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The Bear Inn
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar ]
6 Alfred Street
, OX1 4EH
United Kingdom (England)
phone: +44 (0)1865 728164
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
The Bear is located just off the High Street. It's purportedly the oldest pub in Oxford and definitely has that type of feel to it. It's also supposedly located on an old bear fighting pit, which can only make the beer taste better. It's rather small and has quite the collection of tie tips on the wall, which are fun to peruse while one is drinking, especially if you happen to be drinking alone as was I.
The bar area is rather small and has 3-4 cask ales on, 1-2 of which are guest ales. When I was there I had a Fuller's London Pride, which was well-kept. In fact, I believe The Bear is a Fuller's pub. The barkeep seemed nice and the service was good.
Another great stop among Oxford pubs.
12-30-2009 01:54:03 |
More by bump8628
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Reportedly one of the oldest pubs in the town, founded in 1242, but supposedly there is an even older one nearby. Tiny place, lots of charm, 2-3 real ales served a touch warm for the hot day (no, I'm not saying they weren't Bud cold, they were a bit above cellar temp). They have an impressive collection of cut ties, so you may (or may not) want to wear a brash tie to the place. Service was just fine, friendly and efficient. Worth a stop since you'll probably be down in this area checking all the sights anyway.
07-26-2006 12:36:55 |
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The Bear Inn in Oxford, United Kingdom (England)