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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” (61 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

We had our office Christmas party at the Old Bookbinders. There were 10 of us in our party and everyone had a great time. The food was delicious, the staff were attentive, friendly and professional, the atmosphere was cosy, Christmassy and welcoming. Great value too!....More

Thank Doug L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had arranged to have dinner with a musician friend who was performing at nearby St. Barnabas Church. It was a busy Friday night, but we were able to get a table quickly. Our friend had less than an hour, so after checking with our...More

1  Thank SilverStreak2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely little pub found down some back streets in Jericho. Quite hard to find but worth the effort. Away from the regular tourist traps it feels like your mixing with the real Oxford locals. Good selection of beers and wines. I even sampled the...More

Thank SalisburyTourist
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

But disappointing food. The Ale was good, but we were underwhelmed by the food. The two crepes were thick and stodgy, My Burger was nothing special. The Sea Bream was good. But when the bill comes to over £90 for four you want something a...More

1  Thank Wardieeee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked out from town Centre and they managed to find us a table for two - although very busy and people arriving just a little later were turned away. A great evening because we were really well looked after by very pleasant staff who...More

1  Thank cjd0
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were a mixed group and plenty of choice for the non-meat and veggie friends. Crepes a specialty however we all went for the (pre 7pm) special table d'hote which is very good value

Thank rhbayles
Reviewed November 10, 2017

We were treated to Saturday lunch by cousins who live in the neighborhood--lucky them! The food is really, really good, prices are very reasonable, atmosphere is cozy and service is convivial. Reservations are a good idea. If we hadn't been hosted, I'm not sure I...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed November 8, 2017

We returned and were welcomed again with a cheerful smile. It is a quiet area and yet it was buzzing inside...the word has got out. Again, we really enjoyed the set menu which was excellent value and with great service. The Old Bookbinder's continues to...More

Thank Ralph K
Reviewed November 7, 2017

There’s always something going on here. A lovely atmosphere with good European/ French cuisine. A nice selection of wines and good friendly service.

Thank UkMermaid61
Reviewed November 7, 2017

This is one of my favourite spots hidden away in Jericho, well off the main drag. The main part of the bar/restaurant can get a bit crowded and noisy, but they have a very cute little French style section if you book with red checked...More

Thank Susan H
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Questions & Answers
John K
October 11, 2017|
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Response from Josh M | Property representative |
We allow all dogs! (We often prefer them to people). Biscuits and water are also in abundance
Debbie W
July 19, 2017|
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Response from Josh M | Property representative |
I'm afraid that as we are just a small pub it would be very hard for us to accommodate such a large group. Apologies
November 19, 2016|
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Response from James B | Reviewed this property |
Parking is not easy in that part of town, a lot of it being residents spots only - I would go down Great Clarendon Street - which has pay and display parking each side of the road. Alternatively park on St Giles (also pay... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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