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(formerly Oxford Tavern)

256 Kentish Town Road
Kentish Town

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Premises Status

This pub is temporarily Closed.

Opening Times


Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - Midnight
Sunday11.00 am - 10.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Fri noon - 4pm, 5pm - 10pm
Sat noon - 10pm
Sun noon - 9pm


Columbo Group

About the Pub

From the Camden New Journal - will roepen in New Tear as The Parakeet. Acquired by Columbo Group who own Jazz Cafe, Blues Kitchen and the Old Queens Head. Worrying thing is that neither Jazz Cafe or Blues Kitchen or Old Queens Head is known for real ale.

14/11/2022 - The Jazz at the Oxford site and poster, suggests the the closure is temporary while the Oxford is refurbished. Could be back for Christmas… It looks like they are working on the cellar so it might be good news. No planning application signs are visible. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

12/11/2002 - Closed when passing 6pm today. Google says permanently closed with last review over a month ago. Last social media post end of July. From another reporter, "Certainly not open and Jazz Club moved to Assembly Rooms. Last time I passed the casks were in the bar area and I assumed they were just doing it up."

Sold by Greene King in early 2018, West Berkshire Brewery bought this pub via their one sixth interest in Maverick Pubs Ltd and it was under the operation of the Brewery. With the sale of West Berks to Yattendon Estates in late 2021/early 2022, the involvement of West Berks has ended and the overall management sits with LT Management Services Ltd. On 3rd March 2022 the beers were from Redemption & Three Sods. "Staff advised they are effectively a free house so any beer could turn up."

A street corner, Victorian pub updated for the current day. It attracts a mixed crowd from the surrounding area, and provides a spacious and well appointed environment. An open plan kitchen, serves food cooked fresh to order from an extensive menu. A first floor bar and function room, is available to hire. It also hosts various events, more details on the pub's website. The interior features many period features, including the original mosaic tiles from 1863, and restored flooring, and fireplaces. An outside drinking area is available. Disabled access and facilities.

Historic Interest

Local Camden Listing:- Mid 19th century public house on corner site. Grey brick with stucco decoration and timber joinery. Although the immediate neighbours have been redeveloped it still reflects the scale and form of this building by virtue of its similar roofline and building line. It relates very closely to the high quality terraces to the south (234-248 & 204-208/218-228) and contributes much to the quality and consistency of the townscape, and provides a strong marker to this particular corner, which is an entrance to the Bartholomew Estate Conservation Area.

Regular ales

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Changing ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Source: National

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    10% off real ales.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden

    Pavement seating.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Until 7pm.

  • Events Events

    Sunday quiz from 7.00

  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Live jazz every Mon night, live music every Sat night, improv comedy gigs.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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256 Kentish Town Road
Kentish Town

Sat Nav Reference

51.549766, -0.140627


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Kentish Town

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Kentish Town

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Parakeet - London

Temporarily Closed


256 Kentish Town Road
Kentish Town

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Member Discount Scheme
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Events
  • Function Room
  • Live Music
  • Real Fire
  • Restaurant Area
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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