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St Aldates Tavern

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108 St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BU, England
+44 1865 241185
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“fish and chips” (18 reviews)
“burger” (20 reviews)
“sunday roast” (5 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Gastropub, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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108 St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BU, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One pub is like any other pub. Not, the St Aldates Tavern. That pub is in a league of its own. We are oldies but loved the vivaciousness of the place and of the staff. The girls behind the bar were smiling as they served,...More

Thank norman1366
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table for 9 people a month in advance. However on arrival, we had a long table with only 5 chairs, and no staff offered to help us. Half of our group ended up leaving, ruining the day. Not a great experience.More

Thank georgia_m19
Nick W, Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Georgia, Thank you for your feedback. Firstly, I am very sorry that you have had such a negative experience with us. Without knowing exactly which booking you are referring to, it is hard for me to work out what happened. However, I shall say...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our good friend, Michele, a keen CAMRA member recommended St Aldates for 2 important reasons: It's open 'til very late and it has a great range of ales. So, late on a Thursday night, after racing down the High Street we arrive at St Aldates...More

Thank Malcolm C
Nick W, General Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Malcom C, Thank you for a lovely review and glad to have created good memories for you. Indeed we are open on Thursday after 11pm and serve till midnight between Thursday to Saturday evenings and in case you were hoping to pop back in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Long time drinker at the Tavern, it has a good atmosphere, good selection of beers (local XT and Animal are regulars) and a mixture of good size tables for larger groups (plus the Blue Room upstairs for private events). The food is now a bit...More

Thank TeamTallis
Nick W, Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi TeamTallis, Thank you for your review. We are quite proud of our selection of real ales and craft beers and try to please all sorts of tastes by offering different variety of drinks at same time. Nice to hear that you enjoy St Aldates...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018

Booked the Blue Room for an evening celebration. It is a great value venue, the staff were very friendly and helpful and the food and beer is very good. I'd definitely book the venue again and visit the pub downstairs when in Oxford.More

Thank Lepode
Nick W, General Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Hi Lepode, Thank you so much for such lovely review. Really glad you've enjoyed choosing our venue for your celebration. We always strive to provide the best and make sure that our guests have a memorable time, enjoy our beers, creations from the kitchen and...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

It’s a little difficult to describe this place. Not very cosy but a bit quirky. Plenty of character. We stopped for a quick drink on a Saturday afternoon. I wasn’t keen on the big TV screens showing rugby but otherwise, there was a good range...More

Thank smith1265
Nick W, Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Smith1265, Thank you for your review and glad we reserved a spot in your memory and it would be lovely to see you back here for a meal to try our burgers (Mondays are the best for that, with our special Burger and Beer...More

Reviewed 11 April 2018

The St. Aldates serves arguably the best burger in Oxford, although you could buy quite a few burgers in a branch of one of the national chains for what you would pay for one here. There is, of course, no comparison as the quality exceeds...More

Thank 989pezza
Nick W, Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Hello there, Thank you very much for your review. We are very proud of our menu and very glad we impressed you with our burgers. Do note - Mondays we do a special £10 Beer and Burger offer. Any burger, any ale or house lager/wine...More

Reviewed 28 March 2018

This is a historic pub in the centre of Oxford with a few quirky features - such as closed doors downstairs inscribed 'Narnia' and 'Middle Earth'! Service at the bar was friendly and fairly quick, and the food not bad at all - nothing amazingly...More

Thank cltc43
Nick W, General Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Hi cltc43, Thanks for the review. Do hope that despite few issues you've enjoyed your visit with us and Oxford as a whole. Thank you for your kind words regarding our decor. We hope to create a homely atmosphere that would still surprise each and...More

Reviewed 6 March 2018

I had 30 ish people coming for drinks, and they reserved a good number of tables and were happy to make food.More

Thank Samantha C
Nick W, General Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Hi Samantha C, Thank you for your review. Indeed we take large bookings on weekends or any other day of the week. Our 1st floor area caters perfectly for larger bookings or private events and as much as possible we try to accommodate everyone's requests....More

Reviewed 21 February 2018

A busy pub, good staff, good beer - what's not to like. Popped in for a pint last Saturday, sport on tv and would return.

Thank DurhamPitLad
Nick W, General Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Hi DurhamPitLad, Always nice to hear good things. Thank you for the review, I will pass your comments onto the staff and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Nick West General Manager

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17 May 2016|
Response from Nick W | Property representative |
Sorry for the really late response to your question. Promise it will be more timely next time, or hit us up on Twitter. Couple of the staff here have access and can reply straight away. Cheers Nick Btw: Kitchen is open... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 241185
  • E-mail
St Aldates Tavern is an independent freehouse pub in oxford city centre. We pride ourselves on freshly made food from ingredients sourced from the local area, a quality real ale selection and relaxing atmosphere. We also have The Tank Room - A cracking place to catch all the big games on are giant screen!
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