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The Mad Hatter

43 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EA, England
+44 1865 604959
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Unique and Fun Bar in Oxford!

We've been visiting The Mad Hatter for quite a few years now and once again last night we had a... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Freddie K
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Amersham, United Kingdom
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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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 promises the maddest of tea parties, music and entertainment into the early hours. Leave your troubles aside, here a show awaits you...
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  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible18%
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“quirky bar” (4 reviews)
“hen party” (3 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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43 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EA, England
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+44 1865 604959
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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

This place is really expensive and whilst it's themed and good fun, it could do with being a lot more comfy.More

1  Thank Lucinda_lay
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Mad H, Manager at The Mad Hatter, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Dear Lucinda, The Hatter does not usually reply to reviews, be they positive or negative. Nevertheless when he feels they are unfair and inaccurate he does not hesitate to set the record straight. His cocktails are competitive with all other cocktail bars in the area....More

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Came here with a group of over 25 of us for some light buffet food and drinks. It was fab. The staff were very good and the drinks great - go for an espresso martini! The music was brilliant - often you worry it can...More

Thank Kate C
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We came here having reserved a table for a hen party. It didn't disappoint. The whole place made a good night from start to finish. Drinks were good and the dj was amazing. Will definitely be returning and this time will be more prepared for...More

Thank Peta P
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Went here for a night out with friends and it's one of quite few places where I could relax and have fun without worrying about the risk of being groped on the dance floor. The theme is fun and inspired, with a double dose of...More

Thank Kajsa E
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

Booked a "spirit sipping workshop" here for my friend's birthday and we went for their gin class. We weren't really sure what to expect because we've not done anything like that before. To start we weren't sure if we'd even found the right place -...More

Thank Chloe T
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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.
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