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St Aldates Tavern

) #155 of 474 Restaurants in Oxford $$ - $$$ , ,
108 St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BU, England
+44 1865 241185
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
108 St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BU, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to St Aldates Tavern after the stench of the Old Tom pub a few doors down had smoked us out. The bar staff were super friendly and we were served promptly. The drinks were great on a hot day. The menu looked brilliant....More

Thank KinkyNoodle
Nick W, AM at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to seeing you again soon :-)

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Fairly small and busy but with friendly bar staff. A good range of ales, a couple of proper ciders and some craft beers. A good addition to any Oxford pub appreciation tour ...More

Thank Montyf1
Nick W, General Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Montyf1, Thanks for the review and for the kind words. Always happy to hear that someone has a nice time with us, our ales are ever changing so feel free to pop back in on your travels and sample something new. All the best...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017

Having gone through a 2-stage online booking process that implied we'd be privileged to be granted a table, the eating experience was pretty drab. Several bog-standard dishes were off (no fish and chips or sausage and mash - please!) and what was available to order...More

Thank WeeWillieWinkie06
Nick W, Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for the review, Thanks for visiting us and for the comments on the beer and the staff here. However I am sorry to hear about your experience on the food. Occasionally Sunday lunches get incredibly busy and we can run out of one...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

So I found this place, nice independent pub in centre of Oxford, most the others are Greene King 😩 Ordered fish cakes with sweet potato fries, really tasty usual pointless side salad but that's the fashion! A nice pint of Dark Stars Pheasant, clean and...More

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

Hi FEOE, Thanks for the review and for coming to us for the sport and some beers. I am sorry that the sound was not on, for big sporting events/ games we almost always do either in the Blue Room or in the main bar...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This place really needs to get a new bar lady who is attentive and has knowledge of food and drink. I understand you can't know everyrhing but come on no beer or food knowledge. The amount of times I had to stand at the bar...More

Thank LL156
Nick W, General Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi LL156, Thanks for the review and for bringing this to my attention, although I am replying two months after your review, the comments were taken on board straight away. I have spoken to the member of staff in question, it was her first job...More

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Good food with 3 good veggie options. Excellent service and good value for money. Nice beer and cider. Recommend this pub.More

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

Hi Steve, Thanks for the review and great to hear you found some veggie options. It's become a bit of a focus of our to ensure we have plenty of veggie and vegan options on, our menu changed recently so please do come down to...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

We found it impossible to walk past this tavern without popping in for a drink. Once inside the atmosphere and choice of real ales is great.

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

Hi Brian, Sorry about that :) We have recently added a 7th ale tap so the range is ever increasing, hope we can tempt you in again some time soon. Kind Regards Nick West General Manager

Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The staff and service was the most impressive part of our visit - welcoming, friendly, attentive and yet not intrusive. Food was good, a good range of beers, overall a lovely lunch.More

Thank Aef187
Nick W, General Manager at St Aldates Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Aef187, It's always great to hear when people have a nice time with us, thanks for bringing the family along. We hope to see you again in the future, have to try some of our new beers next time. Kind Regards Nick West General...More

Reviewed 26 March 2017

We were using the upstairs fun tonight room and found it perfect time for our rooms. The young staff were responsive and the beer selection superb. Wish it was my local!More

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

Dear WellingtonKiwiJo, Anywhere can be your local and we would happily welcome you back ;) Thanks for the review, it's a pity you are not in the area as we have put in an extra ale tap for that added choice. Kind Regards Nick West...More

Reviewed 18 March 2017

I had wanted to experience a meal in an authentic English tavern, and St Aldates surely left me happy. The ambience is good, and the bartender, who is also the waiter, was very friendly, patient and efficient. We did not have to wait long for...More

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

Dear ykh_malaysia, Thanks for the review, we are really happy to hear that you were happy with the experience for both food and drinks. Please come say hi you are next in the area. Kind Regards Nick West General Manager

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tessafaulkner238
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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