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The Old Tom Pub

$$ - $$$
Bar, Asian, Thai, Pub
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101 St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BT, England
+44 1865 243034
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Bengaluru, India
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

So you walk into a dimly lit pub and turn into another seating area.. and in the back somewhere there is a door that leads to this beautiful little garden with a massive brick wall behind! The food is scrumptious and food is quite reasonable! The staff is courteous and helpful. Do try the Tempura Vegetables with a Sweet Chilli... More 

Thank MegJ84
Oxford, United Kingdom
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654 reviews
475 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited tonight for a beef waiting for a bus . Attentive staff that need to understand English better . I still don't understand the importance if pouring beer into a branded pint glass when any glass would do !

Thank coughandcath
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238 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in here for a quick drink on a sunny Saturday afternoon. Sat in the beer garden for an hour. Quite surprised at the cheap prices of the drinks. We saw the food that kept coming out and it looked amazing, so we made the decision to come back for dinner. Later that evening we returned and ordered food. We... More 

Thank vanessa d
Dublin, Ireland
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Small pub with Thai restaurant. On our visit, clientele were rough, drunk, loud, tattooed, older men and we did not linger!

Thank WhereNextl
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I eat Thai food about once a week or so, and this Thai was the best I have ever had!!! It was so delicious, we got an app, main dish and a dessert and all great. Would definitely come back if in the area again.

Thank Sydney D
London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Old world charm. Centre of the city. Good real ales. Dining area at rear with good menu of Thai dishes. Unusual combination that works surprisingly well.

Thank Nigel M
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We had visited this restaurant, in the past, twice before and always had a good meal. However, our last visit on January 17, 2017 was a disaster - both in terms of quality of food & service. As soon as sat down the server asked us for our order! The menu nearly 50 items - it takes some time to... More 

1 Thank mike934
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

my friends and i visited yesterday for lunch, as we always do when we catch up every few months. We ordered and lunch arrived within a few minutes. The food used to be steaming hot, packed full of flavour. However we were extremely disappointed this week, the food was bland, dry and a huge disappointment. I will not be returning... More 

1 Thank F1tzy
Loughton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

It would have been 5 had Eric Clapton started playing about 3 mins earlier... Joking asides this is a really nice place to go for a quick pint before continuing your visit is Oxford, or after concluding your visit.

Thank tommyh80
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We spent two nights in Oxford and ate at The Old Tom on both nights as we enjoyed the first night so much. Good food that is well presented. The Chicken Pud Thai was well worth the money.

Thank Janet B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Asian, Thai, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 243034
Traditional pub serving Thai food.

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