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The Mad Hatter

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Great bar lots of character

The bar is nice to hang out woth friemds, you have to answer a riddle to get in which set the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
Quirky bar, great atmosphere

Recommended by a friend, finally got the chance to pay a visit. Pleasant surprised with the place... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Adriana S
Stroud, United Kingdom
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“quirky bar”(4 reviews)
“hen party”(3 reviews)
“gain entry”(2 reviews)
To the east of the dreaming spires lies The Mad Hatter, a place of English eccentricity, drinks of distinction and timeless distractions. Serving unique cocktails, New World wines, European brews and The Hatter's own molecular creations. The Hatter...more
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43 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EA, England
+44 1865 604959
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The bar is nice to hang out woth friemds, you have to answer a riddle to get in which set the ambiance from the beginning, the drinks are nice the staff very friendly there is a karaoke so great for group night out.

Thank johnathannewgate
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Where to begin? This is by far my favorite place in Oxford. Of course, I am quite biased being a huge fan of their Karaoke, but the price, atmosphere, and always excellent service can't be faulted. It's a little embarrassing to admit, but I have...More

1  Thank Diegolmartinho
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

My friends and I went to the mad hatter for a karaoke night to celebrate my birthday, everything we requested was denied with no explanation, instead we got people who were utter crap and small cramped venue that had over priced drinks. Will never ever...More

Thank Benjamin B
Mad H, General Manager at The Mad Hatter, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Hello Ben, We’re sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy your evening on Thursday, as we always aim to give our guests a fantastic, fun experience. Although we can’t be certain from your review, we have assumed you refer to song requests being denied. Our karaoke...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I can't describe how amazing this bar is. Every time I go, the staff are incredible. So friendly and willing to help! Especially Laurie and Jess! The cocktails are varied in flavour and everyone is delicious! I can't wait to try some new creations!

1  Thank sianrogers
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Well what can I say.... Fab, fab, fab! We had a ladies night out last night to ThecMad Hatter, and we couldn’t have asked for more! Right from the outset when we made first contact to ask about availability, they couldn’t have been more helpful!...More

1  Thank KWC000
Reviewed 15 April 2018

We've been visiting The Mad Hatter for quite a few years now and once again last night we had a great time. The staff are friendly and we love answering the riddle on the door to gain entry! The cocktails are very good and the...More

1  Thank Freddie K
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Recommended by a friend, finally got the chance to pay a visit. Pleasant surprised with the place decor and overall atmosphere. It is quite small, so if you haven’t booked a table it is a bit inconvenient, but luckily while we waited at the bar...More

Thank Adriana S
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Great cocktails, realy cute bar and brilliant cheesy music for dancing, we had a brilliant night! Drinks were fantastic and served in really cute teapots.

1  Thank mariem1985
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Visited last night for a work Christmas party. I arrived at 7pm to find no food. We paid £17 a head for nothing. There had been some of course initially, but it all went so either they hadn't put enough out or there was some...More

Thank KathrynS644
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Friday evening - there were only two mixologists which was not nearly enough. We queued for ten minutes only to have others be served before us. The cocktails were average. Would not recommend.More

Thank nickynicky87
Mad H, General Manager at The Mad Hatter, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Hi Nicky. We totally agree the service was too slow on Friday and absolutely apologise. Due to several staff being poorly on the day, we were short staffed and faced with either opening and doing our utmost to make the best of it, or closing...More

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6 September 2017|
Response from Kajsa E | Reviewed this property |
It's a great place for a hen party! Saturday nights can get quite budy so make sure you make a reservation. And if you talk to them you can pre-order any packages you want.