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The City Arms

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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... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
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Nice beer place

Been there on a not particularly busy evening. Enjoyed the nice interior and a good choice of beers... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Leo Š
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
26 Aug 2018
10 Jul 2018
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288 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UR, England
+44 1865 725299
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

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 a lively...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

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 and two pints of whatever local...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Peter H
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

I went to have a drink at this pub a couple of days ago and overall had a pretty good evening while in the pub. It was a nice atmosphere and the bar staff were all lovely. However when it came to leaving the pub...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Been there on a not particularly busy evening. Enjoyed the nice interior and a good choice of beers and ales.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Leo Š
Management response:Responded 15 May 2017

thank you for the kind comments, we always try to give our customers a great experience and it is always nice to hear. many thanks The City Arms

Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We called in on a busy Friday night on the Cowley Road and had a more than satisfactory experience. Good prices, engaging and helpful staff, clean toilets even after a crowded evening in the pub and a more than pleasant atmosphere. Recommended. We'll be back!!

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

Turned up to watch the 'big' football game of the day which they advertised on their website, spoke to the barman upon arrival who confirmed that they would be showing this massive game. After asking a further 2 times the game was not put on....More

Date of experience: November 2016
3  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I have come a few times for simple breakfast or food hoping that its more organised but no. Each time they are very slow with orders or give burgers over cooked/dry like its been left for days. I ordered a banoffee sundae and they gave...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Sophie F
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We went there for a refreshing drink as this couple of days havr been very hot. We order 2 drinks one of them being a mojito. I guess that it is not a mojito but dirty lemon juice. It was impossible to drink... I would...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Ana C
Reviewed 19 December 2015

A group of 18 of us booked a Christmas Meal here, it was good value at £9.95 for 2 courses, and £11.95 for 3. The food was nice and the portion sizes were average. Staff were quite friendly and there was a good pub atmosphere.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Climber803034
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Visited on a Sunday 2 couples, had a nice time. We all ordered burgers and shared a plate of wings. The food was plenty and very fulfilling. The atmosphere was fun, they had a quiz night. I really liked how thay refurbished the place. Another...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Anita K
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