10 of the best beer gardens in Oxford

Pubs are opening up their beer gardens for the summer, and once the umbrellas are up and the music is playing, there is no better place to spend your lazy afternoons. Here are our picks for the 10 best beer gardens in Oxford.

Tuff Tavern

4-5 Bath Pl, Oxford OX1 3SU

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The Tuff Tavern is worth a trip summer, as they have a range of beers, spirits, and even 2-4-1 cocktails from 4-7pm! Or if cider is more your thing, for every 5 ciders you buy, you can get one free. You can order your food or drinks off the Greene King app, which means you spend less time at the bar and more in the sunshine.

The Perch

Binsey Ln, Binsey, Oxford OX2 0NG

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The Perch has an impressive beer garden, and you can even hire the location for parties of up to 200 people. The village pub has all sorts of drinks on offer, so whether you want to have a cold beer or a soft drink, there is something for you.

The Head of the River

Folly Bridge, St Aldates, Oxford OX1 4LB

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Head of the River is not just a pub with an impressive beer garden, but an amazing view! It’s right on the riverside so you can watch the boats whilst you enjoy your drinks.

The Oxford Retreat

1-2 Hythe Bridge St, Oxford OX1 2EW

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This historical pub is within walking distance from both Oxford’s main train and bus station, so after an afternoon of drinking, it won’t be difficult to find a safe way home. But with a great range of drinks available, don’t get too crazy.

Rose & Crown

14 N Parade Ave, Oxford OX2 6LX

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If you’re looking for a new hangout this summer, you should consider the Rose & Crown. It’s located on Parade Avenue and impossible to miss since the building has been painted bright pink. As well as their drinks, food, and beer garden, the Rose & Crown also has live Jazz nights regularly.

The Victoria Arms

Mill Ln, Marston, Oxford OX3 0QA

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This beautiful pub has an impressive beer garden, as it is surrounded by land, so there’s not just plenty of benches but also room for kids to play.

The Cowley Retreat

172 Cowley Rd, Cowley, Oxford OX4 1UE

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From live sports on the screens to happy hours, The Cowley Retreat has it all. They have a modern picturesque beer garden. They have plenty of beers available, and they even have a food menu, with everything from burgers to halloumi fries!

The Red Lion

14 Gloucester St, Oxford OX1 2BN

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Not only do The Red Lion have a classic beer garden, but they also have a food menu, with separate menu’s dedicated to drinks and desserts, the perfect combination. The modern pub is perfect for any occasion, from lazy Sunday afternoons to birthday parties.

The Star

21 Rectory Rd, Cowley, Oxford OX4 1BU

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This classic pub also has a popular beer garden, where they even have BBQ’s throughout the year. The pub has a great selection of craft beer and real ales, but they also have spirits and soft drinks.

The Fishes

N Hinksey Village, Oxford OX2 0NA

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This Gastro pub is well known across Oxford for its ales and wine, but they also serve a range of seasonal food. They even won the Al Fresco Dining Pub of the year in 2006 and Oxfordshire Restaurant Awards in 2012.

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