Oxford City - walk 1
This short walk takes you to some of the major tourist attractions and seven of the best pubs in Oxford City. Start from St Aldates Post Office. Allow plenty of time if you wish to visit some of the attractions. Select the pictures for a larger view.

Bear Inn, OxfordStart at the Bear pub. From St Aldates head into Blue Boar Street opposite, passing the Museum of Oxford, to soon reach the Bear. The Bear Inn 6 Alfred Street. OX1 4EH
Fullers pub, open from 11am daily, 11;30 on Sundays. Food served 12-9, Free WiFi.
The Bear Inn is home to a rather impressive (if somewhat random) collection of ties - visitors from all around the globe have contributed their neckwear.
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Website http://bearoxford.co.uk/

Retrace your steps to St Aldates, cross and turn left. Keep on past the Old Tom and turn right into Pembroke Street. At the end of the street you will find the Royal Blenheim.

Royal Blenheim

Royal Blenheim OxfordThe Royal Blenheim. 13 St Ebbes. OX1 1PT.  A White Horse brewery pub.
Open all day from 11 am with food served lunchtime and evening.
A large range of very fine ales are available and are enthusiastically served.
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Website http://royalblenheim.co.uk/

Turn right up the slope of St Ebbes street, crossing over into New Inn Hall street. Walk on passing Shoe Lane and St Michael Street to reach George Street. Turn left to reach the Four Candles on your left.

The Four Candles, OxfordNext is the Four Candles.
51-53 George Street  OX1 2BE  Open from 8am daily
Nice looking Wetherspoon with a gallery seating area upstairs. Very slow and surly service on our visit. Cheap food served all day.
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Website http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/the-four-candles

Turn right out of the Four Candles to retrace your steps up George Street and to reach the Grapes on your right.

Beerd   (previously the Grapes)

The Grapes, Oxford
7 George Street, OX1 2AT. Open 11-11.30 Mon-Thu; 11-12.30am Fri & Sat; 11-11.30 Sun
Food 12-11 Mon-Sat; 12-10 Sun    Bath Ales
Beerd is the sole surviving Victorian pub in Oxford city centre.
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Website http://www.beerdoxford.com/

Turn right out of the Beerd and continue along George Street and continue in the same direction into Broad Street. You will find the White horse on your left, opposite the Science Museum, Sheldonian Theatre and Bodlian library.

White Horse OxfordThe White Horse pub.

52 Broad Street. OX1 3BB Open all day from 11am, good food served all day.
A grade two listed building dating back to the 16th century. Famous for its Fish and Chips. Also famous for filming of Inspector Morse in the 1980's and more recently 'Lewis' and the new 'Endeavour'. Click the picture for the gallery and to comment.


Turn left and soon reach the Kings Arms.

The Kings Arms

Kings Arms OxfordThe Kings Arms, 40 Holywell Street, OX1 3SP Open all day from 10:30, Food served all day from 11am.
Built in 1607 and still standing in its original position, the pub is one of the oldest in Oxford City. Good range of ales and plenty of seating.
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From the Kings Arms, cross over Holywell Street into Catte Street and turn left into New College Lane under the Bridge of Sighs. Turn left into St Helens Passage immediately after the bridge.

Turf Tavern OxfordThe Turf Tavern.

4-5 Bath Place. OX1 3SU. Open from 11am daily. Greene King pub with a good range of guest beers including local brews. A 13th century Ale House with a sought after clientele of students, 'dons', and International Tourists. Very busy at lunchtimes. Free WiFi.
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Return to Catte Street and turn left through Radcliffe Square to reach the High Street. Cross and turn right. Take the first left into Magpie Lane. At the end turn right and follow the road round to eventually turn left and left again back to the Bear.

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