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St Aldates Tavern

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Bar, Pub, Gastropub, British, Gluten Free Options
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108 St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BU, England
+44 1865 241185
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Ampang, Malaysia
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156 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had wanted to experience a meal in an authentic English tavern, and St Aldates surely left me happy. The ambience is good, and the bartender, who is also the waiter, was very friendly, patient and efficient. We did not have to wait long for the food to arrive and it was good.

Thank ykh_malaysia
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere was very friendly. The menu is limited but tasty. I always enjoy a visit to the St Aldates Tavern, handy fo a swift beer whilst waiting for the bus.

Thank Phillip N
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked the Blue Room in St. Aldate's Tavern for a birthday party for my boyfriend. I must commend the team for their impeccable service. They were helpful and responsive to my requests every step of the way, making the whole experience so much less stressful than it could have been! For a private booking for the whole night with... More 

Thank Megan_T_MC
Oxford, UK
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Visited with a group of work colleagues after our Xmas meal on a busy Friday evening. Whilst busy we were able to get seats and most importantly we could actually hear the conversation, ie, not a loud/noisy pub. Bar staff very friendly and know what they were doing.

Thank paulturner5
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Nice beer and wine but £8.50 for a santini tomato salad with only one tomato in it is a bit of a joke. At the Nosebag, our normal haunt for such things, we get much more for much less. Mentioned this to a member of staff but she was unmoved.

Thank gtoon59
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Myself and a group of friends get together every December for a festive dreink or two and this year we plumped for the St Aldates Tavern. And we are mighty glad we did! We had exclusive use of the upstairs function room and were very well looked after. Great food, great beer and helpful and attentive staff. We couldn't ask... More 

Thank Andy B
St Albans, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

My mum & I stopped in here for a bite to eat & a mulled wine to rest before doing some more shopping. The pub was quiet, with just a few people at the bar. We ordered a couple of mulled wines, soft drinks & a soup & a sausage & onion sandwich. The young man behind the bar presented... More 

1 Thank candice g
Nick W, General Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Candice, Christmas eve in Oxford is always a bit quieter, so many thanks for stopping by. Thanks for leaving us a review and always nice to hear when people have a good time at St Aldates. Wishing you all the best for 2017 and hope to see you in the future. Kind Regards Nick West General Manager More 

Cheshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

typical pub grub but made a bit posher. Proper home cooked chips which was a bonus & reasonably priced for the centre of Oxford

Thank juemidd
Nick W, General Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Junemidd, Thanks for taking the time to review St Aldates, we are always happy to hear that everyone had a nice time here. Have a great 2017 and we hope to see you in the future. Kind Regards Nick West General Manager More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Having never been in but always walked past thinking it looked a nice setting i was not disappointed. The upstairs room had been booked out and was a lovely soave with its own bar for us to let our hair down. The cold buffet was a good mix of fish and meat but a bit light on vegetarian options. There... More 

Thank Alison C
Nick W, Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Alison, Many thanks for the review and always happy to hear that you had a good time with us. Apologies for not having enough vegetarian options- we do have a range of items on the menu but don't believe that all the veggie options were chosen for the evening. As for the lack of cutlery, that does sound a... More 

Oxford UK
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I'm so sorry to have to write such a negative review about the experience I personally had as part of a large group booking for Christmas lunch last Friday. To be clear, this is about my experience, not the experience of the group, although I know others were less than satisfied. We arrived at 2pm and were seated in the... More 

Thank beckysimms
Nick W, General Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Becky, I am so sorry to hear about your experience with us. We did check with the organiser if everyone was happy with the proceedings of the day and the response we got back was positive. We would have happily changed your meal is we had know that you were not satisfied, likewise of other guests throughout the day.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$11
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 241185
St Aldates Tavern is an independent freehouse pub in oxford city centre. We pride ourselves on freshly made food from ingredients sourced from the local area, a quality real ale selection and relaxing atmosphere.
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?