Tavern has the 'wow' factor

Lucas Van Rensburg

Tavern has the 'wow' factor

First published in News

THE St Aldate’s Tavern in Oxford has reopened after a £130,000 revamp. The pub, which closed last year, has a new kitchen, more seating, upgraded toilets and improved staff accommodation. It reopened on Saturday.

General manager Lucas Van Rensburg, said: “It has definitely got the wow factor now. “We wanted to go back to basics and create a traditional pub with locally sourced ales and great food, and the interior reflects that.”

Owner Clive Watson said: “I wanted a pub which has a wide range of beers, some good continental lagers and great sharing food.

“I wanted it to be a place where if you want a drink you can but if you want to go for a drink and food you can as well.”

Mr Watson, who also owns pubs in Cambridge, Bath and Stratford, added: “It is great to be open and we are really excited about the future.” Pictures: OX54261 Jon Lewis

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1:18pm Thu 13 Sep 12

Myron Blatz says...

So where are the drop-outs, druggies and anti-social people now supposed to go - the Randolph?
So where are the drop-outs, druggies and anti-social people now supposed to go - the Randolph? Myron Blatz
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2:23pm Thu 13 Sep 12

ger elttil OX2 0EJ says...

My God, it looks just like The Tut and Shive basement bar of The Horse and Jockey (woodstock Rd) back in the early nineties, truly hideous, all it needs is an Eights boat hanging from the roof. Anyone remember it.
My God, it looks just like The Tut and Shive basement bar of The Horse and Jockey (woodstock Rd) back in the early nineties, truly hideous, all it needs is an Eights boat hanging from the roof. Anyone remember it. ger elttil OX2 0EJ
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