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The Royal Blenheim

) #136 of 471 Restaurants in Oxford $$ - $$$ British,
13 St. Ebbes Street | Oxford, Oxford OX1 1PT, England
+44 1865 242355
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“scotch egg” (4 reviews)
“sandwich” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
13 St. Ebbes Street | Oxford, Oxford OX1 1PT, England
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1 - 10 of 78 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A pub with a local feel. An excellent and diverse range of ales. It's nice to see a different range of beers. Plenty of staff behind the bar is also a pleasant change.

Thank Montyf1
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Mike and Jane and the rest of the team, offer a friendly welcome and excellent customer service. There is a good choice of tasty real ales and bar meals, at reasonable prices. This pub is well worth a visit when in Oxford.

Thank Rita and Chris
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Lovey pub, the lamps look like they were originally has lamps. Very friendly staff, had a nice chat. We had a nice lunch, which was very good value for money. Highly recommend.

Thank JANET F
RoyalBlenheim, Manager at The Royal Blenheim, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Hi Janet Thanks for the kind review - agreed that the lamps do look good. And glad you liked your lunch and the staff - we will pass this on to them. Cheers for now, Mike and Jane

Reviewed 19 March 2017

Had a BLT with GF roll which was very good. The bacon was top quality and well cooked. Friends variously had bean casserole, spicy chicken burger and a large fish finger sandwich, all of which were freshly prepared.

Thank Genevieve S
RoyalBlenheim, Manager at The Royal Blenheim, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Hi Genevieve - good to hear you were happy with your gluten free option as well the rest of your group with their food. Thanks for the nice review, Mike and Jane

Reviewed 4 March 2017

We literally popped into The Royal after a day of walking and the blessings were all ours. Great beers ours were Milestone Black Pearl on tap (yum), amazing home cooked Scotch Egg and Pork Pie- we had second helpings through the afternoon to accompany our...More

Thank Geraldine M
RoyalBlenheim, Manager at The Royal Blenheim, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Hi Geraldine Thanks for the flattering review - we do like our little sayings on the walls! Glad you enjoyed the scotch eggs and pies...goes so well with good beer! We will pass this review on to the staff - thank you! Mike and Jane

Reviewed 16 February 2017

It's a friendly, traditional, informal pub, centrally located.The evening meal choice is limited but the food is great! The sandwich/rolls lunch menu looked really good. They cater for vegans. The main meal was so nice we weren't bothered by the lack of choice in sweets....More

Thank Joy M
RoyalBlenheim, Manager at The Royal Blenheim, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Hi Joy Thanks for your honest review - we are glad you like what you had and enjoyed your meal and service. We will pass this on to the staff. Cheers for now, Mike and Jane

Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The title says it... still warm, just cooked, slightly peppery. Best scotch egg ever! Great with a pint in this warm and welcoming pub.

1  Thank Mosymoo
RoyalBlenheim, Manager at The Royal Blenheim, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2017

Thanks Mosymoo. We love our Scotch Eggs here! Esp during the rugby. Cheers.

Reviewed 20 January 2017

This pub is large and airy - great food, beers and wait staff. I would highly recommend it! The food is home cooked and a very good value for your money.

Thank mike934
RoyalBlenheim, Manager at The Royal Blenheim, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2017

Hi Mike, thanks for your review - we will let the staff know about your nice comments. Cheers, The Royal Blenheim

Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is our favourite pub in Oxford, a gem just round the corner from the main shopping street, we often walk past numerous pubs to get to this one. Great homemade snacks, always friendly and helpful staff, and an interesting, changing selection of beers and...More

Thank awinkajenkins
RoyalBlenheim, Manager at The Royal Blenheim, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

Thanks for your honest review - glad you like what you find here. We will pass this on to the staff who will no doubt be chuffed. Cheers from all at the RB !

Reviewed 20 October 2016

Visited early Friday evening and what a difference from when I usually visit at lunch times. Quite loud chatter from the pub when I approached and inside found lots of people talking within the groups, so could not hear any music if there was any...More

Thank MosesUk
RoyalBlenheim, Manager at The Royal Blenheim, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

Hi there. Firstly, glad you had a good visit - gotta love a busy pub! And secondly thank you for your honest review - we shall pass it on to the staff. Keep enjoying the White Horse beers! Cheers, The Royal Blenheim

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Cuisine
British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 St. Ebbes Street | Oxford, Oxford OX1 1PT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 242355
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Description
We are a traditional street corner pub from the Victorian era. Inside we have 10 handpulls serving a wide range of well kept local and regional beers, including the White Horse Brewery (Oxfordshire) for which the Royal Blenheim is the brewery tap - the only one of its kind in the city Oxford. With BT Sport available on up to four screens we will be showing a variety of sports with a focus on rugby...possibly the best place in Oxford for a rugger get together! We have a Facebook page which we would encourage you to 'like' as that is one of the best ways of staying up to date on what we have going on here. We believe in making and cooking proper homemade food with a focus on fresh ingredients, mostly sourced from the Covered Market and other local suppliers. Our menus will be seasonal with an aim to use 'in season' ingredients to create simple yet wholesome dishes. As well as a weekly Wednesday Quiz Night (come early to get a a table) we hope to stage regular Open Mic nights as a showcase for local musicians of all styles and levels...If that's you please get in touch with us, thanks.
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