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St Aldates Tavern

) #170 of 474 Restaurants in Oxford ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , ,
108 St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BU, England
+44 1865 241185
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“burger” (19 reviews)
“parsnips” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Gastropub, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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108 St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BU, England
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Reviews (225)
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1 - 10 of 195 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on Saturday afternoon after initially booking a table for 20, our numbers dropped several times and I had to call several times to make amendments but Hetti was very polite and professional, nothing was a problem. We ended up with 7 of eating...More

Thank delly2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited this pub a few times during visits to Oxford and our experience has been on the whole good. After a slight dip last year we had a great night last weekend. Staff were really nice and efficient, the food was great, I...More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous choice of beer - one of the widest range I've ever come across - CAMRA folk will be well catered for Extremely affable staff and charming interior bursting with history and character Well worth a stop to wet your whistle Highly recommended Enjoy :-)

Thank Benjamindrfranklin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The fish and fish cakes were ok. The veggie burger came in an old, dry bun, the patty was mushy and tasteless. The chips were the worst I've ever eaten, I guess they were warmed in a microwave. The Shepard Pie should be avoided.More

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

Hi Martin, Thank you for bringing this to our attention, I am very sorry to hear that the food was not up to our usual standard, especially when our Vegan Shepherds Pie is one of our most popular items on the menu. The chips are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for lunch recently and the menu looked really promising. We were really disappointed with the food. I had mini kievs with salsa (three little balls of chicken kiev) which was ok but I think a portion should be 5 rather than 3. I...More

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

Many thanks for the review S B, I remember speaking to you on the day when you raised the issues with myself and I apologised for the chips and gave you the refund. We would happily have refunded the burger your friend had, but unfortunately...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017

We went to St Aldates Tavern after the stench of the Old Tom pub a few doors down had smoked us out. The bar staff were super friendly and we were served promptly. The drinks were great on a hot day. The menu looked brilliant....More

Thank KinkyNoodle
Nick W, AM at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to seeing you again soon :-)

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Fairly small and busy but with friendly bar staff. A good range of ales, a couple of proper ciders and some craft beers. A good addition to any Oxford pub appreciation tour ...More

Thank Montyf1
Nick W, General Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Hi Montyf1, Thanks for the review and for the kind words. Always happy to hear that someone has a nice time with us, our ales are ever changing so feel free to pop back in on your travels and sample something new. All the best...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017

Having gone through a 2-stage online booking process that implied we'd be privileged to be granted a table, the eating experience was pretty drab. Several bog-standard dishes were off (no fish and chips or sausage and mash - please!) and what was available to order...More

Thank WeeWillieWinkie06
Nick W, Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Many thanks for the review, Thanks for visiting us and for the comments on the beer and the staff here. However I am sorry to hear about your experience on the food. Occasionally Sunday lunches get incredibly busy and we can run out of one...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

So I found this place, nice independent pub in centre of Oxford, most the others are Greene King 😩 Ordered fish cakes with sweet potato fries, really tasty usual pointless side salad but that's the fashion! A nice pint of Dark Stars Pheasant, clean and...More

1  Thank FEOE
Nick W, General Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Hi FEOE, Thanks for the review and for coming to us for the sport and some beers. I am sorry that the sound was not on, for big sporting events/ games we almost always do either in the Blue Room or in the main bar...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This place really needs to get a new bar lady who is attentive and has knowledge of food and drink. I understand you can't know everyrhing but come on no beer or food knowledge. The amount of times I had to stand at the bar...More

Thank LL156
Nick W, General Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Hi LL156, Thanks for the review and for bringing this to my attention, although I am replying two months after your review, the comments were taken on board straight away. I have spoken to the member of staff in question, it was her first job...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$ 6 - US$ 12
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
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
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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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