The Jericho Tavern (click here to see where to find it) is a music venue & a pub in the very heart of Oxford's Jericho. Unfortunately we went there when there were no gigs on (otherwise we could have listened to the likes of Bastille, Supergrass, Mumford & Sons or Ben Howard - who have all played in the Tavern before). What we did have though was a delicious dinner paired with a rather beautiful pint of beer.
You can't beat pub food. Especially for someone who grew up in a rural countryside, no matter in what country that was, pub food is simply the fundamentals of my existence. To put the Jericho Tavern to the test I had one of the most complex pub foods you can have - mashed potatoes & sausages. There's so much that can go wrong here - the liquidity & meatiness of gravy, the chunkiness of mash, the quality of sausages. I give the Jericho Tavern a solid 7 out of 10. It wasn't mind blowing, it didn't taste like my mum's potato mash, but it did fill my belleh and made me feel all warm & fuzzy inside. Shaun had a burger with fries & onion rings, which I quickly grew jealous of and may have stolen a couple of onion rings from.
Overall, a very affordable (I'd even say surprisingly affordable for the location) & pleasant little pub with history that will enchant every music buff!
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