The Friar, Old Marston Road, New Marston
Arkells
Arkells 3B Bitter 1.75
Carling Black Label Lager 2.00
Stella Artois Lager 2.20 (15.v.1998)

Brick-built pub with stone facings on the corner of Marston Road and Old 
Marston Road. Suffers from its reputation as a New Marston pub, to some 
extent unfairly, though on the day I went (a hot day in mid-May) the 
clientele was almost exclusively male and mostly topless. Very suburban 
garden out the back with three benches, two swings, a garden shed and one 
of those rotary things for hanging out washing on with washing on.

Does food from 12 to 2 which I haven't tried. The Somerset, a bit further 
south, is rather more pleasant. (15.v.1998)