The Shelley Arms (Halls)
Cricket Road, Cowley St John, Oxford

Duncan Parkes says: the Shelley looks very closed. (2011-10-05)

Adnam's Southwold Bitter GBP 1.95 (2001-06-05) Very brown pub on the inside, squarish and bricky prewar estatish on the outside, with red furnishings. The sign shows canting arms which may be those of Percy Bysshe. There used to be a dog here, but it wasn't there. It was very quiet indeed on a Tuesday evening, with only about half a dozen customers watching a documentary on Channel Four. Decent pint of Adnams. They did Brakspear's when I was last here (three and a half years ago, which is probably remiss of me). Now they have a bar billiards table. An old man gave us (me and James "Silk" Davey) advice on what to do. Silk managed to sink the black ball in the 200 point hole, which I've never seen an occasional player do before. (2001-06-05)