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Welcome to Living In Oxford

Hopefully you’re not suffering from World Cup fatigue or arguments in the house over the importance of watching Honduras over a good film (after all you can watch a good film anytime but how often do you get to see the mighty Honduras in action!) Well July is here and only 13 days left of the greatest show in the World, but if there was a World Cup for Shakespeare productions, then I think Oxford would have every right to stake a claim. There are four productions taking place in Oxford between now and September – The Oxford Shakespeare Company’s ‘As You Like It’ at Wadham College, Tomahawk’s ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’ at Oxford Castle, ‘Twelfth Night’ brought to you by The English Rep, also at Oxford Castle and finally Creation Theatre’s ‘Macbeth’ at Lady Margaret Hall. See inside for more details about dates. Our cover this month is graced by our good friends at Chariots and Cherry Pie, a great new restaurant offering the very best of American diner food in a fun setting. Read more about the restaurant in our lead article this month. Enjoy July and don’t forget to get tickets for Shakespeare, restaurants, hotels and more at www.vouchoffers.co.uk, Oxford’s very own voucher website!

Richard Rosser Editor, Living In Oxford Magazine

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Reviews in this issue of Living In Oxford...

Lead Article: Chariots and Cherry Pie

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The lunch and dinner menu features a mouth-watering array of burgers and hot dogs alongside regional and State specialities such as the Boston Butt Hoagie.

The Anchor

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A major refurbishment involving reconfiguring the bar, removing the patterned carpet in favour of a beautiful black and white tiled floor and replacing the dark wood panelling to expose the walls, now painted in fresh tones, has lifted the rather laden atmosphere and created a crisp, contemporary space.

The Rose

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The Rose takes pride in using seasonal produce and fresh, organic, responsibly sourced ingredients, and it certainly shows, from the meat used in the sausages to the free range eggs to the freshly squeezed orange juice.

• Sanders of Oxford

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• Pierre Victoire

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• The Red Lion Oxford

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• Cafe Aloha

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• The Tree Hotel at Iffley

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Further Information

Opening Times: Mon-Sat 6.30am to late, Sun 8am to late. Daily Discounts (10% discount from 9.30am-4pm on all car washes and on everything from the diner): Monday: Taxi Drivers, Tuesday: Over 60s, Wednesday: School Runners, Thursday: Big Wheels, Friday: Happy Hour (10% off all car washes between 9.30am-10.30am). 'Uniforms' get 10% off at all times. 6

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TASTE OF AMERICA IN OXFORDSHIRE

Situated off the A420, or Route 420, near Buckland in Oxfordshire, the first permanent Cherry Pie Diner opens its doors in early June 2014. The team will be serving a delicious menu of authentic American diner food including all day breakfast items such as sweet waffles, pancakes, steak and eggs and breakfast skillets. The lunch and dinner menu features a mouth-watering array of burgers and hot dogs alongside regional and State specialities such as the Boston Butt Hoagie. Families can also take advantage of Early Bird family dinner deals including pot roasts and meat loaf, and half price drinks and shakes during Happy Homework Hours. There’s also plenty to keep you entertained whilst you eat. There will be live bands playing hits from the 50’s and 60’s every Friday night and Sunday afternoon. Diners will be able to catch the England, USA and Mexico World Cup Games. There’s big celebration plans for Independence Day on the 4th July and a series of summer event for all the family. More details can be found on the Chariots and Cherry Pie website, Facebook and Twitter pages and newsletter. What's more, from early July visitors will be able to get a premium hand car wash and valet at the first Chariots Car Spa. Whether you’re looking for a quick exterior hand car wash right through to a full exterior wash, polish and valet service, the Chariots Car Spa team will be on hand and ready to make your ride really shine. Founders Claire and Jonathan Hilsdon comment: ‘Chariots and Cherry Pie will be the only place where you can shine, dine and unwind in one location. We are committed to delivering delicious food made from high quality local produce in a comfortable and fun environment, with the highest standard of customer service across both our diner and car spa with the aim of becoming the family favourite destination for miles around.’ A second Chariots and Cherry Pie is due to open in Grove late 2014. It will feature a diner and car spa followed by a boutique Cherry Pie Motel in 2015. The 1950’s vintage-style Cherry Pie Diner Mobile Diner which served as a temporary diner on site at Buckland whilst renovation work took place on main diner, will now be hitting the road and appearing all over the country at some of the biggest and best summer events. The trailer will also be available for private hire for weddings, parties and corporate events. The team is happy to customize the menu to suit individual tastes, dietary requirements and themes. Web: www.chariotsandcherrypie.co.uk Tw: @chariots_cherry Fb: facebook.com/chariotsandcherrypie Instagram: @chariots_cherrypie www.inoxford.com

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Oxfordshire Events Blenheim Palace

Woodstock Oxfordshire OX20 1PP. T: 0800 849 6500. Web: www.blenheimpalace.com

The Battle Proms Picnic Concert

Saturday 12th July: Every Summer thousands of concert-goers pack up a picnic, stock up on fizz and join the party in the stunning grounds of Blenheim Palace for the Battle Proms Concert. With amazing music, fireworks and a breath-taking Spitfire display, this year’s 10th anniversary of the concert is not to be missed!

The CLA Game Fair

Friday 18th - Sunday 20th July: This year, the CLA Game Fair will visit Blenheim Palace for the 5th time in its 56 year history. The Fair boasts an action-packed programme for those who love all things related to the countryside. Visitors will get the chance not only to watch the best country sportsmen in their field but also to have a go themselves, as well as enjoying shopping from some of the hundreds of exhibitors.

Summer Holiday Entertainment

Saturday 26th July - Sunday 31st August: School’s out! Blenheim Palace has a broad range of exciting activities on offer over the Summer holidays, taking place in the Pleasure Gardens, the designated family area. Children will be able to enjoy Punch and Judy puppet shows, a Petting Zoo, a Circus Skills Workshop and a visit from ‘Animal Encounters’ just to name a few. For more information on any of the events listed and to see a full calendar please visit www.blenheimpalace.com.

Science Oxford

Oxford Centre for Innovation, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1BY. T: 01865 810000. Web: www.scienceoxford.com

Science Oxford Live at Cowley Road Carnival

Saturday July 6th: Come and see us on the SO Live stand at the Cowley Road Carnival to make superfast paper aeroplanes, sit on the chair of nails, check out our meteorites and much more.

Saturday Science Club at the Oxford Castle

Saturday July 26th: Come rafting with us! In this hands-on engineering challenge, kids will have to design and make their own rafts to carry some small pieces of equipment over water. It’s messy but great fun! For 7 to 11 year olds. Times: 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Creative Computing (5 week course)

Starts on the 29th of July: Come rafting with us! Science Oxford is running a five-week course for young people aged 9-16 all about making, crafting and hacking your own computer-controlled creations. A great start to developing computer skills for a lifetime. Time: 10am and 1pm sessions

Bright Sparks

Saturday August 30th: Can you work out which objects will help the lighthouse-keeper fix his broken electrical circuit? An introduction to electricity for 5-8 year olds. Saturday Science Club at the Oxford Castle 11am, 1pm and 3pm

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Waterperry Gardens

Nr Wheatley, Oxford, OX33 1JZ. Open: 10am – 5pm. Tel: 01844 339254. Web: www.waterperrygardens.co.uk

Art in Action

Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th July: Our annual arts festival featuring around 200 of the finest artists demonstrating in marquees around the Waterperry estate. There’s also fine food and drink, performing arts, music and our hugely popular practical classes where visitors can have a go. For more information about the event, ticket prices and booking details, visit www.artinaction.org.uk or call 0207 381 3192. Please note Waterperry Gardens and plant centre will be closed to all but Art in Action visitors during this event.

Orienteering Treasure Trails

26th July – 31st August: Explore the ornamental gardens using directions and Pirate themed clues to find the secret punches to complete your voyage. Then pick up a treat from the Teashop, Miss H’s. (Compass supplied) £3 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult paying garden entrance fee. Trails are suitable for 3 – 6 year olds and 7+ years. Times: 10am – 5.30pm

Book now for family theatre ‘History Of Britain’ 21st Aug.

Oxfordshire Restaurant Awards 2014 www.oxfordshirerestaurantawards.com

November 2014: After the success of the Awards in 2011 to 2013, we are looking forward to a new home for the 2014 Awards. At the time of going to press, this venue is to be confirmed. The Awards have certainly captured the imagination of the local restaurant community and this year’s Awards promise to be bigger, brighter and even more prestigious than before. So why not enter, grab a ticket and join in the fun

Oxford Inspires

15-16 Broad Street Oxford OX1 3AS. Tel: 01865 252885. Web: www.oxfordinspires.org Experience Oxfordshire is pleased to promote the many wonderful cultural events, shows, exhibitions and festivals that take place across the city and county. Special highlight themes this year include ‘Year of Radical Thinking’ and ‘Remembering the Great War in Oxfordshire’ and in June, we have discovered some fantastic new music venues, choirs and festivals. Information on arts and events: www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.org/whats-on

Henley Festival

Wednesday 9th – Sunday 13th July : A floating stage. Black ties. Sharp suits. Designer dresses. Celebrity chefs’ pop-up restaurants. Champagne sipped beside the Thames. An armada of pleasure boats. Big names in music and comedy. Dance. Street theatre. Art, sculpture and roving eccentrica. Fireworks. Web: www.henley-festival.co.uk

Alice's Day

Saturday 5th July: ‘If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense.’ says Alice, and so it will be! Your favourite wonder-full festival returns with a rich mix of events and activities all across Oxford. Join Alice and many other friends for a day of outlandish fun.’ See www.storymuseum.org.uk/the-story-museum/alice Venues: all over Oxford

Cowley Road Carnival

Sunday 6th July: Cowley Road Carnival, established since 2001, is the largest community event in the County, celebrating the rich cultural mix of the East Oxford area and bringing together people of all ages and ethnicities from across the city and further afield. Web: www.cowleyroadcarnival.co.uk

Banbury Town Mayor's Sunday and Hobby Horse Festival

Sunday 6th July: An afternoon of fun and frolics for all the family bringing to life Banbury’s own nursery Rhyme ‘Ride a Cock Horse’. www.banbury.gov.uk

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Oxfordshire Events The Oxfordshire Museum

Park Street, Woodstock, OX20 1SN. T: 01993 811456. Web: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/oxfordshiremuseum

InternationalGardenPhotographyoftheYearExhibition

Until Sunday 13th July: Over 50 stunning photographs specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography. In association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. FREE

Reflecting the Past with The Festival of Archaeology

Saturday 12th July: Iron age re-enacting including warrior training! Children’s crafts, object handling, bring us you archaeological finds to identify and archaeological photography competition on Twitter. (send you photos of Oxford archaeology to https://twitter.com/oxonmuseum) FREE EVENT

World of Wallace

Saturday 19th July – Sunday 31st August: Examines how the places where Alfred Russel Wallace lived and worked informed his discoveries and led to the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection independently of Charles Darwin. He explored uncharted parts of the Amazon and became the world authority on the flora and fauna of Malaysia and Indonesia. Featuring original material collected by Wallace alongside objects from the world and cultures he lived in. FREE

Oxford Castle Unlocked

44-46 Oxford Castle, Oxford, OX1 1AY. Tel: 01865 260666 Web: www.oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk

The Canterbury Tales

Until Saturday 5th July: Until Saturday 5th July, Oxford Theatre Guild will present The Canterbury Tales, directed by Janet Bolam and performed in our historic castleyard. The famous tales, written by Geoffrey Chaucer, follow a group of pilgrims as they travel together to the shrine of Sir Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral, competing in a storytelling contest throughout the journey. A group discount applies to this performance. Book seven tickets and get one free. Please call our group bookings team on 0845 070 6255 to book this option.

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Oxfordshire Kids Stagecoach Theatre Arts Oxford

Tel: Maya Sprigg 01869 278600. Web: www.stagecoach.co.uk/oxford Email: oxford@stagecoach.co.uk We provide quality part-time training in the performing arts for children aged 4-18yrs. Our aim is to nurture and develop young potential through singing, acting and dance classes in Oxford, stretching young imaginations and building confidence. We provide the right combination of learning and performing, with opportunities for all ages. Open every weekend during term time and workshops during the school holidays, come join the fun!

Create Holiday Club at Oxford Montessori Schools

Tel: 01865 358210. Web: www.oxfordmontessori.co.uk/create Email: create@oxfordmontessori.co.uk For children aged 3 to 16. Create Club is different from traditional activity holiday camps. Active, great fun and full of adventure and the emphasis is on creative activities - arts, crafts, drama, dance, singing, music, sports and bushcraft and getting kids into the countryside. It’s educative too with special ‘history alive’ days during most holidays. Also Create staff are trained and qualified teachers. It’s a good mix and gives things a professionalism appreciated by many parents. Joining us for Create is also a great way to learn more about our Montessori schools, the nursery, primary and even senior school environments on offer.

Pegasus Theatre

Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RE. Tel: 01865 812150. Booking: 01865 812150. Web: www.pegasustheatre.org.uk

Mesh – International Youth Arts Festival

Wednesday 23rd July - Friday 1st August : Oxford’s own youth festival created with, by and for young people produced by Pegasus in partnership with The North Wall Arts Centre. Now in its third year, Mesh brings together young people from around the world to share and show their culture. At this unique Youth Arts Festival you can experience the fresh flavour, energy and ideas from young people as they perform original work and, working together, create a brand new finale show especially for Mesh.

Cornerstone Arts Centre

25 Station Road, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 7NE. Booking: 01235 515144. Web: www.cornerstone-arts.org

Youth Theatre Showcase

Tuesday 1st July: Our three youth theatre classes meet throughout the year devising, developing and creating theatre performances. Tonight they will share the outcomes of this hard work to display their new skills and considerable theatrical talents. Time: 7pm all tickets £5

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We have a diverse and exciting line-up of events for you in July. Please check our events page on the website: www.blackwell.co.uk Tickets are available from our Customer Service Department, Blackwell's Bookshop, 48-51 Broad Street, Oxford. Telephone: 01865 333623 We hope to see you at one of our events soon!

Danny Dorling/ All that is Solid Tuesday 8th July at 7pm Tickets: £3 Housing was at the heart of the financial collapse, and our economy is now precariously reliant on the housing market. This book argues that housing is the defining issue of our times

Sarah Churchwell/ Careless People Thursday 10th July at 7pm Tickets: £3 Careless People tells the true story behind F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby'. Join us for G&T's and a celebration of the period and of this masterpiece.

Dinah Jeffries and Isabel Wolff in Conversation Tuesday 15th July at 7pm Tickets: £3 oin us for a special evening as we present Dinah Jeffries and Isabel Wolff in conversation and discussing their work.


Oxfordshire Attractions City Sightseeing Bus Tours

Oxford Railway Station, Park End Street, OX1 1HS. Tel: 01865 790522. Web: www.citysightseeingoxford.com

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.

Oxford Castle Quarter

43 Oxford Castle, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1AY. Tel: 01865 20165. Web: www.oxfordcastle.com 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.

Carfax Tower

Junction of St Aldates and High Street, Oxford OX1 4AZ. Tel: 01865 792653. Open: 10.00 to 3pm. 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-3pm, Admission £2.30, Children £1.20.

St Michael at the North Gate Cornmarket Street, Oxford, OX1 3EY. Tel: 01865 240940. Web: www.smng.org.uk

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

Tourist Information Centre

15-16 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AS.Tel: 01865 252037. Email: owtours@visitoxfordshire.org Web: visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com The Tourist 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 Official Guided Walking Tours, the best way to explore Oxford on foot. See in store or get in contact with us by Tel: 01865 252037 Email: wtours@oxford.gov.uk

Modern Art Oxford

30 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP. Tel: 01865 722733. Web: www.modernartoxford.org.uk Founded in 1965, Modern Art Oxford is the South East's leading Gallery for the presentation of modern and contemporary visual art. Our programme includes exhibitions by artists from all over the world. Funded primarily by Arts Council England, all of our exhibitions are free for visitors. You can also relax in our café, purchase unique gifts in the shop, and participate in our vibrant events programme which includes talks, discussions, contemporary music and film nights.

Cherwell Boathouse - Punting

Bardwell Road, Oxford, OX2 6ST (1 mile from the town centre). Tel: 01865 515978. Web: www.cherwellboathouse.co.uk 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.

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University Church of St. Mary the Virgin High Street, Oxford OX1 4BJ. Tel: 01865 279111. Web: www.university-church.ox.ac.uk

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 124 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 £3, Children (under 16) £2.50.

Didcot Railway Centre

Didcot, Oxon, OX11 7NJ. Tel: 01235 817200. Web: www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk 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. Summer Steamdays: All weekends, & Wednesdays 23/30 July. Sunday 13 July: Teddy Bears Picnic.

Buscot Park & The Faringdon Collection Faringdon, Oxfordshire SN7 8BU. Tel: 01367 240932. (Information Line). Web: www.buscotpark.com

Family home of Lord Faringdon, who looks after the property on behalf of the National Trust, together with the family collection of pictures, furniture, ceramics and objets d'art, known as the Faringdon Collection. Includes Burne-Jones's famous series, The legend of the Briar Rose.The enchanting gardens contain the spectacular Water Garden designed by Harold Peto in 1904 for the first Lord Faringdon. See website for more details www.buscotpark.com

Oxford Official Guided Walking Tours

15-16 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AS.Tel: 01865 252037. Email: owtours@visitoxfordshire.org Web: visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com

What better way to discover our beautiful city than on foot? The Official Guided 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 Guided 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.

Crocodiles of the World

Burford Road, Brize Norton, Oxfordshire OX18 3NX. Tel: 01993 846353. Web: www.crocodilesoftheworld.co.uk We're the UK's only crocodile zoo with over 80 crocodiles and 12 different species. We're open weekly on Sundays between 9.00am and 4.30pm. We also have guided tours running every Saturday afternoon and other selected days, and are open for group visits and private tours.

Wychwood Brewery

Eagle Maltings, The Crofts, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 4DP. Tel: 01993 890 800. Web: www.wychwood.co.uk Hand-crafted fine beers and organic ales from the famous Oxfordshire brewer. Wychwood Brewery is an English brewery founded by Paddy Glenny in 1983, and located in the town of Witney, Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom. It is owned by Refresh UK, a subsidiary of Marstons plc.

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July at Blenheim Palace Whether you’re enjoying a picnic in the stunning grounds, immersing yourself in the Palace’s rich history, or spending quality time with your family in the Pleasure Gardens, you’re sure to have an unforgettable time, every time at Blenheim Palace this Summer. Why not take a tour of the Palace to discover its history? Did you know the State Rooms house one of the finest antique and art collections in Europe? With stunning portraits, tapestries and a magnificent backdrop of ornate ceilings and striking stone work, there are many hidden treasures to be discovered. Blenheim Palace’s Parkland has an abundance of natural beauty and wildlife at this time of year, as well as permanent historical monuments including the Column of Victory and the Temple of Diana. Throughout the Summer months the Formal Gardens boast a dazzling array of colourful flowers, with the roses and fuchsias now in full bloom. The beauty of the majestic gardens, commissioned by the 9th Duke, is exemplified in the serene Water Terraces, Rose Garden, the Secret Garden and The Duke’s Italian Garden. Be sure to visit the Pleasure Gardens, the dedicated family area, with its giant hedge maze, adventure playground and butterfly house. Grab a bite to eat at the BBQ, serving up a delicious selection of sizzling options every day throughout the Summer months. This July there is a whole host of events, exhibitions and activities for everyone to enjoy at Blenheim Palace, including the awe-inspiring Battle Proms Picnic Concert, the ever-popular CLA Game Fair, and an array of Summer holiday entertainment including a petting farm, circus skills workshop, Punch and Judy puppet shows and much more. Save 20% and upgrade to a FREE Annual Pass* For a limited period, if you pre-book advanced tickets online you will receive an amazing 20% discount! Plus when you buy one day, you get 12 months free, enabling you to keep coming back to explore all that there is on offer throughout 2014!* *Terms and conditions apply

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The Good, The Bad &

The Ugly for July 2014 Each month we will provide the good folk of Oxfordshire with some invaluable advice about the world of fruit and veg. To reinforce our stunning pearls of wisdom we have sectioned this regular feature into THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY, plus some great nutritional advice from the lovely Helen! What more could you ask for? ‘Sun?’ We're greengrocers, not miracle workers. Have a nice month.

THE GOOD - English products Tiger Tomatoes / Tomberries – add a touch of individuality on the plate. English Products available now. Broad Beans, Peas, Courgettes, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Turnips and most varieties of salad leaves. Summer fruits are in the peak of their season and quality will be great and wherever possible we will be buying English or even better locally grown fruits.

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Nectarines and Peaches are the fruits of the moment. Scrummy num nums!

Try our prepared range of carrots – the quality can be maintained. We have heard from our local supplier (Gibbon and Son) that their brassicas will be available in August. Also they have a new season of Oakleaf, Lollo Rosso and Cos will be delivering those at the end of the week

Weather Permitting Sunshine= Nice, big, chunky, bouncing lettuces. Tel: 01865 792060

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About Roots

We like to think we're good old fashioned greengrocers with big cabbage sized hearts and the truth is…. We are! Whatever your needs, we're here to help. With many of the area's leading restaurants, colleges and schools amongst our incRrootible customer list, it's no wonder we walk around all day with smiles on our faces, not to mention our lovely green t-shirts. Roots, nice young men you'd like to take home for Sunday lunch

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THE BAD - Local Asparagus

Bye Bye Grass…….English Asparagus is long gone and we need to wait another year for the return of this delicious produce. Although we do everything we can to ensure the quality of all our produce is the best available. Now is a very difficult time for the humble Carrot. We are seeing some poor finish on the ends of product sometimes, this is due to the gap in the season we see every year between March and August. End of Main Crop and waiting for the start of new season means we have imported products to fill the gap, which can mean they are a little older than normal and the skin finish is not as sturdy. Rest assured we will be vigilant, but if you can use an alternative this may be the best option at the moment. Not Swede or Parsnip though! See the ugly…..

THE UGLY - It’s Summer

We are in the height of Summer and although available, Parsnips and Swede are not the best quality and to boot they are loadsamoney. Barbecued Swede is vile anyway!! Try some of the summer veggies instead.

Nutritional Advice with Helen Money

Tomatoes can help fight summer colds and keep your skin looking good. High in vitamin C, they support the immune system, collagen in the skin and wound healing. The bright red colour of tomatoes comes from an antioxidant called Lycopene. Cooking increases the amount of Lycopene absorbed by the body. Try tomato and basil salad, a great accompaniment to any meal and ready in seconds. Or Gazpacho, a perfect light starter for a summer lunch or dinner.

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Tel: 01865 792060


Oxfordshire Theatre Oxford Playhouse

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

StorySmiths' Radical Women

Wednesday 9 July: Join Rebecca Mordan, of Scary Little Girls, in this intimate evening of storytelling celebrating some of English literature’s most Radical Women. Combining literature, performance, chat and the odd tasty treat, Rebecca will introduce you to some new and little known literary firebrands alongside such heroines of print as Rebecca West, Jeanette Winterson and Virginia Woolf.

Tangomotion

Friday 11th July: Blending the stunning costumes and extravagant sounds of traditional tango with the wild and powerful music of Astor Piazzolla, all played live by the electrifying band Tango Siempre, Tangomotion is a thrilling mix of old and new. Featuring performers whose credits include Strictly Come Dancing and West End hit Midnight Tango, the evening celebrates this evocative music and dance style.

The North Wall Arts Centre

South Parade, Oxford, OX2 7JN. Booking: 01865 319450. Web: www.thenorthwall.org

Adam Buxton: Kernel Panic

Friday 18th July: Don’t Panic, It’s Dr. Buckles! Cult buffoon, award-winning radio host, and tech-lemming, Adam Buxton looks within the soul of his laptop and considers how we present ourselves in the net age (he shows stuff he's made and reads out web comments). Time: 8.30pm Tickets: see website

Creation Theatre Company

Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford, OX2 6QA Web: www.creationtheatre.co.uk

Macbeth

Friday 1st August – Saturday 13th September: Ghostly apparitions and disfigured soldiers will stalk the grounds of Oxford University’s Lady Margaret Hall this summer, as The Scottish Play is re-crafted in Creation’s fast-paced and accessible style. Tickets £27, £22, £16.50. Most performances 7:30pm Tuesday-Saturday.

Cornerstone Arts Centre

Osney Lock Boathouse, Osney Lock, Bridge Street, Oxford, OX2 0AX. Box Office: 01865 244 806. Web: www.musicatoxford.com

Twelfth Night

Friday 11th and Saturday 12th July: Following the success of ‘Taming of the Shrew’, critically acclaimed MadCap Theatre Productions return to the Old Fire Station to present one of Shakespeare’s finest comedies- ‘Twelfth Night’. What does a girl do when she finds herself washed up on the shores of Illyria? Obviously, dress up as a boy and serve one of the most dashing Dukes in the land! Tickets: £12/£10 from Tickets Oxford – www.ticketsoxford.com / 01865 305305 or on the door Time: 7.30pm

Dance Scratch Night

Date: 15th July: Dancers, directors and writers! Have a project you’re working on a want some feedback? Audiences of Oxford! Want to see new work from Oxfordshire and the regions dancers and give your opinion? Then come to this month’s dance Scratch Night. Contact info@oldfirestation.org.uk if you have any idea you’d like to try out. Tickets: £5 from Tickets Oxford – www.ticketsoxford.com / 01865 305305 or on the door Opening Time: 7.30pm

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Fallowfields Restaurant is located only 20 minutes from Oxford. This elegant country house is a small, independently owned, providing fine British dining. Head Chef Matt Weedon and his team use wonderful fresh produce, much of it grown or reared on its own farm. The restaurant faces south, overlooking a croquet lawn, and offers the perfect ambience at any time of day to enjoy a relaxing, peaceful and unrushed lunch or dinner. In the summer months, food and drinks can be taken on the terrace, with its uninterrupted view of the Ridgeway. The well-stocked bar, offers plenty of variety with a wide range of single malt whiskeys, five different gins and locally brewed bottled beer and ten different wines by the glass.

Open Mon-Sun noon- 2.30pm, 7pm-10pm

Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor, OX13 5BH stay@fallowfields.com www.fallowfields.com Tel: 01865 820416


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Theatre Article:

As You Like It William Shakespeare

After last year’s magnificent summer run, The Oxford Shakespeare Company, acclaimed specialists in open-air and site specific theatre and a must-see favourite during the Oxford summer, are delighted to bring you Shakespeare's As You Like It. We welcome rising director Michael Oakley and look forward to more sensational costumes from Adrian Lillie and original compositions by Nicholas Lloyd Webber. Fall in love with Shakespeare’s most musical and joyful romantic comedy in an outdoor promenade production in the beautiful surroundings of Wadham College, Oxford. The stunning architecture and glorious gardens, create the perfect contrast between the strictures and repressions of the court against the lushness of the Forest of Arden, whose inhabitants are at one with nature and everyone seems to be in love… Encountering a host of colourful characters, and accumulating chaos and confusion along the way, Rosalind must first discover her real self before true love can flourish… All the world’s a stage... The OSC, now in its 12th year, has a national reputation through its work in Oxford and with the Historic Royal Palaces of the Tower of London, Hampton Court, Kensington and the Banqueting House, for exceptional open-air and site- specific productions.

This summer the OSC will also performing at Act in Action, www.artinaction.org.uk and at the Wildnerness Festival, Cornbury Park www.wildernessfestival.com Come shine, or rain, please give your support to our treasured but endangered open air events.

General Information Bookings: 01865 305 305 / ticketsoxford.com Wadham College: 30 June to 15th August Evenings: Mon-Sat 7.30pm £17.50* / £22.50 Matinees: Weds & Sats + 4 July & 12 and 14 August 2.30pm £12.50* / £17.50 Under 5’s Free all performances See it first All preview tickets are just £12.50 (30th June & 1st & 2nd July) Family ticket 10% off when you buy 4 tickets (must include at least one Under 18) Groups of 10+ Please contact Emma on 07581 751 198

*Concessions: Full Time Students, Under 18s, Over 65s & Registered Disabled. ID will be required. Disabled customers may bring 1 carer free. Bookers requiring a free companion ticket please call us on 07581 751 198. (No evening performance Monday 11th August. No Matinee 2 and 5 July & 13 August. Matinee 9 August 3.30 pm start)

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

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.

Transformers: Age of Extinction The film begins after an epic battle that left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history… while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans, Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 The thrilling second chapter of the epic "How to Train Your Dragon" trilogy returns to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon Toothless. The inseparable duo must protect the peace – and save the future of men and dragons from the power-hungry Drago.

Guardians of the Galaxy Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer.

Hercules Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules' help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail... he must again become the hero he once was... he must embrace his own myth... he must be Hercules.

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Oxfordshire Music Oxford Philomusica

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, Egrove Park, Oxford OX1 5NY. Tel: 01865 980 980. Web: www.oxfordphil.com E-mail: info@oxfordphil.com

Piano Festival

Sunday 27th July : Janina Fialkowska Piano Recital. Works by Grieg, Schubert, Chopin. Venue: Holywell Music Room Time: 8pm Tickets: £20

Piano Festival

Monday 28th July: Ferenc Rados Piano Recital. Music by SCHUBERT, BEETHOVEN, KURTÁG, SCHUMANN. Venue: University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Time: 8pm Tickets: £20 £15 £10 (unsighted)

Piano Festival

Tuesday 29th July: Vadym Kholodenko Piano Recital. Music by HANDEL, PURCELL, BRAHMS, STRAVINSKY, CHOPIN. Venue: Merton College Chapel, Time: 8pm Tickets: £20

Piano Festival

Thursday 31st July: Stephen Kovacevich and The Soloists of Oxford Philomusica. SCHUBERT, Piano Sonata No. 20, D. 959. MOZART, Piano Quartet in E flat major, K. 493. Venue: Sheldonian Theatre Time:8pm Tickets: £30 £22 £15 £10

The Cathedral Singers of Christ Church, Oxford

REMEMBRANCES Music by Purcell, Pärt, Greene, Parry, Whitbourn, Tavener, Burgon, John Williams, Brahms, Murrill & Vaughan Williams. Enjoy a glass of wine in the cloister during the interval (incl in ticket price)

Friday 18th July 8pm in the glorious atmosphere of Christ Church Cathedral

Director - John Padley / Organ - David Bannister Tickets £12 (£10 concessions) Available on the door and from Oxford Playhouse 01865 305305

Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

St Hilda's College, Cowley Place, Oxford, OX4 1DY. Tel: 01865 286660. Web: www.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk/jdp

Jdp Cushion Concerts

Sunday 13th July: This fun and up-close family cushion concert series introduces music made by different instruments in a special music building. This week Tom with his trumpet will be introducing the Viola! Regukar tickets £5 / Family ticket £16 (4 places) (Under 5s: 10am & 11am, Over 5s: 12pm)

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Oxford Philomusica In Residence at the University of Oxford

Concerts in Oxford celebrating musical gems of the Baroque era All concerts start at 8pm Saturday 28 June Sheldonian Theatre VIVALDI The Four Seasons

Saturday 5 July Sheldonian Theatre HANDEL Water Music & Coronation Anthems

Saturday 12 July University Church of St Mary the Virgin BACH Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 & Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 Mahan Esfahani harpsichord

Saturday 19 July Merton College Chapel Trumpet Fanfares Music by HANDEL & GABRIELI

Saturday 26 July Christ Church Cathedral Baroque Sonatas Music by VIVALDI & HANDEL

01865 980 980 www.oxfordphil.com

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Oxford Coffee Concerts

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.

Thursday 17 July at 7 30: St Johns the Evangelist Schubert "Trout" piano quintet ( Viv Mclean - piano)

Friday 19 July at 8 pm: Sheldonian Theatre Vivaldi Seasons ( Spring and Summer) Pachelbel Canon Corelli Concerto Grosso Handel Concert Grosso

Tickets available at the Oxford Playhouse 01865 305305 or online Tickets oxford

£11 adults, £10 full time students, senior citizens and under 16s Free admission to children ages 5 -10 accompanied by an adult (under 5s not permitted entry) Tickets Available at the door or from Oxford Playhouse Tel: 01865 305305 Web: www.coffeeconcerts.com

The Oxford Early Music Festival

Tickets from The Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street Tel: 01865-305305

Charivari Agréable's ‘Early Music by Candlelight’ Summer Festival:

Sun 6th July: Le Concert des Nations Tue 8 July: Hanoverian Tercentenary Fri 11 July: Celli & Cembalo Tue 15 July: Ravish'd by Magic Wed 16 July: Avanti l'Opera Fri 18 July: Heavenly Concord Sun 20 July: Marry my Daughter! Wed 23 July: Le Concert des Nations Fri 25 July: Avanti l'Opera Sun 27 July: Ravish'd by Magic Tue 29 July: Celli & Cembalo Wed 30 July: Heavenly Concord. All concerts start at 8:00pm in Exeter College Chapel, Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DP Tickets from The Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street Tel: 01865-305305 www.charivari.co.uk/charivari-concerts/oxfordearly-music-festival.html

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Glorious Baroque

Saturday 19 July at 8pm SHELDONIAN THEATRE

VIVALDI

The Four Seasons

PACHELBEL

Oxford’s Professional Orchestra

Canon

ALBINONI

Oboe Concerto Tim Watts Oboe Roland Roberts Director/Violin

Tickets £10 - £32 01865 744457 / 305305

City Of Oxford Orchestra

Tel: 01865 744457. Web: www.cityofoxfordorchestra.co.uk E-mail: info@cityofoxfordorchestra.co.uk

Glorious Baroque

Saturday 19th July: The City of Oxford Orchestra open their summer season with Roland Roberts' highly acclaimed, stunning performance of VIVALDI's Four Seasons and the beautifully lyrical sound of Tim Watts in ALBINONI's Oboe Concerto. Not to be missed. Venue: Sheldonian Theatre Time: 8pm Tickets: £10-32 (concessions on all) City of Oxford Orchestra 01865 744457 Oxford Playhouse: 01865 305305

Orchestra of St John’s Email: orchestra@osj.org.uk Web: www.osj.org.uk

OSJ Proms at the Ashmolean

Sunday 3rd August: A programme of folk songs and jazz. Derek Paravicini Jazz Quartet, Derek Paravicini: Piano, Hannah Davey: Singer, Ben Holder: Violin, Ollie Howell: Drums. OSJ Ashmolean Voices. Doors open at 6.30pm Venue: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, OX1 2PH Ticket prices: £25 Chair / £10 bring your own cushion Booking phone: 0845 680 1926 In Person: Blackwell’s Music, 53 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BQ Oxford Playhouse – www.TicketsOxford.com – 01865 305305

Music in the Abbey September 2014

Tuesday 9th: Jan Schmolck violin with Francis Angell. Elgar, Saint-Saens, Mendelssohn. Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £15

Wednesday 10th: Maki Sekiya and Ilya Chetverikov piano. Schubert, Skryabin, Debussy, Ravel Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £15

Wednesday 10th: Derek Paravicini Jazz Quartet. Piano Derek Paravicini Singer Hannah Davey. Violin Ben Holder Drums Ollie Howell. Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £15 For more please see: WWW.OSJ.ORG.UK

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Oxfordshire Art & Antiques Rachel Ducker Wire Sculpture Tel: 01865 311418. M: 07855 751756. Web: www.rachelducker.co.uk

Rachel specialises in sculptured wire figures concentrating on the expressive & emotional dynamics of human nature. Handcrafted from annealed steel wire, galvanised & black. Coloured enamelled copper wire hair. From 30cm to lifesize. Price determined by size and complexity of the piece. Please call to find out more about viewing Rachel’s work.

University of Oxford Shop 106 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BW. Tel: 01865 247414. Web: www.oushop.com

Watercolour, Acrylic, Photography and Prints of views around the City. Artists displayed include Valerie Petts, Ken Messer, David Langford, John Bastin and many more. On sale year round, commissions accepted.

Kieran Stiles Art Studios

Folly Bridge, Oxford. Tel: 07967 075367. Web: www.artcoursesoxford.com E-mail: kieran@artcoursesoxford.com A range of beginner and advanced courses in painting, printmaking and life drawing with a professional artist and experienced, qualified teacher. Midweek 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: www.modernartoxford.org.uk

Barbara Kruger

28th June – 31th August: Modern Art Oxford presents a monumental solo exhibition of new and recent work by internationally acclaimed artist, Barbara Kruger. The exhibition will comprise a site-specific architectural wrap of Modern Art Oxford's iconic Upper gallery, alongside an installation of classic 1980s paste-up works and a major film presentation in the John Piper Gallery.

Modern Artists Gallery

High St.Whitchurch on Thames, Oxon, RG8 7EX. Tel: 0118 984 5893. Web: www.modernartistsgallery.com Contemporary Fine Art Gallery Specialising in Professional Artists & Emerging Practice Featuring throughout July Ashley Hanson, Alice Cescatti, Colin Brown, Kathryn Thomas Own Art Representative 0% APR Image: Colin Brown ‘Pelican’

Gallery at the Old Fire Station

40 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AQ. Tel: 01865 263980. Web: www.oldfirestation.org.uk Opening times: Tue – Sat, 10am-5pm

Journeys

Friday 18th July – Saturday 16th August: Crisis member artists, working with Community Artists Lucy Proctor and Emma Reynard, are engaging in an in-depth process to explore ideas around the transformative power of a journey through a series of workshops culminating in a group show this July. Opening Times: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm

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Sanders of Oxford Rare 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 rarest printed views of the University City.

104 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BW. Tel: 01865 242590. E-mail: info@sandersofoxford.com. Web: www.sandersofoxford.com. Admission: FREE. Open: Mon to Sat 10am - 6pm Sun 11am - 5pm

OXFORD’S ANTIQUES & CRAFT CENTRE Choose from a wide range of Antiques, Jewellery, Collectables & Books plus original works by local Craftspeople and Artists. Antiques on High, 85 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG. Tel: 01865-251075. Open: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sundays and Bank Holidays 11am - 5pm.

www.antiquesonhigh.co.uk

PETER KETTLE

www.wisegal.com Tel: 01865 515123. 40/41 South Parade, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7JL.

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Rare prints and maps, engravings, 20th Century etchings and views of Oxford the famous University city. This shop may appear small but it holds a vast collection of treasures!

2014 Approved

6 Good Points

✓ The vast range of prints available

✓ The interesting history of Sanders and the building ✓ The passionate members of staff

✓ The magic lantern glasses showing 3D images of Oxford

✓ The traveller friendly atmosphere

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Arts Review:

Sanders of Oxford

Reviewed by Elouise Powell Friday 30th May

Oxford’s High Street houses many treasures, but none more than Sanders, a quaint and unusual print shop steeped in history much like the rest of the beautiful city of Oxford. Upon entering the medieval building dating back to the 16th Century, I am blown away with the surprising size of not only the space, but also of the collection of rare prints and stunning maps. I am greeted by passionate and knowledgeable staff, and feel comfortable exploring at my own pace knowing that they are ready to help source prints of particular interest if need be. There are very few general print shops left in the UK, however those of us living in, or visiting Oxford have the privilege to see first-hand one of the largest print sellers in Britain, and the only one of its kind outside of London still trading. Everything about Sanders ignites a passion for history, from the outstanding building with its creaky wooden floorboards to the vast stock of more than 30,000 antique items some dating back to the 16th Century. This gem of a shop carries something for everyone, from caricatures, portraits, and maritime prints to maps, mezzotints and sporting images all in stunning condition, perfect for gifts, art work, educational references and collections. Many presume that fine art print is admired only by the older generation; however Sanders are bringing their creative flair into modern times by adding contemporary pieces which are bold and fun, including prints sourced from Oxford printmakers such as Joseph Winkelman and Ben Pritchard with spectacular aquatints, etchings, and linocuts, all unique in their own way. If vibrant colours are of interest, Sanders has a wide selection of contemporary graphic prints including alphabet illustrations, satires and glass fronted box sculptures displaying three-dimensional imagery, by John Dilnot. As I wander further around the quirky range of items, the increasingly popular selection of 18th, 19th and early 20th Century Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints catch my eye. Not only are they amazingly graphical pieces, but Sanders is one of the only galleries selling these masterpieces outside of the capital. The artwork is delicate and opulent in shades of vibrant reds, calming blues and luscious greens. The prints illustrate beautiful blooming flowers, traditional Asian landscapes and elegant geishas, all definitely worth viewing to admire their fine details. It’s not an easy task to describe such a unique shop; you truly do have to visit to see its appeal. So, head to Sanders this summer and you will find the treasures you have always been searching for. Salutation House, 104 High St, Oxford OX1 4BW Tel: 01865 242590 Web: www.sandersofoxford.com www.inoxford.com

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Oxfordshire Education EF International Language Centre

Pullens Lane, OX3 0DT, Headington, Oxford. Tel: +44 (0) 1865 759 660. www.ef.co.uk – Facebook: EF Oxford – Twitter: @efoxford EF International Language centres, is a Modern campus with disabled friendly facilities. Situated in the prestigious area, Pullens Lane in Oxford. We offer English courses and University preparation to students from more than 50 countries. Our courses are flexible in length to suit you, from 2 weeks to 52 weeks a year. Our EF Efektatm learning system is widely known to be the most effective way to learn. You are guaranteed to learn faster with our experienced teachers, the latest language technology and interaction with the local culture plus we will help you prepare for and take official language proficiency exams for example, IELTS and Cambridge ESOL, being also an examination centre for the Cambridge exams. EF offers you a complete study experience, including free-time activities and excursions. We arrange accommodation, meals, visa guidance, medical insurance and anything else you can think of, so you are able to just focus on learning and enjoying your course and exciting experience.”

The Lake School of English Oxford

14 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1JQ. Tel: +44 (0) 1865 724312. Email: carmel@englishinoxford.com Web: www.englishinoxford.com 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 Centre of Excellence 2010 - 2012, and a member of Quality English.

College of International Education Bocardo House, 24B St Michael’s Street, Oxford OX1 2EB. Tel: 01865 202238. Web: www.cie-oxford.com

The College of International Education (CIE) is a small college, located in the centre of Oxford, opposite the famous Oxford Union. We offer English Language, Academic, Foundation Year and Pre-Boarding courses. Tuition is in small classes (max 8), given by dedicated and well-qualified teachers.

Our Lady’s Abingdon

Radley Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3PS. Tel: 01235 524658. Web: www.olab.org.uk Our Lady's Abingdon has a committed approach to partnership between school, pupil and parents. We offer opportunities to enjoy success in a range of different areas.

Eckersley Oxford

14 Friars Entry, Oxford OX1 2BZ. Tel: 01865 721268. Web: www.eckersley.co.uk 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.

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Oxfordshire Accommodation Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LN. Tel: 01865 256400. Web: www.macdonald-hotels.co.uk/randolph 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.

The Manor Hotel

The Manor at Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire, OX25 3QL. Tel: 1869 350621. www.themanorweston.com The Manor at Weston-on-the-Green nestles in the heart of the Cotswolds. Proud of its 900-year-old history, the Manor is today a country house hotel, opening its doors to guests who seek a truly relaxed escape, with fine food, fine wine and beautiful, fascinating surroundings.We invite you to treat our hotel as your home: we do not stand on ceremony here. Explore our house and gardens, take a dip in the pool or a walk in the grounds. Our doors are open and we invite you in. Welcome to the Manor at Weston-on-the-Green.

River Hotel

Botley Road, Oxford, OX2 0AA. Tel: (01865) 243475. Guests: 249756. Fax: 724306. Web: www.riverhotel.co.uk Email: reception@riverhotel.co.uk • 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 usual hotel bedroom facilities • 24-hour access, free on-site car-park and wi-fi for residents • Sat Nav, via Mill street, first lane on right - OX2 0AJ • On A420, 1 mile to A34 ring road, west exit at Seacourt interchange • Easy walk to City, Colleges. Conference centres and venues • VisitBritain ** metro grading, breakfast table service, residents bar ‘Large enough to be comfortable, small enough to be friendly’

YHA

2a Botley Rd, Oxford OX2 0AB. Tel: 01865 727275. Web: www.yha.org.uk The best value budget accommodation in town. Centrally located with en-suite rooms, breakfast buffet, bar and Great British menu, YHA Oxford redefines what you can expect from a hostel. We offer 24 hr access, internet access, luggage store and private rooms all 5 minutes walk from the city centre.

The Beetle and Wedge

Ferry Lane Moulsford-on-Thames, Oxfordshire OX10 9JF. Tel: 01491 651381. Web: www.beetleandwedge.co.uk 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.

Burlington House Hotel

374 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 7PP. Tel: 01865 513 513. Web: www.burlington-hotel-oxford.co.uk Nestling in leafy Oxford, a short bus ride away from the bustling City Centre, Burlington House offers high quality and peaceful luxury bed & breakfast accommodation to Oxford’s many visitors. Burlington Guest House has been consistently awarded the highest accommodation rating and is now Five Stars Highly Commended under the new AA scheme. Burlington House has been recommended by both the Which? Guide to Good Hotels and its sister publication, the Which? Guide to Good Bed & Breakfasts.

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Royal Oxford Hotel

Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HR. Tel: 01865 248432. Web: www.royaloxfordhotel.co.uk 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.

Hawkwell House

Church Way, Iffley Village, Oxford, OX4 4DZ. Tel: 01865 749988. Web: www.hawkwellhouse.co.uk If you are looking for a hotel near Oxford or a wedding venue in Oxfordshire, there are few better-placed than Hawkwell House Hotel, which offers comfortable rooms in Iffley Village. The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has something for everyone, including beautiful English villages, a wealth of National Trust stately homes and gardens, and for children, the Cotswolds Wildlife Park and Gardens.

Malmaison

3 New Rd, Oxford OX1 1AY. Tel: 0844 693 0659. Web: www.malmaison.com/locations/oxford Tired of doing hard time in run-of-the-mill hotels? Well, this time you're going to the slammer in style, at the former gaol now known as Malmaison Oxford. You're not going to be behind bars though: you're going to be sipping the coolest cocktails in the free world at MALBAR. And don't worry about doing porridge. Mal Brasserie serves an eclectic mix of classic dishes with a twist, from freshly caught fish to the famous Mal Burger.

Hope House Woodstock

14 Oxford Street, Woodstock, Oxford, OX20 1TS. Tel: 01993 815990. Web: www.hopehousewoodstock.co.uk Three spacious suites (60-80sqm) have all been meticulously restored and magnificently furnished. Within 500 metres of our front door are 14 eateries. Some fine AA two rosette restaurants, lively brasseries and gastro pubs. No shortage of culinary options for your stay at Hope House. There are also 15 public houses within walking distance!

Old Bank Hotel

92 - 94 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BJ. Tel: 01865 799 599. Web: www.oldbank-hotel.co.uk The independently owned Old Bank, situated on Oxford’s High Street, is a breathtaking statement in design and arguably one of the best locations in Oxford. Awarded the Best City Hotel 2011 by the Good Hotel Guide, it is surrounded by the famous colleges of Merton, All Souls, Christ Church and University and is directly opposite the Bodleian library and Radcliffe Camera.

Old Parsonage

1 Banbury Rd, Oxford OX2 6NN. Tel: 01865 310210. Web: www.oldparsonage-hotel.co.uk The independently owned Old Parsonage Hotel, situated in St Giles, dates back to the 1660. The restaurant & bar with their Russian red walls is the perfect place for an informal lunch, afternoon tea or dinner. Afternoon tea at the Old Parsonage is a very English affair to be enjoyed at this time of year on our sheltered terrace.

Vanburgh House Hotel

20-24 St Michael’s Street, Oxford, OX1 2EB. Tel: 01865 244 622. Web: www.vanbrughhousehotel.co.uk Vanbrugh House Hotel gives a unique guest experience. With 22 individual bedrooms and suites of contemporary design, it offers comfort and style. Featuring English hand crafted furniture, eclectic fixtures and fittings, whilst being set in an historic building. There are echoes of the hotels own 18th century heritage in the combination of highly-polished service and homeliness. To stay in Vanbrugh House is to live in the heart of Oxford past and present.

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Oxfordshire Accommodation The Feathers Hotel

Market Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1SX. Tel: 01993 812 291. Web: www.feathers.co.uk 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.

Conifers Guest House

116 The Slade, Headington Oxford OX3 7DX. Tel: 01865 763055. Web: www.conifersguesthouse.co.uk A 4 star Guest Accomodation located in Headington area of Oxford, Conifers offers en-suite bedrooms with free Wi- Fi internet access, flat screen multichannel TV’s and free parking.

Fallowfields Country House Hotel Faringdon Rd, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX13 5BH. Tel: 01865 820416. Web: www.fallowfields.com

Fallowfields is one of the leading boutique hotels in Oxfordshire. Our fine dining restaurant is outstanding. Guests come here for wonderful food, bedrooms and calm, tranquil surroundings. “Boutique hotels in Oxfordshire don’t get much better than this”

The Oxford Hotel

Godstow Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 8AL Tel: 01865 489 988 Web: www.pumahotels.co.uk/hotels/the-oxford-hotel With great transport links into Oxford, The Oxford Hotel is the ideal place to stay when exploring Oxford and the surrounding area. Features: Free WiFi, 168 bedrooms, Easily accessible from M40, Health Club with swimming pool, Close to Blenheim Palace, Conference facilities, AA Rosette restaurant, Free car park, Beauty rooms, 2 miles from city centre.

Bear & Ragged Staff

28 Appleton Road, Cumnor, Oxfordshire OX2 9QH Tel: 01865 862329 Web: www.bearandraggedstaff.com 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.

Heythrop Park Resort

Enstone, Oxfordshire, OX7 5UE or OX7 5UF. Tel: 01608 673 333. Web: www.heythroppark.co.uk A unique venue set in 440 acres of stunning Oxfordshire Countryside, seamlessly combining elegance with style and boasting two individual hotels: the elegant DeVere Venues Heythrop Park Hotel and the stylish Crowne Plaza Hotel. The Resort also offers a championship 18 hole standard golf course, health club & spa together with state of the art conference facilities.

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Oxfordshire Shopping Shop at the Old Fire Station

Gloucester Green, Oxford, OX1 2AQ. Web: www.oldfirestation.org.uk Tel: 01865 263980 Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm Drawing in creative talent from across the UK, with a particular focus on the ‘home grown’ artists of Oxfordshire and the South East, the shop sells original prints and illustrations, jewellery, accessories, cards, zines and more…

University of Oxford Shop 106 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BW. Tel: 01865 247414. Web: www.oushop.com

The University of Oxford Shop is wholly owned by the University and offers a fantastic range of clothing, gifts and stationery for visitors and local residents alike. All of the profits are given back to the University, making a valuable contribution to the work and teaching of this world-famous establishment.

Blackwell’s

51 Broad St, Oxford, OX1 3BQ. Web: www.blackwell.co.uk we have been serving the needs of book-lovers since 1879. Our booksellers are passionate about the books that we sell and there is nothing that we enjoy more than making a perfect recommendation to a customer. For those of you who do not know the shop we trade across four floors, including the cavernous Norrington Room basement, and you will find new and secondhand books on every subject under the sun.

Bicester Village

50 Pingle Dr, Bicester OX26 6WD. Tel: 01869 366266. Web: www.bicestervillage.com 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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Oxfordshire Restaurants Asian

Shanghai 30’s

82 St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1RA. Tel: 01865 242230. Web: www.shanghai30s.com Situated in this 15th century building, Shanghai 30's cuisine is based on the both classic and contemporary dishes of Shanghai and the surrounding areas. Shanghai 30’s is the perfect place for a romantic meal or a private function in Oxford city centre.

Rice Box

178 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UE. Tel: 01865 202138. Web: www.riceboxrestaurant.co.uk Located perfectly in amongst the hustle and bustle of Cowley Road, Rice Box is the place to go to if you want quick service, delicious food and a welcoming smile. Rice Box has a wide selection of dishes, including Chinese, Malaysian, Japanese and Thai.

4500 Miles From Delhi

40-41 Parkend Street, Oxford, OX1 1JD. Tel: 01865 244 922. Web: www.4500miles.co.uk Not just another 'up market' Indian restaurant, quite literally 4500 Miles from Delhi, the restaurant offers diners an ingenious fusion of Asian herbs, spices, fresh meat and vegetables. We have created a place that is relaxing and comfortable.

Gurkha Village

174 Oxford Road OX5 1EA Kidlington. Tel: 01865 378180 / 01865 608572. Web: www.gurkhavillagekidlington.co.uk Gurkha Village is the modern Nepalese Restaurant and Bar with picturesque enclosed beer garden. Our Restaurant is fully fledged dining and drinking institution with first class reputation for gastronomy and hospitality. Our talented chefs mainly use locally sourced fresh quality ingredients to create a memorable authentic Nepalese and Indian food.

Jee Saheb

15 North Parade Avenue, Oxford, OX2 6LX. Tel: (01865) 513773. Web: www.jeesaheb.co.uk 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.

Tree Hotel in Iffley

63 Church Way, Iffley Village, OX4 4EY. Tel: 01865 775974. Web: www.treehotel.co.uk. The Award-winning Annora Restaurant is a charming pub restaurant with specialist European and Indian head chefs, championing wonderful food from around the world using the freshest ingredients, with excellent service and a warm and welcoming atmosphere

Malikas

218 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UQ. Tel: 01865 723 029. Web: www.malikasrestaurant.co.uk 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.

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The Rose Tree

81 London Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9AA. Tel: 01865 741 888. Web: www.therosetreerestaurant.com At the Rose Tree Restaurant, we are committed to bring you the best of PanAsian cuisine. We offer a variety of Asian menu from traditional to fusion style including Japanese,Thai and Chinese.With a passion for creativity and fresh, unique tastes. We are committed to create a fun place where you can celebrate with great food and top-notch service at a reasonable price.

Yeti Nepalese Restaurant

237 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1XG. Tel: 01865 295959. Web: www.yetinepalese.co.uk Yeti is your local dine out culinary venue in Oxford, where you will have fantastic atmosphere and great food. We endeavour to offer wide and varied choices of the best Nepalese cuisines as well as classic Indian dishes. Traditional cuisines created in a contemporary manner with emphasis on healthy eating. Winner of the Oxfordshire Restaurant Awards 2013 Asian Category.

Aziz

228-230 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UH. Tel: 01865 794945. Web: www.aziz.uk.com 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 Clement's St, Oxford OX4 1AR. Tel: 01865 247093. Web: www.qumins.co.uk Located in the heart of St.Clement's, East Oxford's chic and stylish restaurant quarter, Qumins offers an exciting new experience in fine Indian cuisine. Bringing together traditional techniques with modern sophistication, our head chef and his team invite you to try our varied and innovative menu.

Aziz Express

Ozone Leisure and Entertainment Park, Grenoble Road, OX4 4XP Oxford, Oxfordshire Tel: 01865 395870 Web: www.azizexpress.co.uk Our Express Restaurant offers both Buffet & A la carte menu. Located @ Ozone Leisure and Entertainment Park, with lots to do even before you decided to dine with us such as bowling, cinema, and bingo and lots more! We are adjacent to the home of Oxford United, the Kassam stadium.'

Contemporary The Broad Face

30-32 Bridge St, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 3HR. Tel: 01235 537775. Web: www.thebroadface.co.uk Recently refurbished to a high standard in the heart of Abingdon, The Broad Face serves freshly prepared, seasonal food using local produce, cooked to order. First class cuisine and an excellent selection of wines. Make sure you visit what is widely regarded as one of Oxfordshire’s finest restaurants.

Oxford Blue

32 Marston Street, Oxford, OX4 1JU. Tel: 01865 460215. Web: www.theoxfordblue.com We have just finished renovating this delightful building into a stylish pub offering an exciting food paired to beers and wines dining concept. Mark Bradbury has created an eclectic menu of authentic dishes using the very best of local and seasonal ingredients. Chris Murray has matched some really interesting beers and wines to go with the food to make it easier for you to choose.

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Oxfordshire Restaurants Fallowfields Hotel & Restaurant

Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor, Oxfordshire, OX13 5BH. Tel: 01865 820 416. Web: www.fallowfields.com The restaurant at Fallowfields is renowned for serving excellent food prepared using only the finest fresh produce. Our Head Chef, Matt Weedon last year was number 45 in the Sunday Times top 100'Restaurants Awards and, previously gained a Michelin star at Glrnnap Castle and Lords of the Manor. Seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs are grown in the hotel’s kitchen gardens and orchards and whenever possible meat and poultry is sourced from our own farm. The restaurant faces south to overlook the hotel’s croquet lawn and offers the perfect ambience.

Browns Bar & Brasserie

5-11 Woodstock Rd, Oxford, OX2 6HA. Tel: 01865 511995. Web: www.browns-restaurants Browns in Oxford was the second of this famous group of restaurants to open in 1976. Standing proudly, and rightfully so, being one of the finest restaurants Oxfordshire has to offer, Browns cannot go unnoticed. Stylish branded awnings line the front of the restaurant while a tall stretch of windows beneath entices and invites walkers by to get a glimpse and taste of what Browns has to offer.

Iffley Blue

Church Way, Iffley Village, Oxford, OX4 4DZ. Tel: 01865 749988. Web: www.hawkwellhouse.co.uk Situated just a couple of miles from the centre of Oxford, Iffley Blue is the new restaurant at Hawkwell House Hotel in the beautiful village of Iffley. There is an open style kitchen featuring a wood burning oven, as well as new furniture throughout. The emphasis is on delivering regularly changing seasonal menus with local provenance – as well as exceptional value.

The Feathers

Market Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1SX. Tel: 01993 812291. Web: www.feathers.co.uk 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.

Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LN. Tel: 01865 256410. Web: www.macdonald-hotels.co.uk/randolph 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: www.cherwellboathouse.co.uk 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.

The Oxford Kitchen

215 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7HQ. Tel: 01865 511 149. Web: www.theoxfordkitchen.co.uk 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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Bear & Ragged Staff

28 Appleton Rd, Cumnor, Oxford OX2 9QH. Tel: 01865 862329. Web: www.bearandraggedstaff.com 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.

Jericho Tavern

56 Walton Street, Jericho, Oxford, OX2 6AE. Tel: 01865 311 775. Web: www.thejerichooxford.co.uk Just outside the old city gates in Oxford's historic suburb, you'll find The Jericho Tavern, a bastion of beautiful beers damn fine pub food and upcoming musical talent - so our learned patrons tell us. Join us for Great British pub-food, The Jericho way. Modern classics and seasonal dishes made with carefully sourced ingredients, cooked to order and served simply.

The Oxford Hotel

Godstow Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 8AL. Tel: 01865 489 988. Web: www.pumahotels.co.uk Our modern and colourful Medio restaurant has been designed to cater for couples, families and large groups. The friendly evening ambiance sets a relaxing mood to enjoy the fresh, seasonal and varied cuisine. Unwind and relax in the comfortable Medio bar for a pre or post-dinner drink. Free parking and only 2 miles from the City centre.

Turl Street Kitchen

16 Turl St, Oxford OX1 3DH. Tel: 01865 264171. Web: www.turlstreetkitchen.co.uk Open early ’til late, Turl Street Kitchen offers relaxed eating and drinking with a focus on great local produce and independent drinks makers. Drop in and see us for breakfast or coffee, stay for lunch, dinner or drinks.

Quod Brasserie & Bar

92-94 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BN. Tel: 01865 202505. Web: www.quod.co.uk On Oxford’s famous High, Quod Brasserie with its terrace and bar forms the hub of The Old Bank Hotel. There is a huge outdoor terrace, and parking is not a problem. Open all day for breakfast, the famously good value two course set lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, this stylish, busy, bustling brasserie serves simply designed, unpretentious, robust food.

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The Red Lion

The Red Lion 14 Gloucester Street, Oxford, OX1 2BN. Tel: 01865 726 255. Web: www.redlionoxford.co.uk Our menu changes with the seasons and is modern British, comfortably interwoven with some Mediterranean influences. It ranges from traditional favourites such as fish and chips and steaks to freshly made pizzas and pastas with the chef’s daily specials showcasing the finest market fresh ingredients. There’s something for everyone and for all occasions too.

Gee’s Restaurant & Bar

61 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE. Tel: 01865 553540. Web: www.gees-restaurant.co.uk. Gee's, the Oxford restaurant where locals and visitors meet for lunch, dinner, or drinks, brings together simplicity, generosity and hospitality. We serve traditional British food in comfortable, contemporary surroundings. Gee's is a modern bistro offering diners value for money, satisfying seasonal food and a great choice of wines by the glass and carafe.

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Oxfordshire Restaurants The Anchor

2 Hayfield Rd, Oxford OX2 6TT Tel: 01865 510282 Web: www.theanchoroxford.com The Anchor is a pub and dining room in the heart of Oxford's Jericho serving simple, honest food. We have daily changing seasonal specials, Wadworth beers and a great wine selection.

The Beetle and Wedge

Ferry Lane Moulsford-on-Thames, Oxfordshire OX10 9JF. Tel: 01491 651381. Web: www.beetleandwedge.co.uk 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 Big Bang

42 Oxford Castle Quarter, Oxford, OX1 1AY. Tel: 01865 249 413. Web: www.thebigbangrestaurants.co.uk The Big Bang is the true gastronomic experience of Great Britain; classic favourites done with a bit of style. We source almost everything from within 20 miles of the city and in doing so, we allow you to taste the authentic flavours of Oxford, not a chain restaurant version of it. We also throw in the best of our art, of local live music, all served up in the prettiest corner of town, the Oxford Castle Quarter.

The Old Parsonage

1 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN. Tel: 01865 292305. Web: www.oldparsonage-hotel.co.uk Our philosophy at The Parsonage is simple: to serve the very best of British food using the very best produce to create superb traditional dishes. Our classic British menu includes seasonal food that will appeal to everyone, from roast partridge with bread sauce to scampi and chips with sauce gribiche, smoked haddock with buttered jersey royals and poached eggs and treacle tart. It is classic British fare prepared with skill and care using the finest ingredients.

The Chequers at Burcot

Abingdon Road, Burcot, Oxon. OX14 3DP. Tel: 01865-407771. Web: www.thechequers-burcot.co.uk. A roaring fire and friendly staff welcome you to The Chequers and along with the opulent décor it is a perfect blend of contemporary and classic styles with a cosy and inviting atmosphere. The 400 year old Chequers at Burcot standing just off the A415 about 5 miles south of Oxford has come a long way since multi-award-winning chef Steven Sanderson first took the reins in 2006.

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Café Coco

23 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1HP. Tel: 01865 200232. Web: www.cafe-coco.co.uk Winner Observer Food Awards “Best for kids” in the Southeast. Café Coco has been winning awards and gaining notices for the past twenty two years. it is renowned for sharp yet friendly service, interesting music and a great atmosphere. Considered the finest cappuccino in Oxford. Superb pizzas, fresh fish daily, smoothies, mint presse, brownies and banoffee pie.

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Majliss is run by veteran restauranteurs from the Sylhet region of Bangladesh. The decor is stunning and contemporary, and the food delicious. Lively and great for groups, but perfect for romantic nights out as well. Take advantage of our takeaway service, too.

110 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JE Tel: 01865 726728 Web: www.majliss.co.uk

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Oxfordshire Restaurants Modern Art Oxford Café Bar

30 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP. Tel: 01865 722733. Web: www.modernartoxford.org.uk/about-us/cafe-and-bar/ Modern Art Oxford’s new Café Bar has been designed to perk you up whatever the time of day. Our coffee is supplied and selected by the Monmouth Coffee Company and our wine list compiled by the Oxford Wine Company. We stock a range of local brews including our very own beer Plot 16, grown on our allotment in Rose Hill. Our changing seasonal menu and relaxing atmosphere make an ideal place to meet.

Cafe Loco

The Old Palace, 85/87 St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1RA. Tel: 01865 200959. Web: www.goingloco.com Just two minutes walk from Carfax Tower is Cafe Loco, with such delights as stunning coffee, sumptuous Eggs Benedict, Full English, homemade Specials, Scones, Teacakes and Full Afternoon Tea, it’s a wonder you haven’t been! Introducing NEW business lunch delivery service. For details info@goingloco.com.

Crisis Skylight Cafe 40 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AQ. Tel: 01865 263 972.

The Oxford Skylight Café is open to the public daily from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. It serves freshly ground coffees, teas and cakes as well as a range of home cooked food prepared from fresh, local produce. There are daily specials (including a vegetarian option) a range of sandwiches, hot pannini's, baked potatoes, fresh salads and the famous fireman's breakfast served all day!

Greens Cafe

50 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LU. Tel: 01865 316 878. Web:www.greenscafe.co.uk 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.

Café Aloha

11 The Square, West Way Shopping Centre, Botley, Oxford, OX2 9LH. Tel: 01865 792696. Web: www.cafealoha.co.uk Traditional and stylish décor provides a mixture of a sophisticated ambience combined with the fantastic food and friendly staff, makes for an eating experience.

Chariots and Cherry Pie

Route 420, Buckland, Faringdon, Oxon. SN7 8PY (Beside BP garage on A420) Tel: 0333 121 0066 www.chariotsandcherrypie.co.uk Taking inspiration from the fun and fearlessness of 1950s, when America’s love affair with cool cars and fabulous food was in full swing, Chariots and Cherry Pie is the ONLY place where you can shine, dine and unwind in one location.

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Pierre Victoire

9 Little Clarendon St, Oxford OX1 2HP. Tel: 01865 316616. Web: www.pierrevictoire.co.uk 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!

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Oxfordshire Restaurants Spanish

Al-Andalus

10 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford OX1 2HP. Tel: 01865 516688. Web: www.tapasoxford.co.uk Situated on vibrant, centrally located Little Clarendon Street, Al-Andalus is a stylish and bustling Spanish tapas bar. Independently - owned, it serves delicious, freshly- prepared and authentic Spanish tapas dishes. Open: Mon to Thur 12am-3pm & 5pm till late, Fri-Sun 12pm till late.

Kazbar

25-27 Cowley Rd, Oxford OX4 1HP. Tel: 01865 202920. Web: www.kazbar.co.uk “One of the best tapas bars in Britain” The Observer. “ The range of high quality tapas should be enough to suit most tastes” The Guardian. “Chilled, cheerful, unique.”The Independant. The Kazbar is a tantalizing café-bar with a Moroccan interior, serving Spanish and North African cuisine.

Gastropub

The White Hart

Main Road, Fyfield, Abingdon, Oxon, OX13 5LW. Tel: 01865 390 585. Web: www.whitehart-fyfield.com Where you can enjoy award-winning food, fine wines and local real ales, under the soaring eaves of of a 15th Century Chantry House. The White Hart has held two rosettes for culinary excellence for 4 years running but is still somewhere you can stop and have a pint of real ale after a hard days work.

Italian

La Cucina

39-40 St. Clements, Oxford, OX4 1AB. Tel: 01865 793811. Web: www.lacucinaoxford.co.uk 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.

Nightlife Angels

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

Patisserie Gatineau

209 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford. OX2 7HQ. Tel: 01865 311 779. Web: www.gatineau.uk.com 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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Restaurant awarded in the Oxfordshire Restaurant Awards 2011 - 2013

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Rib Eye and Frites - £18.50, St Emilion Chateau - £23.95, Brochette of Langoustines - £7.90, Nougat Glace - £5.50 as are all the home made puddings, Side dish of Asparagus and carrots - £2.95

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Restaurant Review:

Pierre Victoire

Reviewed by Anthony Lloyd

Wednesday 4th June

It was a wet and windy Wednesday night in early June… but the welcome, and the buzzy atmosphere on entering dispelled any possible gloom caused by the weather. We were swiftly settled at a cosy table for two, and despite other tables being close by the general level of happy buzzy chat meant we didn’t feel others were over hearing. A blackboard proclaims the restaurant’s provenance and proud independence and despite it being a mid-week evening, downstairs was full and a constant stream of clearly happy customers mounted and dismounted the stairs to the upper levels. One is tempted to say this restaurant hardly needs a review, as it appears rarely less than busy. I haven’t been to a French Bistro since the 1960’s and was somewhat nervous that the evening would be a time warp – not so! The welcome, swift service, delicious and seasonal starters – oh and a delightful bottle of St Emilion, put us swiftly at ease enjoying each other’s company – and that surely is what every good restaurant should set out to do – provide a backdrop for conviviality and enjoyment of both good company and good food. And what about the degustations? There is nothing worse, in my opinion, than one’s relatively simple questions about the wine list and the menu being handled without knowledge or confidence. Not so here - a clearly knowledgeable waitress took our orders for both. We were evidently in sound and confident hands here, and our enjoyment of the evening was even further enhanced. A basket of fresh baguette swiftly appeared as did the wine. With a glass of the St Emilion to hand, we settled to await our starters… not for very long though as within minutes they appeared - wonderful local asparagus and a brochette of langoustines whose very scent of freshness enhanced our mood even further. Neither of us could resist the Rib Eye, perfectly cooked… one with frites and the other with new potatoes, one with béarnaise and t’other with the pepper sauce – both equally delicious and cooked to perfection on the grill… Rib eye is surely my favourite cut of beef and this was pretty near perfection on the plate. All desserts are home made and neither of us would normally succumb to a pud… however a Tarte d’Abricot and a Nougat Glacé were observed at a nearby table and neither of us could resist. Both were delicious! For me the one thing that stood out was the eclectic nature of the diners. From a table of octogenarians, through trendy pre theatre goers, a number of students and a single diner or two – all clearly comfortable and enjoying their evening. So it remains to thank Pierre Victoire for creating the perfect ambience, food and wine for me to highly recommend this delightful restaurant to all you good readers. Nous reviendrons. 9 Little Clarendon St, Jericho, Oxford OX1 2HP Tel: 01865 316616 Web: www.pierrevictoire.co.uk www.inoxford.com

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• King Prawn Cocktail £7.25 • Spiced Lamb Koftas £6.95 • King Prawn, Crab, and Chorizo Linguine £12.95 • Seabass Steak £17.95 • The House-Sharer £10.95

2014 Approved

Six good points ✓ Buzzy bar

✓ Elegant decor

✓ Extensive wine list

✓ Black slate serving slabs ✓ Expansive outside area ✓ Attentive staff

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Restaurant Review:

The Red Lion, Oxford

Reviewed by Matt Wright

Friday 23rd May

It’s a well-known fact that fish spawn upstream. It was still a surprise though, to find this sister establishment to The Trout thriving up in Central Oxford, just round the corner from The Ashmolean. As we approached, the garden was buzzing with assorted drinkers, diners, and waiters - 100 covers can be served outside - about the same as inside where you can choose to eat in either the bar area (lively), the side area (more serene) or one of 2 private rooms (very chilled). Being of more advanced years, my guest and I were shown to the ‘more serene’ section, where the decor echoed that of the nearby famous museum, both in its classical colours and elegantly-framed charcoal drawings. Mark, the General Manager, came over to talk us through the wine list - it’s always nice to meet a fellow oenophile (wine lover I hasten to add), so I decided to go off-piste with the Scribbler Verdelho (delightful - dry with a mellow aftertaste) whilst my guest remained faithful to her trusted Sauvignon Blanc (OK, but a bit bland for me). Most of the wines were available by the bottle and the glass, apart from some towards the bottom of the list. This meant that I didn’t get to try Mark’s favourite Carignan ‘Flying Fish’, since my guest (a blonde) maintained that she ‘doesn’t do reds’ - the colours clash evidently. My prawn cocktail starter was beautifully presented in a tall glass on beach towel-type napkin (apologies to any Germans reading), with a slice of lemon on the side - I do like attention to detail. My guest meanwhile began with lamb koftas, the kitchen having already run out of her first choice - scallops - which perversely pleased me, there being few better indications of freshlyprepared food. Mains were the seafood linguine for me and sea bass for my guest. The linguine remains one of the Lion’s staples, although when chef Tom (also ex-Trout) came over to our table afterwards to enquire about our meal (another plus point), he mentioned that he does tweak it from time to time, the prawns being a recent addition. Good - keeps the regulars on their toes. Finally, special mention must go to the 'House-Sharer'; effectively 4 desserts for the price of 2, and as Mark commented, “Ridiculously good value!”, which seems an appropriate epithet for The Red Lion.

14 Gloucester Street, Oxford, OX1 2BN Tel: 01865 726 255 Web: www.redlionoxford.co.uk www.inoxford.com

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Warm asparagus with chilled tomato salsa; Potted Inverawe smoked salmon with pickled cucumber and toasted sourdough -£5; Haggis scotch egg - £4; Roast beetroot - £6; Flat iron corn fed chicken - £14; 6oz rib eye steak - £14; Pannacotta with caramelised orange - £7.50; Colston Bassett Stilton and Montgomery Cheddar - £7.50; Adega Vila Real 2011 - £20.50.

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Six good points

✓ Warmth of the welcome and quality of service

✓ Fresh, contemporary design ✓ Simple, ‘pared-back’ menu

✓ Use of high quality ingredients

✓ Well-chosen wine list and wine-savvy staff ✓ Value for money

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Restaurant Review:

The Anchor

Reviewed by Donald Sloan

Saturday 3rd May

I first met Julian Rosser (proprietor of The Anchor) many years ago when we appeared together on a very low budget reality television programme. I won’t mention its name for fear of someone finding a copy on-line. My role was to contrive a series of challenges for an aspiring restaurateur, culminating in him acting for one night as manager of Branca, which at that time was Julian’s first business in Jericho. Safe to say my performance was more than a touch awkward and stilted. Whilst several friends commented that perhaps my future did not lie in the media, they were intrigued to know why I appeared so relaxed and fluent in the final scene, when I was declaring my judgement on the achievements of the amateur restaurateur. Of course, the truth had little to do with my increasing confidence on screen, and much more to do with sharing two bottles of Montepulciano with Julian. Needless to say there are no amateurs working in Julian’s latest Jericho venture, The Anchor. We were greeted by Lucy, whose warm and professional approach characterised that of all in the team. Justine Rosser (Julian’s wife) is responsible for the new interior, which is looking stunning. A major refurbishment involving reconfiguring the bar, removing the patterned carpet in favour of a beautiful black and white tiled floor and replacing the dark wood panelling to expose the walls, now painted in fresh tones, has lifted the rather laden atmosphere and created a crisp, contemporary space. Chef Fiona Cullinane has created a simple menu that showcases high quality ingredients. We enjoyed starters of warm asparagus, which retained a ‘bite’, accompanied by a chilled tomato salsa; potted Inverawe smoked salmon with pickled cucumber and toasted sourdough; and we couldn’t resist sharing a haggis scotch egg, which lived up to expectations. I can also vouch for the roast beetroot, which has been my choice on previous visits. Prepared in the Josper, a grill that reaches excessively high temperatures, our flat iron corn fed chicken and 6oz rib eye had a fantastic charcoal flavour. A pannacotta with caramelised orange, and a Colston Bassett Stilton and Montgomery Cheddar were the perfect finish to an outstanding meal. Barman Paul had guided us through the wine list, and his recommendation of an Adega Vila Real 2011, from Douro in Portugal, was the ideal accompaniment. Despite the dramatic changes to its dining room, it is reassuring to see that The Anchor is still a pub which attracts the local community. Whether it’s a family with children, a lone drinker enjoying a quiet pint whilst reading a newspaper, or a group of friends out for a celebratory evening – all are welcome, and all are made to feel at ease. In short, the new look Anchor, the latest creation from Julian Rosser, is a refreshing addition to the Oxford dining scene. It deserves your custom. 2 Hayfield Rd, Oxford OX2 6TT Tel: 01865 510282 Web: www.theanchoroxford.com www.inoxford.com

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Chicken and chorizo skewers - £6.50, Crab and avocado salad with a lemon and sage dressing - £6.95, Pan fried salmon with creamy chilli and saffron sauce, green beans and new potatoes – £10.95, Risotto Primavera - £9.95, Warm peace and honey sponge - £4.50, Clotted cream rice pudding - £4.50, Treviso Prosecco - £18.95.

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✓ Wide range of cuisines available on the menu ✓ Wide range of gluten free options

✓ Versatile - Can be whatever you need it to be

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Restaurant Review:

Café Aloha

Reviewed by Ian & Linda Francis Friday 6th June

Our host Emma, describes her establishment as ‘a café by day and a restaurant by night’ and provides an excellent example of maximising their business in this locally placed eaterie. Café Aloha is situated in the heart of the local community in Botley, Oxford. Nestled in the corner of the small local shopping precinct, you could be forgiven for missing this little gem. Offering a cafe experience during the day, you can enjoy a wholesome or traditional start to the day with a hearty breakfast from the menu or a delicious lunch with choices ranging from a healthy open sandwich, tapas or salad. Café Aloha is visited by people from both the local community and from local businesses, offering an ideal setting for a breakfast meeting, for lunch with friends or a coffee and pastry after shopping. If you want to dine here in the evening, you will have to make a reservation as Café Aloha is busy and continues to grow in popularity. The restaurant was fully booked on the evening we dined here and the ambience was very relaxed with diners enjoying food, excellent service and conversation. If you like to be entertained while eating, Café Aloha features live music on Saturday evenings. The food is an eclectic range of English, tapas, pizza, pasta, bistro and grill and the food is all prepared on the premises. The portion sizes are generous and feature and excellent combinations of flavours. There is also a specials board with an excellent range of dishes that change daily. Emma bakes all of the pastries on offer and in response to demand from customers, there is also an excellent range of gluten free pastries and desserts available. For dessert, we enjoyed an unusual Millionaires Shortbread Cheesecake and because I found choosing from the dessert menu so difficult, I tried two desserts: Warm Peach and Honey Sponge and a Clotted Cream Rice Pudding which were both mouth-wateringly delicious. There is a good selection of beer and wine and a cocktail menu. A refreshing bottle of Prosecco from Treviso - the Dolomite region of Northern Italy – was an unexpected nostalgic treat for us as we have enjoyed many holidays in this part of Italy, including our honeymoon. We have eaten in Café Aloha several times and for different occasions as we live in the local vicinity. It offers excellent friendly and efficient service and responds well to its diverse clientele. Emma and Charlie evidently serve their local community but such is their reputation that it is attracting much wider custom. We will definitely be returning and unreservedly recommend Café Aloha. 11 The Square, Botley, Oxfordshire OX2 9LH Tel: 01865 792696 Web: www.cafealoha.co.uk www.inoxford.com

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About the Café

Full English breakfast with tea/coffee - £10.80, Scrambled eggs and chives with tea/coffee - £6.95, Chocolate and almond cake - £4.50, Freshly squeezed orange juice - £3.50

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Restaurant Review:

The Rose

Reviewed by Lucy Howard

Sunday 8th June

Sunday is a perfect day for a lazy brunch, and a good place to go is the Rose. Its prime location on High Street makes it ideal for a leisurely

breakfast before shopping at one end of the street or going punting on the river at the other end.

Make sure you arrive hungry, as the full English breakfast is both delicious and generous, featuring homemade sausages (declared ‘some of the best I’ve ever eaten’ by my guest), bacon, fried eggs, hash browns, tomatoes, mushrooms, beans and a pile of toast. For a lighter option, the scrambled eggs with chives also come highly recommended, or try the buttermilk pancakes. The Rose takes pride in using seasonal produce and fresh, organic, responsibly sourced ingredients, and it certainly shows, from the meat used in the sausages to the free range eggs to the freshly squeezed orange juice. There’s also excellent coffee, or choose from the impressive range of teas from around the world, including a Darjeeling tea from the Himalayas that’s described as the ‘champagne’ of teas. If you want to visit later in the day, lunch options range from a variety of ciabatta sandwiches to hearty fare such as risotto and lasagne, as well as daily specials, or go for afternoon tea, and enjoy finger sandwiches, scones and cakes- also homemade, of course. The chocolate and almond cake is especially worth a mention, and will certainly satisfy chocoholics. The Rose also caters for private functions- whether it’s a birthday or a business meeting, it can be accommodated. With its consistently mouth-watering food, it would be easy to linger here a while and forget all about that shopping...

51 High Street, Oxford Tel: 01865 244429 Web: the-rose.biz www.inoxford.com

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Mozzarella Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms - £5.75 Sesame King Prawns - £6.95, Lamb Rogan Josh - £10.45, Mustard Fish Curry - £10.95, Pilau Rice - £2.10, Garlic Naan - £3.10, Chocolate Fondant - £5.75, Apple Crumble - £4.50.

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✓ VIP member card for regulars with special offers ✓ Environmentally friendly take-aways

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Restaurant Review:

The Tree Hotel at Iffley

Reviewed by Lucy Parr Thursday 5th June

Asian or European? That is the culinary question faced when dining at The Tree Hotel. Nestled in the leafy Iffley village, this pub restaurant is a popular retreat with the locals, who were already warming the seats in the bar early Tuesday evening when we arrived. We received a warm welcome from manager Namit upon arrival who showed us to our table and took our drinks orders. My dining partner was pleased to find a choice of real ales in the bar while I settled for a fruity Pinot Grigio. With all the charm of a typical English pub, there is a lovely friendly ambience about the place which makes you feel instantly relaxed. With specialist European and Indian head chefs, the menu covers a wonderful selection of dishes from around the world. We munched on papadums with a choice of chutneys, pickles and sauces while we deliberated which continental offering we fancied. I was instantly struck by the Mozzarella Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms coated in a tempura batter while my partner opted for the Sesame King Prawns. The mushrooms were delicious and the tempura batter was light and crispy, adding great texture to the dish. The prawns were also very tasty with a fresh and fragrant lime & lemongrass flavour. Despite being tempted by the pan seared duck breast, I opted for the Mustard Fish Curry and my partner chose the Lamb Rogan Josh. I can handon-heart say it was the best fish curry I have ever tasted. I’m normally drawn to hot and spicy dishes, but the delicate spicing of this dish and beautifully soft melt-in-your-mouth Pangasius fish from the Indian Ocean left me scraping the bowl for every last drop. Equally impressive were the desserts, a lovely Apple Crumble for my partner and a Chocolate Fondant for me. Worth the 15min cooking time as it gave us a chance make some room in the belly! The Tree Hotel caters menus for both lunches and dinner with regular weekly offers such as Mondays 2 for 1 on mains, Gentlemen’s Night on Tuesdays and Ladies night on Wednesdays for 50% discounts. Their Sunday 'eat as much as you like' international buffet with carvery is extremely popular, so best to book in advance. They also run a range of events and were promoting their International Wine Tasting evening in June during our visit. This unassuming pub restaurant will quickly exceed your expectations from the cheery welcome and fabulous service through to the delicious cuisine. I highly recommend a visit and will definitely be booking a table to try out the famous Sunday buffet very soon! 63 Church Way, Iffley Village, Oxford OX4 4EY Tel: 01865 775974 Web: iffley.treehotel.co.uk www.inoxford.com

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Oxfordshire Health & Beauty Monica Franke Osteopathy & Pilates Tel: 07970 119721. E-mail: mfranke.osteo@googlemail.com Web: www.monicafranke.com www.frankeosteopathy.tumblr.com

With clinics in Bletchingdon, Abingdon and central Oxford, Monica Franke offers expertise in general osteopathy, sports osteopathy and Pilates, emphasising high standards of communication, diagnosis and treatment. She is recently joined by two associates, Ben Ousey and Angela Power who also offer particular areas of expertise, including sports injuries, cranial osteopathy and mom’s and babies. Franke Osteopathy practitioners enjoy helping people to understand the origin of their aches and strains, and helping them to more pain-free function.

Bare UK

Boars Hill, Oxford, with private parking. Tel: 07773 764817. Web: www.bareuk.co.uk Have you got unwanted hair, leaving you feeling distressed? Well you don’t need to panic any longer, here at Bare UK we specialise in the revolutionary hair reduction method ‘Intense Pulse Light’, a form of laser treatment, designed to remove unwanted hair, so you can now say goodbye to waxing, and hello to smooth skin. After a few treatments with our high grade IPL system you will begin to notice a difference. So visit us at Bare UK today and get rid of those unwanted hairs. Visit www.bareuk.co.uk for further information, or to find out about other treatments.

Diamond House - Dental Practice 199 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7AR. Tel: 01865 559521. Web: www.diamondhouse.co.uk

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.

TAO Beauty Salon

1st floor, Above The Globe Newsmarket, 99 St Aldates OX1 1BT. Tel: 01865 249347. Web: www.taobeautyoxford.co.uk Established in 1968, Tao offers a wide range of beauty treatments including Dermalogica, St Tropez Airport, Jessica Nail Care, Microdermabrasion, Non Surgical face lifts, and much more. Open: Monday to Saturday.

Spirit Health Club

Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 8JD. Tel: 01865 888444. Web: www.spirithealthclubs.co.uk 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 on our website www.spirithealthclubs.co.uk

The Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation Unit

Movement Science Group Oxford Brookes University Gipsy Lane, Headington Oxford, OX3 0BP. Tel: 01865 483839.

The Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation (CLEAR) Unit is a specialist fitness studio designed exclusively for people recovering from illness or who have mobility issues. It is run by experienced clinical exercise scientists at Oxford Brookes University and is a non-profit making unit supported by the University and charitable donations.

YogaVenue

2 Avenue Lane, Oxford, OX4 1YF. Tel: 01865 245 754. Web: www.yogavenue.co.uk We are Oxford’s only purpose built yoga studio offering classes in Hot Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga, situated at the beginning of Cowley Road. YogaVenue was created to provide a dedicated space for students to study and enjoy their Yoga practice. All our classes aim to enhance conscious living and greater fulfilment in life through the practice of Yoga. Qualified and experienced teachers and welcoming staff will support students during their classes and time at YogaVenue.

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Leisure Club and Spa at The Randolph Hotel Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LNTel: 01865 256 400 Web: www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk

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.

Spa at The Oxford Hotel

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

Wing Chun Dynamics

Cutteslowe Community Centre, 31 Wren Road, Oxford, OX2 7SX Tel: 07974 217 232 Web: www.wingchundynamics.org Martial arts classes with Wing Chun Dynamics - the culmination of over thirty years of martial arts training and experience by it’s founder and master, Sifu David Taylor. Wing Chun is a logical, scientific, yet simple Chinese martial art system, which was developed for practical and effective self-defence.

Clinic 95

95 West Way, Botley, Oxford, OX2 9JY Tel: 01865 241662 Web: www.clinic95.com 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.

Oxford Brookes Centre for Sport

Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Gipsy Ln, Oxford, OX3 0BP Tel: 01865 484373 Web: www.brookes.ac.uk/brookes-sport Whether new to a gym or looking to keep or develop your health and fitness, the Oxford Brookes Sports Centre and Health Suite is the ideal starting point to get in shape and stay fit. For anyone looking to gain the winning edge through superior exercise our free weights room has everything you need.

H.I.M

66 St.Clements, Oxford, OX4 1AH. Tel: 01865 249 740. Web: www.himoxford.co.uk. 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.

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Oxfordshire Sports Oxford University Rugby Football Club Jackdaw Lane, Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1SR. Tel: 01865 432000. Web: www.ourfc.org.uk

All matches take place at the Iffley Road Stadium. For further details please visit our website, www.ourfc.org or email ourfc@sport.ox.ac.uk or call 01865 432000

Oxford United Football Club

The Kassam Stadium, Grenoble Road, Oxford OX4 4XP. Tel: 01865 337533. Web: www.oufc.co.uk

Get Behind The U’s! Save money by booking your tickets before the day of the game.

Frilford Heath Golf Club

Oxford Rd, Frilford Heath, Abingdon OX13 5NW. Tel: 01865 390864. Web: www.frilfordheath.co.uk Frilford Heath is located to the South of Oxford on 500 acres of glorious undulating Heathland and is one of the best venues in the south of England; rarely can a club offer three championship golf courses (Red, Green and Blue) that allow the opportunity to revel in their classical or modern challenge!

Heythrop Park Resort

Enstone, Oxfordshire, OX7 5UE or OX7 5UF. Tel: 01608 673 333. Web: www.heythroppark.co.uk Open 365 days of the year the Bainbridge Course at Heythrop Park was redesigned in 2009 by Tom MacKenzie the golf course architect responsible for many Open Championship venues. The 7088 yard par 72 course weaves throughout the 440 acre Heythrop estate and provides the perfect challenge for all golfers.

North Oxford Lawn Tennis Club

546 Banbury Rd, Oxford OX2 8EQ Tel: 01865 513560. Web: www.noltc.co.uk

North Oxford tennis club is run by a committee of members for the benefit of its members. We offer our members a range of facilities and events including a varied programme of social tennis and tournaments, an active programme of junior coaching and events, and competitive league team tennis.

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Anyone for tennis? Get a taste for tennis this summer at North Oxford Lawn Tennis Club. Whether you are looking to improve your racket skills, start from scratch or play for fun, the club caters for all levels, from beginners to County standard and beyond. The ten beautiful grass courts are an advert in themselves, while the club also boasts nine floodlit hard courts allowing members to play tennis the whole year round. Conveniently located in North Oxford just off the Banbury Road, North Oxford Lawn Tennis Club boasts over 500 members, with players ranging from four-years-old through to members over 80. Those interested in signing up will be excited to learn they will be serving aces on the same courts as Britain’s former No. one, and Wimbledon semi-finalist Tim Henman. The former tennis champ trained at North Oxford in his early teens and still holds fond memories of the place he learnt his ball skills youngster, even returning to the club in 2008 to open the new clubhouse. The club has an open and friendly approach and with no ‘playing in tests’ or proposals needed to join, North Oxford is proud of the wide range of members it attracts every year. If it is coaching you are after North Oxford LTC is home to a highly qualified team of five coaching staff to accommodate all levels in individual classes or groups depending on requirements.


For juniors the club offers a unique opportunity to get into competitive tennis early with the North Oxford Tennis Academy. The dedicated team of Academy coaches are LTA qualified to a high level and include a disability coach and a psychologist who work with the performance squad. For adult players individual and group coaching from complete beginners to advanced players is available. While coaching at the club is of a high standard, the emphasis is, and has always been, on playing for fun and in keeping with this ethos, provides the opportunity for children and adults to learn tennis in a safe, fun and family friendly environment. Facilities are available for all members to make use of. The large clubhouse has spacious changing rooms with showers and members enjoy a full social calendar of events in the main club room which has its own wide screen TV and Wi-Fi. For competitive play, North Oxford has 17 adult teams playing in the Oxfordshire league with the best club players competing at county and national level. To support the teams the club hosts weekly team practice nights while singles ladders and box matches are also in place allowing players to make their individual mark. Friendly fixtures are also organised in the summer months. Social tennis forms the heart of the club with regular club nights encouraging members to mix in and play one another. Members can book courts online via and the impressive social programme includes American tournaments, quizzes, BBQ’s and end of season parties. The friendly club also raises money for a range of charities with events throughout the year.

To play, compete, improve and socialise at Oxford’s largest tennis club, please get in touch via email: northoxfordtennis@gmail.com noltc.co.uk

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Oxfordshire Services Photography

Willow and Pea Portraits

6 Park Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1SP. Tel: 01993 358725. Web: www.willowandpea.co.uk Willow and Pea Portraits creates lifestyle and wedding imagery based from our charming family orientated studio nestled in the heart of Woodstock, Oxfordshire. With our patience, experience and expertise we ensure that each and every client has a personal story capturing the impromptu moments and natural expressions throughout your shoot.

Care Home

The Lady Nuffield Home

165 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7AW. Tel: 01865 888500. Web: www.ladynuffieldhome.co.uk A small residential care home for the older person, conveniently situated in Summertown. Close to shops, local medical centres and on the main bus route.

Audio & Visual

City Audio Visual

Unit 19, Kingsmeadow, Ferry Hinksey Rd, Oxford OX2 0DP. Tel: 01865 722800. Web: www.cityav.co.uk Oxford’s leading specialists in audio visual hire, sales, installation and live event support. From Projector hire and AV Support to installation of a bespoke audio visual presentation system, we pride ourselves in offering a quality driven professional service with a personal touch.

Male Hairdressing H.I.M

66 St.Clements, Oxford, OX4 1AH. Tel: 01865 249 740. Web: www.himoxford.co.uk 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.

Framing

Isis Creative Framing

2 Northampton Rd, Oxford OX1 4TG. Tel: 01865 203420. Web: www.isiscreative.co.uk We are a large, busy, workshop-style business, where you can see all the work being done on the premises. While being a large business brings great customer benefits we retain our small company roots with exceptional customer service based on old-time values, quality and value for money. Our roots go back to the 1970’s as a small family-run Picture Framing business to the successful company we are today.

Construction Savvy

253 London Road Headington Oxford OX3 9EH. Tel: 01865 920020. Web: www.group-savvy.co.uk Savvy works in a wide range of properties including domestic, leisure, educational and commercial, as well as Oxfordshire’s leading businesses that entrust Savvy with beautiful historic buildings. We take great pride in our work and, by working hand in hand with our clients, Savvy has earned a reputation as one of Oxford’s most reliable, trusted and helpful building companies.

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Excel Dry Cleaners 274 Banbury Road, Oxford. Tel: 01865 511773. Oxford’s specialist Dry Cleaners, experts in cleaning all delicate items including silks to wedding dresses. Full repair and alteration service.

All our work is covered by the NICEIC 6 year insurance backed warranty

01793 526003 07766 238814 info@cs-elec.co.uk www.cs-elec.co.uk

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Property

Witney Business & Innovation Centre

Windrush Industrial Park, Burford Road, Witney, OX29 7DX. Tel: 01993 848200. Web: www.witney-bic.co.uk

Witney Business and Innovation Centre provides flexible, serviced office space, virtual offices and meeting rooms in a professional serviced environment, allowing you to focus on running your business. The centre is a brand new facility in a refurbished building on the outskirts of Witney. Offices vary from 100 sq ft to 3,000 sq ft, which can accommodate between 1 and 30 people. Multiple offices can also be taken if more space is required.

Oxford Centre for Innovation

New Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1BY. Tel 01865 261400 Web: www.ocfi.co.uk

Oxford Centre for Innovation, in Oxford, provides flexible office space, virtual offices and meeting rooms in a professional serviced environment, allowing you to focus on running your business. Companies love the supportive community within the centre, which is enhanced by a range of specialist business support through our Oxfordshire regional director and other local partners. It really is the ideal place to base your business.

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Oxfordshire Services Strutt & Parker

269 Banbury Road Oxford OX2 7LL. Tel: 01865 366660. Web: www.struttandparker.com A stylish modern office, located in a prominent location on the Banbury Road to the north of the city. As a multi-disciplined office, we have an outstanding team of property professionals able to deal with matters as diverse as the sale of an Oxford town house to the re-organisation of a rural estate or the planning and development of a new settlement.

Breckon & Breckon

274 Banbury Rd, Oxford OX2 7DY. Tel: 01865 310300. Web: www.breckon.co.uk 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.

Travel

Great Experience Travel

Unit 6-7, Waterloo Walk, High St, Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 6EU Tel: 0845 415 0750 Web: www.greatexperiencetravel.co.uk We are a specialist independent travel company and we love nothing more than helping you plan your ideal travel experience. Between the staff team we have been lucky enough to visit countries all over the globe, and we like nothing more than being able to share our knowledge and passion for travel with you.

London Oxford Airport

Langford Ln, Oxford OX5 1RA Tel: 01865 290600 Web: www.oxfordairport.co.uk London Oxford Airport (OXF/EGTK - Kidlington) is the Thames Valley area’s primary regional and business aviation airport - the only commercial airport between London Heathrow (LHR) and Birmingham (BHX). Located in the heart of one of Europe’s fastest growing and most prosperous regions.

Charities

CLIC Sargent

108-110 London Rd, Oxford, OX3 9AW Tel:01865 767056 Web: www.clicsargent.org.uk CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. We are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.

Leukaemia Research

Twitter: twitter.com/beatbloodcancer Web: www.leukaemialymphomaresearch.org.uk We are 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.

Root & Branch

Tel: 01793 780380 Email: rootandbranch@btconnect.com Web: www.rootandbranch.info Root & Branch is to help people who experience mental health difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder. Located on an organic farm in the beautiful Vale of White Horse, Root & Branch provides the opportunity for people to become involved in a wide range of interesting activities such as organic gardening and horticulture, blacksmithing, woodworking, crafts, artwork, and cookery.

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