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The Head of the River, Oxford

The Head of the River Restaurant, Pub & Bar in Oxford
Folly Bridge, St. Aldates

About The Head of the River Oxford

With fresh food, real ales on tap and 20 beautiful bedrooms, the pub promises a great place to dine, drink and stay. The Head Of The River makes the perfect base for exploring Oxford, just a few minutes walk from Christ Church and all of Oxford’s must-visit attractions.


Promising some of the best pub food in Oxford, The Head of The River invites you to enjoy superb contemporary British dishes – and a few traditional classics – prepared and cooked fresh to order by Head Chef, Thomas Berry and his team. Main menus change with the seasons to make the most of the freshest ingredients around, and they are further complemented by an array of daily specials and chef’s speciality dishes.


Founded on Fuller’s history and heritage, The Head of The River provides an exceptional collection of real ales and premium international imports. Plus they keep a rotating range of brilliant craft beers from the world’s best producers so there will always be something you’ll love. Away from beer, they also offer an extensive gin list with specifically matched tonics and garnishes and a select choice of some of the world’s best whiskeys. Or you could unwind with one of their sublime wines, which include some beautiful bubbles for celebrating those special occasions!


Situated in probably the finest location in Oxford, overlooking the River Isis & Folly Bridge, The Head of The River has 20 beautiful individually designed rooms, providing wonderful waterside accommodation in Oxford. Promising the ideal stay in the city, the stylish bedrooms are supremely comfortable, elegantly designed and appointed with a host of modern luxuries – and of course, you’ll wake up to a fabulous breakfast every morning.

Opening hours

Opening times
Monday: 11:00 am to 10:30 pm
Tuesday: 11:00 am to 10:30 pm
Wednesday: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am to 10:30 pm
Friday: 11:00 am to 11:30 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am to 13:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

Food times
Monday to Saturday: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm

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