This walking tour applies Oxford thinking to drinking and gives you an insight into the fun history of beer and the unique historic pubs dating back to 1242. Oxford drinking traditions will be explained along with why a pub has over 4,000 ties on the walls!
This walking tour provides a fun spin on Oxford pub tours, where you will visit some of the oldest pubs in Britain and learn their history, as well as the history of ale itself, including how beer has been blessed by Catholic popes, built the pyramids of Egypt, developed technology, and ultimately, saved the world. Like all aspects of British history, a wealth of tradition and old fashioned customs render these pubs and their stories as rich and unpredictable as the drink itself.Don’t know where to find the best Oxford pubs down Oxford’s quiet, winding roads and alleyways? This tour takes you around the best traditional Oxford pubs around the city centre, visiting some of the oldest pubs in England. During the tour your guide will provide you with an insight into “real ale”, how it is made, and how this process has changed over time. Your guide will also include the important quirky aspect of its history, talking about some of the bizarre rituals attached to its consumption.No history of ale can be complete without talking about where we drink it. During the Oxford pub tours your guide will make sure to visit Oxford pubs with the sort of medieval architecture you would expect. The stories attached to the development of these pubs are as diverse and rich as the history of the town itself. The tour also includes stories surrounding a few drunken episodes of famous graduates.