Pub of the week: The Perch

The Perch, Oxford

We’re delighted to be back on the bar at The Perch, one of Oxford’s oldest watering holes and a truly picture perfect free house.

On the banks of The Thames in the village of Binsey, this 17th century thatched pub has recently reopened its doors, following extensive refurbishment. The interiors and warming fireplace certainly beckon – as does its glorious garden.

It’s a popular spot for food, thanks to an easygoing menu featuring plenty of seasonal favourites. And the Sunday lunches here – including the full works for vegans – come highly recommended.

The Perch was one of Inspector Morse’s haunts and has been described as an Oxford institution as old as the university. It’s effortlessly enchanting. We say head there this weekend for a first class pint of our peachy pale ale, Golden Bolt; our classic amber bitter, Tunnel Vision; or, a refreshingly hoppy glass of our golden ale, Piston Broke.


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Phew, where has the time gone? We’ve been brewing for almost 15 years.

We’ll never produce factory style beer. Our creative brewers use hop flavours to their full, forever artful in the quite wondrous production of naturally flavoursome beer.

Our roots are firmly in the West Country, where we continue to be inspired by the engineering triumphs of the late great Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

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