ONE of Oxford’s oldest pubs is looking smart after being given a fresh lick of paint.

The Grapes in George Street was painted bright green but now it has been painted blue.

The new colour scheme is part of a refurbishment being carried out by

West Berkshire Brewery, which has bought the lease from The City Pub Company.


The pub is currently closed.

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Painter Rick Humphrey, of du Boulay Contracts, said: “The pub should be ready to reopen by mid-April.”


Changes to the interior are not expected to be too radical as the pub’s vintage look was restored in 2017.

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The pub, popular with theatre goers, dates back to the 1820s, and West Berkshire Brewery has promised a ‘sympathetic refurb’.