St. Aldates Tavern, St. Aldates
The St. Aldates Tavern has come a long way since it used to be The Hobgoblin. Well positioned near to Carfax, which is generally considered the centre of the city, this is no longer a fairly dark dingy pub with a ceiling covered in pump clips. The interior of this now free house has been nicely renovated to be much fresher and lighter these days.
The bar often has a range of local beers, often including Hook Norton, XT and Shotover, as well as others (Box Steam and Dark Star beers have been present on a few visits); and fresh tasty food is served as well.
Nearby: Old Tom, Royal Blenheim, The Bear