R. R. Alden Oxford Ltd – butchers
Our fabulous meat suppliers since we first arrived at the Rose and Crown in 1983, February 21st.
Richard, Matthew and their team have advised us on everything, from cuts of meat, styles of cookery, best cuts for the barbecue,  to how to enjoy eating it! Invaluable. Thank you. Richard, Peter, David and Matthew.


Meatmaster Cash & Carry  (R. R. Alden Oxford Ltd)
Now you can also enjoy Aldens great meats, butchery skills and advice at their ‘open to the public’ meat Cash and Carry … for more information …
Leaving St. Fridewides Square, next to the railway station, it’s about 5 minutes by bicycle, 3 minutes by car and about 15 minutes by shanks’ pony.
Meatmaster claim “Save up to 40% compared with supermarkets“, got to be worth a look, eh?

Adnams Southwold Brewery.
Adnams is a regional brewery founded in 1872, 9 years after the RandC opened, at Southwold, Suffolk, England, by George and Ernest Adnams. It produces cask ale and pasteurised bottled beers. Annual production is around 85,000 barrels. Adnams Southwold Bitter is an elixir – the landlord! “A pint of the Glorious”.

Hook Norton Brewery
“… a proudly independent and passionate family business that takes the very best of its handcrafted brewing heritage …”
Not only a VICTORIAN BREWERY of some of Oxfordshire’s fabulous ales but ALSO has a visitor centre offering GUIDED TOURS with free beer samples, which must be booked. CLICK HERE.

Shotover Brewery.
Founded in 2009 by Ed & Pip Murray in a 200 year old stable at Manor Farm in Horspath, just four miles from Carfax at the centre of Oxford, on the southern slope of Shotover hill. Ed had been an amateur craft brewer for over thirty years. The story of the creation of the brewery can be found in The Independent newspaper article of January 2010 here.

Basics Catering Equipment.
From their extensively and fully stocked ‘BASICS’  showroom in Witney.
k and Julie have, in their polite, friendly and courteous way, supplied us ceramic tableware, glass, cutlery, cookware, bar accessories and allied products since they opened in 1985.

Chelsea Direct  Hanging Basket Specialists.
Established in 1998, now based at our nursery in Bedfordshire, we grow and plant our own range assuring every basket and display gives the perfect look and colour all year round. We pride ourselves on quality, service and our customer aftercare, whether it’s a single basket or a full display.
Instant Tables. We currently have in stock a large number of Full Hogshead Oak Barrels. The barrels are 95cm tall by 72cm diameter. Cost £ 85.00 delivered + vat.

OpenClean Technologies
World’s 1st Hand Sanitizer Dispensing Door Handles
Founded 2010 in Oxford University by four great entrepreneurs as a high tech innovation company for hand sanitation in hospitals, focused on reducing hospital acquired infections.
‘Suitable for multiple locations. Try one at the front door to the Rose and Crown”Jake Mcknaycht. 
“We found that having this outstanding, easyily operated hand sanitizer that Andrew fitted to our front [inner lobby] door has helped to give extra confidence to staff and customers alike.”, Debbie Hall.

Blipp Digital.
I’m Andrew Turner. I design and build beautiful websites, helping people and the projects they are passionate about, make a difference. Andrew built this website for our public house. His skills in interpreting my requirements, his patience in my changes of mind and the speed in delivering my most recent addition or change of mind, have been exceptional. Thank you and well done!

Urbanoid Workspace Oxford.
Unique serviced office spaces in central Oxford with desks from £160 per month. Close to central Oxford … and local bus services. Office space … new and small businesses … terms are straightforward, predictable, all-inclusive flat rates. …  We offer … hot desks and as dedicated workstations that can be scaled and grouped to suit  …  plus … other facilities …  grow your business at URBANOID® WORKSPACE OXFORD.3

The Oxford Jazz Kitchen
Headed by multi-sax player extra-ordinaire, Trish Elphinstone.
OJK organise many of the acts at JAZZ INN THE COURTYARD.

The Oxford Jazz Agency
Headed by drummer and cow horn player extra-ordinaire, Tim Richardson.
OJA organise many of the acts at JAZZ INN THE COURTYARD.

Lve Made Me Weddings
… whose aim is to create uncomplicated weddings in simple locations across London.
Elsewhere? You can always ask.
Annabel Hall helps couples build a day to celebrate their love by organising wedding days filled with laughter, good food & drink, magical lighting and music that you really enjoy.

North Parade Market
2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 10am till 3pm.
Outside the R&C front door, a varied offer of fresh foods and hot street food. Street food (on market lunchtimes ONLY), may be eaten in the R&C with some real ale or a glass of wine. Hmmmm!
There are often selected craft stalls as well.