Pub Challenge Event
The 2013 Event took place on Saturday 6th July. The first pub was the Head of the River.
This was the fifth year of the pub event and we visited the pubs featured on the black suits of the “Oxford Pubs playing cards”
This pack of cards was bought from The White Horse in Broad Street and were produced by ‘The Pub-Cards Company’, in 2008.
Below are the pubs we visited.
The Gloucester Arms has been renamed The White Rabbit, The Goose has reverted back to The Red Lion.
The Brick Works aka The Rat Hole has been renamed The Library and The Hobgoblin has been renamed The Cowley Retreat.
The Cricketers Arm, Iffley Road was closed, and was replaced with The Fir Tree.
The Temple Bar is now a resturant and was replaced by a visit to The Black Swan, Crown Street.
The Turl Bar has closed and was replaced by an old favorite, The Turf Tavern.
The Osney Arms has closed and was replaced by The Oxford Retreat.
Details of the route are Here
The 2013 Pub Challenge Photos.
2 ♠ The Bear Inn 2 ♠
The Bear Inn is one of the oldest public houses in Oxford, dating back to 1242, the present building dates to circa the 17th century.
9♣ The Black Swan 9 ♣
A picture we never thought possible, bless him.
Probably ‘recovering’ after the gallon
Cliffy had the night before.
Q ♣ The Cowley Retreat Q ♣
The Jagerbomb Event took place here, not many participants, not such a big deal, just made us, OK then, me, forget a few more pubs…..
6 ♠ Far From The Madding Crowd 6♠
CAMRA award winning, independent, traditional British pub in the heart of Oxford. So where is everyone. At the bar then.
5 ♠ The Kite 5 ♠
Arrived : 22:30, Drink(s) consumed – who knows ???