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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY 21st February 1983  to  February 21st 2020  (we'll leave the maths to you) and with your wonderful support, still going! a HUGE and GINORMOUS THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us and made 'the journey' so wonderful. Love you all. xx  

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY2020-02-21T14:36:39+00:00

Overheard in the courtyard on Sunday night


9th February, 2020 Overheard in our courtyard on Sunday night during a conversation between two University of Oxford students: "MY DAD DOESN'T SPEAK TO HIS FRIENDS ANYMORE, BECAUSE THEY'VE CLOSED THE LOCAL PUB. That is the saddest thing I've heard during my entire pub career. ARH, (1968 to date).

Overheard in the courtyard on Sunday night2020-02-11T21:15:44+00:00

Norwegian guests


Over the past weekend some Norweigan guests kindly gave us a four star rating an added (translated by Dr. Google), "  Was here on a Sunday and ate Sunday Roast. It was very good. The service was very nice and easy going. Has a very good local beer too. Located a little off the main [...]

Norwegian guests2020-02-03T17:00:35+00:00

FIRST remote beer sale


At Jazz Inn The Coutyard on Sunday we made our first 'at the table' telephone order to a young couple sitting at Bay 5W usind the iPhone message system. 2 pints of Birra Moretti. From small acorns ... 

FIRST remote beer sale2020-01-28T16:30:10+00:00

The Royal Oak (Wantage) on tour …


The Royal Oak 'on tour', it was a pleasure to welcome 10 youngsters from this well-known Wantage pub. For Debbie and I, it swas fascinating to learn that the landlords, Paul Hexter and his wife Frankie, had been the licencees since 1983, just as we have at the Rose and Crown. What a happy crew [...]

The Royal Oak (Wantage) on tour …2020-01-28T16:24:35+00:00



Thrilled to announce the Rose and Crown PH, after 52 weeks (or "39 million years"), won the 2019 BBC Radio Oxford Lilley Mitchell Friday Afternoon Pub Quiz. Over the year I have to thank Deborah, Adam, Louisa, Molly, Russell (from Gee's) and Lee👩‍🎓👨‍🎓😀, for their inspired answers and my ability to forward them clearly (😂) [...]

BBC RADIO OXFORD, Friday Pub Quiz 2019, THE FINAL2019-12-20T16:17:09+00:00

BBC RADIO OXFORD, Friday Pub Quiz 2019, Semi Final 2


LISTEN HERE to the R&C answering questions in the semi- final (1:18:11) second-set of questions, agin the Bell at Banbury who were ably represented by 'head of' the Bear, Mr. Chris Marston. Yes, the R&C scraped through to the next round (the final) next, Friday. If Chris Marston is free and on a Friday late [...]

BBC RADIO OXFORD, Friday Pub Quiz 2019, Semi Final 22019-12-14T11:49:50+00:00

Selection Supper


In this the 150th Anniversary year of OURFC, we are overjoyed to welcome the OURFC for their selection supper for the 15th consecutive time! It all began in 2004, when Dave Lubans asked me on many, many, many occassions if he could bring his his rugby team to the R&C. I help out for several [...]

Selection Supper2019-12-02T18:03:34+00:00