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The Old Bookbinders Ale House

$$ - $$$French, ,
17-18 Victor Street | Jericho, Oxford OX2 6BT, England
+44 1865 553549
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crepes” (92 reviews)
“coq au vin” (19 reviews)
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French, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17-18 Victor Street | Jericho, Oxford OX2 6BT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was a warm inviting place on our way to London. The pub was almost off the road and we were looking for a simple easy place to have a meal to go back on our way. The minute we walked in, the young...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank frankdaddy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Supper before theatre Delightful quirky pub with awesome French restaurant Service friendly and efficient Food divine Bloody Mary - one of the best I have had in a long time

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Evelynmay1918
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The waiters and waitresses were incredibly friendly and hospitable. They certainly went out of their way to accommodate us and bring us everything we needed. The walls are covered with interesting trinkets and the other customers were also very warm. My wife complained that her...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jet49716635856
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had yet another superb meal at The Bookies. Four of us had three delicious courses, wines and friendly service, including tips, for £25 per head. it's a wonderful place.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pat B
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We all had a fabulous time at dinner in the Old Bookbinders Ale House for an Oxford Reunion with friends from the United States and Great Britain thanks to the superb management of it all by Joseph Sadones! He orchestrated everything to perfection and told...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank oxfordcg
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

This is a hidden gem. We met friends who were cruising in the Oxford Canal and this was a few minutes walk away from their mooring. It is a quirky place but wonderfully welcoming and comfortable. We had reserved a lunch table - luckily as...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jean272013
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Great good, service, staff, the whole thing! Can't wait to go back! Good beer and wine.The whole experience is fab and long may it stay that way!

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank LaLaWomble
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Bookies is a must when in Oxford Great Ales and excellent food with a French touch The pub is small and Off the Main Street (Walton) but worth a wander to find

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank anthonyP89
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Looking for a place to have a catch up lunch with friends I don’t meet to frequently most places within easy walk of oxford station can no longer be called good English pub. I remembered the old bookbinders from my college days it was a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Neil0akes
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Visited on day trip. Out of the way, quirky pub serving food. Very reasonable set menu in French! Not huge portions and no veg with sausage and mash and not very hot but ok for price. Chose soup for starters and crepes for dessert both...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank flobmth
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Debbie B
September 3, 2018|
Response from ProdiptoB2 | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know what you mean by city centre, but it’s about 1 km from the railway station and half a km from the Oxford University Press Offiçe, near the Jericho area
John B
August 28, 2018|
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Response from JandrewStamford | Reviewed this property |
It would take you 40 minutes to walk to the pub so probably a taxi would be easier. If you contact the pub they should be able to take your booking. It was a friendly place with good service.
January 28, 2018|
Response from Josh M | Property representative |
Hi, Could you please contact us directly on 01865 553549. Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $23
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
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: 17-18 Victor Street | Jericho, Oxford OX2 6BT, England (Formerly Old Bookbinders)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 553549
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