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Tea and cakes and Isis
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From: scat0324 Date: November 6th, 2009 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Surely the Chester Arms and then the Donnington Arms are closer? :-) But the Isis rocks. It rocked when it was the leanto bit next to the boathouse (and Jane was busy mixing cakes behind the counter!) and I think they've managed to pull off moving into the much bigger premises. It was also the first place I had chocolate and beetroot cake. Mmmmmmmmm!
addedentry From: addedentry Date: November 6th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
A rough and ready calculation with gmap-pedometer.com gives me:
  1. The Magdalen (648 m)
  2. Donnington Arms (813 m)
  3. Chester Arms via Meadow Lane (826 m)
  4. Isis Farmhouse (871 m)
  5. Rusty Bicycle (965 m)
  6. Chester Arms via Iffley Road (1010 m)
j4 From: j4 Date: November 7th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC) (Link)
addedentry has already given you the maths answer 8-) but I think the reasons I think of it as being closer are a) you get there by the towpath, which always feels more like a stroll than a getting-somewhere, if you see what I mean, and b) the Magdalen has been closed for a lot of the time while we've been getting to know the area. However the Magdalen has now reopened -- it's a bit shiny for my taste, not really a beer kind of pub, but nice cocktails and cake. :-) And the food looks quite good though we haven't tried it yet. Big contrast to the Isis but there's room in Oxford for all sorts of types of pub!

I probably should add some of this stuff to the OpenGuide. 8-)
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