Oxford City - walk 2
This walk takes you from Duke's Cut along to St Giles and then on to some unusual pubs in the City Centre. Select the pictures for larger views.

Dukes Cut, OxfordStart at the Lighthouse pub. (was the Dukes Cut) 1 Park End Street  OX1 1HH Open all day from noon, Saturday from 11am. The pub is a short walk from Oxford Rail Station. From the station head down Park End Street to the pub. Or from the bus stops in Castle Street walk up the slope to the junction and turn left. A very nice pub originally named after the stretch of canal next to it. (Dukes Cut) Marstons range of ales, free WiFi, verandah over the canal.
12-11 Mon-Thu; 11-Midnight Fri & Sat; 12-11 Sun
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Turn left out of the pub and then left into Worcester Street. Walk past George Street Mews and cross over past the end of George Street to continue up Worcester Street. Follow round to the right into Beaumont Street. You will pass the Ashmolean Museum and turn left at the end of this street into Saint Giles. The Eagle and Child will be on your left.

Eagle and Child

Eagle and Child, Oxford49 St. Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LU Open daily 11am, Sunday noon.
The Eagle and Child lays claim to a number of interesting literary connections. J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and fellow writers met here and dubbed themselves 'The Inklings'. They nicknamed the pub 'The Bird and Baby' The pub attracts many American Tourists and has been extended out the back to fit them all in.
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Cross to the other side of Saint Giles to the Lamb and Flag.

Lamb and Flag, OxfordNext is the Lamb and Flag.

12 St Giles  OX1 3JS  Open all day from noon
Owned by St John's College, and profits fund DPhil student scholarships.
Cheaper than average beer prices and good staff. Do not accept £50 notes or plastic. An interesting selection of Ales in very good condition.
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Cross the road back to the Eagle and Child and retrace your steps to walk on to St Mary Magdalen. Turn right into Friars entry (a narrow alley amongst the shops) to shortly reach Far from the Madding Crowd.

Far from the Madding Crowd PUB CURRENTLY CLOSED

Far from the Madding Crowd, Oxford 10-12 Friars Entry,  OX1 2BY  Open daily from 11:30, Sundays from noon.
Good beer and cheap simple food. Welcoming staff and a nice atmosphere in this large pub. Click the picture for the gallery and to comment.


Retrace your steps back to St Mary Magdalen's and turn right and walk down passing George Street into Cornmarket Street to find St Michaels Street on your right. Turn into St. Michaels Street and the Three Goats Heads will be on your left.

Three Goats Heads, OxfordThe Three Goats Head pub.

3A St. Michaels Street  OX1 2DR Open from noon.
Sam Smiths with low prices (for Oxford) Delicious fruit beers available. Look at the crazy ceiling. The pub has two bars in the evenings, one above the other. No real ale but many beers to choose from. Click the picture for the gallery and to comment.

Retrace your steps back to Cornmarket Street and turn right. You will find the Crown on your right.

Crown Inn

Crown Inn, Oxford59a Cornmarket Street   OX1 3HB  Open all day from 11am
Very nice pub inside and out with a great team of staff. A good range of beers all in good condition. Free WiFi. Click the picture for the gallery and to comment.


To return to the start point, continue to the end of Cornmarket Street and turn right into Queen Street though to Bonn Square and New Road.

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