards steph More 

1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely shocking service, never experienced such rude behaviour from staff. Will not be returning for food again.

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Thank Jess B
stephanie R, Manager at The Swan & Castle, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Im sorry you feel this way! If you could give more detail then I would be able to look into this further? like when did you come in? What did you eat? what table where you on? and what was the problem? give me a call or e-mail on 01865 260690 P6191@jdwetherspoon.co.uk kind regards Steph More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came by ten minutes before close down time on a Sunday night for an after work drink. The barmaid refused to serve bottles of beer/cider and pints of beer due to the timing, and only offered to sell half pints. After speaking to a manager, they decided it was okay to serve anything until they had closed. We walked... More 

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Thank Tom D
stephanie R, Manager at The Swan & Castle, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Im sorry to hear about your experience on this occasion and I have spoken directly with the duty manager about serving customers up until the 12:00 o'clock closing time and then using managers digression as to how long drinking up time to be given after closing time. This is well known in the industry to be around 15... More 

Level Contributor
22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I often pop in here for a glass of wine and make use of the free Wi-Fi. It gets very busy but the staff seem to cope well and the service is quicker than other Wetherspoons I go to. The drinks are cheap - a large glass of Merlot is at least £2 cheaper than most Oxford pubs. I haven't... More 

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Thank Wendyloued
stephanie R, Manager at The Swan & Castle, responded to this review

Thanks you for the review!! Im so glad you see that my capable staff work ever so hard to bring a great atmosphere to the pub! we look forward to seeing you soon! kind regards Steph More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This is a large clean pub city centre pub which is part of the Wetherspoon chain - so has good selection of cheap drinks and standard but quite extensive pub menu. As others have mentioned it's directly opposite the Westgate shopping centre which is in the process of being redeveloped and massively expanded - but all work should be finished... More 

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Thank pcw12kcox
stephanie R, Manager at The Swan & Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! im glad you enjoyed your food and drink and took advantage of our great price point! we understand the views aren't great at the moment but are working to give customers the best experiences instead while there with us. were looking forward to the Westgate opening and are having a refurbishment ourselves to match! let me... More 

York, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Popped in for an evening meal. Curry night so we both ordered a curry, we weren't disappointed service prompt and efficient. Usual good value and consistent product as expected from Wetherspoons. Building works over the road distract from the venue but they're not going to be there forever.

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Thank 13NeilB
stephanie R, Manager at The Swan & Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We work hard to give everyone great service and great food at a reasonable price!!! Its really good to hear on this occasion that we have done that! kind regards Steph More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Called in for dinner. Large building opposite the new developement. Full of building workers withe their flourescent suits on. Real ale quite expensive in comparison to other spoons and even the 4 candles around the corner is cheaper. As it was steak night I ordered the 14 oz Aberdeen Angus rump steak and my wife the vegatable lasagne. Arrived quickly... More 

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Thank bobbyboyat22
stephanie R, Manager at The Swan & Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for the review!!! Im glad you saw that our food and drink is great value! our ales are in fact the same prices the four candles! we just tend to have more premium ales on as they sell better, for example your old thumper is a great beers at an amazing price for a beer over 5%. We are... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I go at least twice a week for breakfast, lovely , tasty &well cooked. plus a tea or a pint of IPA or shipyard pale. good seating if your lucky, I like by the front windows & watch the westgate building site, or see the world go by

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Thank alanwilliams200
stephanie R, Manager at The Swan & Castle, responded to this review

thanks for the review! glad to hear our regulars are being taken care of! if you have any favourate beers you would like us to stock tell me next time your in! kind regards Steph pub manager More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We came for a nice quiet drinks with friends and we're happy with the prices of drinks and the food was ok apart from the chips and onion rings over cooked . From nowhere cages came past us at 7 in the evening ,apparently a delivery was late, ruined our whole evening. I don't understand how a place can roll... More 

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Thank Thomas B
stephanie R, Manager at The Swan & Castle, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Im glad to hear you enjoyed the price of our food and drink and am sorry to hear the chips and onion rings were over cooked, if this was made apparent to the staff they would of been more than happy to re-cook some for you! this is not a common problem and our food quality is usually... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Cuisine
Indian, Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
08:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday
08:00 - 01:00
Friday
08:00 - 01:00
Saturday
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 260690

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?