Turf Tavern, Oxford
My friends and I recently headed into Oxford for the day. 1) to get out of London and 2) see the sights of this historical college city. Famed haunt Turf Tavern is hidden away in a series of alleyways, although this hasn’t ever impacted it’s popularity or depth of lore. It’s a spacious eatery, with plenty o’ seating options with two courtyards (unless there was another other secret ones I missed). The day wasn’t quite as sunny as we would have hoped for, but reason enough to dig into a Sunday roast treat. Initial service was a bit of fizzer, the guy didn’t particularly seem to care for friendliness and barked orders at us.
There was a warmer reception from the food. £12ish gets you meat, potatoes, yorkshire pudding as well as baked parsnip, carrot and kale. We all were of the same vein, and ordered the pork belly. I was a fan of the pud, and there was enough gravy to make the most of it. The meat wasn’t my favourite, it was a bit fatty without any of the crackling goodness. Veges were okay, but the duck fat potatoes were hearty, and an enjoyable side. Turf Tavern makes for a good drinking spot for the locals and a must do for the visitors as well.