The Turf Tavern is a historic pub located just outside the Oxford city walls. With foundations dating back to the 14th century, its city centre location makes it a favourite for both town and gown.
Opening times:
Mon-Sat, 11-11pm.
Sun, 12-10.30pm
Mon-Sun, 12-7.30pm

Menu for Autumn 2008

Christmas 2008 menu now available!

Starters and Light Bites

Homemade Soup of the Day - £3.25
Served with thick cut bread and real butter. Our soup is made fresh daily with only the finest ingredients.

Smoked fish Plate - £4.95
Smoked Shetland mackerel, hot-smoked Wiltshire trout fillet & smoked Scottish salmon, served on a bed of mixed leaves, horseradish, multigrain bread & Somerset butter.

Sweet Chilli Chicken Salad - £6.455
Col, sliced oast chicken breat served on bed of mixed leaves, cherry tomatoes & crunchy croutons, drizzled with a red pepper & chilli sauce.

Classic Mains

Scampi and Chips- £6.95
Wholetail scampi served with chips, peas & tartare sauce.

Beer Battered Fish and Chips - £7.95
A large fillet of fish hand-battered with fresh beer straight from the bar served with chips and peas.

Traditional Baked Lasagne - £7.25
Four layered oven-baked lasagne, topped with creamy béchamel sauce. Served with garlic ciabatta & dressed salad garnish

Hunters' Chicken - £7.25
Whole roasted chicken breast & grilled bacon, topped with barbeque sauce & Taw Valley mature cheese, chips and a dressed salad garnish.

Salmon and Brie Fishcakes - £6.95
Two sesame coated Scottish salmon & Somerset brie fishcakes served with a dressed mixed salad, red pepper & chilli sauce.

Three Bean Chilli - £6.95
Black cannelini, red kidney & black-eyed turtle beans, cooked in a mildly spiced tomato sauce, served on a bed of Basmati rice and tortilla chips

Risotto Primavera (v) - £6.95
Broad beans & spring greens in Arborio rice, cooked with cream, Pecorino cheese & creme fraiche, finished with mint and basil.

Caesar Salad (v) - £5.45
Cos Lettuce tossed with wasabi Caesar dressing, Parmesan shavings & homebaked garlic croutons.
Add smoked Wiltshire trout fillet or roast chicken breast for £2.00

Sausages and Mash - £7.25
Suffolk pork complimented by a flavoured mash potato which will change daily (see specials board). Also served with peas and balsamic onion gravy.


Choose from white or multigrain thick-cut bread

Chicken & Bacon Club - £3.95
Sliced roast chicken breat, grilled bacon, lettuce, plum tomato & mayonnaise served on multigrain or white thick-cut bread.

Coronation Chicken - £3.95
Whole pieces of chicken breast in a mild curried & fruity mayonnaise with mixed leaves.

Taw Valley Extra Mature Cheddar with IPA Chutney (v) - £3.95
Full flavoured cheddar with chutney made from real beer.

BLT - £3.95
Grilled bacon with fresh crisp lettuce, plum tomato & mayonnaise.

Oven-baked Jacket Potatoes

All baked potatoes are served with dressed salad garnish and real butter

Coronation Chicken - £4.45

Taw Valley Tickler Cheese (v) - £4.45

Taw Valley Tickler Cheese and Heinz baked beans (v) - £4.45

Taw Valley Tickler Cheese and grilled bacon - £4.95

Side orders

Chips - £2.45
Garlic Ciabatta - £2.55
Onion rings - £2.45
Side salad - £2.45
Naan Bread - £1.95

Special Dishes of the Day

Pie of the Day - £7.95
Each week we shall bring you a variety of different pies and serve them with a choice of buttered mashed potato or chips, peas and a jug of onion gravy.

Curry of the Day - £7.45
Each week a world of spice will be brought to you in an authentic style and served with Basmati & wild rice, poppadum or prawn crackers and mango chutney.
Why not add a large Naan bread - £1.95

Vegetarian Curry of the Day (v) - 7.45
Authentic and mildly spiced, our daily vegetarian curry will tantalise your taste buds to a world of exciting dishes. All curries served with Basmati & wild rice, poppadom and mango chutney
Add a large naan bread for £1.95


Chocolate and Orange Puddle Pudding - £3.75
Golden, orange sponge with chocolate chips, chocolate orange melting centre with dairy custard or clotted ice cream.

Lemon and Blueberry Burst - £3.75
Moist lemon-soaked sponge topped with fruity whole blueberry sauce served hot dairy custard or clotted ice cream.

Belgium Chocolate Cheesecake - £3.95
Crisp chocolate biscuit crumb, layered with rich chewy chocolate brownie & topped with rich Belgian chocolate cheesecake served with a chocolate sauce.

Cornish Clotted Ice Cream - £2.95
Three generous scoops of clotted ice cream topped with chocolate sauce.

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Please note images are for illustrative purposes only. Menu and prices correct 15 September 2008.