Easy-going atmosphere in bustling vegetarian and vegan pub overlooking the water with plenty of character and enjoyable food
Bar food times: 12-3, 6-9.30 Mon-Fri; 12-9.30 Sat, Sun
Typical main dish: almond, chickpea and courgette burger with avocado and rosemary fries
Typical main dish price: £14.00
Average two course evening meal price: £19.00
- Speciality beers
- Cask ales
Price of cheapest bitter: £4.20
Name of cheapest bitter: Greene King
- Children allowed in the bar
- Dogs allowed in the bar
The good pub guide review
Relaunched in 2020 with a completely vegetarian and vegan menu, this quirky pub is actually on Osney Island and has views over the Thames. Run by an enthusiastic landlord and his friendly staff, it's on two levels. The lower part has attractive rugs on flagstones and an open fire, while the upper room has more rugs on bare boards and a single big table surrounded by oil paintings (just right for a private group). Throughout are all manner of nice old dining chairs around an interesting mix of tables, art for sale on whitewashed walls and a rather fine stained-glass window. Greene King Morlands and XT and a changing guest beer on handpump from the tiled counter and a dozen wines by the glass; board games. The side terrace has a range of tables and chairs.
The good pub guide food review
The popular and imaginative food includes grilled peaches with labneh, fried capers and rocket salad, twice-baked cheese soufflé with spinach and mustard cream sauce, king oyster and chestnut mushrooms with garlic and tarragon on toasted sourdough, meze board, jalapeño and sweetcorn bean burger with pineapple relish and charcoal brioche, goats cheese arancini with red pepper sauce and courgette salad, pea and green bean linguine alla genovese, cauliflower, courgette and naga chilli curry with coconut rice and toasted almonds, crispy chilli tofu stir-fry with udon noodles, kimichi and poached duck egg, and puddings such as strawberry and pistachio parfait and crème caramel with walnut and orange biscotti.
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Punter, 7 South Street, Osney Island, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 0BE
Pub Group: Greene King