Now closed. (2005-08-25)
The Globe (Morrells)
Cranham Street, Jericho, Oxford
Morrells Varsity £1.80
Pimm's and Lemonade £1.45 (9.viii.1998)
It's green, well, more turquoise actually, and looks to have been
refurbished/disinfected pretty recently. Most of the decor is turquoise,
with red, comfortable seating, and a peculiar knobbly brown plastic
moulding above the bar with mock fronts of barrels bearing the names of
beers for sale, and taps, which I presume are for gravity dispense, but
could easily be for high-pressure gas. And there's a fishtank with tiny
fish in it.
Not a student pub. Full of Jerichonian locals, and the Pimm's which Elaine
wanted was on a very high shelf which the barmaid couldn't reach. Service
friendly the last time I was in, less so the time before, but that time I
was in a more studenty context. Varsity little better than average.
At about 2226 on a Sunday evening, an orange-shirted man in a Mark Lamarr
haircut turned up and was sent away again. A largish woman by the fishtank
informed me that he was being sent away for having made an idiot of
himself in there on the Friday night, and an annoying laugh. And coming on
to anything remotely feminine.
The facilities are clean, in the Gent's case hidden by one of the doors,
but lack soap. Thirty degrees, a big thirty degrees, if you're interested.