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The Swan & Castle

Castle Street, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
+44 1865 260690
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Overview
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good42%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible13%
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Indian, Bar, British, Pub
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LOCATION
Castle Street, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
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1 - 10 of 142 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large pub with no atmosphere when we went. Good selection of beer. Did not visit again preferring the 4 Candles Wetherspoons other pub in Oxford. William Morris in Cowley, a little too far on foot.

Thank KAMYE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean, spacious, good service and food a bit above the average fare for a wetherspoons pub. Plenty of table even during a busy pride event and food service relatively quick.

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 3 May 2017

A little pricier than my local wetherspoons but the interior and atmosphere make up for it! Always a lovely place to have a little drink, even on the dead nights like Sunday because the staff are lovely and kind.

Thank k8rpillar
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

A very good spacious weatherspoons in Oxford. They have a very good large breakfast for only a fiver. Good selection of ales. Clean and fast service. Toilets are downstairs.

Thank NGAMILO
stephanie R, Manager at The Swan & Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thanks for the review! we look forward to seeing you again! kind regards steph

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely meal. Food was good and quick. Although it was usual spoons standard! Very nice staff also. Overall good experience and good location

Thank Kate H
stephanie R, Manager at The Swan & Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thanks for the review!! we look forward to seeing you soon! kind regards steph

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Absolutely shocking service, never experienced such rude behaviour from staff. Will not be returning for food again.More

Thank Jess B
stephanie R, Manager at The Swan & Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Good afternoon, Im sorry you feel this way! If you could give more detail then I would be able to look into this further? like when did you come in? What did you eat? what table where you on? and what was the problem? give...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We came by ten minutes before close down time on a Sunday night for an after work drink. The barmaid refused to serve bottles of beer/cider and pints of beer due to the timing, and only offered to sell half pints. After speaking to a...More

Thank Tom D
stephanie R, Manager at The Swan & Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Good afternoon, Im sorry to hear about your experience on this occasion and I have spoken directly with the duty manager about serving customers up until the 12:00 o'clock closing time and then using managers digression as to how long drinking up time to be...More

Reviewed 25 March 2017

I often pop in here for a glass of wine and make use of the free Wi-Fi. It gets very busy but the staff seem to cope well and the service is quicker than other Wetherspoons I go to. The drinks are cheap - a...More

Thank Wendyloued
stephanie R, Manager at The Swan & Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Thanks you for the review!! Im so glad you see that my capable staff work ever so hard to bring a great atmosphere to the pub! we look forward to seeing you soon! kind regards Steph

Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is a large clean pub city centre pub which is part of the Wetherspoon chain - so has good selection of cheap drinks and standard but quite extensive pub menu. As others have mentioned it's directly opposite the Westgate shopping centre which is in...More

Thank pcw12kcox
stephanie R, Manager at The Swan & Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

Thanks for the review! im glad you enjoyed your food and drink and took advantage of our great price point! we understand the views aren't great at the moment but are working to give customers the best experiences instead while there with us. were looking...More

Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Popped in for an evening meal. Curry night so we both ordered a curry, we weren't disappointed service prompt and efficient. Usual good value and consistent product as expected from Wetherspoons. Building works over the road distract from the venue but they're not going to...More

Thank 13NeilB
stephanie R, Manager at The Swan & Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Thanks for the review! We work hard to give everyone great service and great food at a reasonable price!!! Its really good to hear on this occasion that we have done that! kind regards Steph

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Cuisine
Indian, Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
08:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday
08:00 - 01:00
Friday
08:00 - 01:00
Saturday
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 260690
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