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Address: 4 Bath Place, Oxford OX1 3SU, England
11:00 - 23:15
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:15

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A great pub, but gets packed in summer.

The Turf is rather a nice pub - if you can find it. The food is fine, the drinks are reasonably priced and there's a large outside dining area. The downsides are that during... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2016
Mike M
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just written a review about nice place and food etc but a visit to the gents was less than impressive. Message to management. Spend a few of the pounds made and a couple of good hours and deep clean the toilets guys as they are less than impressive and ruined an otherwise pleasant time.

Thank Enjoylifealways_11
Banbury, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Always call into the turf when in Oxford. A quirky little pub down a little alleyway. If you're into inspector Morse or Endeavour then this place is a must.

Thank carl b
Perth, Australia
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67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Not sure how you could raise a yard-glass in this place unless you're really short or kneel down - but great to come and have a pint in this hallowed place of okker fame!

Thank Terry G
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458 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

This used to be a hidden away gem with its own individual character. It is still hidden away and the buildings history makes it a "gem". However the drinks and food menu are the exactly the same as in 100's of other pubs in the chain ....

Thank Montyf1
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44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

The Turf is rather a nice pub - if you can find it. The food is fine, the drinks are reasonably priced and there's a large outside dining area. The downsides are that during summer this pub can get very crowded and it can also be difficult to get served during these busy periods because the main bar is tiny.... More 

1 Thank Mike M
Suva, Fiji
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580 reviews
198 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015

great experience with food and drinks. Not suitable for rainy day. Normally closes by 11pm. Service is great and ideal venue to meet visitors to Oxford. Got wet on a rainy night. Need some help to locate the place as cannot be seen.

Thank Nouzab F
Naperville, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Including Morse and Lewis. Very nice staff, will allow you to have someone take your photo while you are behind the bar! Nicely hidden away place to go for one of those great Oxfordshire Bitters

Thank dsblues
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

After a thilling match of real tennis we found ourselves famished and in need of sustenance. The tales of those political giants such as Clinton or Hawke will not be delved into her but the history of the place attracted me none the less. The service was able the food whilst appearing normal fare was delicious and atmosphere was excellent.... More 

1 Thank Jon M
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

I got shown this little gem by a friend, we stayed for 2 rounds and some triple cooked chips. I liked the selection of ciders and tap beers. Cool atmosphere

2 Thank Smeegz
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

it was just ok - food was not so great i would say staff not terrible friendly everything pretty average

Thank catherine j

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