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The Lamb and Flag

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Bar, British, Pub
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12 St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3JS, England
+44 1865 515787
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a long time since we sat in what felt like a traditional pub. We were surrounded by locals yet made to feel very welcome. The simple sandwich lunch was excellent value, as was the wine. Thank you.

Thank redgraverose
Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice selection of Ales in a very interesting pub.This Pub has a lot of history and there is a nice little area to eat at the rear of the pub

Thank Keith P
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Having previously enjoyed our visits we decided to take a group of family to experience the hospitality of a traditional Oxford pub and the beer was as good as ever. We weren't in a rush, so when the food took a while to arrive we weren't concerned; but when the wait was more than an hour we began to be... More 

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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Warm and welcoming in the winter with good fire in the back. Never any good beer. Great old pub. Not as charming or touristy as the one across the road. Beer mediocre as with rival opposite.

Thank Omnivore94127
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

I went there with a friend last Friday. I found this place quite cozy and reasonably busy with a decent public! I had one of their standard ales which was great even for a person who does not really like ales that much. Surprisingly they offer a great selection of Belgian Beer too! It's worth a visit..

Thank Thomas d
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

fantastic pub, good bar food and real ale it has become a regular friday afternoon haunt for me , very friendly staff , if you like old beamed buildings you'll love this pub, i highly recommend a visit.

Thank robertmifflin
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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572 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

I came in here for a pint and I was not disappointed. They have some great real ales on tap which is always good. They don't accept card here so make sure you have cash. The service here is good, the staff are friendly and polite. The 'Lamb & Flag ale' is a good pint. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Mikey_P7
Plock, Poland
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Of course it's owned/run by St. John's College, but really it has to do better because of that fact alone and for the price of the beer. Staff generally know the beer and are by and large polite, but the chap with the glasses and beard (the bar manager, I think) could be a bit more courteous and polite -... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

A cheesy jacket with generous side salad might be just what you need when you've nearly broken your jaw on fancier menus' tough sourdoughs. Cute little nooks throughout. Would have been better if the fire had been lit.

Thank MaireadDw
Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

A real beer lovers pub with wide selection of well-kept real ales. Knowledgable bar staff, good pork scratching and an open fire. What more could you want? Oh yes... the pub is owned by St Johns college so the profits go to support DPhil students!

Thank voteforpedro007

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 515787
A classic and historic British pub in Oxford city centre with good choice of real ales

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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