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Bell and Compass

12 New Road, Oxford OX1 1LT, England
00 44 1865 250 099
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Ranked #419 of 485 Restaurants in Oxford
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- Aug 1, 2014
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27% Recommend
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English first
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Low lighting, loud music, no atmosphere and terrible staff. The staff were laughing a lot and having a good time amongst themselves but ignoring customers. After waiting some time for service, one of the staff eventually reluctantly served me but looked very unhappy about having to do it. This place probably gets packed at weekends by the very young. I... More

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Went here for drinks which were very well priced! Free entry before 10pm on weekends, busy but nice atmosphere and quick service at the bar, dj was good too and you can request songs you like.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

went yesterday to Bell and compass for the special lunch deal...6£ for 2 course meal..(cheap true) but it's a joke what food you get...My friend ordered as main a king prawn salad which literally came with no rocket although on menu stated it comes with rocket, two massive lettuce leafs and 4 prawns,one tiny tomato. It was hilarious! we were... More

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Attended as part of a night out with friends so it was a bit later on in the evening and drink was flowing. Ordered the garlic butter prawns and they were excellent. The sauce was beautiful and the prawns delicious. Only let down that there seemed to be a slight lack of bar staff that night and was slow to... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Appalling! Being told to leave for having a guide dog in our party! Didn’t think there were that many places around that would discriminate against a blind person. Staff not only told us he wasn’t to remain but then, as soon as we finished talking to them, turned the lights down and music up very high to try and spook... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

What a shame! Clearly some thought has gone into a tasty-looking menu, however, we did not actually stay to eat having stood at the bar for ten minutes being ignored by the only barman who was only interested in standing and laughing with his friends, serving them so slowly inbetween jokes and anecdotes. Not the slightest acknowledgement of our presence!... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Visit this place freqquently for food anddrinks as well associal gatherings would recommend it as comfortable appeling and he staff always helpful. Meals are more than enough and the whole place has an atmosphere of friendliness and warmth. Recommend this always to friends

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

The focus of this pub is clearly getting the drunken teens and students to spend money on alcopops. If you enjoy sitting for lunch in a closed nightclub where the vomit has been sloshed down then this is the place for you. It's not an oxford pub with history, a nice lunch menu, views or happy staff, it is a... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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161 reviews 161 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

In need of a refurb! What more can I say, I think the place has had its day.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Food was not nice, took ages to arrive and premisis dirty

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