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 Wise Alderman, Kidlington, Oxfordshire


Wise Alderman
249 Banbury Rd

Tel: 01865 372281
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Andy T
Under new management
I can confirm that the place has been taken over and is in good hands. The name has also changed to the Highwayman. Friendly welcome, good food and beer and thoroughly recommended.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Rating: rosettes

This public house has recently been taken over in the past six weeks, i have been there now on 3 occasions to find the place full of people of all ages including many families, the new landlady is extremley comforting and nothing was to much to ask for, they have renovated the inside of the pub offering a new seating and eating area of which has all been decorated and very clean standard. The park has also been replaced, with a childs safety fence all round which is great for children. And for the food, well it was superb!! All home cooked on the premises, so not microwave rubbish, big portions and very reasonable prices, i will continue to use this pub as it has alot to offer and a beautiful place to eat, compliments all round.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Rating: No rosettes

N. Gosnell
Worst run pub I have been in
Could not rate this public house for anything. Rudest Landlady around, no atmosphere, plenty of Alsations running around the bar, Only serves food when she feels like it. Shuts through the afternoons at weekends, even in summer, used to be very popular for familys during that time of year, the garden would be heaving with customers but all there is now is mole hills.

When will the brewery realise that it is nothing to do with the credit crunch, that the place is always empty, there are plenty of people that would use the pub but they must get someone to run it that actually likes people. In a nutshell it is the best known pub in Kidlington for being the worst.

Sad as there is so much potential for it with the right ownership
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Rating: No rosettes

nicky fall
i stayed at the wise alderman and found it to be a very nice place and as for the landlady well what a great lady she is more than welcoming she made me very welcome nothing was to much trouble ..i would recomend it to any one i am due back there again next week 28.5.08 for my yearly visit keep up the good work
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Rating: rosettes

K Fowles
This is a very nice local pub in the heart of its very own little community. The locals and staff made my stay very comfortable with their friendly mannor. I didnt even notice that a dog lived within the premises as i didnt hear it bark once.
Saturday, December 30, 2006
Rating: rosettes

B Ford
Having recentley visited this pub, I was horrified to read the earlier comments on your site. I had a most enjoyable stay in very comfortable accommmodation. The rooms were cleaned daily at kept to a high standard. The food was good quality home cooked food. as for the comments about the dog, our children had the most wonderful time playing with her. I would highly reccomend this pub to anyone. It made a pleasent change to go to a pub that welcomed guests of all ages!! Well done to the landlady and her staff and lets hope that the comments of certain individuals don't put you of visiting.
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Rating: rosettes

R Leigh
New ownership is disgraceful
A beautiful location on the canal with a beer garden. However the landlady was extremely unplesant, rude and inhospitable. Not to mention the attacking dog who does not like visitors! Coming from a hospitality background I was disgusted in every way. I do not reccommend it to anyone.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Rating: No rosettes

J Scotland
Under new ownership - dreadful.
On arrival this pub looks lovely, unfortunately once inside the feeling changes. Thoroughly unpleasant staff (especially the manageress) followed by very cold basic accommodation makes this stay a total waste of money. I have stayed in pretty grotty youth hostels with a nicer feel. DO NOT RECOMMEND.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Rating: No rosettes

A Jones
Don't stay here
This fairly decent pub has recently changed hands. I visited for one night a few weeks ago and was greeted by a thoroughly unpleasant landlady who told us her dog would rip our face off if we came any closer. Her manner for the rest of our stay was just as vile. I would never stay here again and felt sick to my stomach that I had to pay for the experience.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Amelia Tess
love the hanging baskets, big restaurant.
Quaint English pup on the corner of an intersection, I like the outdoor seating and the colourful baskets and attention to detail impressed me, there is a large family resturaunt, and nice toilets, I enjoyed only one night at the Wise Alderman, it as memorable for the company I kept, and th light airy atmosphere
Friday, September 9, 2005
Rating: rosettes

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Wise Alderman
249 Banbury Rd

Tel: 01865 372281
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