The Perch Inn in Binsey has closed while a new dining room extension is being built.

The famous 17th century, Grade 2 listed thatched pub on Port Meadow will re-open around February 21 after the initial building work has been completed, with a further six weeks of work expected by the end of March 2019.


The new dining room will provide year-round space for 60 covers, replacing the existing temporary pergola area and providing enviable views of the Perch’s famed pub garden.


Owner Jon Ellse said: “We’ve worked hard on the plans to ensure that the integrity of the building isn’t compromised.”

Enjoy Veganuary at the City Arms on Cowley Road with a wide range of hearty and delicious meat and dairy-free dishes on offer. Try the Bao Buns, steamed buns with pulled BBQ jackfruit, house slaw, coriander and mixed leaves, the jackfruit-topped tater tots or indulge in the Jackfruit Burger, served with a spicy bean patty, vegan mayonnaise and skinny fries, the vegan black bean and butternut squash chilli, the butternut squash mac & cheese, vegan grilled cheese, nachos, falafel salad and chocolate orange torte.

The first 2019 SneakySupperClub dates have been announced. On Friday February 1 the DOOMBUSTER SneakySupperClub is back in The Isis Farmhouse Pub, by Iffley Lock. To mark the end of Dry January in spectacular fashion, enjoy a decadent evening of five courses with some fantastic live gypsy jazz.

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You’ve blown all your money on Christmas and January’s pay packet is weeks away. Carluccio’s in Little Clarendon Street, Oxford, has come up with a fabulous deal that lets you indulge in great Italian food that’s easy on the pocket.

Until January 31 main courses are just £1. Simply, download the £1 mains voucher from visit any Carluccio’s restaurant and order a full-price main dish to receive a second for just £1.