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Oxfordshire Pub
of the Year 2018

Also 2009, 2006,
2003 and 2002

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Real Ales at the Rose & Crown

Apart from the regular offering of Ramsbury Bitter (3.6% abv) and a pump which always offers a real ale from Wye Valley Brewery, all the other real ales change all the time, so it's always worth a visit to see what's on offer from the six remaining handpumps. Look along the bar or check out the list on the blackboard.

With around 40 different ales on sale every month - most of which are from quality microbrewers from all four corners of the UK - there is always a great choice. Beers from the West Country (Skinners, Coastal, Teignworthy, Cotleigh, etc.), the Midlands (Cannon Royall, Holden's, Black Hole, Slaters, etc.) and the North East (Abbeydale, Kelham Island, Saltaire, etc.) are often seen on the bar at the Rose & Crown - but there are always surprises for even the keenest real ale drinker or CAMRA member.

Local breweries are also well represented with local brews from Church Hanbrewery, OxBrew, Little Ox and Hook Norton often being present on the bar

The quality and choice of the pub's real ale is recognised with it winning the CAMRA North Oxfordshire Pub of the Year award for 2018 (and four previous awards).

Craft Beers

In line with modern beer drinkers' trends there is always a good selection of "Craft Beers" - which are live, unpasteurised beers (usually ales) served on keg, along with a good selection in bottle in the fridge. These are often very adventurous beers with great character, usually brewed in small batches by well-respected breweries.

Traditional Cider and Foreign Beer

To give discerning drinkers even more choice, the Rose & Crown offers traditional cider - usually six ciders and one perry (along with two keg ciders) - ask at the bar for details of current selection.

English Fruit Wines and red/white wines

The Rose & Crown sells a good range of traditional English fruit wines - such as Elderberry, Raspberry, Sloe, Damson and Cherry.

Lovers of the grape are not forgotten either, with a good range of red, white and rose wines from France and the New World.