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Open Tues 5-10, Weds/Thurs 2-10, Fri/Sat 2-11, Sun 12-8.

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Big Society

(formerly Elm Tree)

95 Cowley Road

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - Midnight
TuesdayMidday - Midnight
WednesdayMidday - Midnight
ThursdayMidday - Midnight
FridayMidday - 2.00 am
SaturdayMidday - 2.00 am
SundayMidday - Midnight

Meal Times

12 - 10

About the Pub

Superb Victorian building reopened as The Big Society in Spring 2013. Mainly beer oriented with some cocktails, and described by the manager as a “Youth club for adults.”, where you can play games such as ping-pong. They serve 'gourmet street food', including the classic cheese burger. Beer is also served in two-third pint measures (at 2/3 the price) to encourage people to try things and be more responsible with their drinking. Range of interesting beers in keg, cans, and bottles.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Shotover Big Society Pale Ale

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Big Society, Oxford


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    Presented in 2013


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Events Events

    Quiz night Tuesdays.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Table tennis, table football.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Big Society

95 Cowley Road

Sat Nav Reference

51.749, -1.2406


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