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Oxford Blue Smokehouse

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32 Marston Street, Oxford ox41ju, England
441865203097
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Quick Bites, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Full restaurant and garden.

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Closed!

Tried to book today, but no answer from the phone and the place was in darkness with a pile of post inside the door. I hope it reopens as this was a thriving pub serving good quality food. I have rated this from my last visit as I don't want to drag down its rating if it opens up again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2014
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We love bbq so we're really excited by the opening of this place. We ordered mixed platters so that we could try a variety of meats. Unfortunately, they were the driest meats we had ever eaten. How can you have bbq food with no sauce? The drinks menu is fantastic-a huge variety. My son went the following week and enjoyed... More 

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Oxford
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Tried to book today, but no answer from the phone and the place was in darkness with a pile of post inside the door. I hope it reopens as this was a thriving pub serving good quality food. I have rated this from my last visit as I don't want to drag down its rating if it opens up again.

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scotland west
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146 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The oxford blue just off the iffley road looks quite unremarkable. We spotted it by chance. When you go in, it's an unexpected shady continental shabby chic space with a very interesting menu and lovely aromas from the kitchen. We noted each dish comes with a wine suggestion to complement it best The sad bit; we were truly sorry we... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Despite the admission from the barman that there was no real ale at the moment, we stayed for some wine and tapas. The tapas prepared by a Galician chef were excellent - as was the conversation with James the barman who has had an interesting career.

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London, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyable experience. So good that we returned the following night. Staying locally and the pub is only two streets away. They still have draught beer issues but that didn't bother us as we're wine drinkers. The carafe of Mancia was excellent. We chose a meat and a vegetarian platter the first time, then a selection of tapas dishes the... More 

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Oxford
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We have been to the Oxford Blue many times over the last few years and always loved the food. We went last week and it was the worst meal we have ever had. Having looked on trip adviser afterwards I see they have changed hands. The new manager needs to make some big changes or this place will be out... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Its with a heavy heart that I need to agree with previous comments- the Oxford Blue is well past it's best. I used to love coming here as a student and again when it changed hands and became more gastro. I went in with my partner and was faced with the prospect of no draught lager- fail. I was offered... More 

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Stratford, Ontario, Canada
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Our accommodation was just down the street so it was very convenient. It was quiet (perhaps due to when we ate), clean and nicely decorated. Being summer we sat out back in a lovely patio area. The food had a slight middle eastern flair and was well prepared. Both the waiter and the chef came to ask how we liked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Came by with some friends, was a bit of disappoint in the start, they have no lagers or ales on draft, some of my mates left, but i have to tell, the tapas selection was amazing. We have a selection of tapas in a large wood plate, everything there was tasty and nice, the wine is also amazing, and has... More 

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Worcester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Lovely little pub. Peacful and quiet garden, beautiful in the sun! Staff were very friendly, attentive and welcoming. My partner and I both had the pork belly roast. Delicious melt in the mouth pork and veggies! Could not fault it!Massive compliments to the new chef :) We also had a homemade chocolate cake and panacota. The chocolate cake reminded me... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32 Marston Street, Oxford ox41ju, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: 441865203097

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 23
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

Full restaurant and garden.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?