Sometimes people think that Oxford and Cambridge are very similar, however there is a big difference between these two university towns: PUBS. Oxford is famous for its pubs and some of the academic culture can revolve around visiting the range of quaint and historical buildings.
Here is a list of the top 10 pubs in Oxford as recommended by one of our students
The Victoria– Great pub right by college; cute and cozy atmosphere and some quality pies! Named after the greatest queen ever.
The Bear – Claims to be the oldest pub in Oxford, has a good weekly pub quiz; famous for having lots of random neckwear affixed to the wall.
The King’s Arms - Also claims to be the oldest pub in Oxford; slightly more expensive but very large and with a great selection of ales; has outdoor seating for the nicer days.
Old Bookbinders – a quirky pub tucked away in the back of Jericho; great beer, great atmosphere.; the Harcourt Arms is also another nice Jericho option with its mismatched furniture and lit fireplaces
The Perch– Located in port meadow, this place has good food and great views; wonderful place to sit outside in good weather; the Trout is a similar type of establishment, a little deeper into Port Meadow on the water.
White Rabbit– this pub is always packed and with a lively crowd; they serve the best pizza in Oxford (except for the pizza van truck); don’t miss out!
The Rose and Crown – Just on North Parade, this pub is super close to college and has outdoor seating (with heaters); supposedly Thom Yorke of Radiohead hangs out there; good place to hit up after a seminar
Jericho Tavern – This pub doubles as a gig scene: Supergrass and Radiohead played there for the first time; it’s a Jericho classic.
The Mad Hatter–supposedly you have to answer a riddle to get in to this Cowley pub; Alice and Wonderland themed—tea shop meets pub.
The Rickety Press – a phenomenal gastropub tucked away in a quiet corner of Jericho; there’s nothing rickety about this place.