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Anchor Inn Oxford

2 Hayfield Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 6TT
Find this good Art Deco foodie pub on the city's northern suburbs between the Woodstock Road and the Oxford Canal.

As well as a real ales, the generally well-heeled locals are treated to a seasonal menu carefully-put-together by chef/proprietor Jamie King. As is the current fashion local is the name of the game if trying to capture this market – and this has largely achieved.

Expect traditional pub dishes, enlivened with a few modern twists – all skilfully cooked, making this a dining room to seek out!

For a Light Bite dishes such as 'Smoked Salmon & Scrambled Eggs on Toast' and 'Steak Sandwich with Rocket, Vine Tomatoes & Chips' might be of offer.

For something more substantial, an early Summer snapshot brought 'Homemade Bresaola with Brad Beans, Pea Shoots & Olive Oil'; 'Devilled Lambs Kidneys with Creamed Spinach & Toast'; 'Beetroot & Thyme Risotto' and 'Diver-Caught Scallops with Pea & Mint Purée, Watercress & Vegetable Relish' among the starters.

'Pork & Herb Sausages with Mash and Beer & Onion Gravy'; 'Steak & Kidney Pudding'; 'Grilled Corn-Fed Chicken with Jersey Royals, Asparagus, Broad Beans & Herbs' and 'Smoked Haddock Fishcakes with Ginger/Lime Mayo & Chip.

Daily sustainable-fish dishes (from day boats) and other specials all add to the interest.

A few puds, such as Treacle Tart and Chocolate Brownies – plus good ice creams and sorbets – complete the culinary picture.

Other Details

  • Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
  • Lunch: all week 12.00-14.30; mains £9.50 to £16
  • Dinner: all week 18.00-21.30, Sun 19.00-21.00); mains £9.50 to £16
  • Seats: 80, plus 30 outside
  • Wine: a concise list has modest mark-ups
  • Children's portions: Children's Menu
  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Nearest station: Oxford Rail
  • Directions: See the map at the top of the page
  • Parking: Yes
  • Closed: 25th Dec.
  • Outside eating

Reviews / Comments

( 4 out of 5 average rating)

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Mon 12th November 2012 by Cat Rushmore





What did you like about the Restaurant?

Close to visitor moorings on the Oxford canal, the bar is dog friendly and has a cheery log fire in autumn/winter. The restaurant tables get booked up pretty fast in the evening, but if there is space in the bar take it because the food is very satisfying.

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Contact Details

Tel: 01865-510282
Address: 2 Hayfield Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 6TT