The St Aldates Tavern (Community)
St Aldates, Oxford.
Colin Batchelor writes:
Not long before I started this project, there was a pub further down St
Aldates called the St Aldates Tavern. It's now an Indian restaurant, but
still has the enamel Morland signs outside. For younger readers, Morland
was a brewery in Abingdon that swallowed Ruddles of Rutland and was then
taken over by Greene King.
This St Aldates Tavern used to be the Hobgoblin and before that the
Bulldog. It hasn't changed much since its last incarnation. Glyn
Kennington tells me that the two cask ales were Jester and Barbus
Barbus from the Butts Brewery in Hungerford, West Berkshire.