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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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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (19 reviews)
“burger” (15 reviews)
“sunday roast” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
108 St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BU, England
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1 - 10 of 207 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Love going here for drinks post work and at weekends Lively atmosphere Friendly staff Good music or sports shown on wide screen TV Fine wines and good selection of beers Games and relaxed seating areas Not so keen on the food im afraid ...not great...More

Thank yvie666
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a brilliant place. We were lucky enough to reserve a table for the rugby and the staff couldn't have been more accommodating. The pub has a brilliant atmosphere to watch sports, though it gets VERY busy. Atmosphere was better than being at Twickenham! The...More

Thank Griffin83
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to Oxford for a few nights stopped at the Tavern to watch football match less said about that the better. Decided to have some food whilst there Had Eggs Benedictine and sausage and chips in a Ciabatta we were quite leased with it though...More

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I paid £9.50 (the cheapest main meal on the menu) for battered halloumi, chips and mushy peas. The battered halloumi was so salty that I may as well have just eaten a large block of salt. The chips were kind of chewy, like they'd been...More

Thank Sarah R
Nick W, General Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Hi Sarah, Many thanks for the review and firstly apologies for the food that was served to you. I am sorry to hear that it was not up to our usual standards as it has been a real focus of our of late. Halloumi is...More

Reviewed 19 September 2017

Met friends for Sunday lunch at the SATav. Made booking on line which wasn't confirmed so rang to make sure. Pub was ok lunch nice but we were told portions were small so we ordered extra roast potatoes for the boys, the beer was good...More

Thank Dennis Y
Nick W, General Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Hi Dennis, Thanks for the review and for coming to St Aldates for Sunday lunch. Always nice to hear when someone wants to return. Sorry to hear that the portion size was a bit on the small side, I will pass the comments onto the...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017

We recently hosted a reception in the Blue Room after my son's christening nearby. I cannot praise Nick and his team enough for the outstanding, friendly service and delicious, freshly-cooked food. Right from the first enquiry to the event itself, nothing was too much trouble...More

Thank Kat R
Nick W, General Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Hi Kat, We are really happy to hear that all had a good time here, it was a pleasure to host your Christening party and everyone was so friendly all day. Apologies to Richard for the hiccup on the projector usage but we got there...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017

This particular visit was for a work social, but I have been here for quiet drinks with friends and for large socials where we hired the Blue Room upstairs. Oxford pubs and bars are not renowned for their friendly service, but St Aldate's Tavern, for...More

Thank Sian H
Nick W, General Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Hi Sian, Wow, thanks for the kind words, really appreciated and the team loved hearing your feedback. We are always happy to hear that things are going well and plan to keep them that way for the foreseeable future.

Reviewed 11 September 2017

This was our latest visit so can now confirm how consistently good this place is. Nothing fancy, scrubbed tables, clean surroundings efficient and welcoming team. Good beer, freshly cooked food delivered to your table in good time even when packed. It is always a good...More

Thank Glenn H
Nick W, General Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Hi Glenn, Thanks for the review, happy to hear the visits have all been good and hope that they continue to be so. You are right on the kitchen side, we have a very small kitchen for the amount of orders it receives, but the...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017

Great location if you live in Abingdon as bus stop right outside....food is great ....Sunday lunch used to be better than it has been recently....good selection of beers and guest ales ...great for watching sport on Saturday afternoonMore

Thank Yuppa
Nick W, General Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Hi Yuppa Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and a nice one at that, our ales are ever changing which makes things interesting. Sport is one of our focuses here especially on a Saturday. Sorry to hear about the Roasts though, we...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

I had the egg benedict, it was ok, probably because the ham wasn't Canadian ham so it tasted a bit different then I expected. I tried some fish and chips from my mom, it was great! Highly recommended!More

Thank Ting-Hsuan H
Nick W, General Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Hi Ting-Hsuan What does Canadian ham taste like to be so different to UK ham? Would love to try some and see the difference. thanks for the review though and hope you had a great time in Oxford. If you are ever in the area...More

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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, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
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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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