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Jolly Farmers

Bar, British, Pub
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20 Paradise Street, Oxford OX1 1LD, England
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Thame, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I assumed that as one of the few gay pubs in Oxford the JF would be a fun place to visit on a Sat night, but was disappointed. Whilst the settees might look the part they provide limited seating, and tables or even somewhere to rest your drink are few and far between. It felt a bit like walking into... More 

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Thank Steph563
Varna, Bulgaria
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

drinking Merlot all night, then the bar staff think we are drunk enough to charge for Merlot and serve house red. Avoid!

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Thank Stiliyan C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Order decent red wine... and a couple of glasses later they begin serving cheap house red and charging for the good stuff! Beware!!

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Thank Steph P
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Friendly (and attractive) staff. Always interesting drinks served at the bar and a large beer garden. A must-visit "pink" port of call in Oxford!

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Thank Andrew L
Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

The place at first sight was dirty and smelled ! The staff looked puzzled! When complaint was raised about the flat beer ! And refund then given all in all a terrible experience how hard is it to run a pub !

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Thank 1967dayman
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112 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

We went for a walk and stumbled apon this pub. They had a foam machine making it look like it was snowing outside.... i didnt mind this but the smell was very overpowering when you entered. the bar staff seemed pleasant enough and directed us to the beer garden. which there is a sign saying it was award wining but... More 

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Thank KezzlesK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Beautifully decorated, Immaculate throughout. I had the pleasure of visiting this venue this weekend. The attention to detail and the attentiveness of the staff was second to none. A visit highly recommended

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Thank Gerald A
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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779 reviews
510 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 492 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

So a heterosexual guy walks in to a gay pub. It isn't advertised very well outside that it is a gay pub, though a quick google of the pub name set that straight, and I fear that by this stage in the evening I had drunk too much beer to care whilst on my route back to the train station.... More 

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Thank Simon C
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108 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Walked in and the bar smelt like dirty toilets. Thought ok give it a try as used to enjoy it here. Stood a bar totally ignored for a min so walked straight back out . Shane

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Thank Cce2572
Wantage, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015 via mobile

I love a pub that offers a good selection of wine so this is a winner for me. The service was good and the guys drinking at the bar were very friendly which is nice when you're on your own. Pinot was perfect; crisp and dry, beautifully chilled and served in a sparkling clean glass. Really can't complain. Pub interior... More 

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Thank James E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Paradise Street, Oxford OX1 1LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?