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St Aldates Tavern (City Pub Company)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Excellent1
Brightside - Manchester SkylineExcellent1
XT Brewing - No. 13 Pacific Red AleExcellent1
White Horse - GiantGood1
White Horse - Oxfordshire BitterAcceptable1
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Oxford GoldAcceptable1
Dukeries - BaronetNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Box Steam - Piston BrokeNot Tried0
XT Brewing - No. 2 GoldNot Tried0
Tring - Tea Kettle StoutNot Tried0
Prescott - Chequered FlagNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Lion (aka Cotswold Lion)Not Tried0
Redscar - SandsNot Tried0
XT Brewing - No. 4 Mellow AmberNot Tried0
Box Steam - Golden BoltNot Tried0
Slater's - OriginalNot Tried0
Box Steam - Funnel BlowerNot Tried0
Hook Norton - HookyNot Tried0
Picture 1. St Aldates Tavern, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Visits Details

22 Dec 2015 (HSB)
14:50 Having failed to get in the Bear, packed, we came here. Busy downstairs so went to the upper room which we had to ourselves.
XT Brewing - No. 13 Pacific Red Ale4.50ExcellentResinous
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Box Steam - Piston Broke4.50Not Tried
XT Brewing - No. 2 Gold4.20Not Tried
Tring - Tea Kettle Stout4.70Not Tried
Prescott - Chequered Flag4.10Not Tried
01 Jun 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-afternoon. Thousands of tourists thronging the streets outside, but pretty quiet in here. Nice pub.
Brightside - Manchester Skyline4.60ExcellentA well-balanced, full-bodied, golden bitter.
Slater's - Original4.00Not Tried
Box Steam - Funnel Blower4.50Not Tried
Hook Norton - Hooky3.50Not Tried
Dukeries - Baronet3.90Not Tried
28 Mar 2014 (Magnus Greel)
Afternoon visit fairly quiet only 3 others here.
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70ExcellentDelicious light and hoppy with strong citrus hit.
Hook Norton - Lion (aka Cotswold Lion)4.00Not Tried
Redscar - Sands4.20Not Tried
XT Brewing - No. 4 Mellow Amber3.80Not Tried
Box Steam - Golden Bolt3.80Not Tried
09 Feb 2008 (Ian)
Here at 12.00 on the first of the Oxford pub crawl. I liked the atmosphere and architecture here.
White Horse - Giant4.30GoodFirst beer of the day, and what a great way to start. Chestnut colour with thin beige head. Decent bitter with nice hop. Some syrupy malt, nutty flavours. Decent bitterness on finish.
White Horse - Oxfordshire Bitter3.70AcceptableDecent grassy little bitter. Nice dryness on the end. Bit of fruit, nice golden session bitter.
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Oxford Gold4.00AcceptableGold with lasting beige head. It’s a little fruity, but ultimately a rather dullish ordinary bitter. Bit of yeasty. But not great and just a little bland.

About the St Aldates Tavern

The pub sign. St Aldates Tavern, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1BU.

Right in the centre of Oxford. Lovely pub with lots of dark wood. Front room has the bar to the left and then a rear room with more seating. 6 handpulls.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 19 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: OX1 1BU