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The Limehouse Golem

12:00 am, 1st September 2017 until 12:00 am, 1st October 2017

Logan Lucky

12:00 am, 25th August 2017 until 12:00 am, 25th September 2017

Rough Night

12:00 am, 25th August 2017 until 12:00 am, 25th September 2017

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Reviews

  • Qumins

    We were invited in to a relaxing atmosphere by professional, cheery staff. After taking our seats we were presented with poppadoms and a delightful pickle tray. With menus in hand and drinks on order we found that Qumins sported some excellent additions to a typical Indian menu. We both decided on Onion Bhajis and, after being recommended by restaurant owner Ali Azam, a Koliji Puri to start. For main we ordered a Chicken Korma, Lamb Bhuna, Special Rice, Pilau Rice, Tadka Dahl and a Peshwari Naan. Our starters arrived promptly which was excellent as we hadn’t eaten all day. The Koliji Puri is something special and I can see why it’s one of Qumins most popular dishes; truly incredible. By this point my friend and I were thoroughly impressed, and we hadn’t even ventured onto our main course. Each dish was cooked to perfection, presented incredibly and tasted so fresh and full of flavour. The Peshwari Naan was nice and light and the Lamb was impeccable. It’s really not often that I’m blown away by a meal out, but Qumins definitely succeeded.
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    2017-08-21 13:22:25
  • Pierre Victoire

    Escaping the rainy streets of Oxford into the cosy interior of Pierre Victoire, my dining partner and I were suddenly transported into a quaint Parisian bistro - assisted by the lyrical French accents from the staff. Warmly welcomed by Alicja, we were shown to our candlelit table where we soaked up the intimate atmosphere and rustic furnishings. Despite it being relatively early on a Monday evening the place was buzzing - a great indicator that we were in the right spot for dinner. We were swiftly furnished with menus and some sliced baguette with butter. My dining partner and I were determined to do the menu justice, so passed up the fantastically affordable fixed price dinner option (3 courses for £25) and instead perused the a la carte offering. A great selection with beautiful ingredients made for a tough decision! But we couldn’t pass up on PV’s signature dishes, Moules Marinières à la Crème (£6.90) and Escargots (£7.90) - an intrepid French first for both of us! Our caution was unwarranted however as this delicacy was delicious, generously dressed in garlic, parsley and Pernod butter. The mussels were quite simply the best I’ve ever eaten. So velvety rich and a really generous portion - we both enjoyed mopping up the remaining sauce with our leftover bread. For mains my partner went for the superb Filet de Boeuf (£23 .90) cooked to a pink perfection, served with parmentier potatoes char-grilled tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms and Béarnaise sauce. I chose the Queue de Lotte au Risotto de Crabe (£15.50) lovely, meaty yet delicate monkfish tail baked in salty jambon de Bayonne and served on a creamy crab risotto. Our waiter Gabi encouraged us to try a side dish too so we went for the Wild Rocket, Watercress & Parmesan salad which had a delicious balsamic dressing (£2.95) and enjoyed a bottle of the house red between us (£15.50.) Despite feeling fully satisfied we deduced it would be improper not to finish our perfect meal without a dessert - so we chose two favourites, a Vanilla Crème Brûlée and easily the star of the show, the Tarte Tatin (both £5.75.) Satiated and fit to burst, we left with huge smiles on our faces and promises to return. 5 Things We Liked: ✓ The quality of the cooking ✓ The Mussels! ✓ The menu selection - everything sounded delicious! ✓ The friendliness of the staff ✓ The atmosphere
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    2017-08-21 13:14:04
  • Excel Dry Cleaners

    We’ve been using Excel for years. Previous owner, John Warburton, was always engaging and courteous, providing a service second to none. And now Rachel Boyes, who took over the business eight years ago has taken over from where John left off having joined the business in Summertown twenty two years ago. Rachel is a hard worker in a physically demanding business. The end product may well be perfectly ironed shirts, reinvigorated curtains or a revitalised dress, but the truth is that the process is as it has always been…..hard work in very hot conditions. Rachel is someone who, from personal experience, clearly cares about the service she provides her clients. She’s a hard worker, artisan like, demanding the best of herself and her dedicated team. “It’s a physically demanding job and it’s not for everyone. My team are wonderful and I simply couldn’t do it without them. All of the team have been trained on the job and I have even been asked before to go in and train other staff at client premises where they installed some new laundry equipment and they wanted me to go and do the training for them. I’m more than happy to go out and train housekeepers and clients with requirements that I can help with. With clients ranging from students to young professionals, local hotels to uniforms for some of the leading businesses in the county, it’s not difficult to see why so many people put their trust in Excel. “I sometimes wonder where they all come from. We have people bringing in 16 shirts at a time, curtains, suits, wedding dresses, you name it we clean it! “We’ve built up an excellent reputation as we have been here so long. There are lots of familiar faces coming in to the shop every day and it’s really nice to see so many loyal customers coming back, time and again.” Excel has attracted some fabulous corporate clients, including the likes of Blenheim Palace and leading Oxfordshire hotels, adds Rachel. “It’s great to pick up some excellent accounts and certainly helps the business to grow.”
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    2017-08-21 12:30:56
  • Cockadoo

    This was our first visit to Cockadoo, but it won’t be our last. There is an immense menu, covering all the usual favourites from Chinese, Thai, Japanese and Mongolian cuisines. My husband and I were with our 10 year old daughter, and we all found plenty to appeal to our taste buds. I went for a lamb Massaman curry and jasmine rice for my main, which was beautifully subtle and creamy. John had Grilled Ostrich in Japanese BBQ Soya sauce, and Isobel went for Sirloin Beef with fresh mango and mango sauce. The beef, cooked pink, was beautifully tender and tasted amazing. We were pleasantly surprised to see a wonderful selection of Movenpick ice creams and sorbets and other light desserts on the menu. We tried the brownies (lovely and gooey) and the mango and cream ice cream, which finished off the meal perfectly. Cockadoo also do regular themed nights with tribute acts as diverse as Lionel Ritchie and Wham to Elvis and Abba coming up on their programme, and having eaten there and sampled the plush decor, I really fancy one of those!
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    2017-08-17 11:19:17
  • The Maytime Inn

    The Maytime Inn is a charming, traditional 17th century Cotswold pub, restaurant and hotel, sympathetically modernised, with clean, cool colours in its welcoming bar. The restaurant is composed of several interlinking areas leading off the bar, with a room where larger parties could be seated. There is an attractive garden and outdoor seating area, and dogs are welcomed. The menu is modern British, seasonal and locally sourced, with a delicious variety of choices, including the Sharing Fish Platter, which makes a great starter for two, or a tasty light lunch. Vegetarians are also well catered-for, and the presentation of all the dishes is exceptional. There is a wide range of good wines at reasonable prices, with an astonishing choice of gins to choose from, more than 100! A warm welcome is received from Andrew and Dominic, and the ambiance is relaxed and enjoyable. Locals still use the bar ensuring a pleasant mix of diners and drinkers. There is a large car park, and the location is in Asthall, only five minutes from the A40.
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    2017-08-17 11:11:45
  • The White Horse, Kings Sutton

    A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at this traditional stone village pub. The pub, which has been refurbished over the last 4 years by Julie and Hendrik has a great atmosphere, welcoming locals and visitors alike, along with a jar of dog biscuits for any four legged friends that might pop in! The décor is modern and stylish but still retains the cosy, relaxed feel of a village pub. The front of house staff were very attentive without being intrusive. The meal itself was superb, starting with a complimentary appetizer of whitebait and dip, alongside white and brown bread. We plumped for the White Horse version of a Waldorf salad, with the most divine Oxford Blue Cheese and a wild mushroom omelette served in its own cast iron pan which meant it stayed nice and hot. The pork dish was immense, consisting of pork fillet, belly pork, a pork cheek hash brown and crackling. Every mouthful was delicious and was complimented by a side dish of hispi cabbage (recommended by our waitress). The beef fillet melted in the mouth and the beef dripping chips were the stuff of dreams, fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside. Moving onto desserts, we sampled the Banana Sticky Toffee Pudding and the Chocolate Tart with Salted Caramel Ice Cream. An excellent sticky toffee pudding and enough toffee sauce to satisfy even the sweetest of tooth! The salted caramel ice cream was smooth and creamy with just the right amount of salted caramel not to be overpowering. We finished off our evening where we started, back in the garden overlooking the village square and church enjoying a coffee and a scrumptious Strawberry Caipirinha from the cocktail list. This is definitely one for a return visit and we’ve already recommended it to many of our friends!
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    2017-08-17 11:05:35
  • The Vaults & Garden Café

    Walking into The Vaults you know you’ve discovered something special with it’s beautiful architecture in the very heart of Oxford. I chose the full Oxford English Breakfast while my friend went for scrambled eggs on toast. We both ordered tea and decided, as it was a beautiful day, to sit outside in the shade of the Radcliffe Camera. The scrambled eggs were incredible, sat on delicious sourdough toast. My Oxford English Breakfast really hit the spot with some excellent sausages. Everything we ate was organic and cooked to perfection. The Vaults is a must visit place for tourists and locals. Excellent food and drink from helpful, friendly and experienced staff.
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    2017-08-17 10:57:43
  • The Oxford Artisan Distillery (TOAD)

    Oxford’s first and only distillery is now open for business – offering visitor tours and sales of its spirits at Old Depot, South Parks, Oxford. The Oxford Artisan Distillery (TOAD) is one of very few distilleries in the UK to produce a range of spirits from grain to glass, making it a very rare, true craft distiller with the highest standards in total provenance. Its main ingredients are unique populations of ancient heritage grain - all grown and harvested in fields close to Oxford. Not just organic, they are grown with sustainable farming methods, once common in medieval England, which replenish the soil and support wildlife. Worldwide, these populations of grain are only found in Oxfordshire – and are grown exclusively for TOAD. Some of TOAD’s botanicals are hand-picked from The University of Oxford’s Botanic Garden – the oldest garden of its kind in the country and the inspiration behind many of the distiller’s recipes. The magnificent copper stills, Nautilus and Nemo, were designed by TOAD and hand-built by the engineers at South Devon Railways, the team who re-built the famous steam engine, The Flying Scotsman. Visitor Tours Visitors are now able to book tours of the distillery either directly or through Experience Oxfordshire’s Visitor Information Centre in Broad St or online at http://www.experienceoxfordshire.org/venue/oxford-artisan-distillery/ Standard tours cost £20 and last about 45 minutes. Visitors can arrange to be picked up in TOAD’s own shuttle bus from the centre of Oxford – and returned after sampling its spirits and learning what makes TOAD a true craft distiller. Spirits for Sale TOAD’s first products are Oxford Dry Gin (46% abv, £39.50 per 70cl bottle) and Oxford Rye Vodka (40% abv, £34.95 per 70 cl bottle), both available to buy at the distillery or online at https://www.spiritoftoad.com/spirits. The first gin ever to have been produced in Oxford, TOAD’s Oxford Dry Gin is described as a classic, juniper and citrus gin, true to the authentic gins of old. The City’s first vodka, TOAD’s Oxford Rye Vodka is a pure, smooth spirit with a clean aftertaste of spice – the result of its pure rye grain spirit, distilled on site. The distillery is open to purchase spirits 11.00-15.00 Monday to Saturday and 14.00-16.00 on Sundays.
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    2017-08-17 10:47:33
  • The Manor Country House Hotel

    On arrival to The Manor with my friend Annette (a seasoned foodie) I was taken aback by this beautiful 11th century building, it was breath taking. Set in 12 acres of stunning countryside it really is one of Oxfordshire’s Best Kept Secrets. We chose to dine in the Barons Hall, the room was amazing and the Tudor oak-panelling lended itself perfectly to our special evening. With a 2AA Rosette status we knew we were in a for a gastronomic treat and certainly wasn’t disappointed. Annette chose the Raw Sweet Potato Noodles as her starter, I couldn’t resist the Tuna Caraccio, it was delicious and presented beautifully... For the main course I relished the Pan Seared Sea Trout served with courgette, vanilla mash, peach and broad beans, it was utterly delicious and the vegetables cooked to perfection. Annette chose the Saffron Poached Lemon sole and declared it was the best she’d ever had. Our delightful waitress Joan gave us time before presenting the desert menu. She recommended the Raw Cocoa Torte which arrived with a raspberry, coconut, peach and vanilla sorbet. It was incredible and a fabulous way to end our meal. I certainly won’t be a stranger to The Manor and am looking forward to popping in for lunch very soon.
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    2017-08-17 10:39:08
  • University of Oxford Shop

    The University of Oxford Shop is ideally located on the High Street, in the heart of the Dreaming Spires of Oxford. Established in 1990, the shop is the University’s official retail store, specialising in a wide range of clothing and gifts featuring the University of Oxford crest. Situated opposite Brasenose College and St Mary’s Church on the High Street, the double fronted façade of the University of Oxford shop showcases colourful window displays, which entice you inside. The welcoming shop interior is wood panelled similar to that found in many colleges. The helpful staff are always on hand to give product advice or find the right size. The front of the shop features the popular University and College gift ranges including stationery and tableware, enamel cufflinks and lapel pins; the latter making perfect gifts for those who have a favourite college and wish to show their allegiance or connection to it. The clothing section situated down the steps at the rear of the shop has a wide variety of ethically sourced clothing to suit all ages and tastes, including the traditional Oxford college scarves. Official Clothing Range From T-shirts and hoodies to polo shirts, rugby shirts and sweatshirts, the official clothing range is regularly updated in terms of styles and designs. For instance, pink is a key fashion colour for summer 2017 and on-trend exclusives to the shop include a pink and blue striped rugby shirt, ‘heritage’ sweatshirt and double pocket ‘kangaroo’ hoodie. Summer Promotions Look out for the following seasonal themes and offers showcased in the windows and in-store: - Hello Summer! Get ready for hot sunny days, picnics in the park and summer sports. Our best-selling cricket jumpers are now back in stock along with sports-inspired, vintage-style graphic T-shirts. - 3 FOR 2. Buy three items and get the cheapest free. This offer is available on a selection of popular items from the University crest range including stationery, logo T-shirts, mugs and teddies. In all, the shop is a treasure trove of beautiful and quality products, and unlike all other souvenir shops in Oxford, all profits are returned to and benefit the University. Once visited, if you wish you’d bought more, don’t despair, as the vast majority of items are also available online at www.oushop.com.
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    2017-07-28 09:34:29
  • Pint Shop

    A busy evening on George Street and we are off to The Pint Shop. Discovering it is far more than just a place for a drink, possibly one of the best dining and drinking experiences in the city. Ale drinkers (like me), will love the 14 ales on offer. Including ‘Eternal Mango’ by Nene Valley, a sour Gose ale and ‘Us and Them’, a collaboration ale between The Pint Shop and De Mollen brewery, which is a scary 11.8%! I plumped for a Milk Stout from the Bristol Beer Factory, leaving my second choice with General Manager Ross, who picked a fantastic ‘Hepcat’ Session IPA from Gipsy Hill Brewery. There is literally a beer for everyone, including Gluten Free beer from Nene Valley, and Moor Breweries Gluten free, Vegan ale. Gin fans are spoilt with over 100 to choose from! My partner Sara, a Yorkshire lass, was drawn to ‘Masons Yorkshire Dry Gin’, with hints of fennel and liquorice. Sara followed with ‘Japanese Gin’, with aromas of sesame, cucumber and shiso leaf, both distinct and flavoursome. Ross followed this with the most bizarre drink of the evening, ‘Anty Gin’; a gin actually made from distilled ants! If quirky drinks take your fancy, then drop by. Yes, if you didn’t know, The Pint Shop also has a spacious, intimately lit restaurant downstairs, catering for couples and large parties alike. For a more intimate experience try ‘The Carriages’ room, which feels like sitting in a train carriage, or ‘The Party’ room, available for meetings and private events. The Pint Shop’s menu is compact and robust, changing 6 times a year, bolstered by a changing specials board, so no one visit will ever be the same. Share, you won't regret it. Sara’s starter was air dried pork collar, cider salami, pork ends, with pickled red onions, piccalilli and sea salt crackers (oh those crackers!). I opted for southern fried chicken with saffron aioli. Our appreciative noises made it clear the food was delicious. The chicken was fresh and crispy, the aioli complimenting it perfectly. The meat platter was a carnivorous treat. My main was a wood grilled curry of South Indian stone bass, slow-cooked in a house sauce, with toasted coconut and red onion, served with a charred naan, rice and coriander and peanut chutney. Sara chose the overnight pork belly with braised courgettes and lemon from the specials board, with a potato side. I am a convert to curried fish, it was moist, zinging with fresh spice and flavour. Sara was in heaven with the moreish crackling and tender meat on her pork belly. The potatoes, buttery and cooked to perfection, with a hint of smokey griddling. Our server Rihanna had a hand in the creation of Sara’s special showing the passion and involvement of The Pint Shop team. Bubbly Rihanna clearly enjoys her job, joking freely about donning her whites again! Desserts consisted of The Pint Shop fancies; a blondie, rough brandy snap and sesame brittle, light and perfect for a sweet tooth. Hafod, Brunswick & Riseley cheeses, served with sea salt crackers; the cheeses creamy and packed with flavour and aroma. Sharing coffee and desserts was a perfect finale to a delicious feast. Our evening left us in no doubt that we would be back to The Pint Shop. It offers something quirky, artisan and homely, making it a mecca for ale lovers, gin lovers and gastronomes alike. 5 Things we liked: 1. Choice of Ales and Gins 2. Friendly professionalism of The Pint Shop team 3. Relaxed atmosphere 4. Flavour and presentation of food 5. Again, the crazy choice of Ales and Gins
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    2017-07-07 11:00:17
  • Aidan Meller Gallery

    Aidan Meller gallery on Turl Street offer private collectors access to the best examples of original work by the world's masters from John Constable to Millais, Picasso and Warhol. The gallery, exceptional outside London for the quality of work exhibited, is located in the heart of Oxford’s city centre. Exclusively featuring rare original work from internationally acclaimed artists, Aidan Meller has earned a reputation as one of the foremost galleries in the UK. Amongst the most popular exhibitions launched in 2016 were The Bloomsbury Set, Calder and Miro, School of Paris, and Old Masters. Other shows featured work from artists including John Constable, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol. Only a few paces from the Bodleian, the gallery is open to all seven days a week. For clients living further afield, the gallery email newsletter and blog provide a virtual resource to keep up to date with the gallery and to discover more about the works on show. Available both via the website and from inside the gallery by private appointment, Meller's consultancy service and ‘Spotlight Talks’ is the perfect complement to the specialist work exhibited. Private appointments at the Director's private home provide clients with a unique opportunity to receive one-to-one advice from the Director. Whether the client wants to discuss starting a collection, sourcing something specific, or talking through art as an investment, catering for the interests of the individual collector is the guiding principle of this service. Meller’s Elizabethan manor, a treasure trove of historical and artistic merit, is the perfect setting for viewing ancient and modern masters alike. For select clients wishing to develop their knowledge of art history as they sew the seeds of a private collection, Aidan Meller also offers tours of the Ashmolean collection, or famous local art- historical landmarks. In addition to private appointments, Aidan Meller gallery regularly holds large scale Private Views and events, to illuminate an exhibition, to introduce a particular department, or to discuss building an art portfolio over a glass of prosecco. The gallery’s programme of events is engineered not only to benefit individual clients but also to contribute to the artistic life of the local community. Recently, Meller has presented art history talks at local primary and secondary schools, bringing original artworks by famous artists to inspire students to get involved in art.
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    2017-06-15 12:04:50
  • COSMO

    Cosmo is a really exciting addition to Oxford’s restaurant scene, especially for those who can never decide what they want on a menu – here you can simply have everything. This world kitchen offers a dazzling buffet of over 150 dishes from around the globe, and there are also several live cooking stations that rustle up tasty plates to order (we loved the noodle bar). Whether you’re a fan of British, Indian, Chinese, Italian or Japanese cuisine, they’re all here, and more. All the dishes are cooked in small batches and are constantly replenished, ensuring they’re always fresh, and each type of cuisine comes with its own accompaniments – the exquisite sushi comes with ear-popping wasabi, the hearty curries come with fluffy naan bread and crisp poppadoms, the wide variety of stir-fries come with egg-fried rice and perfect spring rolls, and the roast beef comes with traditional English roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding. Also on offer is a range of salads, pizza, burgers, pasta… the list goes on. You can return to the buffet as many times as you like, and fill your plate with whatever takes your fancy (there are no rules) – but don’t forget to leave space for the mouth-watering dessert section, featuring beautiful cakes, brownies, cheesecakes, mousses, make-your-own ice-cream cones, fresh fruit and an irresistible Belgian chocolate fountain (complete with marshmallows for dipping). There really is something for everyone here – it would be hard for even the fussiest of eaters not to find something they liked at Cosmo. It is exceptional value, and the service is friendly and efficient, enabling you to concentrate on eating your way around the world. This isn’t so much a restaurant as a foodie fantasy come to life. Just make sure you arrive with an empty stomach so you can make the most of it!
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    2017-04-15 12:22:23
  • Pierre Victoire

    Pierre Victoire bistrot, located on Little Clarendon Street in the heart of Oxford’s Jericho district, has been delighting customers since 1996. If you’re looking for traditional French food which is presented well and doesn’t cost a fortune, then get yourself over to Pierre Victoire. As we walk into the Bistrot on a busy Saturday Lunchtime, French classical music is playing and someone is waiting to show us to our table. French prints are seen hanging on the walls as we sit down, the atmosphere is very friendly and the staff are eager to please with their quick service and happy manner. There is a selection of both a la carte and set menus. Lunch is from £8.50 and you can enjoy a three course prix fixe dinner for £24.50 I loved the food and my friends were very complimentary about what they had too. For my starter I chose the smoked Salmon paté with dill crème fraiche and warm brioche. The portion size was just right. I very much enjoyed the contrast between the sweet brioche and the creamy salmon. My friend selected the Salade Canard Fumé - which she found very tasty, saying the walnuts in the mayo were a brilliant touch! While we were waiting for our main courses to arrive, we admired the low lighting and the single rose which adorned all the tables in the room. When the food arrived, it all looked very pleasing and we couldn’t wait to start eating. My friend had a child’s portion of moules. The cream was flavoured with thyme and garlic which I thought made the dish more delightful. My other friend had the Roasted Cauliflower and Parmesan Risotto. She thought that it was lovely, with a hint of cumin on the toasted almonds which added a slight Asian flavour to the main. Finally, I chose the Confit Duck which was plentiful and the Seville orange sauce which surrounded the potato and onion rösti like a moat was delicious and it definitely added a new taste to the already ‘full of flavour dish’. I also really enjoyed the creamy spinach accompanying the work of art I had to eat. Clean plates all around. Now to dessert, a truly wonderful ending to a very high standard meal. I had the Crème Caramel, as I am a lover of the golden sauce which floods the plate. There was Sticky Toffee Pudding. The light sponge combined with the delicious toffee sauce and double cream made for a scrumptious delight. My friend went for the Chocolate Crepe and she discovered that heaven on a plate was sitting right in front of her. Her pancake was well cooked and the presentation topped the dessert off. Each of our three desserts came with a garnish of mint which added colour and maturity to the dishes. So if a reasonably priced delicious lunch or dinner in a rustic, authentic French restaurant is what you’re after then look no further than Pierre Victoire.
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    2017-03-31 12:35:05
  • Tara Tripp Hearing

    Tara Tripp Hearing Care is a leading family run independent hearing practice. The practice has built an excellent reputation in Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas for providing a complete hearing healthcare service. From the provision of the latest digital hearing aids to effective micro-suction wax removal, Tara Tripp Hearing ensures each client receives the care, attention and expertise to solve or manage their hearing impairment. Diagnosing Hearing Loss Hearing tests at Tara Tripp Hearing Care utilises state of the art equipment and result in a comprehensive and detailed report on the clients hearing and a full analysis of options. Tara Tripp Hearing Care do not only check what pitch of beeps you can hear, but give a full diagnostic assessment. Hearing assessments include; > Ear examinations using a fibre optic camera meaning the client sees exactly what is happening in their canal. The health of the ears is checked and any wax or debris is removed using micro-suction. > Measuring whether the mechanical function of the ear drum and middle ear cavity are working normally. > Assessing the acoustic reflex of the middle ear. > Determining the amount of air flowing through the Eustachian tube into the middle ear. > Assessing the softest sounds that can be heard. > Measuring how effectively each individual can understand speech in noisy and quiet environments. As an independent practice Tara Tripp Hearing Care are able to supply hearing aids from all manufacturers as they are not tied into any agreements from laboratories. Any recommendations made are based on each individuals hearing requirements. If hearing aids are required, Tara Tripp Hearing Care provide a free 45 day trial on every hearing system recommended. This time enables the wearer to determine benefit in their everyday environment nor is there any commitment to purchase. Training Nurses In addition to providing hearing systems and removing ear wax among other hearing related solutions, Tara Tripp Hearing Care pioneered the ear wax management course for primary care nurses in the Oxfordshire area. Three Oxford Aural Care Study Days are held each year at the practice, providing training for Practice and District Nurses, Health Care Assistants and GP’s. Recognising Excellence Tara Tripp Hearing Care is an AIHHP (Association of Independent Hearing Healthcare Professionals) Centre of Excellence. AIHHP Centres of Excellence must meet strict criteria in terms of equipment and service levels. These criteria are under constant review to each centre represents the highest standards of “best practice” in the Profession. More recently, Tara Tripp Hearing Care was awarded ‘Oxfordshire’s Favourite for Health and Beauty’ in the 2016 Living In Oxford Awards. To find out more on how Tara Tripp Hearing Care can help your hearing needs, get in contact today.
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    2017-03-15 12:42:45
  • Chiltern Railways

    NEW RAIL LINE TO LONDON MARYLEBONE NOW OPEN Chiltern Railways and Network Rail’s new rail link connecting central Oxford with the capital is now open, following a unique £320m investment by the franchise operator and the infrastructure manager. The completion of the new rail link to London – the first from a major British city in more than 100 years – sees central Oxford connected to Marylebone via successful new stations Oxford Parkway and Bicester Village. It has been just 16 months since the line opened from Oxford Parkway in October 2015. The first year has seen over 1.5 million passengers using the line; this is expected to grow with the extension into the city. Oxford residents now have an alternative way of getting into London. The new service will offer two new trains per hour throughout the day between Oxford and London Marylebone with journey times to the capital from just over an hour. A close collaborative partnership between Chiltern Railways and Network Rail has delivered high levels of performance and Chiltern is consistently one of the top rated franchise operators for customer satisfaction in the National Rail Passenger Survey. Dave Penney, Managing Director of Chiltern Railways said: “This is a significant milestone in the history of Chiltern Railways. The new line delivers meaningful benefits for those living and working in the region and will be economically advantageous for the regional economy.” It creates direct competition in the rail market between Oxford and London giving customers a real choice and flexibility, as well as delivering the first new service between a major British city and London for over 100 years.”
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    2017-03-15 12:36:43
  • Headington Carriers

    When you have lived somewhere for 37 years, moving is not something you can enter into without a good deal of planning, thought and careful consideration as to which removal company you use. On top of this, moving from over 7,000 square feet of accommodation to somewhere a little over 2,000 square feet certainly brings to mind ’fitting a quart into a pint pot’! Given that we were initially moving into rented accommodation whilst obtaining planning permission for our new home gave us some flexibility, there were still three different destinations for our furniture. The move was basically carried out over two weeks from the 23rd November to the 6th December. We first met Daniel Barrett, the manager of Headington Carriers, on the 27th September and immediately felt we were in safe hands. My worries about moving the snooker table (with 6 x 70 kg slates) from our basement, moving cumbersome gym equipment, large Bay trees planted in huge terracotta pots and a great deal of office equipment, were all put to rest. We accepted their quote which I thought was very reasonable and decided to look no further. This company has a depth of resources, with men and vehicles in good supply. No wonder they are first choice for Thames Valley Police and the local NHS. As arranged, they dismantled the snooker table and packed all that was needed prior to the 24th and when the actual move happened on that day, everything went to plan. Of course I should have realised ‘that was the easy bit’! We cherry picked the furniture we needed for the rental and my wife soon made it look just like home! Getting everything out of a very large house is some task. On that final day the 6th December there were 4 large Headington Carrier Vehicles in our drive and it was bedlam. Two full skips were to be collected and there was a team of cleaners making sure everything was as neat and tidy as possible. It didn’t help that it was a filthy day and didn’t stop raining. The Bay tree pots had absorbed a lot of rain and now weighed something like 100 kg each. There was the usual delay with completion but we were out by 2.30pm. Some furniture is now in store at Headington Carriers and some of the garden furniture is in the stables at our new site. I know moving is not something I have done for a while but we chose the right company and I have no hesitation in recommending Headington Carriers, lead by Peter Barrett, Managing Director and his son Daniel.
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    2017-02-15 12:48:47