Experience Oxfordshire toasts new pub tours

Oxford Official Walking Tours – run and managed by Experience Oxfordshire – has launched an new ‘Purely Pubs’ tour of the city.

It is aimed at tourists interested in Oxford’s heritage and its traditional inns and taverns.

The tours will be led by an expert and qualified Blue or Green Badge Guide and will include Oxford’s most famous pubs.

Hayley Beer-Gamage, Experience Oxfordshire chief executive, said: “This is a fantastic new way to explore the city of Oxford and is a great new product development from the team.

“Developed and led by experts, I am sure the tours will be very popular for both locals and visitors to city and is a great new addition to our growing Oxford Official Walking Tours portfolio.”

Annie Macdonald, tours desk team leader for Experience Oxfordshire, added: “On our new pubs tour, you can immerse yourself in the atmosphere of an early evening in Oxford and learn about local drinking traditions, from medieval to modern times.

“You can raise a glass to some of those most celebrated Oxford figures, including literary greats such as Shakespeare, JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis, right through to the famous TV Detective, Inspector Morse, often heard offering his sidekick a ‘Pint, Lewis?’.”

Other tours from Oxford Official Walking Tours visit the University of Oxford, and explore the filming locations used in Harry Potter and Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour.

Pictured: Experience Oxfordshire Blue Badge guide Rob Walters.