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Turf Tavern (Greene King)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Rudgate - Brew No. 23 Smoked Scotch ExportExcellent1
Dark Star - Over The MoonExcellent1
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Edwin Taylor's Extra StoutExcellent1
Goffs - Summer KnightGood1
Oxfordshire Ales - Uncle ScroogeGood1
White Horse - Giant's StairsGood1
Titanic - LongitudeGood1
Milton - Minotaur MildGood1
Milestone - Forest GoldGood1
Burton Bridge - Damson PorterGood1
Castle Rock - Sheriff's TippleAcceptable1
Frys (renamed Bute) - Chough StrongAcceptable1
White Horse - Turf Tavern Summer AleAcceptable1
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Acceptable1
Lymestone - PounamuAcceptable1
Wadworth - 6XNot Tried0
Dark Star - FestivalNot Tried0
Thwaites - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)Not Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - EquinoxNot Tried0
Greene King - St Edmund'sNot Tried0
White Horse - Turf Tavern Winter AleNot Tried0
Colchester - London Porter (Old King Coel)Not Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 3Not Tried0
Black Country - BFG Bradley's Finest GoldenNot Tried0
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Fireside AleNot Tried0
Dow Bridge - Lockkeeper's AleNot Tried0
White Horse - Black Horse PorterNot Tried0
Ramsbury - Deer HunterNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Golden HenNot Tried0
Otley - A.P.A.Not Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Rebellion - Smuggler (superseded by 4.2% version)Not Tried0
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Golden FoxNot Tried0
Belhaven - St. Andrews Amber AleNot Tried0
Oakham - Scarlet MacawNot Tried0
West Berkshire - Swift Pale AleNot Tried0
Butts - Organic Le ButtsNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Suffolk County Best BitterNot Tried0
Hardys & Hansons (see now and use Greene King for new entries) - Olde Trip (reduced from 4.8%)Not Tried0
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Turkey's TraumaNot Tried0
Cottage - Santa's SackNot Tried0
Picture 1. Turf Tavern, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Picture 2. Turf Tavern, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Visits Details

22 Dec 2015 (HSB)
14:00 Looked in the Kings Arms but the beer range was poor so came here. Very busy. We sat in the garden. Not bad for late December.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rudgate - Brew No. 23 Smoked Scotch Export4.40ExcellentExcellent smoky beer. I find the standard Rudgate beers a bit boring but their specials are normally very good.
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Suffolk County Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Hardys & Hansons (see now and use Greene King for new entries) - Olde Trip (reduced from 4.8%)4.30Not Tried
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Turkey's Trauma4.30Not Tried
Cottage - Santa's Sack4.70Not Tried
25 Jun 2015 (HSB)
11:45 My first visit for many years. A lot plusher than I remember it. Fairly quiet but the tourist tide started before we left.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burton Bridge - Damson Porter4.50GoodGood, but not as good as the Titanic Plum Porter
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Rebellion - Smuggler (superseded by 4.2% version)4.10Not Tried
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Golden Fox4.10Not Tried
Belhaven - St. Andrews Amber Ale4.90Not Tried
Oakham - Scarlet Macaw4.40Not Tried
West Berkshire - Swift Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Butts - Organic Le Butts5.00Not Tried
28 Mar 2014 (Magnus Greel)
Afternoon. Busy with tourists having a late lunch.
BeerABVScoreNotes
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Edwin Taylor's Extra Stout4.50ExcellentCreamy chocolate flavour stout
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00Not Tried
Black Country - BFG Bradley's Finest Golden4.20Not Tried
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Fireside Ale5.00Not Tried
Dow Bridge - Lockkeeper's Ale4.00Not Tried
White Horse - Black Horse Porter5.00Not Tried
Ramsbury - Deer Hunter5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Golden Hen4.10Not Tried
Otley - A.P.A.4.30Not Tried
26 Jan 2013 (Martin the Mildman)
Unexpected small beer festival here with a few mainly dark beers stillaged at the front of the pub. Would have like to have stayed longer but on a tight schedule.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Milton - Minotaur Mild3.30GoodDark red/brown mild that is low hopped with sweetish malty flavours but rather thin in body. My score 15/20.
13 Dec 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Not too busy on a Thursday lunchtime.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oxfordshire Ales - Uncle Scrooge4.50GoodMalty best bitter with toffee malt notes and a fairly sweet character. Little hoppiness and a fruity finish. My score 15/20.
Frys (renamed Bute) - Chough Strong5.10AcceptableStrong ruby ale with a dryish, bitter malt character and some bitter hoppiness. Dry finish. My score 14/20.
Colchester - London Porter (Old King Coel)5.00Not Tried
16 Dec 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Busy with tourists and students dining.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Lymestone - Pounamu4.20AcceptablePale IPA style with a dry hop and malt character and a very dry finish. My score 14/20.
29 Oct 2011 (Andrew)
I had high expectations of this pub. It didn't quite live up to them. We sat outside and discussed the country's collapse. Time for another beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Over The Moon3.80ExcellentThis was excellent Over the Moon
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80AcceptableOh dear. Diacetyl
Wadworth - 6X4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - Festival5.00Not Tried
White Horse - Turf Tavern Summer Ale4.10Not Tried
Thwaites - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)4.10Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Equinox4.20Not Tried
Greene King - St Edmund's4.20Not Tried
White Horse - Turf Tavern Winter Ale4.00Not Tried
11 Jun 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goffs - Summer Knight3.90GoodBitter golden ale with good bicuity malt character and some hop bitterness. Fairly dry finish. My score 15/20.
White Horse - Giant's Stairs4.60GoodAmber premium bitter with an initial buttery taste becoming more bitter as some hoppiness kicks in. The finish is quite fruity. My score 15/20.
06 Mar 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Very busy with a lot of tourists passing through and diners occupying most tables.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40AcceptableContract brewed by Tower, a grassy hop aroma is backed up by the initial taste before malt takes over to the finish. My score 14/20.
13 Jun 2009 (Martin the Mildman)
Very busy on a Saturday lunch with lots of tourists and students calling in for food and refreshment.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Longitude4.40GoodGolden but very malty with little hop character. Dryish malty finish. My score 15/20.
Milestone - Forest Gold4.70GoodStrong golden ale with good balance of dry hop and sweetish malt. My score 15/20.
White Horse - Turf Tavern Summer Ale4.10AcceptablePale in colour but very malty and dry with little hop character. My score 14/20.

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About the Turf Tavern

The pub sign. Turf Tavern, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good10
Acceptable5
Poor1

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The pub is found in Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3SU.

Famous pub that can only be reached down one of 2 alleyways. Higgledy piggledy multi room pub with lots of rooms, low ceilings and 2 bars.

We have visited this pub 12 times, seen 45 different beers and tried 19 of them.

Map location

Postcode: OX1 3SU