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The Old Tom Pub

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101 St Aldate's, Oxford, England
01865 243 034
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A cosy bar, offering a poor range of ales, adequate service, no pub atmosphere and a Thai restaurant -just what I wasn't wanting on my first daytime visit to the city in a number of years -thoroughly disappointed.

Thank John P
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited The Old Tom Pub several times and have enjoyed every visit! The staff are always friendly and chatty. A proper English pub with character. Good range of drink at the bar too!

Thank braddazz2801
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

The Old Tom never ceases to amaze me. Though it looks like an average and regular pun from the outside, this hidden exotic Thai restaurant owns and exceptional curry menu (one better that the other) Excellent service Outstanding food Great beers Brilliant garden in the heart of city centre

Thank Felicitas A
Wallingford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

I have been to the old Tom twice now and it is lovely!! It's well priced £20 for two curries and a drink! I had the panang curry and it was fantastic! It was very filling so I was happy! The staff are very friendly and I will definitely be coming back for more!!

Thank libertyboyd
Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Although rather small, we had a very enjoyable meal. Good selection of vegetarian food too. It is very reasonably priced and an ample amount. For starters, we enjoyed vegetable tempura and spring rolls. They were light without excessive batter or oil! We had seafood noodles and duck with noodles. The meat was tender and the mussels in the seafood were... More 

Thank EmmaCarlo33
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

From the outside this is a small, local pub. In the back, they've hidden a decent, sensibly priced Thai restaurant. The food was mostly authentic and surprisingly cheap. I appreciated being able to have a decent ale alongside it. As a pub, the selection of beer is alright (if a little expensive) but there isn't much space to sit. I... More 

Thank tripleplay97
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

So - last time I went in here many years ago it was just a pub. As you walk in it looks exactly the same as it did back in 2008 - but the food is phenomenal. I love Thai food but my other half is a great chef so I am often disappointed when I eat out as the... More 

Thank Hevmiester
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

First of all can I just mention that my visits here never involve eating at the Thai restaurant- I tend to visit for a drink whilst waiting for a bus change. I am sure the food is good- I witness many happy diners during my brief visits. My review is on the pub part of the establishment which is small... More 

Thank Denvore
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Lovely proper Thai level of Green Curry......not the English homogenised version.....the English bit is the traditional pub! Fast service with a smile.

Thank dandieddiva
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Stopped here for a drink on the way to the cinema. Perfectly decent and no reason not to go again. There is a Thai restaurant in the back but we didn't try it.

Thank BrushM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 St Aldate's, Oxford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: 01865 243 034
Traditional pub serving Thai food.

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