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Turf Tavern

St Helen's Passage
Oxford
OX1 3SU

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Opening Times

11-11

Meal Times

11-9

Owner

Greene King

About the Pub

One of the most famous pubs in Oxford, and yet one of the most difficult to find - stand under the Bridge of Sighs and you’ll see the sign! In all the guide books so popular with tourists. It’s not actually as old as it might look (it dates from the end of the 18th century), nor is it as old as the city wall that bounds the garden to the south. There are several rooms with two bars and 8 hand pumps in total although most of them double up. Outdoor seating is in the walled garden area and a small patio area outside the front door, heated by braziers in winter. Features in Thomas Hardy's novel 'Jude the Obscure' as an obscure and low-beamed tavern which he renamed the Lamb & Flag.

Historic Interest

Claims to have been frequented by many famous figures, both real (Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, CS Lewis) and fictional (Inspector Morse).

Regular Beers

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Greene King - varies
  • Greene King Turf Tavern Ale

Changing Beers

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

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Turf Tavern, Oxford

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Usually 2

  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    10% off real ales.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Turf Tavern

St Helen's Passage
Oxford
OX1 3SU

Sat Nav Reference

51.754749, -1.25304

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Station (1200m)

Oxford

Directions

In alley between Bath Place and New College Lane

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  • Real Fire Real Fire
  • Quiet Pub Quiet Pub
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Function Room Function Room
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes
  • Important Historic Interior Important Historic Interior

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Quiet Pub Quiet Pub
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • LocAle Accredited LocAle Accredited
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Function Room Function Room
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Function Room Function Room
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Quiet Pub Quiet Pub
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes
  • Important Historic Interior Important Historic Interior
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