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The Rusty Bicycle

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pizza, British, Pub
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28 Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RB, England
+44 1865 435298
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Today
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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48 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

Nice pub, nice Ales and good food that's all reasonably priced. Good bubbly atmosphere. A little walk outside the centre of Oxford but worth it if you want to find a good pub that just does the basics well. It's not a cosy log fire type pub but it has a hint of new deco in wood and metal mixed... More 

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Thank Cyrilozzy
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Lovely burgers - Amazing fries and great puzza - cooked to order.Can book by email otherwise it is first come first served - we sat down at 8.15 after only 15 minutes wait - great service - worth a visit - five people with drinks - around £70.

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2 Thank Julie O
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2017

Chose to go for lunch and they do certain pizzas half price - a margarita is four pounds and it was delicious. They also do really yummy burgers and chips and an amazing mac n cheese as well as their own 'Dodo' lager. Nice atmosphere, relatively good value and great food.

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2 Thank 649mintyb
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

Visiting the Pegasus Theatre over the road so popped in here first for a bite to eat. Food was lovely, atmosphere fab .... will definitely return!

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1 Thank Netty E
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

This pub was lovely. The staff were really friendly and the place has a great vibe. All food tasted great and wasn't too pricey. I had pizza and chips with pesto mayo and it was amazing. Highly recommended.

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1 Thank amba_bamba4
Oxford, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2017

It's a nice and quite popular pub in the Cowley area of Oxford. Quite good for a night out thanks to its nice atmosphere inside, although on weekends it's better to get there fairly early as it is not very big, so after a certain time grabbing a seat is not easy. The food is quite nice, although I have... More 

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Thank Unemigrato
Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

I've just come back home from a visit to The Rusty Bicycle with my family and have had the best pizza I have ever tasted! I can't remember the name but it was the one with peppered salami and rocket. It was really big, I couldn't manage all of it but my brother helped me finish it. Absolutely gorgeous!! Lovely... More 

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Thank Jeanmarie1971
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Rather good burger and outstanding chips, and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. I enjoyed this slightly quirky pub as much as any I've been to in Oxford. Good beer, as well.

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1 Thank Matthewjhd
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2016

As always, good service and nice atmosphere but the burger I had was nowhere near as good as previous ones. Bun was a bit on the dry side and overall was just a bit average. Where have all the pulled meat burgers gone? They were totally amazing. The pizza was good and I'd recommend this place, but was disappointed it... More 

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1 Thank hotelcriticghana
Oxford, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

The pub is nice not too busy and with big table for big group.waitress doesn t really care about customers but they re not rude either.cake stand is looking really creepy and the pizza are incredibly expensive if you think that with £14 you can have a steak somewhere else

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $19
Cuisine
Bar, Pizza, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:30 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 - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 435298

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