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Far From The Madding Crowd - CLOSED

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Poor service

We visited the pub as a family after a New Year's Eve shopping trip; my husband had previously been... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2015
Jennie R
Oxford, United Kingdom
Rude service

A big group of us went for dinner and then when some of us went to order at the bar at 7:32pm they... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2014
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  • Terrible6%
18 Jan 2015
“Doss Hole”
3 Jan 2015
“Poor service”
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10-12 Friars Entry, Oxford OX1 2BY, England
+44 1865 240900
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Reviewed 18 January 2015

On entering the pub it smelt like a toilet. The women's toilets were smelly and unclean. There was liquid on the toilet floor, not sure what it was???? The hand drier didn't work and there were no hand towels, I had to use toilet paper....More

1  Thank Helen T
Reviewed 3 January 2015

We visited the pub as a family after a New Year's Eve shopping trip; my husband had previously been there for a retirement 'do' and said it was nice. My son's beer tasted of soap, (probably the glass hadn't been rinsed properly after washing); we...More

2  Thank Jennie R
Reviewed 16 October 2014 via mobile

A big group of us went for dinner and then when some of us went to order at the bar at 7:32pm they claimed they had closed the kitchen at 7:30 - which is unreasonably early for dinner- and refused to serve us since we...More

2  Thank Mugsgameinlondon
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Looks a bit more like a café than just like a pub but the beer selection is great and you had always nice company there. Most people are students who want to surf on the web or read a book while having a nice pint.

1  Thank mrsorso
Reviewed 20 July 2014

This is a modern pub built into the side of a shopping centre, so short on character in a town full of it. However it had a good selection of beers, a straighforward menu of decent food, quick friendly service - and air conditioning. A...More

1  Thank myjlcr
Reviewed 25 February 2014

I had heard good things about this pub, but it really was not up to scratch. It is okay if you just want a quick stop, but there have been a couple of occasions where you walk in and just get starred at by the...More

Thank Pete O
Reviewed 10 September 2013

I have been going into Far From The Madding Crowd for a long time and was in the pub on the night of the incident below. This is not what happened at all! The 2 people in question were drunk and causing a scene and...More

3  Thank Miranda D
Reviewed 29 August 2013

I have been to this pub on many occasions over the last few months. It has a great selection of Ales and Beers. The staff I have found friendly and knowledgeable about the Ales and Beer's. Free Wi-Fi there is also helpful . Loads of...More

1  Thank Jonathan G
Reviewed 23 August 2013

Great beer. Really well kept ale. 6 on tap. Often have many local ciders. Amazing pub food, which is great value. Friendly staff.

1  Thank Laura H
Reviewed 16 June 2013

Far From The Madding Crowd was a disappointment. It is spacious, and in a nice location, so has real potential. If only those in charge made the effort to improve the public house and make it a better first time experience for visitors like myself....More

1  Thank Josh S
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