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by Angela Lord (subscribe)
Freelance writer specialising in arts, travel and entertainment news, previews and reviews.
Published February 9th 2014
Toasting Marshmallows at the Turf is a sweet treat

Toasting marshmallows over an open fire, savouring the slow-burning art of achieving a slightly singed crust and a melt-in-the-mouth middle, is one of life's little pleasures.

The Turf Tavern offers the chance to toast your own, barbecue style, on charcoal burners in the Beer Garden. If you're brave enough to sit outside in the evening, you could warm up with a cup of mulled wine, a hot chocolate or a liqueur coffee.

If you're out and about in Oxford looking for a drink or a bite to eat, it's worth finding your way through the back alleys to savour the atmosphere of one of the city's oldest taverns, with its flagstone floors and walled courtyard, which has been around since the 17th century, and whose foundations date back even further.

The Turf now serves real ale and a range of traditional dishes such as fish and chips and Sunday roast, plus some lighter snacks, sandwiches and salads. It can be found at 4 Bath Place, within walking distance of Oxford High Street.

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Why? Traditional tavern
When: Serves food from 11am-9pm
Where: 4 Bath Place, Oxford OX1 3SU
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