Angel and Greyhound
30 St Clement's
Open all day
Angel and Greyhound
This is a Young's managed house. The pub takes its name from the nearby Angel and Greyhound Meadow, which leads down to the Cherwell, and is an attractive place to walk off the effects of an extra pint.
The meadow used to grow fodder for two coaching inns, the Angel and Greyhound, both on the High Street. They are long gone, but the new Angel and Greyhound preserves their memory.
The building, previously a wine bar (but before that a pub called, perhaps predictably, the Oranges and Lemons) has been sympathetically refurbished in a "new old" style, with a miscellany of pine tables and chairs. An eclectic selection of mirrors and old advertisements cover the walls. Two coal fires.
Open May morning (ticket only). The current landlord, who worked for ten years at the King's Arms, has achieved a solid reputation for the pub in the three years that it has been open serving local regulars, students and tourists, who will find the walk across Magdalen Bridge worthwhile.
Children welcome, though families may find space a problem. No garden, but there is outside seating on small patios at the front and rear.
Disabled access OK, but toilet is upstairs.
Bar games: chess, draughts, backgammon, dominoes, crib. The beers are Young's, Bitter ,Special, Oatmeal Stout, and a Seasonal ale.
Food is excellent in value and covers a wide range of dishes (the majority home-made). It's available Mon-Sat 12-3 and 6-8.30, and on Sundays 12-2.30 (when a roast meal is also served). There are pies (e.g. chicken, ham and mushroom, beef in beer), curries, tuna bake, mushroom lasagne served here and traditional puddings such as spotted dick, apple cake, Bakewell tart.
Please add that before being the Oranges and Lemons, it was called the Burton Ale Stores and after, the wine bar was called Parkers Wine Bar - where all the 'posers' used to go! Currently a very fine pub with good ales, hot lunches and a friendly and characterful landlord.
Other Pubs to try:
The Wharf House, Speedwell Street/Thames Street. 4 beers plus Belgian selection.
The Hobgoblin, St. Aldates. Up to 4 ales.
The Bear, Blue Boar Street. 4 beers.
The Head of the River, Folly Bridge. Fullers beers.
Far from the Madding Crowd, Friar's Entry, nr Borders bookshop. 3 beers.
The Old Tom, St. Aldates. Greene King
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Young's Oatmeal Stout
plus a seasonal ale.
326 Abingdon Road
Oxfordshire, OX1 4TE.
Single from: £50, double from: £65