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The City Arms, Oxford

3.1
#37 of 57 in Nightlife in Oxford
A welcoming and informal bar in a student area, open from breakfast ’til the early hours. A great place to relax, meet new friends and join in activities such as quizzing and retro-gaming. It is also an ideal place to watch the big games on TV whilst eating and drinking from street food influenced menus
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  • This place is good for cheap drinks and a bit of fun. It is big inside and plenty of seating. It also has a good area outside. I would recommend if you want a place to drink with friends and a bit of ...  more »
  • Very friendly, helpful and proper staff and employees. But we ate much, but the drinks are very reasonably priced. Additional services, as recharge of mobile phones, were readily provided.
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  • This was the first pub we visited in Oxford. Needless to say: It gave the poor town a pretty bad name. My wife ordered three dishes. A meat burger, a quinoa burger, mac n cheese for the two-year old a...  more »
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  • Perfect place to watch sports and grab a drink. Amazing chicken wings. They have a point system with a reward card so if you go there several times you can get stuff for free. Watched all the world cup games there and it was amazing. There are also pool tables and a garden in front. Not family oriented but who cares?
  • Love be pub. Always coming here with mates. The environment, location and atmosphere is great.
  • Bill as a Chinese Buffet but mainly an Indian restaurant with Indians chef. Food ok. Not that much on offer and there’s a certain greasiness to the food. We came here a Friday night and it was empty at 8pm with just 3 tables occupied in a restaurant of 60 tables. The economics of buffet is that with few customers, they will invariably only be able to offer few choices. Should be a thriving restaurant but a good buffet is difficult to do well.
  • There is a decent range of ales and it has a nice space outside to drink if the weather is good. But it’s spoiled by totally bad service. The bar staff are the worst I have encountered in Oxford. The fact that they were drunk in the middle of the afternoon didn’t help. It’s a massively different story from the Brewdog pub in the same road and a short walk away. There, the staff are excellent, informative and attentive.
  • Long time wait. Had to go get my own menu and go order by myself. Cheap food for cheap prices.
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