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The Fishes

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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner

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The Fishes is a hidden gem. Quite a big gem, too. An imposing Victorian building set in acres of wooded grounds leading down to the banks of Seacourt Stream. The deck that wraps around the conservatory offers a rare opportunity in land-locked Oxford to dine outside with an idyllic view. In recognition of this, the Fishes was named Al Fresco Dining Pub of the Year in 2006, as well winner of The Public Vote in Oxfordshire Restaurant awards 2012 making it one of the best restaurants in Oxford.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Me & my friend came here after doing walk 98 of the UK top 100 walks and because this restaurant was listed as a PH on my os map (i try to tick them off). This was an excellent choice, at first we thought we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Lozza_H_07
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food, warm atmosphere and attentive staff. Sunday roast beef highly recommended especially the Yorkshire puddings

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Ella_LAR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The Fishes in March and had a wonderful meal. So we returned with friends visiting us for the weekend. Unfortunately we weren't as impressed as before. The waitresses were friendly but maybe a little too friendly. It took a while for our starters...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 326nikiy
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Despite it being a cold November evening we received a very warm welcome from both bar and restaurant staff. Took a little time to choose from a plentiful menu and attentive staff made sure we had everything we needed to make a very enjoyable evening....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 172lynnd
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Has definitely gone downhill since the last time I was here. Called in for a coffee (mocha) and to have a casual business meeting. It was mid morning and not busy. The staff were talking amongst themselves and not interested. It took an age to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mrsoxon
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Excellent service and large choice of food. The Sunday Roast is highly recommend. Lovely little find with a country pub atmosphere. Large eating areas inside and out! Lots of space in the garden.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Helen M
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Oh dear we loved the fishes and have had many lovey meals here. But each time we have been we are not quite so pleased . This time we went with son and girlfriend for Sunday lunch . The meal took an hour to arrive...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Discover61866587957
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We booked a table for Sunday lunch as we were in the area. As always the service was great and food fantastic. Yes there was a little wait for food but the place was packed so it’s to be expected. We always eat here when...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank richard-lisa
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped in at the Fishes on our way from Lincoln to Portsmouth and it really capped off our weekend in style. Not only Dog friendly but each and every member of staff went out of their way to make us and our furry friend...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Bulbag
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely autumn walk to enjoy a rewarding Sunday lunch at The Fishes. The weather was warm and sunny so we elected to sit outside on the upper desk. We were relaxed but even being relaxed to not have our food served until...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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26 March 2018|
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Response from 834phild | Reviewed this property |
More than welcome from what I saw on my visit
23 August 2016|
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Response from Hamish S | Property representative |
Sure bring the dogs. All well behaved dogs and humans welcome!
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