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.

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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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 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

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. 

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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Shops to See in Oxford: The Cake Shop - Cakes for Any Occasion

The Cake Shop

The Cake Shop offers ready-made designs and bespoke masterpieces and has been trading since 1986 in Oxford’s Covered Market.

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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 of the most important private

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, in Oxford, is a timber-framed building built in the late 14th century. It belonged to a wine merchant who ran it as an inn, the “New Inn”.

Parks & Meadows

Oxford For Introverts: Quietest Places To Relax or Study

Wellington Square

Wellington Square is nestled within the heart of the historic city of Oxford. This park, unfamiliar to many, is actually a little gem!

Oxford Parks and Meadows: Oxford Canal - A Breath-taking Walk

Oxford Canal

Oxford Canal is a breath-taking option if you’re looking for an enjoyable walk close to the city. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

Brasenose Woods in Oxford

Brasenose Wood

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