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May News

Hello friends old and new of The Oxford Blue. May was a busy time at The Oxford Blue. Ride London 100 Roger, our IT guru, has set himself the challenge of riding the London 100 (miles) and raising money for charity. He popped in during one of his training rides (a 'mere' 44 miles), have [...]
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April News

Hello friends old and new of The Oxford Blue. April was a busy month at The Oxford Blue. European Award Being awarded the accolade of a place in the Top 100+ 2019 European Gourmet Casual Restaurants was an unexpected, but delightful, surprise. Ranked number 32 in the UK, and 116 in Europe - it's wonderful [...]
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March News

Hello friends old and new of The Oxford Blue. March was an exceptionally busy month for The Oxford Blue. Steven and Ami met with local and regional food suppliers to discuss new seasonal produce availability whilst the front of house team prepared to learn all about new dishes and pamper guests dining on Mother's Day. [...]
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February News

Hello friends old and new of The Oxford Blue. We've been inspired this Romantic Month. A Romantic Award Having just received an Estrella Top 50 Gastropub award, we were delighted to be told that we had also made it into the OpenTable Top 50 Romantic UK Restaurants for 2019. Two awards within a week was [...]
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January News

Hello friends old and new of The Oxford Blue. We're voted into the Top Gastro Pubs this month. Top 50 Gastro Pub Award Last year we were selected as both the 'One to Watch' and 'Best Newcomer' in our first visit to the awards. This year we have made it onto the Top 50 Gastro  [...]
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December News

Hello friends old and new of The Oxford Blue. We're voted into the Top Ten this month. OpenTable Top 100 UK The team were thrilled to receive an OpenTable Top 100 UK restaurant accolade. Not only did we appear in the top 100, but we were even more delighted to actually be placed 9th, making [...]
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November News

Hello friends old and new of The Oxford Blue. Gold Service and Game On this month. Gold Service Scholarship Congratulations to our Head Waitress Hannah who has reached the semi-finals of The Gold Service Scholarship.  This is the UK’s most prestigious Front of House award, it offers the opportunity for an aspiring individual to hone their [...]
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October News

Hello friends old and new of The Oxford Blue. Wining and Dining plus Game enhanced this month. Italian Wine Evening On Thursday 18th October we invited Isole e Olena to host a wine evening in our Wine Attic. Milena travelled from Italy to talk to our guests about their stunning Tuscan wines. Whilst guests drank, [...]
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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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