Oxford Blue information

At the Oxford Blue you can enjoy a traditional family get together over a delicious Sunday roast. The excellent food and good service make this a popular pub.

Opening Hours
Opening Hours
MON

17:00 - 23:00

TUE

17:00 - 23:00

WED

17:00 - 23:00

THU

17:00 - 00:00

FRI

17:00 - 00:00

SAT

12:00 - 00:00

SUN

12:00 - 23:00

Food Served
Food Served
Yes
Cuisine
Cuisine
Pub Food
Average Meal Cost
Average Meal Cost
Under £10
Alcohol Served
Alcohol Served
Yes
Average Wine Price
Average Wine Price
£50.00
Average Beer Price
Average Beer Price
£2.70
Cocktail List
Cocktail List
Yes
Other Entertainment
Other Entertainment
Board games.
Entertainment Facilities
Entertainment Facilities
Newspapers, WiFi
Payment
Payment
Disabled Access
Disabled Access
Wheelchair Access
Disabled Toilets
Disabled Toilets
No
Outdoor Area
Outdoor Area
Yes
Outdoor Info
Outdoor Info
Beer garden with lighting, open until 23:00.
Children Welcome
Children Welcome
Yes
Children Times & Conditions
Children Info
until 22:00.
Children Facilities
Children Facilities
High Chairs

Oxford Blue reviews

A nice pub with a relaxed feel. Sunday lunches are yummy here.



The Oxford Blue is one of the most popular pubs in town.

The Venue
Ten minutes walk from the city centre, The Oxford Blue sits between Cowley and Iffley roads in the quiet, residential surroundings of Marston Street. Of the three roads streaming away from the city at Magdalen Roundabout, Iffley Road is the calmest and the quickest route to The Blue.

The university sports ground dominates the south side of the road and provides aesthetic respite from the busily structured beauty of the High Street and city centre. The pub itself is towards the Iffley end of Marston Street, with benched tables in front of it. There is room for up to 100 people inside and 50 or more outside.

The People
The interior is smart and comfortable and is duck-egg white with black leather sofas, pine tables and matching chairs. It has the air of a chic but tubby bachelor’s living room - the classy modern furniture contrasts with shelves of dog-eared books and board games. There are also a handful of tables out the front and the back for surreptitious smokers and those elusive summer days.

Except for weekends it is rarely busy before six o’clock, when a steady stream of friendly regulars and mock-shabby students potter in for a few pints and occasional food. As well as a plasma screen and a smaller TV, there is a projection screen for the more popular sports matches so, although it can get busy during the top football and rugby fixtures, it should be possible to see most of a screen in some part of the pub. The amiable bar staff are helpful and attentive and this is reflected in the easygoing vibe between regulars, students and families.

The Food
Although towards the pricier end of the pub market in Oxford (expect to pay between £6 and £12 for a main course), the food is of a high standard and has many fans and a lot of regular customers. Breakfast is served from 10am, lunch noon to 3pm, and dinner from 6pm to 9pm. On Sundays a selection of roasts is served from midday onwards. The homemade burgers and the generous roasts are delicious highlights, with homemade desserts to complement them. There is also a choice of lighter bites and snacks if you are feeling peckish.

The Drink
Standard lagers (Kronenbourg, Fosters) are served crisp and cold, but an underwhelming couple of ales are not this pub’s strongest suit. There is a well chosen range of bottled cider, wines and spirits and also a swanky coffee machine for those work based wi-fi sessions.

The Last Word
Without a doubt one of the best pubs in Oxford. The Oxford Blue is friendly, smart and comfortable. It is relaxing during the day with free wi-fi, great food and an excellent coffee machine, and there is enough hustle and bustle during evening sports fixtures to add that classic pub excitement to the occasion.