The Oxford Guide - Differences between Version 15 and Version 14 of Harcourt Arms
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- Brewery: Fullers
- Arms - Gules, two bars or.
- Crest - Out of a ducal coronet or a peacock close proper.
- Supporters - On either side a lion rampant or, gorged with a collar gemel gules.
- "Le bon temps viendra."
- Fullers Chiswick Bitter £2.20
- Fullers London Pride £3.10 (December 2008)
- Fullers ESB £2.80
- Stella £2.90
- Half a pint of pistachios £1.80 (December 2008)
- Pork scratchings 50p
- Garlic bread £1.00
Colin, 11 January 2000
Smallish, split in half by pillars, and lit by pink light bulbs under red lampshades, this pub is cosy and dark. The service is friendly (barman who should probably be the illustration for "benign" in dictionaries), and board games like Scrabble (there's two copies of it) and copies of Private Eye are available if you ask nicely at the bar. In fact, this pub is so good that bar staff from other Jericho establishments (Jude and the Bookbinders) have been spotted coming in here for a drink.
Two fireplaces with actual fires in, one of which has one of these almost-illegible histories of the local area above it, which helpfully explains the street names in Jericho. No quiz nights on alternate Thursdays any more.
Excellent condition London Pride and ESB, with bottled Fuller's 1845. Can't speak for the Chiswick Bitter, however. Over the Christmas period, they generally have a polypin of Golden Pride behind the bar. It's 7.4% and really more of a barley wine than a beer.
Apparently this pub was entirely refitted about six or seven years ago. Whoever it was did an excellent job and, some of the tat on a shelf above the bar notwithstanding, it is entirely convincing.
Liz Beaumont Bissell
This is one of the nicest pubs in Jericho. Warm dark interior with authentic fireplaces and board-games. Much frequented by Goths.
Editorial note: The Oxford Goths stopped coming some time ago, but they have now been supplanted by the Oxford Heavy Rock Society.
November 2003; the Go Glub have started coming here Tuesdays and Thursdays during the milkround when Freud's is full of projection equipment, people in suits and hopeful finalists. Can confirm that the Chiswick is in excellent condition, but there was no Golden Pride recently - it was on late October, but no sign of it now. The barman will be happy to make sandwiches (and toast them) if he's not too busy.
The pub is a regular in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide
This is the only place in Oxford where you can taste the INCREDIBLE Fuller's Porter on tap (as of 18/06/06). Service is very good.
Ken, October 2010
This pub is superb. It offers a wide range of well tended Fuller's beers (with the Porter appearing in the winter). Well-used by the St Barnabus choir on Friday nights and Sunday lunch times.
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