Great pub, however we found the manger rude, unfriendly and pedantic. The Other staff were great. We were really put off by how miserable the manager was.
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Was mortified by rude unkind behaviour of bar man I think named Calvin. Refused to serve us as we had supposedly “waved” money at him, this was not the case. It was very embarrassing other customers also expressed their discomfort with one gentleman telling him...More
On numerous occasions the bar man called Calvin has been very rude and has given the worst customer service. He refuses to make my drink because he wanted to make a new drink, which was new on the menu and said that I was ‘boring’...More
I visited on a Thursday evening and The Cowley Retreat was bustling with students. I suspect this is because of it's reasonable pricing (for a pub in Oxford), and it's good beer garden. A good pub except it could do with a bit more seating,...More
We needed to be in Oxford the night of the six nations Sat 18th March but are not local. We also wanted to watch the six nations.... We emailed this pub and they kindly reserved a table for us. They let us know by email....More