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The Swan & Castle

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Indian, Bar, British, Pub
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Castle Street, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
+44 1865 260690
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08:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Wed 08:00 - 00:00
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I often pop in here for a glass of wine and make use of the free Wi-Fi. It gets very busy but the staff seem to cope well and the service is quicker than other Wetherspoons I go to. The drinks are cheap - a large glass of Merlot is at least £2 cheaper than most Oxford pubs. I haven't... More 

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Thank Wendyloued
Oxford, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a large clean pub city centre pub which is part of the Wetherspoon chain - so has good selection of cheap drinks and standard but quite extensive pub menu. As others have mentioned it's directly opposite the Westgate shopping centre which is in the process of being redeveloped and massively expanded - but all work should be finished... More 

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Thank pcw12kcox
stephanie R, Manager at The Swan & Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! im glad you enjoyed your food and drink and took advantage of our great price point! we understand the views aren't great at the moment but are working to give customers the best experiences instead while there with us. were looking forward to the Westgate opening and are having a refurbishment ourselves to match! let me... More 

York, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for an evening meal. Curry night so we both ordered a curry, we weren't disappointed service prompt and efficient. Usual good value and consistent product as expected from Wetherspoons. Building works over the road distract from the venue but they're not going to be there forever.

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Thank 13NeilB
Coventry, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Called in for dinner. Large building opposite the new developement. Full of building workers withe their flourescent suits on. Real ale quite expensive in comparison to other spoons and even the 4 candles around the corner is cheaper. As it was steak night I ordered the 14 oz Aberdeen Angus rump steak and my wife the vegatable lasagne. Arrived quickly... More 

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Thank bobbyboyat22
Oxford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

I go at least twice a week for breakfast, lovely , tasty &well cooked. plus a tea or a pint of IPA or shipyard pale. good seating if your lucky, I like by the front windows & watch the westgate building site, or see the world go by

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Thank alanwilliams200
stephanie R, Manager at The Swan & Castle, responded to this review

thanks for the review! glad to hear our regulars are being taken care of! if you have any favourate beers you would like us to stock tell me next time your in! kind regards Steph pub manager More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We came for a nice quiet drinks with friends and we're happy with the prices of drinks and the food was ok apart from the chips and onion rings over cooked . From nowhere cages came past us at 7 in the evening ,apparently a delivery was late, ruined our whole evening. I don't understand how a place can roll... More 

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Thank Thomas B
stephanie R, Manager at The Swan & Castle, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Im glad to hear you enjoyed the price of our food and drink and am sorry to hear the chips and onion rings were over cooked, if this was made apparent to the staff they would of been more than happy to re-cook some for you! this is not a common problem and our food quality is usually... More 

mike934
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

It may be in a modern building - but it is a wonderful pub serving excellent food. It's very large and is always popular any time of the day.

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stephanie R, Manager at The Swan & Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for the review mike! im glad to hear you like our food selection and quality! and we aim to give everyone that comes through our doors the best customer service possible. we look forward to seeing you again kind regards steph More 

Retford, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

On our recent visit to Oxford we found this Wetherspoons pub near to our hotel. Typical Wetherspoons pub but still serving good quality value food and again a great choice of real ales and drought beers etc. Plenty of room inside and close to the centre of the Oxford.

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Thank Andre B
stephanie R, Manager at The Swan & Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! Craft/draught beers and ales are very close to our heart and we aim to get the very best in local and worldwide beers into our fridges and onto our pumps, im very glad to hear you enjoyed our selection and found our location to be suiting for your trip. we hope to see you again... More 

Lichfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Average food for a reasonable price. Good for a lunch time meal. Service was a little slow but to be expected at a lunch time.

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Thank HellsBells202
stephanie R, Manager at The Swan & Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! Firstly im happy you found us good value for money! that is our ethos here at the swan and castle! we aim to give good quality food and drink at a price people can afford. Sorry to hear your waiting time at the bar was longer than you would of liked, this is something we... More 

Oxford
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264 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Cheap drinks! Food you get what you pay for but some good sharing nachos. Large area with tables and seats throughout. Outside area with tables ane smoking too. Bar service was generally fast apart from one time we wait 10 mins for 2 drinks to be made!

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Thank LTrain09
stephanie R, Manager at The Swan & Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! Im glad you found our value for money, this is what we aim for and also that you found our sharing plates to be to a good standard, we are well equipped here at the swan and castle to make groups either big or small feel at home! sorry to hear your wait for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Cuisine
Indian, Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
08:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday
08:00 - 01:00
Friday
08:00 - 01:00
Saturday
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 260690

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