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Brasenose Arms, Cropredy

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user reviews of the Brasenose Arms, Cropredy

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Had the impression of a locals' local on Sunday afternoon and didn't feel particularly welcome. 4 handpulls - Landlord, Proper Job, Hooky and Phipps's Midsummer Meadow. As a Midsummer Meadow virgin I should have tried that but I opted for the Hooky which was in good condition.
paul_d102 - 3 Nov 2020 09:03
Finally got to recreate my own take on the Fairport Convention Nine album cover.
Handily located for the festival and those like us cruising on the Oxford canal.My pint of London pride was fine and the food was reasonably priced. Friendly staff although a little unsure about, which food you could have, in which area. Bar meals seemed to be different to those in the restaurant bit.
captaineric - 15 Sep 2017 11:30
A nice old village pub with live music every Saturday (we visited on a Thursday). A bit tatty round the edges but offers good basic food, well presented, with good Adnams Broadside. Currently beats 'The Red Lion' hands down.
Flying_Nelly - 11 Sep 2011 19:03
Saturday night a live band in the Bar playing blue's ( which makes getting into the place a bit of a rat run then you finally pop up behind the bar briefly )

In the open plan restaurant try and sit in the middle of the room because the coming and going of people trying to find the bar/toilets/restaurant required most of our party to sit with our coats on because of the constant door openings. Served by more than capable lady with an accent from the u.s not oxfordshire that's for sure.
The food was well cooked & presented if a little more Bistro than I really like on a Saturday night after a few pints of best ??? ( But hey time's they are a changing or atleast thats what the duo sang during the evening & atleast the Brasenose is not an Indian take away )
Twelveman - 7 Nov 2010 10:04
A pint and a sandwhich which was freshly made.I would not go for anything more adventurous. Feels a little lika a restaurant but It is a nice little village pub close to the canal which also lets in dogs, so all good by me.
Jamie
james67 - 30 Oct 2010 14:18
I am originally from the village and my great great grandfather actually ran the Brasenose in the 19th Century. Another fact is my parents helped run the bar during the very first fairport convention.

Unfortunately, a recent owner butchered the interior of the bar and lounge (now dining area) giving it that appalling gastro-pub feel rather than sticking to it's traditional roots.

I last visited in September last year and stayed in the old barn which has been converted to rooms which was very pleasant, although the walls are very thin.

Food is OK but service was poor and we waited for over and hour to be served. I think they'd run out of ingrediants and had to pop to Tesco in Banbury to restock.

Drinks are expensive and limited. This pub seems to be catering for all the Londoners who've moved into the area and they've forgotten that this used to be a good local pub.
Gladius - 24 Aug 2009 10:55
Best pub in the village. A good pint and pretty good food aswell.Recommended
lampgb - 23 Jul 2007 20:30
Welcomes children and dogs. Food good, beer good. What more do you want?
twm_sion_cati - 18 Aug 2006 16:31
Friendly pub with garden. Simple decor but clean and tidy.
ChrisPG - 23 Jan 2006 08:40

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