The Jolly Farmers

The Jolly Farmers

The Jolly Farmers

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20 Paradise St, Oxford, United Kingdom, OX1 1LD

Today: Happy Hour 4.30pm - 6.30pm - Every Thursday
Tomorrow: Happy Hour 4.30pm - 6.30pm - Every Friday
Long-running, fun gay bar with a beer garden in Oxford, UK. The Jolly Farmers is one of the oldest gay bars in the country. It's billed as "an unconventional pub for unconventional people."

Weekday: 12:00 - 00:00

Weekend: 12:00 - 01:00 Fri / Sat, 12:00 - 00:00 Sun

Features:
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Music
Rate The Jolly Farmers
2.9
Audience Rating

Based on 46 votes

2019 Audience Awards
2019 Audience Awards

4 Star Winner

2020 Audience Awards
2020 Audience Awards

4 Star Winner

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Sam Davis

8-Feb-2024

The Only LGBTQ Venue in Oxford

Don’t let the exterior put you off, especially if you are looking for a lively time, just remember to go at a busier time. Weekend evenings are really busy especially with the garden in the warmer weather. The place is really clean, as are the toilets. And the drinks are reasonably priced and well looked after. Surprised to see low rated reviews on this site. It’s a great place.
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Liberty

14-Aug-2022

By far the worst LGBT Bar I have been in

So... I love myself a good LGBT Venue in a thriving city .. that's what I thought I would get in The Jolly Farmers... How wrong I was?? The Place is so boring I think the soul has been sucked out of it by the High Tempered owners? Where's the Dance Music? Where's the Disco? Where's the FUN? COME ON JOLLY FARMERS, GIVE the LGBT People of your city some joy! If your heart isn't in anymore...give it up and let someone else have a go!
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Sam Davis

8-Feb-2024

Couldn’t be more wrong

Considering this is the only real LGBTQ venue in Oxford I’m surprised to read this review. The weekend evenings are thriving with up to date lively music and full of students during term time. The day times are obviously quieter with a more “folk” type vibe but that takes nothing away from the venue. It’s cleaner now than ever, the beers are better, staff are fun and friendly. If you want something different you could always try Glamorous but you have half as much fun and the drinks are awful.
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Jordan

16-Jan-2022

Rubbish and Rude Owner

This place changed hands during covid as others have said, used to be a great place with great young owners.... now the new owners have spent money "sprucing" it up and taken away all the fun! The new owners are rude, self entitled and should not be in business... don't waste your time here and go in drink in other great bars In Oxford!
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Sam Davis

6-Jun-2021

Great venue

Pub changed hands in 2020, new owners have spruced it up and garden is now fab. Drinks are reasonably priced too. Great venue normally very busy at the weekends.
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Jorge

15-Jul-2020

Older gentleman’s boozer???

Place used to be so fun and exciting , COVID hit and now it’s so bland and looks like every other pub in Oxford.
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David

6-Jun-2021

Lively little pub

Drank here yesterday and had a great time. Great mixed crowd of varying ages, garden was rammed. Clean and tidy and better than it ever was.
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James

20-Jan-2020

Hidden Gem

To repeat other reviews. This pub is amazing! It’s a Pub, not a bar or club so please do remember that when visiting. The venue itself is a old building but presented very nicely inside! I have encountered a few bar staff there and I must say my hats off are to Mark & Kaden who work a lot of the time and also provide Karaoke Thursdays which are a great way to kick off the weekend early! Please give this place a visit and enjoy yourselves like I did!
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James

25-Nov-2019

Great little Gay Pub

Absolutely brilliant night held by some fantastic owners and staff! Would like to take a moment to say how fantastic Mark & Kaden are at making everyone feel welcomed and ensuring everyone has a good time! Heard a few people comment about this also and you deserve every success for the future! From a really happy visitor to the city!!
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Greg

12-Nov-2019

Karaoke Thursday’s

This place on a Thursday is banging! Really relaxed karaoke... allowing everyone to sing! Usually the same barman who makes cocktails and drinks quickly and very nice service! Karaoke host allows everyone to sing and finds good versions on the tracks!
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Eric

20-Mar-2019

Eric S

Amazing Pub! Great atmosphere.. can be quiet but not the pubs fault as they have a great happy hour every day! Also started selling cocktails Highly recommended when in oxford
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John

11-Mar-2019

Great Happy Hour

Really fun bar. Open 7 Days a week with a happy hour running every day 4:30 to 6:30. Great jukebox. Really friendly staff. Busy at weekends

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