Up in The Gardeners Arms In Oxford to be precise. There are a couple of Gardeners Arms in Oxford quite close to each other, although the other one is not a bad pub this one ,to my mind , is the superior pub. It can be found down Plantation Road, a long narrow, leafy, residential side street in the Jericho area of Oxford.
Tony was my partner in crime for the day and set the pace as we neared our target.
Then we had it in our sights, thirsts sufficiently built up after the beery disappointment of The Eagle And Child, the previous pub a brisk 15 minutes walk away.
A wonderfully traditional pub, you feel right at home as soon as you walk through the open door. Basically furnished with sensible tables and chairs, it just oozes “boozer”. High on the walls rows of vinyl album covers from yesteryear pique your interest along with many pump clips from previous refreshments.
The bar was of interest as well.
And for the secret beer buffs among us, you know who you are, a close up along with a lovely looking pint of Box Steam Soul Train.
Currently my favourite pub in Oxford, worth the walk out of town.
A proper pub in every sense of the word.