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, 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

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.

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

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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. 

Things to Do in Oxford

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.

Oxford Christ Church College, Canterbury Quadrangle. Image courtesy of Billy Wilson

Christ Church Picture Gallery

Christ Church Picture Gallery is an art museum holding an important collection of about 300 Old Master paintings and almost 2,000 drawings and is one

Historical Places

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

24-26 Cornmarket Street, Oxford

24-26 Cornmarket Street, in Oxford, is a timber-framed building built in the late 14th century. It belonged to a wine merchant who ran it as

Mob Quad, Merton College. Image courtesy of Caro Wallis

Mob Quad in Merton College

Mob Quad in Merton College is probably the oldest quadrangle in Oxford. The quad is so old, it actually doesn’t have any chimneys! (they weren’t

Christ Church Cathedral - Oxford. Image courtesy of Randy Connolly

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral is perhaps the most stunning college chapel in Oxford. It was built as a place of worship in the late 12th century.

Parks & Meadows

Oxford University Parks. Image courtesy of Piers Nye via Flickr Commons.

Oxford University Parks

Oxford University Parks (or University Parks) is a large park area northeast of the city. The park is open to the public during the day.

Oxford Botanic Gardens - Image courtesy of Tejvan Pettinger

Oxford Botanic Gardens & Arboretum

The University of Oxford Botanic Garden is Great Britain’s oldest botanic garden and one of the oldest scientific gardens in the world. The Oxford Botanic

Oxford's Port Meadow - Image courtesy of Danny Chapman

Port Meadow

Port Meadow is a large open space in the north and west of Oxford. The River Thames flows through the heart of this ancient area