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The Old Tom Oxford

€€ - €€€, Asian, Thai
101 St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BT, England
+44 1865 243034
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“thai food” (30 reviews)
“red curry” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Asian, Thai, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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101 St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a pleasant surprise for me. We'd just flown in for a wedding weekend and arranged to meet a few friends here in this "pub" for a drink. They'd arrived earlier in the day, meanwhile I didn't have breakfast or lunch and was famished....More

Thank operaelm
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I went in there late afternoon/early evening on a Saturday, with a group of 17 people. The service provided to such a large group, all asking for food, with no prior booking can not be faulted. The food and drinks came quickly and was also...More

Thank jcc502016
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

This pub in the centre of Oxford is notable for several reasons.Firstly it is named after the famous bell of Christchurch Cathedral and college over the road, an iconic Oxford landmark. Secondly it has a pleasant beer garden and well kept ales. Thirdly, it serves...More

2  Thank Alexander M
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Originally from UK but have lived in Australia for the past 27 years. We visit UK frequently and travel quite extensively. Have to say that this is the WORST pub I have ever been in. Walked in to the dull weird entrance to find what...More

Thank Vicky D
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We wanted a drink whilst waiting for a bus, so popped in to the Old Tom but Jesus, the smell in the place was disgusting. Smelt like farts so it was either the drains blocked or someone had really let one go. At the bar...More

1  Thank KinkyNoodle
Reviewed 13 June 2017

As previous writers have stated, the clientele in the bar as you move through to the restaurant area can look a little intimidating, but any city centre pub on a Saturday evening can feel like this. I suppose i just expected the Thai restaurant to...More

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

So you walk into a dimly lit pub and turn into another seating area.. and in the back somewhere there is a door that leads to this beautiful little garden with a massive brick wall behind! The food is scrumptious and food is quite reasonable!...More

1  Thank MegJ84
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Visited tonight for a beef waiting for a bus . Attentive staff that need to understand English better . I still don't understand the importance if pouring beer into a branded pint glass when any glass would do !

Thank coughandcath
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Called in here for a quick drink on a sunny Saturday afternoon. Sat in the beer garden for an hour. Quite surprised at the cheap prices of the drinks. We saw the food that kept coming out and it looked amazing, so we made the...More

Thank vanessa d
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Small pub with Thai restaurant. On our visit, clientele were rough, drunk, loud, tattooed, older men and we did not linger!

2  Thank WhereNextl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
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: 101 St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BT, England (Formerly The Old Tom Pub)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 243034
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A literal stone's throw from Carfax, the crossroads that marks the centre of the city of Oxford, Old Tom has provided a welcome watering hole for Oxford's town and gown since at least the end of the 17th century.

In its three or so centuries of history, Old Tom has enjoyed many faces. Today it is a unique experience that perfectly combines old world English pub sensibilities with the very best in Thai cuisine.

Old Tom is sister restaurant to the highly successful Monkey and Me in London's Marylebone. Both restaurants serve delicious Thai food that stays true to its Eastern origin. We source only the best and freshest spices, pastes, vegetables and herbs direct from Thailand, through our partners Thaitana. This way we know that all our dishes are made with the finest quality Thai ingredients to match our fine range of Green King ales. A surprisingly perfect combination.
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