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September News

Hello friends old and new of The Oxford Blue. Foodies and suppliers kept us busy this month. We had a visit from I love foodies who have written a glowing review after their lunch experience here with us. Read the full article HERE - then why not book yourself in for lunch! Aubrey Allen: The [...]
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August News

Hello friends old and new of The Oxford Blue. The team have been working just as hard out of the kitchen!! PX+ FESTIVAL: Steven, Ami and the kitchen team went to the revolutionary PX+ Festival in the Hertfordshire countryside. The first of its kind, PX Festival was created specifically for the leading creative minds of [...]
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July News

Hello friends old and new of The Oxford Blue. Even on holiday we like to keep busy! Steven and Ami got married: Steven and Ami were married up in Yorkshire at The Star Inn where they met all those years ago. It was an incredible day with food to match! Charity Ride: Roger completed his [...]
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June News

Hello friends old and new of The Oxford Blue. We like to keep busy! We have been shortlisted again: We entered the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards 2018 and are delighted to announce that we have now been shortlisted within their ‘Pub’ category. The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, now in its tenth year, is […]

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May News

Hello friends old and new of The Oxford Blue. For a change – another busy month! Our latest dish making its debut: Steven posted a sneak preview of a dish he had been working on and the response was incredible. So many of our guests were trying to order it even though it wasn’t on [...]
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April News

Hello friends old and new of The Oxford Blue. Another busy month! We’ve launched our new set menu for lunch! Starters Pork Pie Scotch Egg Gazpacho Main Course Windsor Great Park Rabbit Hake Spelt Risotto To Finish Cheese Custard Tart Sticky Toffee Pudding 2 Course Lunch £25 or 3 Course Lunch £30 Available Wednesday to Saturday [...]
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March News

Hello friends old and new of The Oxford Blue. We were busy in March! We had a new dish make its debut: Steven took his version of a Welsh Rarebit to the next level…… Instead of bread, Steven uses Hand Dived Scallops, Lobster and Cockles….. Easy to say it’s a hit! Plus a new dessert: [...]
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February News

Hello friends old and new of The Oxford Blue. What a month Febuary was! Valentine’s Day: This special day was a huge success where we showcased a beautiful tasting menu for dinner. Great atmosphere with a lot of love in the air ♥ New for this month: We have a new dish making its debut Windsor [...]
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January News

Hello friends old and new of The Oxford Blue. What a month January was! Travel: Margriet, Ami, Hannah and Aniko went to Margriet`s hometown to visit The Het Anker Brewery where they brew the famous Gouden Carolus beer which we (of course) have in stock! When you are visiting a Brewery that has been a family business [...]
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Thats’s Oxfordshire

This month Steven Ellis and Daniel Crump talked to That’s Oxfordshire presenter, Robin Shuckburgh about what’s happening at the Oxford Blue in terms of renovation, the remarkable history of the pub, where they see the pub in the future and Steven’s dream of owning his own pub.   Part one: Part two:
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The Gold Service Scholarship

Well, what other timing is there to talk about The Gold Service Scholarship with HM The Queen celebrating her 90th Birthday…. Without any doubt, for me one of the most up-and-coming front of house competitions. It was certainly an experience for me… At the time I was working at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay when my Restaurant [...]
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British Food and The Oxford Blue

Scottish Shellfish, Yorkshire rhubarb, Somerset cider and ripe Stilton. At The Oxford Blue we have a passion for great produce with integrity and tradition. Promoting British produce has always been important to me, so the prospect of opening a restaurant with this in mind was very appealing. We are rediscovering our own culinary heritage and [...]
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Scotland, Scotch and Shellfish

Last month we paid a visit to Keltic Seafare, Scotland’s Number One Live Shellfish Supplier in Dingwall. Having received the prestigious Queen’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Enterprise in International Trade the organisation and the staff at Keltic Seafare work exceptionally hard to fulfil the factory’s promise of delivering live produce from seabed to table […]

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It’s Game Season

As I drive every morning to Old Windsor it gives me another pinch of reassurance that The Oxford Blue is on the right spot. The wildlife and nature give me lots of inspiration for the menu of our pub-restaurant, opening in 2016. Every season is special but for me game season is closest to my […]

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Fish For Thought

Fish for Thought is a small Cornish family business. Their roots can be traced back many generations in Cornwall. Apparently one member of their family, Francis Trudgian, owned half of Cornwall back in the 1500’s. Unfortunately he backed the wrong religion, lost the lot and ended up in The Tower of London! The Fish for […]

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Tea Trip to Tregothnan

Where do I start? I have been meaning to get down here ever since I first tried their peppermint tea many years ago. After leaving London and being in the process of setting up The Oxford Blue, this was the right opportunity to do so. Myself and Margriet made our way down to Cornwall. The […]

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The Buzz on Coffee

 What a month it has been. The bar is in, kitchen is almost complete, new flooring in, windows fitted and the wine attic is starting to look how we envisaged.  We now have a complete team and are so excited to get the beautiful new door open to all of our lovely guests!  Coffee: Hunting […]

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The Oxford Blue

Opened in 1829 by Tom Evans, The Oxford Blue has heroic origins.  Joining the Royal Regiment of Horse Guards (The Blues) in 1800, at just 19 years old, Tom was stationed at Northampton before moving Windsor with the Blues. Meeting his sweetheart there in Windsor, Tom would march from the barracks over the open fields […]

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Complementing the Dishes

Margriet Vandezande – Crump Wine has long been a staple at the dinner table in many cultures, evolving with the culinary traditions of a region. Ordinarily, wine was chosen because of it’s locality. However, with more choice of produce and progressive styles comes a need for a carefully selected wine list. In choosing suitable characters for the […]

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Steven Ellis: The Game Changer

The Glorious Twelfth is a date celebrated by chefs and avid huntsmen throughout Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The 12th of August marks the start of shooting season for grouse and is renowned for being one of the busiest days. With the start date for pheasant, duck, rabbit, hare, deer and wild boar being later […]

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