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We hope you enjoy your time with us as a guest in our home – your retreat, in the heart of Oxford.


cocktails & boutique spirits

Our Spirit Shelf boasts exceptional boutique Gins.

And our fresh fruit, premium-spirit cocktails are available on 2-for-1 during Happy Hours.


wines, sparkling and champagne

We offer a fabulous range of wines at the retreat.

Order one of our recommended wines and get a complimentary cheese board during Happy Hours.

real ales & craft beers

There’s nothing standard about our beers

We work with some hop-tastic local micro-breweries to bring Cowley Road real individual brews.

Feel at Home
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Chill out, grab a drink and socialise in our relaxing, rustic garden. It's the perfect setting on both sunny, summertime days and cosy, winter nights. Keep up to date on our Facebook page for garden parties, carnival days and other festive happenings at the Retreat.

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Inside the Retreat

The industrial fabrics, panelled natural wood and exposed structural beams within the Retreat have been carefully chosen in order to create and accompany our pub’s warm, friendly and rustic atmosphere. A great place to grab a lazy bite to eat or have an evening out with friends, accompanied by our fresh, delicious cocktails.


Craft cocktails and great brew


We take great pride in providing our customers with a premium range of drinks. At The Cowley Retreat, we offer a rotating selection of the best in draught and craft brew – and of course, a fine selection of craft cocktails made with the finest of spirits and freshest of fruits.

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Get in touch

Please use the form below to get in touch with us. For bookings, please specify your party size and anything else we should know to make you feel at home in the Retreat.

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Booking a booth or table? Please specify the occasion and your party size so we can better cater your experience.


172 Cowley Road
Oxford, England, OX4 1UE
United Kingdom

T: 01865 247878

Opening Hours

Sunday - Thursday: 12pm to 12am

Friday - Saturday: 12pm to 1am

Kitchen Hours

Daily from 12pm to 9.30pm