Up In Arms

Gardeners Arms Plantation Road Oxford

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.

Plantation Road Oxford (2)
Plantation Road

Tony was my partner in crime for the day and set the pace as we neared our target.

Plantation Road Oxford Tony (2)
Slow up

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.

Gardeners Arms Plantation Road Oxford 2
A welcome sight

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.

Gardeners Arms Plantation Road Oxford 1 (2)
Tony looks on in amazement at my camera technique 

The bar was of interest as well.

Gardeners Arms Plantation Road Oxford bar (2)
Interesting clutter

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.

Gardeners Arms Plantation Road Oxford beer 1
Nice

Currently my favourite pub in Oxford, worth the walk out of town.

A proper pub in every sense of the word.

 

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