Experience Oxfordshire Launch new Purely Pubs Walking Tour of the City

Aug 17 2018


Oxford Official Walking Tours, which are run and managed by Experience Oxfordshire, have launched an exciting new Purely Pubs Tour of the City.

This new tour is a modern twist on a conventional walking tour and a great way to explore the City of Oxford. Ideal for anyone interested in not only the rich heritage of the City of Dreaming Spires but also that of the traditional inns and taverns across the City with the bonus of being able to enjoy ‘A Pint’ at the end.

The tour will be led by an expert and qualified Blue or Green Badge Guide and is an opportunity to discover fascinating alleyways and cobbled streets while taking in several of Oxford’s most famous pubs.

Hayley Beer-Gamage, CEO of Experience Oxfordshire states that:

This is a fantastic new way to explore the City of Oxford and is a great new product development from the team. Developed and led by experts I am sure the tours will be very popular for both locals and visitors to the City and is a great new addition to our growing Oxford Official Walking Tours portfolio”.

Annie Macdonald, Tours Desk Team Leader for Experience Oxfordshire enthuses:

On our new pubs tour, you can immerse yourself in the atmosphere of an early evening in Oxford and learn about local drinking traditions – from medieval to modern times.
You can raise a glass to some of those most celebrated Oxford figures – including literary greats such as Shakespeare, JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis, right through to the famous TV Detective, Inspector Morse, often heard offering his sidekick a ‘Pint, Lewis?’. It is an exciting new tour for us”.

The tour runs on alternate Wednesday evenings at 7 pm – until the end of September. The tour departs outside one of Oxford’s oldest pubs, the Mitre, on the High Street.

Places limited to 14 per tour; perfect for individuals, couples or groups. This tour can also be booked for Private Tour Groups on request, at a time to suit.

To book tickets go to:



Oxford Official Walking Tours

A fun and informative way to learn about Oxford’s history, visit the University of Oxford and explore the filming locations used in Harry Potter and Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour. All Oxford Official Walking Tours are led by professionally trained green and blue badge guides.

Experience Oxfordshire

The official Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire. We are the trading arm of the parent charity, the Experience Oxfordshire Charitable Trust, and are a not-for-profit partnership organisation that is committed to the promotion, management and development of Oxfordshire as a great place to live, work and do business.

Event Summary
Purely Pubs of Oxford Tour
Let our qualified guide lead you through Oxford’s fascinating lanes and alleys to a fine selection of medieval and recent pubs – all with a story to tell and something good to sell.
Category: Literary & Education
Target Audience: Adult Only
Dates & Times: alternate Wednesday evenings at 7pm, June – September
Venue: Tours start from The Mitre, High St, Oxford OX1 4AG
Booking site: https://www.experienceoxfordshire.org/product/official-pubs-oxford-tour/
Phone: 01865 686441
Price: £14

Photo Credits: All photos courtesy of Experience Oxfordshire.

Link to hi-res photos: EO Press Folder




Image details:
1. Experience Oxfordshire Blue Badge Guide, Rob Walters
2. Purely Pubs Tour guests wander one of the many alleyways
3. The Crown on Cornmarket Street, Oxford

For any enquiries, please contact:
Antonio Ferrara
Marketing Manager
01865 686433