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101 St Aldate's, Oxford, England
01865 243 034
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Traditional pub serving Thai food.

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice bar

We only called in here for a drink but it is a cosy little bar with lots of atmosphere. Prices are reasonable too.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
penguins40
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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  • Reservations
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cumbria, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We only called in here for a drink but it is a cosy little bar with lots of atmosphere. Prices are reasonable too.

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Oxford
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoy the food here. They serve big portions and I have often struggled to finish, despite wanting to! The only down side to my last visit was that two other customers came and sat near us and basically did their own photo shot, doing all sorts of poses and taking pictures of themselves for well over 15 minutes.... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Great value tasty Thai food in a non-pretentious Oxford city centre pub; what's not to like. We were a little skeptical and upon entering weren't too sure if we'd made a mistake, but a friendly face behind the bar showed us to a table at the back. After taking our drinks order and a quick glance of the menu, we... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

We came in and realised that there were no free table as few had a reserved signed on them. As we started to walk out the owner/ waitress came and asked us for how many people. She removed the reserved sign and gave us a table...if you see a table being booked asked as it might be in fact free.... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Definitely not the best Thai but it is very reasonable & the portions are huge (you could easily share) I'd compare the food to a basic take out place which seems a bit harsh but if you're drinking in the pub is really nice to be able to get some cheap eats

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East Sussex
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

On a recent visit to Oxford we were trying to find a pub with decent beer and food without too many tourists or over-run by noisy students. This was a great find, serving food all day at the weekend. The welcome was great, a couple of decent draught beers and lovely Thai food. Music on softly and a relaxed atmsphere... More 

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Oxford
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15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Well that was great for a family impromptu lunch in the centre of Oxford. Great fresh food and great value. Nice old pub but friendly Thai staff

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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165 reviews 165 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

Ate here during a long weekend in Oxford. My wife and I have been fortunate to eat in some fancy restaurants all over, but we still enjoy this type of relaxed meal. Dont expect table cloths etc, all served in a pub environment, but nice fresh food with rice included straight on your plate. No "plastic" thai here, just a... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Popped into Old Toms for a quick drink early saturday evening, seemed a nice quiet little pub, on leaving we found my wife's handbag was missing, bar staff could not care less, and although they car CCTV would not let us check it, and after a long protracted conversation they reluctantly called the police. Would avoid at all costs to... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I ordered curry vegetables and got a little disappointed. It is more like vegetable soup with curry taste -- very different from what you would expect in a typical Thai food restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 St Aldate's, Oxford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: 01865 243 034

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Description

Traditional pub serving Thai food.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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