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The Swan & Castle

Castle Street, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
+44 1865 260690
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible14%
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“mushy peas” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (4 reviews)
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Indian, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Castle Street, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just what you expect for a wetherspoons, cheap and cheerful, decent food and drinks, cheap prices. Location is excellent. Just right for a quick bite or a drink.

Thank alakim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have been coming here for a number of years, to have a light lunch after doing some shopping. Most of the time the food and service had been mainly good. It is regrettable that recently, we have noticed a decline and...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Thursday early evening for a meal, I was pleased it was curry night and promptly decided on the chicken tikka. My wife less pleased but reluctantly agreed to a Korma! Unfortunately they had no korma left, the only other thing that...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well, only ordered a bowl of chips. They were ok, however, the woman who brought them out could at least cracked a Smile! And I'm sure the dirty plates festering mold could do with clearing!

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 5 February 2018

There a pathetic dress code rule in this pub -but its a secret until you actually get in there and order your food [NO SIGNS] Then some bully boy security guard comes up and asks you to take your hat off .PLUS its at THEIR...More

Thank marcusflynn
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Met a friend in Oxford. Have visited Wetherspoons on many occasions, and have always found them to be good value and ambience. I found this restaurant to be quite dark and lacking in atmosphere. Could do with brightening up. Had to send our pulled chicken...More

Thank Explorers03
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We popped in here on such a rainy day for a drink, we ended up having drinks and pudding . A busy place warm plenty of choice drinks and food wise. Wasn’t busy considering we were in the town centre. Pudding was nice 2 for...More

Thank Keeth007
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Compared to other weatherspoons this place is pretty average. Lacked atmospgere, tables left uncleared and service not very friendly. Food ok. Better places nearby.

Thank witneytraveller
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Unfortunately we visited at a time when the kitchen had been closed early (New Year's Eve), but although no food was being served, someone couldn't be bothered to close down that section of the app. After spending some time selecting food, only to be unable...More

1  Thank LesleyB
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Having been in the New Westgate my son and I went into the Swan and Castle. One girl was serving behind the bar, one was restocking and replacing glasses. Several customers were standing waiting. Ridiculous state of affairs. After several attempts to place a food...More

Thank Merewoodman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
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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