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Click the map for tourism ideas Oxfordshire is primarily an agricultural county where wheat, barley and oats are grown. For many, the city of Oxford, with its ancient university and golden spires, provides the focal point. Its historic buildings, museums and peaceful courtyards can be explored on guided walking tours. To the north is the village of Woodstock, site of Blenheim Palace and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill in 1874. Relics of prehistoric and Roman habitation are preserved in different areas of the county.
Bear & Ragged Staff

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Appleton Road, Cumnor, Oxfordshire OX2 9QH. Tel: 01865 862329
13th-century village inn with flagstones, bare stone walls and beamed ceilings. Excellent fish menu and good ales.
Bear Inn


6 Alfred Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4EH. Tel: 01865 728164
Traditional low-ceilinged small pub known for its creaky floorboards and large collection of cut-off ties and cigarette cards. Located just behind the main thoroughfare and frequented by Oxford's students and locals alike.
Beetle And Wedge Hotel
, Moulsford On Thames, Oxfordshire OX10 9JF. Tel: 01491 651381
Converted boathouse standing right on the river Thames with a superbly warm welcome. The food is excellent, good sized portions and a wide choice of mouth watering dishes along with a large pudding selection.
Bird In Hand Inn

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Witney Road, Witney, Oxfordshire OX29 9XP. Tel: 01993 868321
Delightful Cotswold inn serving good food and well kept ales.
Black Boy Inn


Milton, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX15 4HH. Tel: 01295 722111
Blueberry Inn

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London Road, Blewbury, Oxfordshire OX11 9NU. Tel: 01235 850296
The Blueberry boasts an open kitchen with a wood fired pizza oven, where you can see your food being freshly prepared and cooked. Local ales are also on tap.
Boar'S Head


Church Street, Ardington, Oxfordshire OX12 8QA. Tel: 01235 835466
Lovely village inn next door to the church serving good wholesome food and real ales. Located just inside the North Wessex Downs AONB
Boot Inn

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Barnard Gate, Nr Eynsham, Oxfordshire OX29 6XE. Tel: 01865 881231
Wonderful Cotswold inn serving excellent food with stunning service to go with it. The Boot appears to be a typical small country pub from the outside but once inside you'll be amazed to find a stunning collection of boots & shoes donated by the rich & famous. From the Great Sir Stanley Matthew's to Jeremy Clarkson and Ian Botham and including a flipper donated by Michael Heseltine MP. Located very conveniently just off the A40 and a short drive from Oxford, the Boot is well worth a visit.
Bull Inn


Sheep Street, Charlbury, Oxfordshire OX7 3RR. Tel: 01608 810 689
Chester Arms


19 Chester Street, Cowley, Oxfordshire OX4 1SN. Tel: 01865 790438
The Chester is a cosy locals pub just off the main A4158 south of Oxford city centre however it's more than just a pub that is a stone's throw from the University rowing boathouses. The food is exceptional particularly the Steak Platter with some great ales to compliment. Our favourite visit in 2019
Clanfield Tavern
Bampton Road, Clanfield, Oxfordshire OX18 2RG. Tel: 01367 810223
Lovely inn of bare-stoned, beamed rooms and an impressive conservatory. The Clanfield serves excellent food and real ales and has a huge tree stretching over the ceiling.
Craven Arms


Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP. Tel:
OK, so it's not a real pub but... When Countryfile host a live show at wonderful Blenheim Palace and erect a temporary pub, call it the Craven Arms and you know John Craven - what's not to like? We'd also recommend many of the pubs and restaurants in Woodstock as well as Blenheim Palace itself. Well it was the birthplace of Winston Churchill and lanscaped by Capability Brown - England at it's best!
Crooked Billet

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Newlands Lane, Stoke Row, Oxfordshire RG9 5PS. Tel: 01491 681048
Delightful hidden gem but located just 5 miles North of Reading and dating back to 1642 serving great food. Dick Turpin used to hide out in the Crooked Billet.
Crown & Thistle Hotel
Bridge Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 3HS. Tel: 01235 522556
Excellent hospitality from the Crown & Thistle, built in 1605 and located close to the Abbey and the River Thames. Good food and a good base for exploring historic Abingdon.
Crown Inn
Mill Lane, Church Enstone, Oxfordshire OX7 4NN. Tel: 01608 677262
Lovely 17th Century inn serving good food and cask ales located on the edge of the Cotswolds. Set back from the road on the lane up to the magnificent pre-Norman St Kenelm's church.
Duke Of Cumberland'S Head

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Clifton, Deddington, Oxfordshire OX15 0PE. Tel: 01608 338534
16th Century listed thatched inn close to Edge Hill and the Northamptonshire border with good food and traditional ale.
Duke Of Marlborough


Woodleys, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1HT. Tel: 01993 811460
Eagle & Child


49 St. Giles, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3LU. Tel: 01865 302925
Classic ever popular watering hole for CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien lovers. A public house since 1650 serving good quality food and real ales and located in the heart of Oxford.
Falkland Arms
Great Tew, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 4DB. Tel: 01222 683653
Delightful Old English inn with oak panelling, inglenook fireplace and antique furniture. Located in a wonderful part of England halfway between Chipping Norton and Banbury. Named after Viscount Falkland, the inn serves a wonderful range of traditional ales, farm ciders and fruit wines along with a selection of snuffs ! No Children under 14.
Five Alls

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Filkins, Lechlade, Oxfordshire GL7 3JQ. Tel: 01367 860306
George Hotel


High Street, Dorchester On Thames, Oxfordshire OX10 7HH. Tel: 01865 340404
Great Western Arms

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Aynho, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX17 3BP. Tel: 01869 338288
Head Of The River


Folly Bridge, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4LB. Tel: 01865 721600
Wonderful hotel in a great location on the river Thames and just 10 minutes walk from the city centre. Good food and ales and a nice balcony overhanging the water where you can hire boats from.
Home Sweet Home
Roke, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 6JD. Tel: 01672 838249
Excellent thatched inn not far from the Wittenham Clumps ! 15th Century and converted from 4 cottages. Superb food and good ale.
Kings Arms

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40 Holywell Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3SP. Tel: 01865 242369
Classic inn dating back to 1606 frequented by students and tourists and always busy as it is located right in the heart of Oxford. Good wholesome food and well kept ales along with often a higher standard of conversation to be overheard from other customers.
Kings Head Inn

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The Green, Bledington, Oxfordshire OX7 6XQ. Tel: 01608 658365
15th Century Cotswold Inn located on the picturesque village green.
Lamb & Flag
12 Saint Giles, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3JS. Tel: 01865 515787
The Grade II listed Lamb and Flag has been an alehouse since about 1695, has a great selection of local ales and is actually owned by St. John's College so the profits are ploughed back into the university to fund students PhD Scholorships.
Lamb Inn

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Sheep Street, Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4LR. Tel: 01993 823155
Wonderful and extremely homely 16th century coaching inn with spectacular Tudor arch fireplace. We might be a bit biased about the Lamb as we visited on the way home, the day after we watched Fat Badger Kilo's favourite team win 5-0 in an FA Cup semi final at Wembley so we were already in a really good mood.
Lamb Inn


, Buckland, Oxfordshire SN7 8QN. Tel: 01367 870484
Leatherne Bottel


The Bridleway, Goring, Oxfordshire RG8 0HS. Tel: 01491 872667
Mason Arms
Station Road, South Leigh, Oxfordshire OX8 6XN. Tel: 01993 702485
Amazing 15th Century thatched inn serving excellent food, ales and wines but don't be caught with your mobile phone switched on or with any kids or dogs, as they'll all be thrown out ! If you're looking to spend some time in a good old Gentleman's club in a comfortable and civilised atmosphere with inglenook fireplaces then the Mason Arms is perfect. Peacocks and ducks are allowed, although they may find themselves on the menu ! Formally called 'Gerry Stonhill's Individual Masons Arms', this inn serves wonderful food, has a plethora of wines to choose from and an amazing collection of vintage armagnacs and a single cask of beer in the cellar. The Mason's is well worth a visit.
Maytime Inn

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, Asthall, Oxfordshire OX18 4HW. Tel: (01993) 822068
Merry Miller


Cothill Road, Dry Sandford, Oxfordshire OX13 6JW. Tel: 01865 390390
Merrymouth Inn


Stow Road, Fifield, Oxfordshire OX7 6HR. Tel: 01993 831652
Mill & Old Swan


School Hill, Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire OX29 0RN. Tel: 01993 774441
Nut Tree

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Main Street, Murcott, Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 2RE. Tel: 01865 331253
Delightful thatched inn set in lovely remote Oxford countryside but close to Junction 9 of the M40 and only 10 miles from Oxford. A warm welcome, excellent food and ales from the cask, although to our knowledge, the ducks on the adjacent duck pond are safe from the menu !
Peyton Arms
The Street, Stoke Lyne, Oxfordshire OX6 9SD. Tel: 01869 345285
Unspoilt little stone inn located in a peaceful rural setting where the the sheep in the adjacent field will happily take peanuts from your hands. Ales are served straight from the cask accompanied by a friendly smile and there is an Aunt Sally pitch in the garden. A very relaxing setting with a feeling of going back in time makes you forget that you are less than a mile from cars racing down the M40.
Queens Head

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17 Queen Street, Eynsham, Oxfordshire OX29 4HH. Tel: 01865 881229
The 18th Century Queens Head has had only four landlords since the second World War and the current friendly landlord has been in residence since 1983. The pub has been a regular in Camra's Good Beer Guide for years, even over three changes of brewery (Courage, Morlands and Greene King). Something that the Landlord takes great pride in. It is a testimony to the very high standard of beer served.
Red Lion

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8 Red Lion Street, Cropredy, Oxfordshire OX17 1PB. Tel: 01295 750224
15th Century inn with separate dining room and on the site of a civil war battle. The Red Lion looks as though it's somebody's house but if you venture inside you may whilst playing Bar Billiards, see one of the locals dressed in Victorian clothing who arrived at the inn on a Penny Farthing !
Royal Blenheim


13 St Ebbes Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1PT. Tel: 01865 242355
Classic 19th century pub with an ornate tiled floor, serving locally brewed well kept ales and a British menu.
Shaven Crown Hotel


High Street, Shipton-Under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire OX7 6BA. Tel: 01993 830330
Sir Charles Napier Inn
Sprigg'S Alley, Chinnor, Oxfordshire OX9 4BX. Tel: 01494 483011
The Sir Charles Napier Inn is filled with antique prints, and a hotchpotch of tables, chairs and sculptures. The food is superb including the cheeseboard. Draught beers are excellent as is the huge wine list.
Star Inn
Manor Road, Sulgrave, Oxfordshire OX17 2SA. Tel: 01295 760389
Delightful 17th Century inn
Stonor Arms
Stonor, Near Henley On Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 6HE. Tel: 01491 638866
18th Century coaching inn in beautiful surroundings with Henley boating memorabilia.
Swan Inn


, Swinbrook, Oxfordshire OX18 4DY. Tel: 01993 823339
The Bell


Adderbury, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX17 3LS. Tel: 01295 810338
The Chequers
, Weston-On-The-Green, Oxfordshire OX6 8QH. Tel: 01780 350319
Located 1 mile from Junction 9 of the M40, the Chequers is a 17th Century thatched inn built from Cotswold stone with a warm welcome and a Bar Billiards table. Excellent mix of English and Thai cuisine and very well kept ales.
The Chequers
, Burcot, Oxfordshire OX14 3DP. Tel: 01451 407771
16th Century thatched inn on the banks of the Thames and in the shadow of the Wittenham Clumps.
The Feathers

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Market Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1SX. Tel: 01993 812291
17th century coaching inn located in one of England's delightful Country Towns. Excellent reputation for fine food.
The Plough Inn

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1 High St,, Bodicote, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX15 4BZ. Tel: 01295 262327
Small inn just outside Banbury which brews it's own beer and has a circular pool table.
The Talkhouse
Wheatley Road, Stanton St. John, Oxfordshire OX33 1EX. Tel: 01451 351648
17th Century thatched inn, 5 miles from Junction 8 of the M40. Good food set in a homely atmosphere with traditional ale.
The Trout At Tadpole Bridge

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Buckland Marsh, Faringdon, Oxfordshire SN7 8RF. Tel: 01367 870382
17th century tranquil Thames side inn serving quality food in a relaxed and informal surroundings. Good ales along with an extensive wine list make the Trout well worth a visit.
Trout Inn
195 Godstow Road, Lower Wolvercote, Oxfordshire OX2 8PN. Tel: 01865 302071
17th Century inn constructed from the ruins of Godstow Abbey. The Trout is VERY popular with tourists as it appears in all the guides due to its long history which includes being torched by Parliamentarian troops. The Trout is now owned by the Vintage Inns Chain (Mitchells & Butlers) so the only ale you can get is draught Bass and the menu is the same as any other Vintage Inn. The Trout however, is blessed with a stunning location on the banks of the Thames.
Turf Tavern


4-5 Bath Place, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3SU. Tel: 01865 243235
13th century ale house tucked away behind many college buildings. If you can locate the Bridge of Sighs then the Turf can easily be found via St. Helen's Passge just behind the bridge. The service point & bars are small and busy at peak times but there a couple of large external drinking courtyards. The food is great and there are some excellent ales on offer and you may find that you're sat where former presidents, prime ministers and other notable people have been previously - Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton, Stephen Hawking & Oscar Wilde to name a few.
Vine Inn


11 Abingdon Road, Cumnor, Oxfordshire OX2 9QN. Tel: 01865 364939
White Hart

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, Wytham, Oxfordshire OX2 8QA. Tel: 01865 244372
The White Hart is just a short walk from the famous tourist pub, The Trout but is a million times better. The White Hart serves superb food and well kept ales and with exceptional service. Located in a quiet village but almost in earshot of a busy A34, this creeper clad stone inn is always popular and can get very busy but is still well worth a visit.
White Horse


52 Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3BB. Tel: 01865 204801
Can a pub in the centre of Oxford not be historical? This 16th century grade II listed building is opposite the Sheldonian Theatre and was used in the filming of Inspector Morse. Great food and quality ales. The last time we visited, we went to the White Horse twice in the same day and it wasn't to apologise!