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St Aldates Tavern

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108 St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BU, England
+44 1865 241185
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (18 reviews)
“burger” (19 reviews)
“sunday roast” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
108 St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BU, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Long time drinker at the Tavern, it has a good atmosphere, good selection of beers (local XT and Animal are regulars) and a mixture of good size tables for larger groups (plus the Blue Room upstairs for private events). The food is now a bit...More

Thank TeamTallis
Nick W, Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi TeamTallis, Thank you for your review. We are quite proud of our selection of real ales and craft beers and try to please all sorts of tastes by offering different variety of drinks at same time. Nice to hear that you enjoy St Aldates...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked the Blue Room for an evening celebration. It is a great value venue, the staff were very friendly and helpful and the food and beer is very good. I'd definitely book the venue again and visit the pub downstairs when in Oxford.More

Thank Lepode
Nick W, General Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Lepode, Thank you so much for such lovely review. Really glad you've enjoyed choosing our venue for your celebration. We always strive to provide the best and make sure that our guests have a memorable time, enjoy our beers, creations from the kitchen and...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

It’s a little difficult to describe this place. Not very cosy but a bit quirky. Plenty of character. We stopped for a quick drink on a Saturday afternoon. I wasn’t keen on the big TV screens showing rugby but otherwise, there was a good range...More

Thank smith1265
Reviewed 11 April 2018

The St. Aldates serves arguably the best burger in Oxford, although you could buy quite a few burgers in a branch of one of the national chains for what you would pay for one here. There is, of course, no comparison as the quality exceeds...More

Thank 989pezza
Nick W, Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello there, Thank you very much for your review. We are very proud of our menu and very glad we impressed you with our burgers. Do note - Mondays we do a special £10 Beer and Burger offer. Any burger, any ale or house lager/wine...More

Reviewed 28 March 2018

This is a historic pub in the centre of Oxford with a few quirky features - such as closed doors downstairs inscribed 'Narnia' and 'Middle Earth'! Service at the bar was friendly and fairly quick, and the food not bad at all - nothing amazingly...More

Thank cltc43
Nick W, General Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Hi cltc43, Thanks for the review. Do hope that despite few issues you've enjoyed your visit with us and Oxford as a whole. Thank you for your kind words regarding our decor. We hope to create a homely atmosphere that would still surprise each and...More

Reviewed 6 March 2018

I had 30 ish people coming for drinks, and they reserved a good number of tables and were happy to make food.More

Thank Samantha C
Nick W, General Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Hi Samantha C, Thank you for your review. Indeed we take large bookings on weekends or any other day of the week. Our 1st floor area caters perfectly for larger bookings or private events and as much as possible we try to accommodate everyone's requests....More

Reviewed 21 February 2018

A busy pub, good staff, good beer - what's not to like. Popped in for a pint last Saturday, sport on tv and would return.

Thank DurhamPitLad
Nick W, General Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Hi DurhamPitLad, Always nice to hear good things. Thank you for the review, I will pass your comments onto the staff and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Nick West General Manager

Reviewed 15 February 2018

This place is a good one to pop in for a cheeky pint. Their own cloudy cider is a particular favorite of mine.More

Thank NOHoldsBarred16
Nick W, General Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Hi NOHoldsBarred16, Thanks for the review and the kind words, the Cloudy Cider goes down really well in the Summer and although not on at the moment we are looking to get it back as the Summer months approach. When it comes on, please pop...More

Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Came here on a week day evening for a meal with my mum. I had battered halloumi and chips and it was marvellous. Good value and a nice atmosphere.More

Thank Bryony P
Nick W, General Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Hi Bryony P, Thank you for the review, really glad to hear that you enjoyed our Halloumi & Chips. It's always nice to hear when things go well and will pass your comments onto the kitchen team. We hope to see you soon, all the...More

Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Excellent service,held a 21st party in their function room, lovely room,staff friendly, buffet was very good value for money. Would recommend to anyoneMore

Thank Sue W
Nick W, General Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Hi Sue, Thank you so much for the review, we were so glad that you booked with us and that the party went well. It's changed a bit since the Bulldog where I believe you met your husband but still as friendly. If you are...More

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17 May 2016|
Response from Nick W | Property representative |
Sorry for the really late response to your question. Promise it will be more timely next time, or hit us up on Twitter. Couple of the staff here have access and can reply straight away. Cheers Nick Btw: Kitchen is open... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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. We also have The Tank Room - A cracking place to catch all the big games on are giant screen!
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