The Welsh Pony
George Street, Oxford
Now Le Eurobar.
James Davey writes:
As I write (1998-08-09) this pub is undergoing renovation. When we
visited (Wednesday night, about 10 pm) we found the front full of
carpentry and decidedly closed. However the saloon and Spanish bars were
accessible from the back (bus station side) and we opted for the former,
the latter being decidedly empty.
The clientele were bog standard middle aged blokes, at least one of whom
was slightly on the posh side and one of whom kept putting `Whiskey in the
Jar' and the like on the jukebox. Facilities passed me by as the drunk
posh bloke talked to me in them, thus distracting me.
Interior was a red gloom due to lighting. Standard shelf of old ceramic
bottles etc. Small glass framed prints of famous art on the wall. I
had the Mistletoad which taste a bit raw. I have heard good things about
the beer though. Also served Flowers (Original and IPA).
The Spanish Bar is meant to be something special apparently. Serves
tequila and sangria.
All in all a cosy quiet place, whcih must be considered rare for George
Street. If they got rid of that vile red lighting it would be a treat. I
much prefer it to the Old School. (1998-01-09)
Colin Batchelor writes:
This is what pubs used to be like, and the renovation doesn't seem to have
progressed any since January. There's a strong whiff of smoke as you go
in, and it's (not very) full of blokes who would probably give you
accurate dialogue for a novel. Wide range of beer. (1998-04-19)