Abel from the Clarin, Argentina visits us


WEDNESDAY March 20 2019 A great pleasure to welcome Abel Escudero to the Rose and Crown. Abel was a Reuters fellow at Oxford University some 10 years ago and remains a great supporter of the Rose and Crown. On this trip he was accompanied by the charming Augus. Becca Edwards, part of the administrators team at the [...]

Abel from the Clarin, Argentina visits us2019-04-10T00:45:48+00:00

Grand National Sweepstake


Our annual Grand National Sweepstake results:      1st      Oska from Gee's restaurant   ... wins the bottle of  champagne. FIRST TO FALL     Richard   ... again wins the bottle of Dubonnet he won last year!      2nd                        Adam Hall... wins a bottle [...]

Grand National Sweepstake2019-04-10T18:00:56+00:00

Don Jamieson says ‘Hi’


From 1989 till 1991, Canadian born Don Jamieson worked and, for a while, lived at the Rose and Crown. He quickly became a popular figure with everyone in the pub as he honed his skills as our competent cellarman. Don was in Oxford to play hockey (ice) and captain the Spire Business Machines owned Oxford [...]

Don Jamieson says ‘Hi’2019-03-22T14:15:04+00:00



An Appeal on behalf of the NORTH PARADE MARKET organisers: Dear all, The Saturday Market and Night Market use a variety of signs, trestles, chairs and gazebos that need to be stored between market days. In the past they were stored to the rear of  No 4 North Parade.  Due to the renovation of that [...]


Iolanthe – Oxford University Gilbert & Sullivan Society


Last night (Wed 27th Feb) I had the pleasure to enjoy a fabulous production of Iolanthe by the University Gilbert & Sullivan Society. It continues for a further 2 nights at the University Church at the High Street and is truly worth seeing. This setting for Iolanthe, one of the most amusing of Gilbert & Sullivans [...]

Iolanthe – Oxford University Gilbert & Sullivan Society2019-03-01T12:16:35+00:00

The quadrifurcus?


In Oxford what name is derived from the quadrifurcus? Answers to this Rose and Crown webpage please.  To the winner, a pint of bitter or a glass of house wine and a dish of Debbie's home made Faggotts and mash or a roast Sunday lunch to the 1st name drawn from the pot on the [...]

The quadrifurcus?2019-02-14T20:43:17+00:00

Radio Oxford Friday Pub Quiz


When we took part in the Radio Oxford Friday Pub Quiz, bubbly hostess Lilley Mitchell named us 'the Von Trapp Rose and Crowners',  It was Friday 11th January, around 2pm. Andrew, Debbie, Adam, Louisa Goodfellow and 'newby' Molly Davies were in the Rose and Crown. Aware the quiz was imminent, we had also 'trapped' local [...]

Radio Oxford Friday Pub Quiz2019-02-05T00:10:11+00:00

Oxford photographed by Anthony Morris


We're lucky enough to live and work on the edge of this. This photograph was taken by Anthony Morris, titled "Oxford - taken from Boars Hill 4-1-19". Stunning photography of a beautiful subject, sir. CONTACT and view other work by Anthony Morris at: twitter - @AnthonyPMorris Flickr - https://www.flickr.com/gp/anthonypmorris/9s8711 Instagram - anthonymorris54

Oxford photographed by Anthony Morris2019-01-17T17:00:08+00:00