5 Best Bars in The Thames Valley, England

George Street Social

With all-day bottomless brunches, lunchtime charcuterie boards, wine evenings, cocktail hours, and live music, the George Street Social draws an appealingly diverse clientele, which only adds to its charm. Spaced over two levels, the venue seamlessly transitions into a lively bar come evening and makes a great alternative to the city's many traditional pubs.

Head of the River

Near Folly Bridge, the terrace at the Head of the River is the perfect place to watch life on the water. It gets very crowded on sunny afternoons, but there's a great, quintessentially Oxford atmosphere. The pub also offers 20 comfortable guest rooms if you want to stay and appreciate the views a little longer.

Kings Arms

The capacious Kings Arms, popular with students and fairly quiet during the day, carries excellent local brews as well as inexpensive pub food.

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Turf Tavern

Off Holywell Street, the Turf Tavern has a higgledy-piggledy collection of little rooms and outdoor spaces where you can enjoy a quiet drink and inexpensive pub food.

White Horse

This cozy pub, dating from at least 1823, serves real ales and traditional food all day.