The Turf Tavern

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  • Ranked #2 for pubs in Oxford
  • Justin L.
    "Possibly the best pub in Oxford."(5 Tips)
    Bear B.
    "Great old Rosie cloudy cider and good food!"(5 Tips)
    M W.
    "Good list of beers, ales and ciders on tap."(3 Tips)
    Susan A.
    "Wonderful 13th-century pub with a great selection of beers."(7 Tips)
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  • Cintain 昆.
    An experience from the moment you start down the alley which was invisible a moment before. The back rooms break the ambiance a bit, but they're a good thing when crowded. Great beer selection.
  • Yeliz A.
    Yeliz AticiOctober 6, 2015
    the atmosphere is great plus the food:) tried fish and chips and mac and cheese to go classical and they were both great!
  • Richard H.
    Richard HarrisJanuary 2, 2016
    On tap ales and ciders usually very expensive (around £5), but excellent. 3 outdoor areas (Front, back, and patio) to choose from. Card payment minimum of £10.
  • Kazem E.
    Kazem EdmondJanuary 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    A great pub. Legendary! The food is pretty good. The beer selection is OK. And the service is quick and friendly. The bar tenders really know their stuff.
  • Shannon L.
    Shannon LowJuly 7, 2016
    Best pub in Oxford. Great outdoor seating, lots of seating, good selection of beers on tap, great fish and chips, friendly staff.
  • Olga P.
    Nice and lovely pub. Quite busy on the weekends. The bad thing was that they leave the doors open...it was very cold inside.
  • M W.
    M WSeptember 25, 2014
    Good list of beers, ales and ciders on tap. Mind the head inside as is not for tall people. Definitely great when sun is out.
  • Jol N.
    Jol NgJuly 31, 2013
    Hole in the wall place that serves up generous portions. Share with a friend if you're not ready to tackle a jumbo-sized meal!
  • Tobias R.
    Tobias ReynoldsAugust 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Approx 10 guest ales to choose from at any time. A quiet idyll hidden in the middle of the city (rarely quiet though due to it's popularity)
  • Catarina P.
    Catarina PereiraMay 3, 2016
    Great pub in Oxford. Many delicious beers to taste and great food. Fish and chips: highly recommended!
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KilkennyOctober 28, 2016
    Lovely old building. Small inside so if you want food get there in plenty of time to find a seat and avoid peak times for food
  • Bear B.
    Bear ByronMay 27, 2014
    One of the best hidden gems in Oxford! Great old Rosie cloudy cider and good food! #winner
  • Justin L.
    Justin LaneApril 27, 2013
    Possibly the best pub in Oxford. The back patio near the fire pits are the best. Good local brews.
  • Gary F.
    Gary FarrJuly 18, 2013
    Tucked right out the way, real busy, but great service, great fresh food and brilliant range of drink
  • Katerina B.
    Katerina BristNovember 14, 2016
    Good Sunday roast and super cute pub for a cold day inside and for a sunny day at the garden!
  • stuart c.
    The Turf has taken a turn for the worse recently, the management know that they will always have the trade so prices have been jacked up and the large beer selection is no more. £4 for a coke...
  • An K.
    An KkaSeptember 6, 2014
    A very nice pub. The staff are friendly and the service is quick and efficient. The food was tasty and filling.
  • Ashley .
    Ashley 🎵 GenevieveAugust 19, 2014
    Came here after a walking tour, so glad our guide told us about it! Great beer and cider selection
  • Claire M.
    Claire MeadowsNovember 14, 2012
    Great pub - one of my favourites anywhere. Massive fish and chips, and a great range of beer
  • Pat S.
    Pat SFebruary 29, 2016
    Good beer selection, nice outdoor area. Apparently where Bill Clinton "did not inhale" the spliff. Rumoured where ex Australian prime minister set world record time for drinking a yard glass.
  • Rob D.
    Rob DeaneJune 7, 2012
    Amazing fish and chips plus try the plum Titanic stout. Loads of staff, busy with good reason.
  • Bear B.
    Bear ByronMay 27, 2014
    One of the best hidden gems in Oxford! And the old Rosie cider on tap! And good food too. #winner
  • Hunter T.
    Hunter ThomasAugust 9, 2015
    Lively, sprawling pub built along the old city wall.
  • Charlotte R.
    Charlotte RobinsonApril 21, 2013
    Can be really busy if the weather is nice! Be patient and enjoy the friendly atmosphere!!
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinNovember 4, 2015
    Hard to find but well worth the effort. Great selection of real ales.
  • Redshoekangaroo
    RedshoekangarooMay 9, 2013
    The cheesecake ... Yummy, but it went through some destructive innovation to end up in a jar with biscuit on top!;?
  • Ania K.
    Ania K-DFebruary 17, 2013
    best place to warm up after a sight-seeing stroll when someone comes to visit. awesome outside heaters :)
  • Karin J.
    Karin JanzAirJune 26, 2016
    Must-see on any Oxford trip, even though it is no secret, it is still an awesome place to go.
  • Jim K.
    Jim KnightAugust 13, 2014
    Good ciders and amazing pork burger!
  • KT B.
    KT Bosse-FoyDecember 28, 2012
    Just order any of the local ales, they're all awesome.
  • Anthony C.
    Anthony CarlileApril 21, 2015
    Great pub, lots of history. Always full of tourists though
  • Leach E.
    Leach E. E.September 15, 2015
    Outdoor seating areas squeezed in underneath the medieval city wall.
  • Maxim P.
    Maxim ProkhorovAugust 2, 2015
    This place is awesome. Sit in the yard and just breathe the history.
  • Anna V.
    Anna VentouratouSeptember 25, 2016
    Great variety of wines and beers, great garden
  • Megan M.
    Megan McNishMarch 29, 2015
    Fish and chips were great, but it's a little bit touristy for my taste
  • Meli
    MeliDecember 6, 2013
    Great ales to find any time! Can't be missed in Oxford.
  • Clau G.
    Clau GheorghitaJuly 23, 2015
    McLovin burger with side of blue cheese
  • Susan A.
    Susan AllenJuly 23, 2011
    Wonderful 13th-century pub with a great selection of beers.
  • İbrahim G.
    One of the best pubs in Oxford!
  • Dina S.
    Dina SalapićApril 11, 2013
    For all the people from the Balkans, the bartender is from Montenegro :)
  • Joe
    JoeOctober 5, 2010
    The interior fills up fast - get a seat in one of the courtyards if you can
  • Marisa C.
    Marisa CorleyOctober 9, 2012
    This used to be just outside the college walks so the students could drink without worry
  • Susan D.
    Susan DiasMay 31, 2013
    Cool tavern with great deck on good weather day!
  • Josh B.
    Josh BarrowMay 21, 2015
    Historic. Cosy and good drinks
  • Carlos G.
    Carlos GonzálezMarch 29, 2015
    Beers- Hunter's Chicken - Hickory smoked beef brisket burguer
  • Chris W.
    Chris WakeJune 1, 2010
    Order the curry special - I've had it twice and have not yet been disappointed. Surprising given it's a standard Oxford pub.
  • Ian W.
    Ian WilliamsOctober 6, 2010
    Excellent secret pub to be found right in the heart of Oxford
  • Mihnea M.
    Mihnea MiculescuOctober 7, 2012
    If you're ordering food, ALWAYS ask for the specials!
  • Kat
    KatJune 29, 2016
    Excellent sweet potato & quinoa salad
  • Jonathan L.
    Jonathan LippsMay 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try a pint of the summer ale for one of the nicest hoppy ales in Oxford.
  • Abigail
    AbigailNovember 19, 2012
    Helpful and charming staff.. Order the marshmallows!
  • Ros O.
    Ros O' FlynnOctober 21, 2016
    Was not good. Had lunch on a Wednesday.I got Hunters Chicken,it was tough & dry, and had clearly been a long time before being served.My partner got a burger, dry & overdone. Not a good spot for food.
  • Can Y.
    Can YegulFebruary 3
    Jerky beef ribs was amazing!
  • Heisen B.
    Heisen BergFebruary 8
    Just for the history of it, have a cloudy cider here
  • Sergii T.
    Sergii TkachenkoNovember 29, 2015
    Pulm porter and food
  • Geoffrey P.
    Geoffrey PascoeAugust 27, 2014
    The hunter's chicken is great
  • Julian S.
    Julian SimsMarch 28, 2012
    The fish & chips are really good!
  • Jannik
    JannikSeptember 30, 2015
    My favorite pub in Oxford
  • Francis
    FrancisMarch 27
    Sunday roast was disappointing. Dry vegetables, and a flattened, soggy Yorkshire pudding.
  • Lizzy G.
    Lizzy GregorySeptember 4, 2014
    good selection of beers on tap
  • Anja Z.
    Anja Z.April 30, 2013
    Delicious salads, expensive though.
  • Jake T.
    Jake TownsendOctober 20, 2013
    Get place when the weathers good
  • Vignesh V.
    Vignesh ViswanathAugust 15, 2011
    Burger board its the best choice in the menu.period.
  • Julian S.
    Julian SimsMarch 28, 2012
    The Turf Summer Ale is excellent!
  • Lydia R.
    Lydia RankovMay 5, 2014
    Very busy but a charming atmosphere
  • Dave I.
    Dave IngramJanuary 12, 2010
    If you like cider, try Old Rosie here. Excellent scrumpy (over 7%)!
  • Идрис Г.
    the best place in oxford maybe
  • Sultan A.
    Sultan ArifApril 20, 2013
    Rubbish service but decent ale and cider.
  • Laurent M.
    Laurent MolterMarch 31, 2013
    Old Rosie, Old Rosie, cider!
  • David M.
    David MahonJune 25, 2015
    Everything
  • Rob O.
    Rob OrdelmanMarch 11, 2016
    Amstel beer on draft!
  • Bernard V.
    Bernard ValentineAugust 9, 2016
    A super beer garden.
  • Ашли .
    Ашли 🤖October 25, 2015
    8 out of 10, would Turf again.
  • Audrey Q.
    Audrey QOctober 22, 2011
    Do not order a bloody Mary. It literally is vodka and tomato juice.
  • Catarina P.
    Catarina PereiraNovember 29, 2014
    Awesome pub!
  • Jen R.
    Jen RossApril 23, 2016
    Great food and drink
  • Lilian L.
    Lilian LamJune 17, 2016
    Lunch options are great!
  • Jon
    JonJune 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Really really dog friendly!
  • Cyndie D.
    Cyndie Da RochaAugust 24, 2016
    THE place in Oxford
  • Rich F.
    Rich FletcherNovember 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The cask ales... food is okay.
  • Lucas C.
    Lucas CarnaubaSeptember 7, 2013
    Nice beer!!
  • Tamlin M.
    Tamlin MageeAugust 4, 2012
    Hey guys. It isn't a secret at all.
  • maya h.
    maya hageMarch 22, 2014
    Positve energy
  • Eduardo R.
    Eduardo RechMarch 1, 2015
    The whole place
  • Rishon M.
    Rishon MarshallApril 19, 2013
    I would go there
  • Thomas Y.
    Thomas YasinSeptember 4, 2010
    Try a pint of Black Hole. Very quaffable ale
  • Milosz K.
    Milosz KrasinskiDecember 5, 2015
    Got drunk!
  • Simon L.
    Simon LeminMarch 28, 2010
    Look up to see a gargoyle!
  • Maria C.
    Maria ClaudiaJune 24, 2015
    La comida es muy rica y por supuesto la cerveza tambien. El ambiente atrás es perfecto.
  • Jefferson L.
    Jefferson LisboaMay 16, 2016
    Pub disputado! A comida é boa e aqui eles servem a Lilley's Apples & Pears..! Muito sucesso, no coração de Oxford =]
  • Nacho S.
    Nacho SierraSeptember 28, 2012
    Half pint buena compañía y tema de conversación después del college o haber dado un vistazo a Blackstone's. Turístico pero conveniente.
  • Ania M.
    Ania MysłowskaFebruary 23, 2015
    Uno de los pubs mas bonitos y curiosos de Oxford.
  • Efe T.
    Efe TaluOctober 6, 2015
    Özellikle mumbar dolmasını tavsiye ederim.
  • alex a.
    alex alexsandrovNovember 28, 2013
    Пробуем sooty stout темное с горчинкой)
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