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The Oxford Retreat

) #344 of 472 Restaurants in Oxford $$ - $$$ , British,
1-2 Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford OX1 2EW, England
+44 1865 250309
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
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Bar, British, Pub, European
$$ - $$$
1-2 Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford OX1 2EW, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I held my 40th birthday party upstairs of the Oxford Retreat. The team where really good at contacting me to arrange venue due details such as start times, finding a DJ, food choices etc. On the night the staff where very courteous with the various...More

Thank Lucy E
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The function room was great, it was way bigger than I had expected and had it's own private bar (and bar man!), toilets and outside area. There was plenty of space to dance too. We could play our own music and were allowed in earlier...More

Thank Verity C
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

The party went great! Staff where awesome and the set up was great, loved that there was a toilet, speaker and area to dance. Ideal for a throwing a party. Was also nice that balloons had been put out for me as I forgot to...More

Thank connieconnie1996
Reviewed 21 May 2017

It looks as if this has just had a refurb. and how good it was. The chap behind the bar gave me a very generous taster of a beer I had not seen before. I took straight to it it and ordered a pint. We...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 26 April 2017

The Oxford Retreat was a brilliant venue for my retirement party. Excellent having Imogen to liaise with, and she sorted out every detail very efficiently and pleasantly. The food was brought up to us on time, the only small hitch was that from the first...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Great atmosphere and staff could not have been more helpful or friendly having phoned and booked table so we could eat, drink and watch the match. Simple rugby menu but burgers were superb as was veggie sausage. Really eclectic crowd of happy punters. Just the...More

Thank Tonttapir
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

I spent time here whilst staying at a local hostel and travelling between Oxford and London. Usually solo travellers wanting to sit and read is seen to put a dampener on an evening but I was always made to feel welcome to sit with my...More

Thank TravellingPeakPixie
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We planned to go for a drink or two at the Oxford retreat this weekend. It has recently been closed for refurbishment so we were eager to see the results. We were disappointed. No atmosphere and furniture which would not look out of place in...More

Thank MrsPBanbury
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Popped into The Retreat for a couple of pints whilst visiting Oxford. The building is very attractive on the outside and has clearly undergone a recent refurbishment inside, very clean and modern. Drinks served by welcoming staff and mine was served with a slice of...More

Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Not the best pub in the area. The toilets were awful and dirty. The food was ok but nothing special. The location is good as it is next to a pay and display car park.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$32
Bar, British, Pub, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 23:59
16:00 - 23:59
16:00 - 23:59
16:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-2 Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford OX1 2EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 250309
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