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The Dew Drop Inn

) #285 of 470 Restaurants in Oxford $$ - $$$ , British,
258 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7DX, England
+44 1865 559372
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“roast dinner” (2 reviews)
“pie” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
258 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7DX, England
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Very nice and friendly pub in Oxford-Summertown.Good food and prices,very friendly staff,they have front and back garden for customers.

1  Thank slonko56
General Manager A, Manager at The Dew Drop Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thanks for the fantastic review. so glad you enjoyed your visit. we hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

If you want to take a quick pint at this pub change your mind. At these pub you wont be served if you are from Eu without a passaport or a uk driving licence. If you have a id card is well known that in...More

Thank gre g
General Manager A, Manager at The Dew Drop Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

hi, I am sorry about this. unfortunately our company policy is to accept UK driving licences, passports or ID cards with the pass logo on. we are not allowed to accept international driving licences or European identity cards as valid ID. this is a company...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Arrived to have their lunch menu as we'd seen it advertised online and the sandwiches on offer sounded delicious. I ordered the smoked salmon, cream cheese and avocado open sandwich. My friend ordered another sandwich for herself. When they arrived, she recieved a sandwich, ie...More

Thank Kara025
General Manager A, Manager at The Dew Drop Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Hi Kara, so sorry for your experience with your lunch. if you could email us at enquiry@thedewdropinnoxford.co.uk we'd love the chance to arrange something so we can put things right following your visit. thanks

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We choose the Dew Drop Inn for the venue of family gathering as it is very central for travelling from far destinations and easily reached from the Oxford ring road. Our party of 35 people including 6 young children. We had travelled from various destinations....More

Thank patrick O
General Manager A, Manager at The Dew Drop Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thanks for the great review, so happy we gave you a great day! Look forward to hosting you again any time.

Reviewed 3 May 2017

It's the only pub in Summertown, a neighborhood about a mile from central Oxford--a pleasant walk. It's a pleasant place to try a vaiety of ales. (The Barkeeps are very helpful in this.). It has pub food and two nice outdoor areas, one on the...More

Thank sherry31904
General Manager A, Manager at The Dew Drop Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thanks for the great review, so glad you like the pub. look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 8 April 2017

The pub is always packed with people and is also dog friendly. The price seem to have gone up to make it very expensive.

Thank 313caroline
General Manager A, Manager at The Dew Drop Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

hi thanks for the review, we stock a wide range and while our more premium products hold a premium price we do have other items which are very competitively priced. our team are all knowledgeable so feel free to ask them any questions

Reviewed 17 March 2017

surprised the score here is not higher. I visited on midweek early evening, the range of real was OK (4 pumps) and a great range of craft beer on tap. The food was excellent, great value (recommend the pie - more filling than it looks)....More

Thank richyrich75
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We popped in without a reservation and were made very welcome. We all had a roast dinner and enjoyed it enormously. Huge portions of meat, lots of vegetables, beautifully cooked. Great value for money. A nice selection of beers and wines too.

Thank Shirley W
Reviewed 2 March 2017

It's just a great pub to be at. Good, calm atmosphere and great food. Generally I'm not a fan of pub food in the UK but this place has been great each time I've been there.

Thank Michelle L
General Manager A, Manager at The Dew Drop Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Thanks for the fantastic review Michelle. so glad you like the food and the place in general. look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 16 February 2017

Valentine’s night, eating alone in Oxford whilst on a business trip. It was impossible to get a table in the first restaurant I went to so I crossed Banbury Road and found The Dew Drop Inn – an oddly out of place small old-fashioned building...More

1  Thank Nova F
General Manager A, Manager at The Dew Drop Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

thanks for the review. glad you enjoyed your valentine's with us

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 258 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7DX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 559372
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The Dew Drop Inn is located one and a half miles north of Oxford City Centre in Summertown, quite central to the shops. This listed building dating back to the mid 1800's is a traditional looking pub with original features - such as the windows - and one part of it used to be a local school. From the outside it is deceptive as it looks small, yet it is a bit of a Tardis when you get inside, as it stretches right back. The pub offers a high quality, yet casual, comfortable dining experience, within a friendly welcoming atmosphere. We cater for everyone and have a good range of clientele from old ladies on their own to shoppers, locals and students. Food is served from a main menu with the Sunday roast being very popular. This is a two bar operation so we also show Sport on side of the pub and special events in the main bar. We have strong connections with Inspector Morse, with the writer Colin Dexter being a regular here and the Dew Drop is mentioned in most of his books. Tuesday night is Quiz Night at the Dew Drop - £1 to each to enter and the winning team (up to 6 people) gets the takings! Come and visit us soon!
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