Harden's survey result
“Sunday roasts are legendary, with care lavished on the ingredients”, say fans of this well-known varsity gastropub – “a busy place” (some would say “too noisy to be enjoyable” when it’s “packed out”: i.e. often), which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary. But while it’s rated consistently well, even so it can seem a case of “much hype about nothing”, and its albeit good ratings are not in the same league as its famous stablemate, London’s Anchor & Hope.
The oxblood-walled country cousin to the capital’s celebrated Anchor & Hope, turning out pleasingly hearty and creative British gasto fare, which elicits solid marks but little in the way of commentary; the pretty terrace to the rear hosts a flea market every first Saturday of the month.
This country sibling to London’s famous Anchor & Hope is a little out of the town centre and specialises in the gutsy British scoff that’s made the group’s name. Fewer reports this year, but all feedback remains upbeat.
It may be “a little bit out of Oxford town centre”, but “it’s worth the walk” to this “comfortable”, if somewhat “dark”, gastroboozer – sibling to London’s Hope & Anchor – specialising in “good British pub food, cooked to a high standard” (not least the “stunning Sunday roast” and steaks).
|Wine per bottle||£21.50|
243 Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1SJ
|Monday||5 pm‑11 pm|
|Tuesday||10 am‑11 pm|
|Wednesday||10 am‑11 pm|
|Thursday||10 am‑11 pm|
|Friday||10 am‑11 pm|
|Saturday||10 am‑11 pm|
|Sunday||10 am‑10:30 pm|