The Brewery Tap

4.6
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199 reviews
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£25 and under
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English

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Great Beer
Sunday Lunch
Situated in the heart of the oldest town in Britain. "The Tap' is renowned for being a champion of real ale & craft cider, award winning BBQ, cracking Sunday roasts, all things 'pie' as well as a great range of specialist gin, rum, malts and wine.

Three beautifully renovated en-suite bedrooms, secret walled garden, gorgeous fireplaces, pub games (to keep you amused) and a unique beer wall, featuring 14 crafty kegs served at 3'c, complete the picture.

Ever popular with the locals and new visitors, the team at The Tap look forward to welcoming you to their pub, be it for lunch or dinner, a party or event, or just a beer and a friendly chat!
What 199 People Are Saying
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TS
Oxford
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best Sunday roast within a significant radius...

MB
Oxford
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and would highly recommend the pies,

AM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent family Sunday roast / lunch experience all round.

VG
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good birthday celebration for me and my family.

B
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice local pub, with good beer and good food and great atmosphere. Friendly staff too

B
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Kitchen had an absolute nightmare, food didn't come out together and when it did it was wrong. Please consider adding a warning to Open Table that they run a quiz on a Wednesday. Having dinner shouting over a loud microphone and a bunch of fat beardy nerds shouting and swearing whilst doing their quiz wasn't much fun.

MP
Hamburg Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I love going to Brewery Tap but we had a crap table at the beginning. Changed it later on - no problem. Thank you

DN
London
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, good service. They also do a quiz on a Tuesday night which was a lot of fun.

JG
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food large portions all absolutely beautiful. Great atmosphere and family friendly with toys and books etc. Would return 100%.

E
Bath
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, always good service, overall a lovely pub.

EM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We’ve been here before, and once again the food did not disappoint: wholesome and incredibly good value.

KM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a table for NYE late lunch and glad we did as pub was full when we arrived. We were immediately informed there was a 30 minute wait for food, which didn’t concern us. The lady serving us apologised several times for the delay. Food was well worth waiting for. We have been in before for a quick drink but will definitely be returning for food and probably regularly 😀

R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Eaten here several times. Was good food, good service & great staff.
On this occasion arrived for booked table on time, order taken. Asked on when to expect food after half hour & then gave up after 1 h.
Very disappointing.

AT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday lunch was definitely the best we've had in a long long time! Outstanding.

LR
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good attentive friendly but not intrusive service from the young team working here.
Excellent food as usual.
Always enjoy eating here.

DR
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good food great beer selection. Unfortunately we were travelling from both ends of the country & meeting in the middle at Abingdon to swap passengers & suitcases. It hadn’t occurred to me to check that the pub would have a decent sized car park which is the only thing that let it down

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thank you to all of the team you made our Christmas family get together a great occasion. Good food and great service lovely atmosphere.

MR
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Lovely food as usual but freezing cold. To be fair, after asking, the staff put a log on the fire as it had gone out, but we still felt cold. The service was so slow, we only fitted in a main course and one drink in our two hour slot. After pointing out we'd been forgotten and not offered a dessert menu, we decided to go elsewhere for dessert as the next people booked on our table were waiting. This is not a criticism of the staff, they were polite, but just too busy. Shame, food was lovely but two hours for one course is not good, especially when cold.

LM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very busy when we arrived. Quite a few people having the Christmas menu. We booked for 19:15, could have been a disaster as the kitchen was very busy and we waited over 30 minutes for our food after ordering. However, we were given a free drink to compensate which was very welcome. Food when it arrived was excellent, couldn't have asked for better. Would recommend.

MM
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Sunday lunch but you have to book to avoid disappointment!

M
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cosy warm atmosphere ,relaxing. Food good , the potatoes needed a bit more colour . Apart from that it was very enjoyable. Will visit again soon.

t
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute dining pleasure. We booked a table for a family lunch during the Christmas period and the staff could not have been more helpful even when the pub became very busy. The food was excellent (the Philly Steakwich and Eton Mess are worth traveling for!) and the service was fast.

I wouldn't hesitate to reccomend The Brewry Tap

LB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Plenty of choice. Welll cooked and tasty. Service with a polite and friendly smile. Will go again.

DN
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, a wide choice on the menu with good service.

LC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, Great menu and fantastic service.

EM
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Excellent staff, especially their knowledge about the beers. Food portions are possibly too generous, but very good value. A small problem with an overdone pie was compensated without any fuss.

JW
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always, the best Sunday roast you’ll get in Abingdon!!

s
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent Sunday lunch in a proper pub, with staff who move about with their eyes fully open to customers' needs. Great beers, great food, excellent service.

n
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great hospitality - already looking forward to going back

AS
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Have eaten in the tap before but first time for the roast dinner! Was very good all round and will defo go back!

HG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brewery Tap food is incredible. The staff are always friendly and helpful- especially when it comes to accommodating dietary requirements and offering advice on beers to try. Would highly recommend.

CG
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had lunch, it was quiet, staff were welcoming and efficient, the meal was a bit of a curates egg - good in parts, my friends had a chicken balti, which they said was quite nice, however naan bread was cold and tough, my fish (and chips), beer batter looked over cooked and proved to be, fish was not moist. The Deserts were the redeeming part of the meal, sticky toffee and date pudding was delicious.
I had chosen the venue following a recommendation from a friend, unfortunately given our experience, I could not recommend for dining to friends - perhaps they just had an off day or my choice of meal was poor.

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely,never had a bad meal :)

j
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely, great food, friendly welcoming staff. Highly recommend!

MP
Hamburg Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love love love this place! Great food, great and friendly staff.

SC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Beautiful meat and friendly service- perhaps one or two more veggie options would have been good!

SL
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Would only recommend if they like huge portions (we had a Sunday roast). We found them too large, off-puttingly so.

l
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

A nice pub though outside looking a little tired. We waited an hour and a half for a basic lunch which was nice but just took far too long

SH
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our visits to the brewery tap- great food, huge portions and a great drinks selection

AT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, both meat and vegetarian dishes. Service was good and price demonstrated good value