3 Excellent Pubs in Oxford

There is nothing better than a good old fashioned trip out to a Pub enjoying a pint of beer or a glass of wine with friends and family is certainly a great way to spend time.

The team here at Home Instead Oxford have had the horrible task (not!) of seeking out some of the best pubs in Oxford. We got the chance to see some of the most authentic pub experiences all the way to great gastro pub dinners. There is a pub experience for everyone in Oxford so check out our favourites below!

  1. The Three Goat’s Heads

A Sam Smith Pub with some great beers on their taps. All the beers, wines and spirits  are brewed and made by Sam Smith in the traditional way. Like the drinks you can expect that the Three Goats Heads is a traditional Pub. Set in a lower ground building you can expect dark wood furniture and a friendly ‘local’ atmosphere which can be enjoyed at any time of the year! When we visited it was a slightly chilly winter day in December and opening the door to this delightful Oxford Pub was a dream. Stepping in to the warm embrace of mulled wine aromas with friendly staff who quickly put a cold beverage in our hands, this pub is a must for any day out in Oxford.

2. Cherwell Boathouse

Nestled on the riverside and a great place to hire a boat to float casually down the river before you retire to the pubs beautiful interior and exterior, Oxford’s Cherwell Boathouse is a must visit to enjoy some fantastic food and drink. Family owned and run this friendly restaurant with a great menu that has a great range of food to satisfy ad palate. Wash that all down with some brilliantly tasty drinks, what’s not to like! Make sure you add this one to your list on your next trip out!


3. Tap Social Botley

Born out of a passion for great beer and a social justice mission Tap Social are an excellant craft brewery that creates job opportunities for ex-offenders. The Botley location houses a fantastic taproom to taste their vast range of delicious craft beers and beyond. Inn addition to their own & a rotation of guest craft beers and spirits, wines, ciders, cocktails and more they also serve hand stretched sourdough pizzas from their own bakery the Proof Social Bakehouse to keep you topped up until last orders. Be sure to check this place out.


There’s plenty of bars pubs and restaurants in Oxford but we really like these. We think these unique picks will have you coming back again and again for your regular tipple, their menus and locations sometimes change throughout the whole year so all the more reason to return and explore again and again. Where’s your favourite bar or pub in Oxford? Let us know!

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