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To all the pubs we’ve loved before: The House

For the classier among us, sometimes pubs and pints aren’t always what you’re looking for. This week, we decided to escape witness protection (it’s a long story) and treat ourselves and go to one of Oxford’s favourite cocktail spots. The House can be found beside the Bear Pub, making it an ideal location for those who, like us, rarely ever leave the city centre. The atmosphere here is amazing, classy but not intimidating, and the staff are always very friendly and helpful. Réka’s favourite is the Appletini or the White Lady and Suzy usually opts for the Raspberry Collins. If you are a fan of fruity cocktails, House is perfect, especially if you’d like to try something different from the usual Pornstar Martini. While drinks can be on the pricy side, they have a discount for Union Members and happy hours are 5-9 on Tuesday-Thursday, 5-8 on Friday and 4-8 on Sunday which makes a big difference. Even though it’s just a cocktail bar, they do have some bar snacks and one of our friends has even tried their nachos. Overall, we are always really impressed with House, the atmosphere and staff are wonderful, and the cocktails are delicious. For those with a vibrant social life, the upstairs can even be rented out for events, so it’s definitely a contender for your birthday!

All-in-all, we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend House to any who haven’t been or for your next date!

Drinks: 5/5
Food: 3/5
Price: 4/5
Ambiance: 5/5
Overall: 4.5/5

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