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The Old Bookbinders Ale House

17-18 Victor Street, Jericho, OXFORD, OX2 6BT

Built in 1869 for workers from Oxford University Press in the city's Jericho area, 'The Bookies' featured in the first episode of real ale-loving TV detective Morse and more recently in The Hairy Bikers' Pubs That Built Britain series. Its quirky decoration includes a train set on the ceiling, a barrel of 'help-yourself' monkeys nuts and things French, courtesy of Gallic patron Michel. The menu offers Burgundy snails in garlic butter; shredded duck pâté; fillet of sole roulade with spinach in cream and champagne sauce; fillet of pork in port, lime and garlic sauce; and a range of sweet and savoury crępes. There are six real ales on offer. Well-behaved students, children and dogs are more than welcome to this delightful corner pub.

Further information

Tel: 01865 553549
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Morland Old Speckled Hen, Bookies Best


12-12 (Tue-Wed 4pm-mdnt Sun 12-11)


Mon, Tue L, Wed L


Children welcome.
Dog friendly.
Coach parties catered.



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From St Giles into Beaumont St. At lights right into Walton St. 6th left into Cranham St. At end left into Canal St, pub on left

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