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Rose & Crown

#194 of 460 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
Bar, Pub, British
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14 North Parade Avenue, Oxford OX2 6LX, England
+44 1865 510551
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small old pub ,friendly landlord ,food was good , even a pint of sausages ??? Mixture of clientele which makes listening to the conversation interesting , from nutty professor. To ice hockey players

Thank Roland S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This is a pub where there is a decent selection of ales, no background music, a really lovely garden, the barmen wears a tie, and the food is reasonably priced and good value. George Orwell would probably be quite happy with this place. I've been a here a number of times and it is a becoming a "go to". Really... More 

Thank the_intrepid_cyclist
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We popped in for a quick drink and were given a warm welcome from the lady behind the bar. Good beer. Obviously popular with locals. Quite a big yard at the back with tables. Is really old-fashioned and has lots of character. Prices a lot steeper than in the North!

Thank gill52015
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We were staying near to the Rose & Crown, looked in earlier and then returned for early drinks - a very welcoming pub, there were so many people there at early doors, it really speaks for itself. We perched by a table as you go in, and had to wait for people to leave the bar at the back, before... More 

Thank Marion D
Oxford, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This pub, my local is the real thing when it comes to a local pub. Friendly warm proprietors great beer, spirit and wine offer and decent real pub grub. Not glossy but what it lacks in modern comfort it more than makes up for in character. The epitome of a local that trades on what is now an old pub... More 

Thank Jezblanc
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88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This is a very quirky pub. I love it. They serve great beers with a guest ale which is always lovely. The food is great . A friendlier pub you will struggle to find. A real gem.

Thank mrcomfy
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159 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I visited the Rose and Crown while staying in Oxford. I was greeted with a warm welcome. The small bar has an excellent range of beers with a friendly atmosphere. I had a salad, reasonably priced and it arrived quickly. What can I say but highly recommended.

Thank Steveh964993
Oxford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Great friends last drinks of the evening superb jazz band wonderful Situated in north Oxford has a large seating area outside with tables and chairs fantastic atmosphere for all ages Very nice bar staff extremely helpful Well done all

Thank Trevorelford
Worcester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We had lunch here on Saturday and it was very pleasant. A very quaint olde worlde pub set in a very pretty location. We stayed across the road in an apartment and the whole time felt like we were on holiday, rather than a weekend away. The landlord of The Rose and Crown gave us tips and hints about where... More 

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Yorba Linda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Dinner is yet to come. And it has been delicious: my wife with her "safe" fish and chips, me with whatever strikes my fancy: steak and kidney pie--both quite good. At the end of meal, Andrew kindly checked in with us; A kind and gracious host. Everyone was very pleasant.

Thank SilvrboxtrYorbaLinda

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$57
Bar, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 North Parade Avenue, Oxford OX2 6LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 510551
In Oxford you'll find a warm welcome at the Rose and Crown (built in 1863). Run by Deborah and Andrew for 30years, the award winning pub is popular with students, locals and tourists of all ages and interests. The bar stocks a range of traditional English bitter on handpump, as well as good wines, malt whiskies, Belgian bottled beers and lager. The menu offers a selection of hot and cold meals, freshly made sandwiches and light snacks. The traditional interior is simply styled with a cosy, characterful atmosphere and to the rear a vine-draped, heated and covered courtyard. Close to the town centre. Recommendations include The Good Pub Guide, The Good Beer Guide, The Quiet Pint.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?