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Welcome to Living in Oxford Welcome to August edition of Living In Oxford Magazine! Creation Theatre take the lead for this edition, as they build their very own Wonderland in Oxford’s beautiful University Parks, and let loose the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, and Queen of Hearts. This is the fourth time in their 21 year history that Creation has entered Wonderland but, despite a penchant for unusual venues, the first time they have set up camp inside a circus big top! Read more about Creation Theatre’s production of Alice In Wonderland on page 6. A great way to spend a warm evening would be to visit The Pint Shop in Oxford for some artisanal beers, ales and gins, as well as delicious locally sourced grub in a beautiful and intimate setting – Our very own Senior Designer visited recently and you can read his shining review on page 48. For those of you who might prefer something a little quieter, how about popping into Christ Church Picture Gallery? The internationally renowned drawings collection is regarded as one of the most important private collections of Old Master drawings in the country and includes work by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Dürer, Raphael and Rubens. See page 28 for their current and upcoming exhibitions. And if you feel like shopping but works by the Old Masters are somewhat out of your price range, why not head down to the University of Oxford Shop to pick up a different kind of collectible. The shop is the University’s official retail store, specialising in a wide range of clothing and gifts featuring the University of Oxford crest. Read more on page 34. Happy reading! Lorna Dodson, Assistant Editor, Living In Oxford Magazine

Contents Oxfordshire Events


Oxfordshire Accommodation


Oxfordshire Education


Oxfordshire Shopping


Oxfordshire Attractions


Oxford City Centre Map


Oxfordshire Theatre


Oxfordshire Sports


Oxfordshire Cinema


Oxfordshire Restaurants


Oxfordshire Music


Oxfordshire Health & Beauty


Oxfordshire Art & Antiques


Oxfordshire Services


The Living in Oxford Team

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In this issue of Living In Oxford...

Alice by Creation Theatre


"Join Creation Theatre this summer, as we build our very own Wonderland in Oxford’s beautiful University Parks, and let loose the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, and Queen of Hearts."

Old Master Paintings & Drawings at Christ Church


"Christ Church is unique among the Oxford and Cambridge colleges in possessing an important collection of Old Master paintings and drawings."

University of Oxford Shop


"The University of Oxford Shop is ideally located on the High Street, in the heart of the Dreaming Spires of Oxford. Established in 1990, the shop is the University’s official retail store, specialising in a wide range of clothing and gifts..."

Pint Shop


"A busy evening on George Street and we are off to the Pint Shop. Far more than just a place for a drink - possibly one of the best dining and drinking experiences in the city."






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Alice by Creation Theatre Saturday 15th July - Saturday 19th August Join Creation Theatre this summer, as we build our very own Wonderland in Oxford’s beautiful University Parks, and let loose the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, and Queen of Hearts. This is the fourth time in our 21 year history that Creation has entered Wonderland but, despite a penchant for unusual venues, the first time we have set up camp inside a circus big top! The circus tent is a great space for this production - it is “Wonderland” with an inherent atmosphere of adventure and quirky possibility. The circus feel to this production sits well with who we are as a company; quirky, inventive, magical and somewhere everyone belongs. To quote the Cheshire Cat - “We’re all mad here Alice”. Working on Lewis Carroll’s stories is incredibly exciting; as he is one of Oxford’s most famous authors, bringing these stories to life in such an iconic Oxford venue is a really joy. When reading Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, many of the stories seem unstageable at first but that challenge is where the real bursts of creativity begin. Frequently, stories which seem impossible to stage often turn out to be the bits of the show that are the most exciting and innovative. The final production is an amalgamation of the two books – with a cast of four actors, that’s a lot of characters they have to play! Last year performing Hamlet in University Parks we fell in love with it as a location and it is a joy to return here for second year. When you visit, make sure you get time to explore the Parks and appreciate the star turns that the ducks and swans regularly provide mid-show in the background!). As seating for the show is unreserved, do come early, bring a picnic and enjoy a summer afternoon in the park before the adventure unfolds in our Big Top. It’s a weatherproof show so don’t worry about rain – it’s always dry in Wonderland! With family matinees and atmospheric evening shows, a trip to Alice is the quintessential Oxford outing this summer. For ticket prices and the full schedule, please visit or ring the Box Office on 01865 766266.

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Oxfordshire Events Calendar 2017 A quick overview of events to look forward to. For a full list of what’s going on in Oxford and Oxfordshire, see the website!

Wilderness Festival Thursday 3rd - Sunday 6th August: An award winning festival of music, food, arts, learning, literature and rejuvenation. Set amongst the lakes, forests and parkland of Oxfordshire’s exquisite Cornbury Estate. This year's headliners include Two Door Cinema Club, Bonobo and Grace Jones. You won't want to miss this jam-packed event!

Supernormal Festival Friday 4th - Saturday 5th August: SUPERNORMAL is an experimental festival of arts and music, expanding upon new paradigms of what a festival can be. Independent and uncompromising, it champions multi-faceted, exploratory art and music from the underground, margins and fringes to impart inspiring and engaging encounters beyond the everyday and the expected.

Rewind Festival Friday 18th - Sunday 20th August: Featuring fantastic performances from a massive line-up of iconic artists and plenty of other festival fun including camping, funfairs, silent disco, street entertainers, fireworks and much more...Rewind Festival takes place at Temple Island Meadows, Henley-onThames.

The Big Feastival Friday 25th - Sunday 27th August: The Big Feastival is a summer festival for all the family, combining top-class food with live music from your favourite bands on Alex James’ Farm in Kingham. The Big Feastival is for everyone, big and small. With acts such as Olly Murs, Louisa Johnson, Ella Eyre & Madness!

Uffington White Horse Show Sunday 27th & Monday 28th August: The Uffington White Horse Show is a traditional two day country show which takes place every year over August Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday. It offers a wide range of attractions for families and people of all ages including arena events, craft stalls, animals, historic vehicles and much, much more.

Blenheim Palace Festival of Transport Sunday 27th & Monday 28th August: Sunday will feature the Classic Car Show and Monday will include not only the Classic Cars, but also motorcycles, Minis and VW's, Customs, Hot Rods and Americans, Kit and Sports Cars. This two-day event has the added bonus of vehicle judging and an experienced motor commentator to talk us through the day's events.

Foodies Festival Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd September: Feast in the Street Food Avenue; learn to bake in the Cake and Bake Theatre; enjoy afternoon tea in the Vintage Tea Tent; taste wine, champagne and craft beer in the Drinks Theatre; buy from local producers in the Artisan Market; kids enjoy the Childrens Cookery Theatre; live music on the Success Express Music Stage and much more!


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Oxfordshire Events Experience Oxfordshire 15-16 Broad Street Oxford OX1 3AS. Tel: 01865 686430. Web: Experience Oxfordshire is pleased to promote the many wonderful cultural events, shows, exhibitions and festivals that take place across the city and county. There’s always something going on in Oxfordshire, for all interests and ages. Check our calendar to see what events are on tonight, this weekend, or during your future visit.

BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace Thursday 3rd - Sunday 6th August: BBC Countryfile Live 2017 combines the tradition of the UK’s best county fairs with the high-quality demonstration of BBC One’s Countryfile programme in the spectacular setting of Blenheim Palace. The show lasts four days and offers visitors the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in every aspect of British country living and countryside fun through live arena shows, hands-on activities, talks, farming practices, animal displays and lots of food for everyone to enjoy. Oxford Piano Festival Until Monday 7th August: The artistic diversity of this year’s Festival is as exciting as ever; taking place in some of Oxford’s most historic and beautiful venues, it will welcome some of the world’s most distinguished pianists and teachers for an inspirational series of concerts, masterclasses and lectures. The 2017 Faculty includes legends of the piano world such as John Lill, Richard Goode, Menahem Pressler, Sir András Schiff and Alfred Brendel. Oxford Proms Romantic Classics at the Sheldonian Theatre Saturday 12th August: Romantic Classics features Liszt’s Piano Concerto No 2, full of emotion virtuosity and passion plus Rimsky-Korsakov’s dazzling and colourful orchestral suite Scheherazade. Soloist Jocelyn Freeman is developing a career notable in its integrity and versatility; she has been hailed as ‘One to watch’ by International Piano Magazine and has recently released her debut CD ‘Night and Novelties’. Her engaging performances are characterised by colourful, intimate imagination and technical authority. Rails on the Western front at Didcot Railway Centre Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th August: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of 5322, a steam engine that was sent to France in 1917. The Great War Society will recreate a casualty clearing station and infantry camp, and hold firepower demonstrations around the Centre. There will be a World War I Trail to follow and displays telling the story of railways in the war, 5322 and ambulance trains. Sweeney Todd at the Old Fire Station Wednesday 23rd – Saturday 26th August: Sweeney Todd is back in London after 15 years’ exile for a crime he did not commit, hell-bent on revenge against the crooked judge who convicted him. But vengefulness tips into madness – and cannibalism. With a cast, band, and crew all under 21, this unmissable production of Sweeney Todd will shock and delight, cutting right to the heart of Sondheim’s dark tale of love, vengeance, and obsession.


Oxfordshire Events The Oxfordshire Museum Park Street, Woodstock, OX20 1SN. Tel: 01993 811456. Web:

Summer Late Nights The Oxfordshire Museum and The Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum will be open until 8pm. Time: 10.30am - 8pm The Vikings are here! Thursday 3rd August: Come dressed as a Viking, raid the garden for golden coins; test your skills as cloth-makers; come face to face with a Viking warrior. Get up close to the collections. Thursday 7th September: Tours, talks and an opportunity to go ‘behind the glass’ and explore the collection with its curators.

Science Oxford Workshop Animal Olympics Wednesday 16th August: Who doesn’t like a cuddly camel or a loveable lion? Animals are amazing but they are also extremely clever – able to adapt to the place where they live, hide in plain sight to avoid being eaten and store water to keep them going for months in the desert. Join us for The Animal Olympics – our new interactive science show that takes you on a fascinating journey around the animal kingdom, using live science demonstrations and plenty of audience participation to discover which creature is the most astounding of all planet Earth’s amazing animals! Ages 6-10. Time: 10.30am - 11.30am. Tickets: £5 per person (children to be accompanied by an adult). Fooled You! The Science of Trickery Wednesday 16th August: What better way to spend the summer holidays than discovering new ways to fool your friends! This magical family workshop will show your young Dynamos’ how to make water disappear, use 'x-ray vision' to look through solid objects and move items with their minds…all with the help of some intriguing scientific principles. A great introduction to chemistry, biology and physics packaged up in spell-binding hands-on activities and experiments. Ages 7-11. Time: 1.30pm - 2.30pm & 2pm - 4pm. Tickets: £8 per child, adults free.

Viking Heroes Playroom Until Sunday 17th September: Explore our Viking encampment area. The tales of Noggin the Nog, games and crafting activities will encourage visitors young and old to discover more about the everyday lives of the Vikings.

Viking Heroes Exhibition Until Sunday 1st October: In this compelling exhibition discover some of the real-life hero ‘celebrities’ of the Viking world, including Eric Blood-axe – last Viking King of York, King Cnut the Great, Harald Bluetooth – Christian and King, and Harald Hardrada – the thunderbolt of the North.

Children’s Summer Holiday Activities Tuesdays: TOM Tots. Music, stories and rhymes for the under 5s. Time: 10.30am - 11am. Tickets: £1 per child £2.50 per family. Tuesdays & Thursdays: Family Fun Drop-ins. Fun and creative activities for all ages. Time: 2pm - 4pm. Tickets: £2 per child £5 per family.

Oxford Castle Unlocked 44-46 Oxford Castle, Oxford, OX1 1AY Tel: 01865 260666. Web: Discover 1,000 years of Oxford’s history. Oxford Castle Unlocked is a visitor attraction with a past stretching far beyond your imagination. Led by a costumed character guide, the rich history of the castle will be revealed. Climb the Saxon St George’s Tower, descend deep underground into the Crypt, explore the Prison D-Wing and scale the Mound of the 11th century motte-and-bailey castle. See a full list of our events at Opening Times: 10am - 5pm.

Macbeth at Oxford Castle Unlocked Until Saturday 12th August (Daily excluding Sundays): In their 2017 production Siege Theatre draw out the conflict between honour and dishonour, loyalty and treachery. We invite you to watch, as souls are twisted out of all recognition and one by one the powers of evil breakdown the individual, their armies and ultimately brings a country to it’s knees. Time: 7.30pm - 10.15pm. Tickets: £16 per adult (Conc £13) book online at


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Pitt Rivers Museum South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PP Tel: 01865 270927 Web:

Cult Screens Cult Screens are taking over the Museums' Lawn for a luxury outdoor cinema experience! Book a deckchair or beanbag or simply bring your own seat/blanket, choose your snacks and drinks from the wide range on offer and settle back to enjoy the film! Visit our website for more information and how to book. Time: 7pm - 10.30pm Wednesday 23rd August: Jurassic Park Thursday 24th August: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Friday 25th August: Moulin Rouge

August Pitt Stop: Games Around the World Saturday 5 August: Come along to make and play traditional games inspired by the collections. Time: 1pm - 4pm

Bitten Oxford Web: Twitter: @BittenOxford Facebook: /bittenoxford

Bitten Street Saturday 5th August: Bitten Street, Oxford’s street food market, kicked off in 2014. We’ve since made Oxford Castle Quarter our home, with a rotating selection of street food and drink. Hosting a regular collection of local traders while also playing host to a glittering selection of the UK’s best street food traders from further afield, each event is unique and each trader is hand picked for their awesome food and epic vans/trucks/stalls. Time: 11am - 3pm.


Oxfordshire Education EF Oxford Language School Pullens Lane, Oxford, OX3 0DT. Tel: 01865 759660. Web: Experience centuries of academic excellence and a tourist destination complete with stunning architecture, markets and world class museums. Highlights include: Spacious modern campus is situated on private grounds in a quiet residential neighbourhood; Newly renovated English school features glass-roofed cafeteria, fitness room, multimedia lecture hall and classrooms; Spacious student lounge equipped with TV, DVD player and a variety of games; Outdoor patio with lounge chairs and year-round BBQ café; The Oxford English school is located 5-minute walk from public transportation; Group jaunts to West end shows and musicals.

The Lake School of English Oxford 14 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1JQ. Tel: +44 (0) 1865 724312. Email: Web: In the centre of Oxford, the Lake School of English offers a professional, dynamic approach to teaching and a supportive environment for learning with intensive courses delivered by well-qualified and experienced teachers. Our students enjoy personal attention, inclusive social activities, comfortable accommodation and lovely self-study facilities. The Lake School is British Council accredited, a leading Centre of Excellence 2010 – 2015, and a member of Quality English.

Our Lady’s Abingdon Abingdon on Thames, Oxfordshire, OX14 3PS. Tel: 01235 524658. Web: The facilities on offer are extensive. Building programmes over recent years have provided excellent teaching facilities for subjects across the curriculum including a spacious Sixth Form Centre and a purpose built Nursery. A major building programme was recently completed. This included a new auditorium, drama studio, science laboratory, exhibition and reception area, teaching space and library/resource centre.

Eckersley Oxford 14 Friars Entry, Oxford OX1 2BZ. Tel: 01865 721268. Web: Over 50 years teaching English to foreign students in the centre of Oxford, with experienced and qualified teachers. Our long tradition combines with a 21st century approach and state-of-the-art facilities, including interactive whiteboards, a digital language laboratory and of course wireless access from just about anywhere in the School.

A Lifetime to Perform at Stagecoach The Courthouse, Elm Grove, Walton Upon Thames, Surrey, KT12 1LZ. Tel: 0800 802 1198 Web: Stagecoach provides quality, fun training in Performing Arts to help unlock the potential of every child through singing, dance and drama. We also help develop social skills, articulation, spatial awareness, confidence and creativity. If your child dreams of becoming a West End Star or wants to gain confidence, Stagecoach is the perfect place for them! Call your local Principal to find out more, see our advert on page 13.

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Oxfordshire Attractions City Sightseeing Bus Tours Oxford Railway Station, Park End Street, OX1 1HS. Tel: 01865 790522. Web: Our award winning one hour tour takes you on a fascinating journey around both the famous University colleges and the historic buildings of the city itself. Hop on and off at any of our nineteen bus stops around the town. All buses have live guides or recorded commentary in up to thirteen languages. Tours operate all day every day except Christmas/Boxing and New years day. Tickets valid on Red and Green Buses.

Cherwell Boathouse - Punting Bardwell Road, Oxford, OX2 6ST (1 mile from the town centre). Tel: 01865 515978. Web: Enjoy the quintessential Oxford experience punting on the River Cherwell. With over 70 hand built punts, boats and canoes. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon in a beautiful tranquil environment on the river.

The James Sadler Oxford Balloon Experience Tel: 0845 116 8899. Email: Web: The James Sadler Oxford Balloon Experience, a World class attraction to commemorate James Sadler, a working-class hero who made history in 1784 by becoming the first Englishman to fly, as well as many other remarkable achievements. The Centre will offer 120 metre high balloon rides in a tethered balloon, alongside a complementary information and education centre, educating visitors about Sadler’s extraordinary achievements. Education is key: interactive scientific concepts will be designed with children in mind.

Oxford Visitor Information Centre 15-16 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AS Tel: 01865 686 430. Email: Web: The Oxford Visitor Information Centre staff provide an extensive range of services to help make your stay enjoyable and memorable. We offer a wide range of guides, maps, souvenirs and local produce. We also can guide you to the best Oxfordshire has to offer. We are also the home of Oxford Official Walking Tours, the best way to explore Oxford on foot. See in store or get in contact with us by Tel: 01865 686430 Email:

Oxford Official Walking Tours 15-16 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AS Tel: 01865 686442. Web: What better way to discover our beautiful city than on foot? The Oxford Official Walking Tours are a fascinating and entertaining way to explore and learn about this unique city, its history, University, famous people and odd traditions. Oxford Official Walking Tours cover a wide range of topics from an introduction to the city and its University to Inspector Morse, Harry Potter, J.R.R. Tolkien and more. Email:

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Oxford Castle Quarter 43 Oxford Castle, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1AY. Tel: 01865 20165. Web: Oxford’s oldest new quarter, once home to the infamous Oxford Prison and now home to an exciting hub of restaurants and the gorgeous Malmaison Boutique Hotel. The Castle also has an exciting visitor attraction ‘Oxford Castle Unlocked,’ where the secrets of the castle have been unlocked. For art lovers there is the O3 Gallery, with exhibitions all year round.

St Michael at the North Gate Cornmarket Street, Oxford, OX1 3EY. Tel: 01865 240940. Web: St Michael at the North Gate is the oldest Church Tower in Oxford and is definitely worth a visit! There’s also a treasury of silver and bronze dating back to the 1600s and you can also see a copy of the church accounts dating back hundreds of years. Open: 10.30am - 5pm (10.30am - 4pm in Winter). Admission: Adults and Concessions £2.50, Students £2.00, Children £1.30, Family ticket £7.00

University Church of St. Mary the Virgin High Street, Oxford OX1 4BJ. Tel: 01865 279111. Web: St Mary’s is situated at the historic heart of the City and University of Oxford. Thought to be the oldest university building in the world, the Tower was built in 1280, and the University’s reference library was added in 1320. It is worth the climb of 127 steps to make it to the top to enjoy fine uninterrupted views across Oxford and the surrounding countryside. Open: 9am to 5pm (July and August 9am-6pm). Tower Admission: Adult £4 (Concs £2.50)

Didcot Railway Centre Didcot, Oxon, OX11 7NJ. Tel: 01235 817200. Web: Home of the Great Western Society and its unique collection of Great Western Railway steam engines, coaches, wagons, buildings and small relics and a recreation of Brunel’s broad gauge railway. Rails on Western Front: 19-20 August. Flying Scotsman Visit: 26-28 August. Steam Days: 2/5/6/9/12-13/16/23/30 August. Exhibition Only Days: 1/3-4/7-8/10-11/14-15/17-18/21-22/2425/29/31 August.

Carfax Tower Junction of St Aldates and High Street, Oxford OX1 4AZ. Tel: 01865 792653. Open: 10am to 5.30pm. Admission: £2.20, Children £1.10. In 1818 St Martin’s church was rebuilt complete with tower. However, the church, apart from its tower, was demolished in 1896. The tower is all that remains today. Two ‘quarter boys’ who hit the bells at every quarter hour adorn the east facade of the church clock. Climb up 99 steps to get a sweeping view of Oxford’s spires. Open 10am - 5.30pm, Apr - Oct (4.30pm in October), Admission £2.20, Children £1.10.

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Oxfordshire Theatre Old Fire Station 40 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AQ Tel: 01865 263980. Web:

Sweeney Todd Wednesday 23rd - Saturday 26th August: Sweeney Todd is back in London after 15 years’ exile for a crime he did not commit, hell-bent on revenge against the crooked judge who convicted him. But vengefulness tips into madness – and cannibalism. RicNic Oxford is proud to present Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical at the Old Fire Station this August. Tickets: £12, Conc £10

Quilla Constance: performance Thursday 24th August: This summer, Arts at The Old Fire Station presents Transcending The Signified, an exhibition of vibrant large scale paintings, costumes, live cello and non-linguistic vocal performances by interdisciplinary artist Quilla Constance aka Jennifer Allen. This is an opportunity to experience Quilla Constance perform a surprising deviation from Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor (first movement) whilst encased in elaborate ‘exotic’ costume. Tickets: FREE

Oxford Playhouse Oxford Playhouse, 11 - 12 Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LW. Box Office: 01865 305305. Web:

Bring on the Bollywood Tuesday 15th - Saturday 19th August: New and old collide in this colourful comedy, full of intertwined love stories, dazzling dance and a sensational soundtrack. Bring on the Bollywood takes a love story inspired by real life, filters it through classical comedies from Goldsmith to Shakespeare and infuses it with all the energy of a great Bollywood musical. Come and join Katrina, our headstrong heroine, as she returns to her parents’ home to attend her brother’s wedding. Here she finds a meddling mother, a line of suitors and, just possibly, true love. Visit for pricing.

The Gruffalo Tuesday 22nd - Saturday 26th August: A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood...Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party-mad Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo! – is there? Visit for pricing.

Cornerstone Arts Centre Station Rd, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11. Tel: 01235 515144. Web:

Dirty Dancing Saturday 16th September: Be part of the magic as A Night of Dirty Dancing, heads out on its biggest tour yet. No film has captured the hearts of a generation like Dirty Dancing. Relive the Passion, the Romance & Joy of the Cult Classic and celebrate the music of one of the greatest movie soundtracks of all time. It’s going to have you dancing dirty in the aisles! Tickets: £19, Conc £17, Members £15.20. Time: 7.30pm

Nocturnes Thursday 21st - Saturday 23rd September: Multi-media twist on a 50s spy thriller set during the height of the cold war. Nocturnes asks important questions about truth and free will and about how we understand what’s real in this post-truth era. Tickets: £14, Conc £12, Members £11.20. Time: 7.30pm


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Alice Until Saturday 19th August: We’ll be building our very own Wonderland in the beautiful University Parks this summer, and letting loose the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, and Queen of Hearts. The whole family can fall down the rabbit hole with plenty of helpings of magic, music, puppetry and acrobatics as we join Alice on her journey towards adulthood. Location: University Parks, Oxford.

New Theatre Oxford George St, Oxford, OX1 2AG Tel: 0844 871 3020. Web:

Dinosaur World Thursday 24th - Saturday 26th August: Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new for show all the family (ages 3+). Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across unchartered territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child's favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops and Giraffatitan to name a few! Visit for pricing.

Derren Brown - Underground Friday 8th - Saturday 9th September: Direct from its sell-out London run, Derren Brown: Underground is the latest stage show from the multi-award winning master of psychological illusion. Bringing together a collection of the very best of Derren’s previous stage work, Underground is a spellbinding experience of showmanship and magical genius. Visit www. for pricing.


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Oxfordshire Cinema August Film Releases Select highlights of films on in Oxford and Oxfordshire over this month. Please see for more details and trailers. Tweet us what you think of this months releases @inoxford

The Dark Tower The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed. Roland Deschain, the gunslinger, pursues his enemy across the wasteland and searches for ‘The Dark Tower’. When a young boy discovers a gateway to their dimension, he meets the gunslinger and is taken under his wing. Together, they must confront their vicious, unstoppable enemy and reach the Tower, the only thing that might be able to save this world.

The Emoji Movie 'The Emoji Movie’ unlocks the secret world inside our smartphones, where there lives an emoji called Gene who, unlike all the others, has no filter and a multitude of expressions. In a world where everyone else only has one expression – smiling, sad, or just plain meh – Gene is an outsider, and just wants to be normal like the rest. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis rests on Gene’s shoulders.

Rough Night ess is in Miami for her bachelorette party, but what should be the best weekend of her life becomes a ‘Rough Night’ when her friends accidentally kill a stripper. They don’t get to see each other often, so they’re determined to make up for it with a weekend of drinking, dancing and debauchery. Unfortunately, what should have been the capstone on an amazing night turns into a disaster.

Atomic Blonde ‘Atomic Blonde’ follows the adventures of Agent Lorraine Broughton, MI6’s most lethal assassin, as she navigates the ticking time bomb of Cold War Berlin on a seemingly impossible mission. She’s an expert in hand-to-hand combat, sent into the city to find out who’s been killing their operatives. But in a hive of spies, traitors and revolutionaries, she can’t trust anyone, and will need to deploy all her skills to stay alive.

Annabelle: Creation The next chapter in the ‘Conjuring’ universe, ‘Annabelle: Creation’ sees the infamous doll terrorise a dollmaker, his wife, and the children they’ve welcomed into their house after the orphanage closed. The dollmaker’s daughter died years ago, and he and his wife prayed to see her one last time. Little did they know that their simple wish would have catastrophic consequences, as Annabelle sets her sights on the young girls.

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets The adventures of elite spacefaring agents Valerian and Laureline, and their quest to save the incredible city of Alpha. It’s a colossal metropolis hanging in space, where for centuries thousands of species from all over the universe have been united. But now a dark and terrible force threatens its safety, and Valerian and Laureline are the only ones standing between Alpha and its total destruction.

Coming Soon It Derry isn’t like other towns. There’s a 7pm curfew, and people die or disappear six times more often than average. Everything’s connected by the sewers, and that’s where ‘It’ lives. When children start disappearing, a group of young kids are forced to face their worst fears as they confront the culprit: a monstrous clown called Pennywise, whose legacy of murder and violence stretches back for centuries.


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Kirtlington golf Club - A fresh approach Do you think Kirtlington Golf Club is just for members? Think again! Kirtlington Golf Club offers a range of facilities accessible to EVERYONE, come and see for yourselves!

Driving range from £1.50

blenheim 9 hole & Kirtlington 18 hole Courses PraCtiCe faCilities

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Oxfordshire Music The Oxford Early Music Festival Exeter College Chapel, Turl Street, OX1 3DP. Tel: 01865 305305. Web:

Charivari Agréable's “Early Music by Candlelight” Summer Festival 2017 Until Friday 18th August: More details on AUGUST Tuesday 1st: Wednesday 2nd: Friday 4th: Tuesday 8th: Wednesday 9th:

Capriccio Veneziano Songbird Ascending Game of Queens Capriccio Veneziano Musical Gems of Saxony

Friday 11th: Sunday 13th: Tuesday 15th: Wednesday 16th: Friday 18th:

Songbird Ascending Match made in Melody Game of Queens Bach, Beer & Brandy Two Daughters

Tickets: £15/£18/£20 (Seniors £13/£16/£18, Students £10/£12) From The Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street Tel: 01865 305305. Time: 8.00pm. Venue: Exeter College Chapel, Oxford


One of the top ten things to do in the UK (Observer) Nominated for the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards 2012. Every Sunday Morning at 11:15am. In the Wonderful Holywell Music Room (Oldest Concert Hall in Europe) Coffee Served before and after the concert at the Kings Arms and Vaults Cafe.

6th August: Fiona Cross, Jane Fenton and Viv McLean 13th August: Peter Limonov 20th August: The Adderbury Ensemble with Viv McLean 27th August: The London Haydn Quartet For full concert details visit £12 Adults, £6 Children ages 11 -17. Admission is free of charge to children aged of 5-10 accompanied by an adult. (Please note: we do not allow children under the age of 5.) Tickets Available at the door or from Oxford Playhouse. Tel: 01865 305305. Web:

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Oxfordshire Art & Antiques Sanders of Oxford 104 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BW. Tel: 01865 242590. E-mail: Sanders of Oxford, situated in the 17th century Salutation Inn, has long been a landmark on the High Street. Our selection of prints and maps, dating from 16th – 20th Centuries, is extensive and encompasses a wide range of subjects, engravers and prices.

Kieran Stiles Art Studios Folly Bridge, Oxford. E-mail: Tel: 07967 075367. Web: A range of beginner and advanced courses in painting, printmaking and life drawing with a professional artist and experienced, qualified teacher. Mid-week and weekend tuition in a friendly atmosphere. Group sessions, all day workshops and individual tutorials. Exhibition space available. All in the inspiring setting of Folly Bridge, Oxford.

Modern Art Oxford 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford, OX1 1BP. Tel: 01865 722 733. Web: Founded in 1966, Modern Art Oxford is one of the UK’s most exciting and influential contemporary art spaces with an international reputation for ambitious and innovative projects. The gallery is open to all and all our exhibitions and events are completely free of charge, unless stated. We aim to make contemporary art accessible and engaging to the widest audience through presentation and participation.


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Christ Church Picture Gallery Scraps of Laughter 31 May – 11 September 2017 Opening Times:

Mon - Sat: 10.30am - 5pm Sun: 2pm - 5pm (open daily) Christ Church, Oxford Entrance via Oriel Square Admission: £4/£2 Tel: 01865 276172

Sanders of Oxford Antique Prints & Maps

Sanders of Oxford, situated in the 17th century Salutation Inn, has long been a landmark on the High Street. Our selection of prints and maps, dating from 16th – 20th Centuries, is extensive and encompasses a wide range of subjects, engravers and prices. On display in the gallery at the moment we have a fantastic collection of early maps of Oxford, Great Britain and the rest of the World alongside some of the finest printed views of the University City. 104 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BW. Tel: 01865 242590. E-mail: Web: Admission: FREE. Open: Mon to Sat 10am - 6pm, Sun 11am - 5pm

ESCAPE SUMMER EXHIBITION 15TH JULY - 26TH AUGUST 2017 Tel: 01865 515 123 40-41 South Parade Summertown Oxford OX2 7JL


Giovanni Battista Naldini (?), The Colosseum, JBS 519, © Governing Body of Christ Church

Filippino Lippi, Five Sibyls, JBS 36, © Governing Body of Christ Church

Francesco Albani (?), Caricatures of Apothecaries, JBS 981, © Governing Body of Christ Church


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Old Master Paintings and Drawings at Christ Church Christ Church is unique among the Oxford and Cambridge colleges in possessing an important collection of Old Master paintings and drawings. In 1765 General John Guise, a soldier and art collector, bequeathed his collection of over 200 paintings and almost 2000 drawings to his former college. This extraordinary gift enabled Christ Church to introduce art into Oxford education without the necessity to travel to Italy or to gain access to stately homes (which held the majority of art collections in the country). At that time the Christ Church Picture Gallery collection was unequalled by any other Oxford institution. The Bodleian ‘Picture Gallery’ housed mainly portraits and the Ashmolean Museum, the oldest museum in Britain, had a large and interesting collection of artifacts and objects, but few paintings. The collection is strongest in Italian art from the 14th to the 18th century. Later works include paintings by highly-acclaimed artists such as Filippino Lippi, Tintoretto, Veronese, Annibale Carracci, and Salvator Rosa. There are also some remarkable works by northern painters such as Anthony van Dyck, Frans Hals, and Hugo van der Goes. The internationally renowned drawings collection is regarded as one of the most important private collections of Old Master drawings in the country and includes work by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Dürer, Raphael and Rubens. For reasons of conservation the entire collection cannot be permanently on show but a selection of drawings is always on view. These small in-house exhibitions are changed about every three months to enable the public to see a varied selection from this part of the collection. Currently on view is Scraps of Laughter (31 May – 11 September 2017) offering a glimpse into the beginning of caricature and satire in Italy and how it was taken up and thrived in Britain. In late 2017 we will feature Drawing in Rome (16 September – 22 December 2017) and Art and the Reformation (11 October – 22 December 2017). Please see our website for events and exhibition information, and do stop by and visit soon!

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Oxfordshire Accommodation Macdonald Randolph Hotel Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LN. Tel: 01865 256400. Web: Oxford’s leading hotel - The AA Five star Macdonald Randolph - is situated in the heart of the city opposite the world famous Ashmolean Museum. Built in 1864 and recently refurbished, the hotel offers each guest the highest level of comfort and service in a traditional and welcoming environment. The location makes the Macdonald Randolph Hotel an ideal base for exploring the historic sights of Oxford or the thriving shopping centre just two minutes walk away.

Malmaison Oxford Malmaison, 3 New Road, Oxford, OX1 1AY Tel: 0871 943 0350 Web: It’s never a hard day’s night at Oxford hotel, which is surely one of our most unique buildings around. Located in a converted prison in a medieval castle, this boutique hotel is in Oxford Castle Quarter, one of the oldest, busiest and trendiest spots in the city. So, if you’re tired of doing hard time in run-of-the-mill hotels, check into this extraordinary slammer where the only hardship is having to go home!

River Hotel Botley Road, Oxford, OX2 0AA Tel: (01865) 243475 Web: Email: Long established local business • Excellent City location overlooking the river, by ‘Thames Walk’ towpath • Oxford College owned property, originally an 1870’s Master-builder’s home • 18 bedrooms with own bathroom, all with expected in-room facilities • 24-hr access for registered residents, free on-site car-park and wi-fi • SatNav, via Mill Street, take immediate first lane on right OX2 0AJ • On A420, 1 mile to A34 ring road, west exit at Botley/Seacourt interchange • Easy walk to City, Colleges, Venues, Conferences, near Said Business School • VisitEngland ** metro grading, breakfast table service, residents bar ‘Large enough to be comfortable, small enough to be friendly’

Holiday Inn Oxford Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 8JD. Tel: 0871 942 9086. Web: The Holiday Inn Oxford hotel is beside the A34 and with ample free parking, it’s easy to travel into Oxford - just hop on the Park and Ride bus adjacent to the hotel. It’s also close to the M40, M4, Blenheim Palace and Silverstone. The 154 bedroom purpose-built hotel offers Wi-Fi internet access and excellent hotel family rooms for up to 2 adults and 2 children. And because Kids Eat & Stay Free, it’s a fantastic value for families. While you’re here, enjoy the large gym, pool and beauty therapists in the Spirit health club. The Holiday Inn Oxford also boasts Academy Conference and Training Suites, with a dedicated team to help you plan your event and run the day.

Royal Oxford Hotel Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HR. Tel: 01865 248432. Web: The Royal Oxford Hotel is a Non Smoking Property located 2 minutes walk to the bus and train stations and offers: * Air conditioned bedrooms * Free wireless network throughout the hotel * Spacious and well appointed accommodation * Complementary water and selection of fresh fruit in all bedrooms * Tourist Information Within easy reach of the train station and the centre of Oxford.

The Feathers Hotel Market Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1SX Tel: 01993 812291 Web: The Feathers Hotel is an inviting country retreat that combines historic charm with a fun personality. Named Oxfordshire’s Restaurant of the Year 2012, it currently holds the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of gin (167 varieties). “The Gin Experience” menu is £75 per person for seven courses.


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The Manor Country House Hotel Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire, OX25 3QL Tel: 01869 350621 Web: Discover your haven of luxury at The Manor. You are invited to linger awhile in the stunning luxury bedrooms, your very own sanctuary of peace and opulence. Pause for a moment and enjoy the smoothest of white cotton linens and the most sumptuous of handpicked beds. Savour the contrasts of the 11th Century history with the modern must-have conveniences.

YHA 2a Botley Rd, Oxford OX2 0AB. Tel: 01865 727275. Web: This modern hostel iscentrally located, right next to Oxford Train Station. YHA Oxford offers affordable accommodation in rooms of 2, 4 or 6 beds. There is a cafÊ/bar serving great coffee, snacks, evening meals and a full English breakfast is available each morning. We also have self-catering kitchen facilities, a garden, laundry facilities and luggage storage for guests. Just a short walk away from the historic town centre, we’re an ideal place to base for yourself to explore the city and surrounding areas.

Righton 14 Oakthorpe Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7BE. Tel: 01865 318 594 Web: Email: stay@rightongroup.cuk Righton specialises in high quality serviced accommodation in Oxford for both short stay and longer term let. Our properties are carefully selected to be close to local amenities, transport links and key businesses and can be rented for as little as three nights through to a year or more. Our services include weekly linen and towel changes, weekly freshen-up cleans, internet access, telephone and tariffs inclusive of utilities.

The Beetle and Wedge Ferry Lane Moulsford-on-Thames, Oxfordshire OX10 9JF. Tel: 01491 651381. Web: Set on the banks of the River Thames immortalised in ‘The Wind in the Willows’ and Jerome K Jerome’s chronicled escapades of his friends’ visits in ‘Three Men in a Boat’, the Boathouse Restaurant emphasis is on quality of food, wines and service. The older part of our beautiful old beamed Boathouse offers our famous open charcoal grill where delicacies are created before your very eyes. Join us and enjoy the tranquillity and peace of a beautiful riverside setting for relaxed dining.

Bear & Ragged Staff 28 Appleton Road, Cumnor, Oxfordshire OX2 9QH Tel: 01865 862329 Web: The room count in Cumnor has just increased by another 125% with the opening of the last five of nine rooms at the Bear and Ragged Staff in December 2012. The Bear is just 2 miles away from the A34, 4 miles West of Oxford and without all the city centre parking issues and outside rush hour, is just a 12 minute drive away. Park and Ride facilities are just a 5 minute drive.


Oxfordshire Shopping Wychwood Brewery Eagle Maltings, The Crofts, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 4DP Tel: 01993 890800 Web: The Wychwood Brewery is tucked away behind the main street of the market town of Witney, in the heart of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. Discover the brewing process of Wychwood & Brakspear Beers, from seeing the raw ingredients to the finished product during one of our 45 minute guided tours. After the tour you are invited to sample our flagship Legendary Hobgoblin and our range of Wychwood and Brakspear bottled beers.

University of Oxford Shop 106 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BW Tel: 01865 247414. Web: Established in 1991, the University of Oxford Shop has been welcoming visitors and residents of Oxford for 25 years. Our ranges of official merchandise, clothing and gifts feature exclusive Oxford designs and where possible are made in the UK. We are wholly owned by the University and profits from every purchase help to support teaching and research.

Fairtrade at St Michaels The Basement, St Michael at the North Gate, Cornmarket Street, Oxford, OX1 3EY. Tel: 01865 722505. Web: Oxford’s Fairtrade at St Michaels is an Aladdin’s cave of goods. 76 different suppliers from around the world provide our diverse range of products – from quirky ornaments to functional homeware, stationery to skincare, artisan jewellery to children’s toys and clothing, plus an extensive range of delicious food. Fairtrade at St Michaels is a member of the British Association for Fair Trade Shops (BAFTS) and Cooperatives UK.

Bicester Village 50 Pingle Dr, Bicester OX26 6WD. Tel: 01869 366266. Web: Discover a relaxed shopping haven in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, where spacious boutiques showcase the world’s leading fashion and lifestyle brands. Quality, attention to detail and five-star service are hallmarks of the Bicester Village shopping experience.

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University of Oxford Shop The University of Oxford Shop is ideally located on the High Street, in the heart of the Dreaming Spires of Oxford. Established in 1990, the shop is the University’s official retail store, specialising in a wide range of clothing and gifts featuring the University of Oxford crest. Situated opposite Brasenose College and St Mary’s Church on the High Street, the double fronted façade of the University of Oxford shop showcases colourful window displays, which entice you inside. The welcoming shop interior is wood panelled similar to that found in many colleges. The helpful staff are always on hand to give product advice or find the right size. The front of the shop features the popular University and College gift ranges including stationery and tableware, enamel cufflinks and lapel pins; the latter making perfect gifts for those who have a favourite college and wish to show their allegiance or connection to it. The clothing section situated down the steps at the rear of the shop has a wide variety of ethically sourced clothing to suit all ages and tastes, including the traditional Oxford college scarves. Official Clothing Range From T-shirts and hoodies to polo shirts, rugby shirts and sweatshirts, the official clothing range is regularly updated in terms of styles and designs. For instance, pink is a key fashion colour for summer 2017 and on-trend exclusives to the shop include a pink and blue striped rugby shirt, ‘heritage’ sweatshirt and double pocket ‘kangaroo’ hoodie. Summer Promotions Look out for the following seasonal themes and offers showcased in the windows and in-store: • Hello Summer! Get ready for hot sunny days, picnics in the park and summer sports. Our best-selling cricket jumpers are now back in stock along with sports-inspired, vintage-style graphic T-shirts. • 3 FOR 2. Buy three items and get the cheapest free. This offer is available on a selection of popular items from the University crest range including stationery, logo T-shirts, mugs and teddies. In all, the shop is a treasure trove of beautiful and quality products, and unlike all other souvenir shops in Oxford, all profits are returned to and benefit the University. Once visited, if you wish you’d bought more, don’t despair, as the vast majority of items are also available online at

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Oxford City Centre Map Accommodation 1 Randolph Hotel 2 River Hotel 3 Malmaison


Attractions 1 Oxford Castle Quarter 2 Carfax Tower 3 St Michael at the North Gate



4 Modern Art Oxford 5 Uni Church of St. Mary the Virgin 6 Ashmolean Museum

City Sightseeing Stops

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County Map 1 Didcot Railway Centre 2 Wychwood Brewery


3 Bicester Village 4 Blenheim Palace

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Oxfordshire Sport Oxford United Football Club The Kassam Stadium, Grenoble Road, Oxford, OX4 4XP. Tel: 01865 337533. Web: Oxford United Football Club is a professional association football club based in the city of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. Get Behind The U’s! Save money by booking your tickets before the day of the game. Get the latest news straight from Oxford United. Official team updates, match previews & reviews, transfer information and much more on our website.

Complete Massage Oxford Sports and Remedial Massage in Oxfordshire Treatments include; Dry Needling Therapy, Sports Massage, Swedish Massage, Indian Head Massage, Yoga & Kinesiology Taping. Massage can work for anyone, from office workers to marathon runners. Book your session now at 01865 236966 |

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Oxfordshire Restaurants Asian Jee Saheb 15 North Parade Avenue, Oxford, OX2 6LX. Tel: 01865 513773. Web: With our restaurant we have created an ambience that will make you feel relaxed and welcomed. Our key aim is to use fresh produce and source it from local suppliers where possible. We offer no fuss, just classic Asian cuisine. You can enjoy our food in a main dining room, with a party of friends in our function room with a capacity of 28, or in our garden.

COSMO Magdalen Street, Oxford, OX1 3AD. Tel: 01865 297575. Web: At COSMO Oxford, our chefs prepare over 150 authentic dishes from around the world every day and each dish is expertly created in small amounts to ensure they are always fresh. Its Live Cooking Stations provide the entertainment, sounds, aromas but above all, dishes cooked in front customers. COSMO provides a casual dining experience like no other, offering a balanced choice of delicious food, exceptional value for money giving guests added value at one set price.

Malikas 218 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UQ. Tel: 01865 723029 Web: In the middle of the buzzing area of Cowley Road, you will find Malikas, which guarantees a superior Indian cuisine experience! Modern decor, which seats 70, but still the atmosphere is cozy and relaxing.

Aziz Chequers 17A, Beaumont Road, Headington Quarry, Oxford, OX3 8JN Tel: 01865 763321 Web: Email: Aziz is now located at The Chequers Inn, Headington Quarry Oxford! Same food, with better facilities, free onsite parking and a beer garden. With our restaurant we have created and ambiance that will make you feel relaxed and welcomed and with our award winning team from the front of house staff to our award winning chefs who will offer you a great dinning experience.

Qumins 86 St. Clements Street, Oxford, OX4 1AR. Tel: 01865 247093 Web: Email: At Qumins we aim to provide an exciting new experience in fine Indian cuisine, blending traditional techniques with a modern twist. All of our products are made using the freshest, finest ingredients, and most importantly are cooked with love and passion for the Indian cuisine. With our unique menu we can guarantee that some of our specialities can only be tried and tested here at Qumins! We look forward to serving you!

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Classic bangladeshi and indian cuisine ◆ Beautiful location with on-site car parking ◆ Lovely garden for dining and private functions ◆ Small and large parties catered for ◆ Superb sunday buffet with over 30 selections to choose from ◆ Take away and home delivery service available ◆ Free WIFI

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French Pierre Victoire 9 Little Clarendon St, Oxford OX1 2HP. Tel: 01865 316616. Web: Enjoy our authentically cooked, traditional dishes in an informal environment at reasonable prices, the way the French do… Choose from a variety of fixed price menus, which we change with the seasons, focusing on local, fresh produce! We offer a 3 course lunch or early Pre Theatre supper for £11.50 and an evening 3 course Prix Fixe for £23.50! We love parties whether its Christenings, Birthdays, Graduations or even Retirements, offer an incredible £21.00 menu, and can cater for groups up to 60 ...! Rustic and friendly, with lots of candles, providing great food, value and service!


Oxfordshire Restaurants Contemporary Acanthus Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LN. Tel: 01865 256410. Web: The restaurant at the Macdonald Randolph Hotel has recently just won its second AA rosette for its cuisine and features contemporary menus in an unrivalled setting with fabulous views of the city. If a more relaxed atmosphere is desired for a quiet drink then the Morse Bar provides a peaceful environment in which you can relax and unwind in after a busy day.

Cherwell Boathouse Bardwell Road, Oxford OX2 6ST. Tel: 01865 552746. Web: Beautifully located by the river Cherwell. Fine food and renowned wine list (2010 Fine Wine list of the Year) Open lunch and dinner 7 days a week Marquee and terrace available for private hire. Week day lunch menu available 2 courses from £13.50. Al fresco dining available.

Bear & Ragged Staff 28 Appleton Rd, Cumnor, Oxford OX2 9QH. Tel: 01865 862329. Web: Whether you are looking for a simple sandwich or businessman’s lunch, a romantic dinner for two or a full on three course meal with wine, port liqueurs and coffee, we have the solution. If you want to hold that special family gathering or a sit down banquet for 80, we can accommodate and tailor our offering to your requirements.

The Feathers Market Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1SX. Tel: 01993 812291. Web: Eating and drinking is at the heart of The Feathers experience. The awardwinning Restaurant serves the best of modern English cuisine and locally sourced ingredients – light and fresh in summer, rich and robust in winter. A more informal Bar is open all day for coffee, lunch, cream tea and supper.

Cuttlefish 36 St Clement’s Street, Oxford, OX4 1AB. Tel: 01865 243003. Web: Cuttlefish is the new fish restaurant on the block, bringing the best seasonal, sustainable fish to Oxford from the shore at the fairest of prices. The extensive menu includes the Cuttlefish seafood platter, mixed fish grill and possibly Oxford’s best fish and chips. Non fish eaters and vegetarians have an eclectic choice too. A takeaway service is also available.

The Oxford Kitchen 215 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7HQ. Tel: 01865 511149. Web: The Oxford Kitchen’s reputation for fine modern British cuisine is built around the inspired creations of Executive Chef John Footman, whose food has the critics talking. Dishes on our à la carte and set menus have been carefully designed for their sensory appeal and exquisite flavour combinations. Recognised as a leader among the best dining outlets in the city, The Oxford Kitchen provides a full café service in a contemporary, intimate setting, offering breakfasts, morning coffees, specialty teas, snacks and a specially developed children’s menu.


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Oxfordshire Restaurants Italian Marco’s New York Italian Oxford 73 High St, Oxford OX1 4BE. Tel: 01865 248695. Web: This stunning Marco Pierre White restaurant is located at number 73 on High Street in the centre of Oxford. Serving an array of mouthwatering dishes from Italian sharing platters, fresh fish, home-made pizza and pasta to New York favourites such as succulent steaks, burgers and Marco’s tasty BBQ ribs and lazy fries. The restaurant and bar offers something for everyone. With a big bar area, this all-day venue is the perfect place to enjoy lunch or dinner or simply pop-in for a light bite or drinks.

La Cucina 39-40 St. Clements, Oxford, OX4 1AB. Tel: 01865 793811. Web: The open kitchen allows customers to see chefs at work, tossing pizza and preparing daily specials from 11am - 10.30pm. The menu changes seasonally and caters for all - families and those looking for an authentic italian dining experience in relaxed surroundings. Open front in Summer months.

Rigoletto Bicester Road, Middleton Stoney, Oxfordshire, OX25 4TD. Tel: 01869 343216. Web: Rigoletto is a family run Italian restaurant, situated on the Bicester Road close to Middleton Stoney. We are also only a 5-10 minute drive from Bicester Village. The restaurant is set in idyllic surroundings with ample car parking. Serving a varied menu of Italian dishes and an excellent selection of wines. We believe in offering great service without any pretence.

Spanish Al-Andalus Tapas Bar Little Clarendon Street, Oxford. OX1 2HS. Tel: 01865 516688. Web: Our menus are bursting with Spanish flavours and cooked in a traditional style, a great way to enjoy the true taste of Spain! So forget the traditional way of ordering meals with starters and main courses and treat yourself to a Spanish banquet.

Café Greens Cafe 50 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LU. Tel: 01865 316878. At Greens everything is freshly made and we use Organic, Free Range and Fairtrade produce. We cater for everyone’s taste including vegetarians, vegans and gluten-free foods. Greens Cafe has a friendly relaxed atmosphere with lots of seating available upstairs with free Wi-Fi also available. We have a great choice of Hot Drinks & Cold Drinks including Smoothies & Milkshakes, Breakfasts, Baguettes, Paninis, Homemade Soups, Jacket Potatoes, Pastas, Fresh Salads, Homemade Cakes & Slices, Pastries, Homemade Cookies, Fruits and more.


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27-29 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AU

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Nightlife Angels Little Clarendon Street, Oxford. OX1 2HS. Tel: 01865 544244. Web: Step into Angels and journey through cocktail history. Choose between the first vintage mixes or new trends perfected in the Angels laboratory, all carefully crafted by our expert bartenders.


Oxfordshire Restaurants Traditional The Beetle and Wedge Ferry Lane, Moulsford-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 9JF. Tel: 01491 651381. Web: The Restaurant offers a warm and friendly atmosphere and a magical combination of fabulous food, an idyllic location and great service - our mission is to ensure your time with us is as enjoyable as possible. Families are important to us at The Beetle & Wedge Boathouse and children are always welcome, we can adapt our menus to suit most tastes and provide highchairs where necessary. If you have any special requirements please contact us.

The Trout Godstow Rd, Wolvercote, Oxford, OX2 8PN Tel: 01865 510930. Web: Nestled on the banks of the River Thames and steeped in history this 17th century pub is a unique setting to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Our traditional pub building has been stylishly refurbished to make it the perfect place to find a cosy corner and take time out whilst enjoying some of our Chefs' seasonal dishes and our great selection of wines, ales and lagers.

Patisserie Gatineau 209 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford. OX2 7HQ. Tel: 01865 311779. Web: Situated in the upmarket Summertown area of Oxford, Gatineau patisserie offers the finest artisan produce in the French/ European patisserie and boulangerie tradition: premium cakes, pastries, savouries and bread - all made with the highest quality ingredients, creative flair, taste combinations and attention to detail.

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5 Things We Liked ✓ Choice of Ales and Gins ✓ Friendly professionalism of The Pint Shop team ✓ Relaxed atmosphere ✓ Flavour and presentation of food ✓ Again, the crazy choice of Ales and Gins 48

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Restaurant Review:

The Pint Shop; a bar with a secret

Reviewed by Keith Simpson & Sara Gardiner Friday 7th July

A busy evening on George Street and we are off to the Pint Shop. far more than just a place for a drink - possibly one of the best dining and drinking experiences in the city. Ale drinkers will love the 14 ales on offer, including ‘Eternal Mango’ by Nene Valley, a sour Gose ale and ‘Us and Them’, a collaboration ale between The Pint Shop and De Mollen brewery, which is a scary 11.8%! I plumped for a Milk Stout from the Bristol Beer Factory, leaving my second choice with General Manager Ross who picked a fantastic ‘Hepcat’ Session IPA from Gipsy Hill Brewery. There is a beer for everyone, including Gluten Free beer and Vegan ale. Gin fans are spoilt with 100+ choices! My partner Sara (a Yorkshire lass) was drawn to ‘Masons Yorkshire Dry Gin’, with hints of fennel and liquorice, followed by ‘Japanese Gin’, with aromas of sesame, cucumber and shiso leaf, both distinct and flavoursome. Ross followed this with the most bizarre drink of the evening, ‘Anty Gin’; a gin actually made from distilled ants! If quirky drinks take your fancy, then drop by. The Pint Shop also has a spacious restaurant downstairs, catering for couples and large parties alike. For a more intimate experience try ‘The Carriages’ room, which feels like sitting in a train carriage, or ‘The Party’ room, available for meetings and private events. The Pint Shop’s menu is compact and robust, changing 6 times a year, bolstered by a changing specials board, so no one visit will ever be the same. Share, you won't regret it. Sara’s starter was air dried pork collar with pickled red onions, piccalilli and sea salt crackers and I opted for southern fried chicken with saffron aioli. Our appreciative noises made it clear the food was delicious. My main was a wood grilled curry of South Indian stone bass, slow-cooked in a house sauce, with toasted coconut and red onion, served with a charred naan, rice and coriander and peanut chutney. Sara chose the overnight pork belly with braised courgettes and lemon from the specials board, with a potato side. I am a convert to curried fish; it was moist, zinging with fresh spice and flavour. Sara was in heaven with the moreish crackling and tender meat on her pork belly. Our server Rihanna had a hand in the creation of Sara’s special showing the passion and involvement of the Pint Shop team. Our evening left us in no doubt that we would be back to the Pint Shop. It offers something quirky, artisan and homely, making it a mecca for ale lovers, gin lovers and gastronomes alike. We had much more to say, so please do read the full review on

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Oxfordshire Health & Beauty Leisure Club and Spa at The Randolph Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LN Tel: 01865 256 400 Web: At Macdonald Randolph Hotel and Spa, we provide you with the perfect oasis to unwind and relax. Our calm and tranquil spa provides the most luxurious of retreats from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Voted amongst the top 50 best spas in the world, our facilities provide you with the perfect environment for a workout and Oxford’s golf courses, parks and rivers offer hours of leisure-time activities.

Tara Tripp Hearing Sandford Gate, Oxford OX4 6LB. Tel: 01865 910202 Web: We are an independent family run private healthcare practice covering Oxfordshire and the surrounding area. Our hearing healthcare practice has earned an excellent reputation in Oxford and the surrounding areas for providing a wide range of digital hearing aids and also for our unique microsuction ear wax removal clinic.

Spa at Jurys Inn Oxford Godstow Road, Oxford, OX2 8AL Tel: 01865 489 988 Web: Relax, unwind and let us pamper you in the tranquil surroundings of the beauty rooms at Jurys Inn Hotel, or get fit at The Health & Leisure Club at Jurys Inn (open to hotel guests and members). Facilities: 2 beauty rooms with a range of treatments, Fitness suite, Splash pool, Sauna, Steam room, Squash courts.

Spirit Health Club Holiday Inn Oxford, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 8JD. Tel: 01865 888444. Web: Feel comfortable and at ease here with a great, social atmosphere and friendly staff as committed to your long term goals as you are. Whether it’s fitness, relaxation or wellbeing, we’ll help you find your true Spirit. See more at our website

Clinic 95 95 West Way, Botley, Oxford, OX2 9JY Tel: 01865 241662 Web: Our experienced dental professionals pride themselves on their gentle approach to dental care. Our aim is to improve your dental wellbeing in friendly, relaxed surroundings with a thorough and unhurried service that is second to none. We offer all the private treatments you would expect, including comprehensive health checks, white fillings and preventive hygiene therapy, as well as an extensive range of cosmetic treatments, such as tooth whitening, implants, porcelain crowns & veneers and orthodontics for a great smile makeover. Nervous patients are particularly welcome at Clinic95 and our reassuring sedation techniques help aid relaxation.

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Diamond House - Dental Practice 199 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7AR. Tel: 01865 559521. Web: It is our aim to provide the highest quality of Dental Care in a relaxed and friendly environment, with the most up to date methods and equipment available. The safety and comfort of our patients is always our primary concern.

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Oxfordshire Services Travel Chiltern Railways Tel: 08456 005 165 Web: We run scheduled passenger services along the M40 corridor between London Marylebone and Birmingham Snow Hill and London Marylebone to Aylesbury via Amersham along the London Underground Metropolitan line. We also run our operations as far as Kidderminster and services between Stratford-upon-Avon and London. Why not take a look at some of the great value fares that they have on offer at Our advance tickets start from as little as £6 and you can even get this ticket delivered to your mobile phone!

Accountants Wellers 8 King Edward Street Oxford OX1 4HL Tel: 01865 723 131 Web: Wellers is a firm of accountants who work with entrepreneurs, business owners and private individuals to deliver quality advice and solutions that help them fulfil their aspirations. Passionate about helping people and their organisations, Wellers can draw upon 70 years experience to support and advise clients on growing their businesses and protecting their wealth.

Construction, Maintenance & Renovations Savvy 253 London Road Headington Oxford OX3 9EH. Tel: 01865 920020 / 01865 920040 Web: The driving force behind some of the most prestigious construction and renovation projects  in the oxfordshire area and beyond.  Providing exceptional quality homes and properties on time and on budget. We work with landlords, property owners, developers and key stake holders across commercial, industry, education, healthcare, sport and leisure and private homes.

Food Delivery Deliveroo Email: Web: To bring you meals from high-quality restaurants with a transparent, speedy delivery service, courteous, friendly drivers and unparalleled customer service. We don’t want you eating low-quality pizza, kebabs, Chinese and curries just because you can’t make it out to your favourite restaurants we’re here to bring quality restaurants directly to you.

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Oxfordshire Services Photography & Video Production Studio 8 8 Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 1AA. Tel: 01865 842525. Web: Studio8 was started by Clark and Brooke Wiseman in 2003 and has grown to become one of Oxfordshire’s best known creative studios. We provide a collection of services for both businesses and families. We work throughout the UK on many shoots and also throughout the world. Please get in touch to speak to us about your next project.

Funeral Directors Greens Funeral Services 21 High Street, Eynsham, Oxford Tel: 01865 880837 8 Bridge Street, Witney, Oxford Tel: 01993 776486 Established in 1866, we are an independent family business with five generations of experience, offering a dignified 24 hour service with our personal attention to detail. Our private chapels of rest are available for visitings and prayer if required. Golden Charter pre-paid plans also available.

Property Finders Keepers 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, OX2 7BY Tel: 01865 311011 Web: Finders Keepers is a letting and property management agency covering Oxfordshire and the surrounding area. We deliver a comprehensive service from search and acquisition through furnishing and refurbishment to letting and property management. Since our foundation in 1972, we’ve built a reputation for professionalism, rigorous processes and responsiveness.

Breckon & Breckon 294 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7ED. Tel: 01865 310300. Web: An independent firm of Estate Agents est. in 1947 operating from a network of six offices in Oxfordshire offering properties for sale or for rent. We are property professionals with many years of experience in the local market.

Removals Headington Carriers The Straight Mile, Woodstock, Oxford, OX20 1PW Tel: 01993 811276/01865 300111. Web: Headington Carriers Limited has been providing a first class commercial, house and office removal service throughout Oxfordshire and the UK for over 20 years. We pride ourselves on providing a personalised removal service for all our customers.


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Oxfordshire Services Hairdressers H.I.M 66 St.Clements, Oxford, OX4 1AH. Tel: 01865 249 740. Web: H.I.M is all about quality hairdressing in a relaxed and friendly environment. The H.I.M team is young and friendly with many years experince in the trade. We focus on our clients as individuals and deliver a high quality service at a reasonable price. New customers are always welcome in the H.I.M salon which provides a modern setting and a friendly atmosphere.

Law Hedges Law 16 Market Place, Wallingford, OX10 0AE Tel: 01865 594265 Web: Hedges has been delivering legal solutions to our clients for over 200 years. Our highly skilled team of lawyers have the knowledge and expertise to resolve even the most complex legal issues that you bring to us. At Hedges, however, we recognise you aren’t just looking for history, an impressive CV and an ability to recite the law.

Dry Cleaners Excel Dry Cleaners 274 Banbury Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7DY. Tel: 01865 310300. Web: Dry cleaning and laundry services in Oxford. With over 17 years of dry cleaning and laundry experience all of our customers are assured of a first class and affordable service. For more information about our services, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Care Homes The Lady Nuffield Home 165 Banbury Rd, Oxford, Oxfordshire County OX2 7AW. Tel: 01865 888500. Web: The Lady Nuffield Home is a small residential home for elderly men and women and aims to provide a high standard of care, based on the individual needs of the resident whilst enabling them to remain as independent as possible.

Oxford Beaumont Care Community Bayworth Lane, Boars Hill, Oxford, OX1 5DF. Tel: 01865 730 990. Web: Oxford Beaumont provides a happy and relaxed lifestyle in the heart of Boars Hill, with its scenic surroundings. Oxford city is close-by for shops, cafes and The New Theatre. Nonetheless our extensive gardens are quiet and peaceful, giving the home a feeling of space and tranquility. We offer a homely environment and the support of first class 24-hour nursing care, helping to manage disabilities such as Parkinson’s disease and sensory impairment. We provide personally tailored levels of care, helping people to enjoy life with support but as independently as possible.


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Charities Bloodwise Email: Tel: 020 7504 2200 Web: We are Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research), your UK blood cancer charity. Every year we stop more people dying of blood cancer and our researchers are even working to stop people developing blood cancer in the first place. We improve the lives of blood cancer patients with cancers such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma because we believe everyone should be able to live their life to the full.

Thinking of Oscar Twitter: Email: Web: Thinking of Oscar was set up in memory of Oscar Cole, who died suddenly in June 2014 aged just 16 months. Thinking of Oscar supports children and their families whilst in hospital care by funding projects and innovation over and above that supplied by the NHS. To date Thinking of Oscar has raised in excess of £150,000 and has funded innovative vein finding devices into the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.


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