Patrick, Debbie and I attended Jack Gibbons Farewell Piano Party at the Holywell Music Room on Wednesday 14th August '19. Put simply, we were 'blown away' ! Thank you Jack Gibbons for an amazing evening and the WORLD PREMIERE of your own composition which was so enjoyable. Brilliant. BRAVO !! CONCERT 8:  at 8.00PM Jack [...]


Our ATM has been closed down or has it?


Our ATM has been closed down or has it? Someone came into the Rose and Crown this morning and decommissioned our ATM. This means they removed the "YOUR CASH" EPP Data Drive (Your Cash WERE the Rose and Crown's 'provider') but they left the machine we own, helpless and useless. Aaaaaaaww. Oh, 'Your Cash' would [...]

Our ATM has been closed down or has it?2019-08-14T16:11:08+01:00

50 years ago …


A note in my diary reminds me that 50 years ago today, (Friday) 8th August 1969, I began my full time career in the licensed trade as a glass collector and occasional toilet cleaner at the Badger Bars ( brewer: Hall and Woodhouse) at Fir Vale Road, Bournemouth under the tutelage of the licensee, Mr. [...]

50 years ago …2019-08-09T17:45:34+01:00

It’s in black and white, Mark Carney is number 1.


This evening I'm sorting the R&C 'library' and I find an old Ice Hockey Varsity programme and I thought I would share it with you. The cover is not usual in its presentation, ... but page 4 and then page 5, a name caught my eye (#1)  ... It's in black and white, Mark Carney [...]

It’s in black and white, Mark Carney is number 1.2019-08-12T18:01:49+01:00

Elder Statespeoples of Oxford Ice Hockey visit


We had a most memorable and enjoyable night, when, travelling from near and far, the "elder statespeoples" of Oxford City Stars Ice Hockey Club, from the previous millenium gathered here, on Saturday night, 3rd August 2019, to relax and reminisce. Oh! What fun it was! ... and they were ALL so wonderful. We thank Kim [...]

Elder Statespeoples of Oxford Ice Hockey visit2019-08-07T16:00:19+01:00

US Naval Academy rowers visit us.


We were amazingly fortunate to entertain the US Naval Academy rowers on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings, as they prepare for the King's Cup (mixed crews) at Henley. Inn our time here no-one has ever bettered the delightful, courteous and charming manner of our guests from their head coach, Rob Friedrich, his assistant, Jessica Deitrick, [...]

US Naval Academy rowers visit us.2019-06-22T17:26:51+01:00

Welcome John Allen and family


It was a great pleasure to welcome back former student John Allen on Friday evening, 14th June. John was accompanied by his lovely wife Emily and their 3 delightful children, Will, Jack and Madison. (... with a combined age of 25) At Oxford University, John won 2 RUGBY BLUES, (2002 and in 2003 as captain) [...]

Welcome John Allen and family2019-06-21T17:45:07+01:00

Sunday Night – Harald ‘pops the question’ to Ebba


Tonight, Harald 'popped the question' to Ebba and she accepted.  Harald studied at Oxford until 2018 and was introduced to the Rose and Crown by his wonderful parents, his mother, Majbritt and his father, Gudmunder, a university academic from Reykjavík. Somehow it felt appropriate at the Rose and Crown as it has many good memories [...]

Sunday Night – Harald ‘pops the question’ to Ebba2019-06-18T14:15:56+01:00

Oxford Summer Eights Day 4 LIVE


It's the final day of Summer Eights 2019 Here is the LINK to the RACEDESK LIVE At the top, Keble (Men) and Pembroke (Women) have it all to do today. Best wishes and good fortune to all the crews on this great day of Oxford sport (and quaffing!)

Oxford Summer Eights Day 4 LIVE2019-06-01T12:19:16+01:00