Fresh meat, vegetables and fruit from Meatmaster, Osney Mead.


Free local delivery for orders over £60.00 to postcodes OX1-OX5, OX10-14, OX20, OX25-OX29, OX33 & OX44 Select ‘Free local delivery’ in the shipping options. We will try our best to deliver your order on the specified date. If you are not going to be in or are self-isolating, please leave any delivery requirements in the order [...]

Fresh meat, vegetables and fruit from Meatmaster, Osney Mead.2020-04-07T03:46:02+01:00

Oxford City Council – COVID 19, HELP & ADVICE


One of the local support groups, "North Parade Residents and Traders Association",  have received this information from Oxford City Council: The attached information sheet, which I received from the City Council, is intended for elderly or otherwise vulnerable residents of Oxford.  It contains contact information and links to potentially useful information. If you know of [...]

Oxford City Council – COVID 19, HELP & ADVICE2020-04-03T15:57:25+01:00

Connect with us at Facebook and Houseparty


FACEBOOK - connect and leave messages for other members of our community OR EVEN BETTER, connect on a face to face app. telephone or laptop, I'm using: HOUSEPARTY - send request to chat with "ARH111"  

Connect with us at Facebook and Houseparty2020-04-03T14:33:47+01:00

The ROSE and CROWN community


Where are you?      Who's with you?      How are you? During this disaster it would suit some regulars to keep in touch, to offer help, advice, encouragement, warm words. With that in mind, I asked Adam for a platform through which we might connect. His advice, based on quality of the software [...]

The ROSE and CROWN community2020-03-25T14:47:52+00:00



We will open THIS WEEK from 5pm to 9pm. Please follow all NHS advice. We have installed a 'hand sanitising door handle' this afternoon in further measures to raise hygiene standards. (Bottom blue part of door handle dispenses santisier). We are doing our best in the circumstances! The unit was supplied by Altitude Medicals, “Open [...]

INTERIM OPENING HOURS2020-03-20T12:55:29+00:00

Covid 19 – avoid pubs!


2 MINUTES AGO 1746hrs. PM says everyone should avoid office, pubs and travelling NO BAN on pubs etc. opening. But if we stay open are we being irresponsible? Confused. Advice please.

Covid 19 – avoid pubs!2020-03-16T18:07:55+00:00

Paul Crutchley


Sunday, March 1st. We were deeply saddened to learn of Paul's death. I have an address for Paul's wife, Janice, for those who may wish to send their condolences. The Funeral will be held at  The Chapel of St Bede, Teeside Crematorium at 10:30hrs on the 10 March 2020. A celebration of Paul's life will [...]

Paul Crutchley2020-03-19T10:16:46+00:00



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