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The Old Bookbinders Ale House

) #4 of 474 Restaurants in Oxford $$ - $$$ French, ,
17-18 Victor Street | Jericho, Oxford OX2 6BT, England
+44 1865 553549
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crepes” (76 reviews)
“coq au vin” (19 reviews)
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French, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17-18 Victor Street | Jericho, Oxford OX2 6BT, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I really like the vibe in here and when I used to live there t used to be our go to place for a pint, pie and a game of cards! It's awesome!

Thank Hannah G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Called in on the offchance after going to the cinema, very welcoming efficient service, with fun character to support. Eclectic menu, as were fellow diners. Not fine-dining by any means, but wholesome cooking, decent servings and all pleasingly efficient.

Thank Temple_Island_Rower
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wanted an early evening dinner after sightseeing and walking in Oxford. Couldn't fault the restaurant for value and service. Located in a quiet residential area but was very well attended by 17-30 on a Saturday. The French style menu and unpretentious nature of the bar/restaurant...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the bookbinders on a Saturday night to celebrate our anniversary. It was nice and busy and had a nice buzz about the place. For the main event my wife had a vegetarian savoury crepe which got a good review and i had a...More

Thank Alec B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A building right in the middle of a residential area, that looks like your standard pub as you walk up to it but once inside it completely changes. Great decor and good atmosphere as soon as we walked in for a Saturday evening meal. We...More

1  Thank HermanBloom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We pitched for Sunday lunch hoping to get a table and were delighted to be quickly seated. The service from the young staff was very friendly and efficient. The food was excellent. Surprisingly the highlight was the ham and cheese crepe we chose for my...More

Thank SwaziSue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub tucked away in jericho, worth a visit. Very friendly staff great beer and music occasionally.

Thank Bertie500
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Old Bookbinders Alehouse is off the beaten tourist track about 10-15mins walk from Broad Street in the quiet suburb of Jericho. I chose from the fixed price menu - £10.95 for 2 courses - and really enjoyed my mackerel rillete with warm bread followed...More

Thank Kym H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all we ordered a garlic bread with cheese which came with zero cheese, for mains I had the minute steak which was supposed to come with sautéed mushrooms but didn't, the sauce on the steak was tasteless. My boyfriend had the gourmet burger...More

Thank Kate-Southend
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to spend an evening (or all day if it is wet!) with friends, Full of books, board games, good food and decent beer. Child friendly. Down side? - Oxford prices - not cheap.

Thank OxfordMark2014
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Questions & Answers
Debbie W
19 July 2017|
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Response from Josh M | Property representative |
I'm afraid that as we are just a small pub it would be very hard for us to accommodate such a large group. Apologies
19 November 2016|
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Response from James B | Reviewed this property |
Parking is not easy in that part of town, a lot of it being residents spots only - I would go down Great Clarendon Street - which has pay and display parking each side of the road. Alternatively park on St Giles (also pay... More
steve m
5 August 2016|
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Response from Josh M | Property representative |
Not open on Mondays I'm afraid. Our opening hours are on Facebook and on our website
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17-18 Victor Street | Jericho, Oxford OX2 6BT, England (Formerly Old Bookbinders)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 553549
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