The Jam Factory, Hollybush Row
Not so much a pub, but a restaurant, gallery and bar, the Jam Factory sits on Hollybush Row just round the corner from Frideswide Square and is handily placed for the railway station. The location is no coincidence – the factory was a purpose built facility for the production of Frank Cooper’s marmalades and jams – it’s proximity to the station being of importance for the delivery of raw materials and distribution of products.
The modern day bar has a wide range of beer – several keg lines including at last visit: Weihenstephan Hefe, Westmalle Dubbel, Brewdog 5am Saint and a wide range of Cotswold Brewing Company beers, two cask lines, and a good range of bottled beer with Belgian and American influences to the fore – Orval, Rochefort, La Trappe, Duvel, Brooklyn (including Black Chocolate Stout), Goose Island, to name but a few. There’s food on offer and outside seating in a small courtyard, and they can cater for meetings as well (see website).
Well worth a visit – one of the widest range of beers in Oxford along with Beerd and The Royal Blenheim.