Welcome to the Madding Crowd, we are a family run, independent free house specialising in the finest real ales and pub meals. We believe the traditional British pub has a fundamental role in its community to serve as a place for socialising, relaxing and enjoying quality products. We are dedicated to real ale, something CAMRA recognised when their members voted us to win the Oxford Pub of the Year award in 2009, 2011 and 2012. As we\’re free of tie, we source beers from all over the country, delighting our customers with the variety of real ales we offer them. Expanding on this, we host quarterly beer festivals which draw visitors from all over Oxfordshire and neighbouring counties. We\’re more than just a real ale pub though. We also host cider festivals, a very popular quiz and curry event, pizza nights, Open Mic evenings, live music and special events like our Ox Factor talent show. Take a look at the news page to see what\’s on in the next few weeks. We also have a reputation for offering excellent traditional pub meals whether you\’re in town for a quick bite after shopping, grabbing lunch out of the office or celebrating with friends. Our facilities include: Free WIFI, disabled access, daily paper selection, public piano and board games. We welcome families and well behaved dogs.