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Isis Farmhouse

$$ - $$$, British,
The Towing Path | Iffley Lock, Oxford OX4 4EL, England
+44 1865 243854
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible24%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Towing Path | Iffley Lock, Oxford OX4 4EL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Noreen and her colleagues couldn’t have been more friendly and helpful for our daughter’s 18th birthday party. We opted for the barn for dancing and the adjoining space for seated eating (simple BBQ food). We also had a fire pit outside. There were 65 guests...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Orderorder
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I walked out for a nice walk and stopped for a drink at the Isis Farmhouse. The service we received was non-existent!! We stood for fifteen minutes on one side of the bar and were completely ignored by staff until we asked...More

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank Charlotte J
Reviewed October 24, 2018

My wife and I trudged through a slightly flooded cow field, past the river with signs warning us not to fall into the weir, through a pitch black forest following Google Maps directions to this pub. I'd say it wasn't worth our night time scary...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank absinthe_boy
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Our BnB host suggested the Isis Farmhouse pub for drinks and entertainment. It’s close to the Iffley Lock on the Thames. Sunday night has live music on offer. Very fine musicianship, acoustic, jazzy-folk-bluegrass fusion to my ears. Decent but smallish selection of ales/lagers. Food good,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank vaughnthurman
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

What a delight ... I love walking into Oxford and just loved having the opportunity to stop off and spend time here ... a truly fabulous spot drlievrtibg some really rather fabulous treats ... and looks like a great place for music too... will be...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank christinefarell
Reviewed September 17, 2018

The menu was quite varied, with a few interesting and unusual offerings. Good selection of real ale. Great quality and also quantity of food. Average wait for food to arrive, but well worth it. Reasonably priced.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank alanfZ7143BK
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Have been coming here on and off for the last ten years or so - generally include it in tour itineraries for visitors to town whenever possible, as it's such a delightful location, accessed by lovely walks through Iffley village or along the towpath from...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jinox
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We visited for a family lunch today. Food was good and the staff very accommodating. However, one of our party attempted to stroke one of the two huge dogs kept in the pub beer garden at the front and it bit her. It was a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank OxfordFoodieFamily
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Located near the river, this place has a great atmosphere, we both ordered goat cheese salad and some drinks. My partner's salad had dressing on top, mine had none. It was rather expensive as well - I would recommend this place for drinks but not...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank leuveen
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Always a brilliant location, but previously let down by service/management. The place has had a fresh start. Lovely people. Hooray. (I used to try to avoid going there. Now it’s become a fave again).

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Gnarloo
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March 3, 2018|
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Response from Alan R | Reviewed this property |
When we were here the pub was definitely dog friendly but it was a beautiful day and the garden was full of other dogs. There was a great band playing in the Isis and I did note a number of well behaved dogs there. The... More
Anthony M
December 12, 2017|
Response from AdrianB4779 | Property representative |
Holiday Opening Times Fri 22. 12:00 - 22:00. Sat 23. 10:30 - 22:00. Sun 24. 10:30 - 21:00. Mon 25. 10:30 - 21:00. Tue 26. 10:30 - 21:00. Wed 27. Closed. Thu 28. Closed. Fri 29. 12:00 - 22:00. Sat 30. 10:30 - 22:00. Sun 31... More
February 22, 2017|
Response from JanieHampton | Reviewed this property |
There isn't a website, just a simple home cooked menu with little change over time. Don't go there in a hurry, go to admire the view.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Towing Path | Iffley Lock, Oxford OX4 4EL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 243854
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