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The hidden haunt of dons and students over many centuries

At a glance

Bar menu
Dog friendly

This jewel of a pub is not easy to find, through hidden alleyways, which adds to its allure. Previously called the Spotted Cow, it became the Turf in 1842, probably in deference to its gambling clientele; it has also had brushes with literature, film and politics.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 11–11 (Sunday 12–10.30)
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 11–9, Sunday 12–9
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 11–9, Sunday 12–9

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome


  • Children welcome


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

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