Oxford Gastronomy & Accommodation

Oxford has a variety of wonderful pubs, restaurants, and hotels for all budgets and interests. From historical drinking holes like The Eagle & Child and The Lamb & Flag to modern locations like FREUD Cafe and Bar or Art Cafe, you’ll surely find the perfect place to rest your bones after exploring everything has to offer. So, let’s take a look at some of the best restaurants, pubs, and hotels in Oxford and see why you should definitely check them out if you’re around. 

Oxford Pubs, Bars & Cafes

One of the things you should definitely do if you visit Oxford is to check out some of its amazing pubs. There is, really, a place for everyone. Some pubs are linked to the city’s history (the Eagle & Child, for example, played a significant role as a Royalist stop during the Civil War), as well as its University. The King’s Arms and Turf Tavern, have been around for over 300 years! And, of course, there are dozens of other pubs and modern locations where you can get a drink while you visit Oxford.

Barefoot Jericho - Cakes in Oxford

Barefoot Jericho

Barefoot offers homemade cakes, pastries and bread, delicious coffee for eat-in or takeaway in the neighbourhood of Jericho, in Oxford.

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Oxford Taverns: Turf Tavern. Image courtesy of Jack Mayo.

Turf Tavern

The Turf Tavern in Oxford is hidden way and accessed only by two small alleys. However, don’t be tricked by its humble entrance. The Turf Tavern has been around since

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Oxford Accommodation

if you’re visiting Oxford for one or more nights, you’ll be happy to read there are hundreds of excellent options for hotels, B&Bs, and hostels. From historical coaching inns that have been around since the 1400s to modern, comfortable boutique hotels with the latest in technology and comfort, take a look at what Oxford has to offer when it comes to a longer visit. 

Oxford Hotels: The Randolph Hotel. How to Visit, When to Stay

The Randolph Hotel

The Randolph Hotel, situated in the heart of Oxford, stands as a distinguished landmark of the city, attracting guests from around the world.

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Things to Do in Oxford

Are you looking for other things to do while visiting or living in Oxford? Here are a few ideas for great pubs, bars, restaurants, historical places, museums and art galleries, and beautiful parks. 

Oxford Hotels: The Old Parsonage Hotel. How and When to Visit.

The Old Parsonage Hotel

The Old Parsonage Hotel is one of the best-ranked hotels in the city and dates back to the 17th century. Here’s how to visit.

Oxford Hotels: The Randolph Hotel. How to Visit, When to Stay

The Randolph Hotel

The Randolph Hotel, situated in the heart of Oxford, stands as a distinguished landmark of the city, attracting guests from around the world.

Museums & Art Galleries

Antiques on High - Oxford Museums, Art Galleries and Antiques Shops

Antiques on High

Antiques on High is an antiques and art shop from Oxford founded in 1997 and open seven days a week. It has won several awards.

Aidan Meller Gallery - Oxford Museums and Art Galleries

Aidan Meller Gallery

Aidan Meller Gallery is one of Oxford’s longest-established specialist art galleries. They showcase modern, contemporary and old masters.

Historical Places

Oxford's Carfax Tower

Carfax Tower

Carfax Tower, in Oxford, is a 23-meter-high bell tower that used to belong to a 12th-century church. Here’s how to visit it (and why!).

24-26 Cornmarket Street. Image courtesy of Chuca Cimas.

24-26 Cornmarket Street, Oxford

24-26 Cornmarket Street, Oxford is a timber-framed building built in the late 14th century. It belonged to a wine merchant and was an inn.

Parks & Meadows

Punting on the Isis (River Thames) at Oxford.

The Isis (River Thames, Oxford)

The Isis is the name given to the part of the River Thames that flows through the city of Oxford, England. Here’s everything about it.

Shotover Country Park in Oxford

Shotover Country Park

Brasenose Wood is a woodland park featuring quiet walking paths and diverse flora. It’s also part of a larger nature reserve in Oxford.

Crocodiles of the World: The UK's Only Crocodile Zoo

Crocodiles of the World

Crocodiles of the World is a unique and fascinating attraction located in Oxfordshire and dedicated to crocodiles and their relatives.