An Afternoon at The Fishes Pub

The Marx Brothers enjoyed a Day at the Races, and I propose we try an afternoon at The Fishes, one of Oxford's most popular gastro-pubs, and perhaps more crucially, an establishment blessed with a garden large enough to banish memories of stuffy old pub back rooms.

We're planning this one quite a bit in advance, in the hope that the weather may be kinder to us than at present, and I've suggested an afternoon meet as I'm reluctant to splash out on pricey pub grub (I also wasn't overly impressed with the establishment's 'picnic hamper' last time,) but obviously, those who fancy a mid-day chow are welcome to come earlier, or simply order food when they arrive (meals are served all day).

It's a lovely setting, with plenty of shade for the fairer-skinned and the opportunity to unfold a rug or two if we all want to arrange ourselves, bedouin-style, around a central eating area. If people decide to sit at separate tables, maybe work up some 'tag' system, whereby if you've had enough of one group after a while, you go and present yourself to another, and ask for volunteers to swap? Or you could go head off and start your own 'I don't like anyone' table, and see if anyone's feeling equally anti-social. Might be an interesting paradox. We aim to meet all requirements.

Should there be a better than even chance of rain, everyone can throw their hat into the ring and offer alternative suggestions, including just staying inside the pub. Let's keep the walkie-talkie channels open.

Pub website: http://www.fishesoxford.co.uk/

Pub location: http://www.fishesoxford.co.uk/find-our-north-hinksey-restaurant/

Pub menu: http://www.fishesoxford.co.uk/gastro-pub/


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  • Paul

    Great afternoon in the sun. It was good to chat to new people and chill

    1 · May 18, 2014

  • Katrina M.

    Really enjoyed chatting to everyone in the sunshine of the first really warm day this year!

    May 18, 2014

  • Lorinda

    Great for just chilling

    1 · May 18, 2014

  • Nick

    Fantastic afternoon in the sun

    2 · May 17, 2014

    • Neil

      Hurrah!

      1 · May 17, 2014

  • Neil

    Anybody who's arrived, please say where you are....we need someone to plant a flag!

    May 17, 2014

    • Neil

      I'm in Romford, so liaison management opportunities will be limited :)

      May 17, 2014

  • Paul

    I will be leaving Jericho at about 2.45 Let me know if you need a lift

    May 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm afraid I'm going to have to give this one a miss. Have a great time everyone and hope to meet up soon.

    May 17, 2014

    • Olivier

      I'll drive from the centre but won't stay after 4pm. Let me know if that can help you join.

      May 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Paul. What time were you thinking of leaving Jericho? I really want to come to this event but was planning on going later. I didn't realise it was difficult to get to by public transport though so may have to give it a miss.

    May 17, 2014

  • Neil

    Would anybody like to state their intended whereabouts? Or care to bring along a Roaring Forties sign?

    May 17, 2014

  • Paul

    I can give a lift to 2 people I will be driving from Jericho

    1 · May 16, 2014

    • Neil

      Thanks Paul, good of you to offer.

      May 17, 2014

  • Francesca C.

    Sadly the venue is too difficult to reach by public transport, but anthing closer to Oxford City centre next time around and I would very much like to come and meet you all. x

    May 16, 2014

    • juliette g.

      me, too!

      May 16, 2014

    • Neil

      Francesca, Paul's wearing his cavalry hat if you're still holding out for a lift...

      May 17, 2014

  • Debrah M.

    I'm probably not going to make this after all - have a visitor from France so have to do the sightseeing and hosting things with them. Will look forward to the next time...

    1 · May 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Heading off to a house warming this weekend. Enjoy the sunshine and see you guys for the next meetup.

    1 · May 16, 2014

  • juliette g.

    Thanks for suggestion, Neil, but afraid I'm backing out anyway as have been invited to dance workshop that afternoon through my Parkinson's dance volunteering

    May 14, 2014

  • Neil

    Just a thought, but Francesca, Juliette (and Rosemary?) in the absence of a lift, would it be worth your while sharing a cab?

    May 11, 2014

  • Peter L.

    sorry to miss will be in Durham

    May 11, 2014

  • Francesca C.

    Is anyone driving there from the centre of Oxford, would love a lift, otherwise cannot make it.

    May 11, 2014

  • Rosemary

    Would love to go to the Fishes but don't think I can make it

    May 11, 2014

  • juliette g.

    I'm going to have to cancel too unless I can get a lift from somewhere busable. Live in rose hill but can travel within ring rd

    May 10, 2014

  • Dorothy W.

    Unfortunately I can't make this after all, as I now find I'm committed that weekend. Have a nice time.

    1 · May 10, 2014

  • Francesca C.

    Hello, I would love to go but need a lift to the pub from Oxford centre and back again, if anyone can give me this I would be so grateful. Francesca.

    May 9, 2014

  • Francesca C.

    Thank you, Alan, useful information and if all else fails... ie a kind lift from central Oxford and back, I will consider this, will have to use the Traveline to find times back to Oxford also. Thank you again, Francesca.

    May 8, 2014

  • Francesca C.

    Hello everyone. I have to travel by public transport, that is no problem from Bicester to Oxford but can anyone tell me how to get to North Hinksey by bus - is there one? Francesca.

    May 7, 2014

    • Alan

      Hi Francesca, if you get the 2pm X5 from Bicester to Oxford Gloucester Green bus station, which arrives at 2.30 pm, you can get the Stagecoach in Swindon 66 bus at 2.45 pm from Gloucester Green bay 12, which arrives at Minns Industrial Estate, Botley Road at 2.48 pm, then walk down North Hinksey Lane to the pub (20 minute walk). How do I know this? I use Traveline - look it up on the web - Traveline South East - you can put in your own postcode and the one you're going to, or the name of the place etc and it gives you all the travel details, maps etc. :)

      2 · May 8, 2014

  • Neil

    Sorry to say I'm now required elsewhere, so will have to miss out on all the fun. Is anyone in a position to offer lifts to Juliette and Francesca from the centre?

    May 7, 2014

  • juliette g.

    Funnily enough the son of one of my long-time friends (ie from teen time) is assistant manager. She told me in her Xmas card. He's called Robert Rowley-Williams if you come across him. Never thought I'd get there without a car but maybe I can bag a lift from someone - there's always a kind guy called N!

    April 13, 2014

  • Katrina M.

    May have to leave a little early as I'm going out later that day and life cannot be one long round of hedonism (or can it? now there's an idea).

    April 13, 2014

  • RichardH

    Would love to Neil, but unfortunately already booked up that weekend! Have a good time.

    1 · April 12, 2014

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