Retro Film Club at the Bottle of Sauce

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These days it feels like we're all constantly chasing The Next Big Thing, struggling to keep up. New TV shows to binge-watch on Netflix, new blockbuster films to spend a small fortune on seeing in the cinema, new apps to download, new social media updates to post...

Enter our new Retro Film Club at the Bottle of Sauce.

Every Sunday at 7:30pm, we'll be kicking it with a pint or two and appreciating some of the great cinema that's already out there. Every week we'll show a different cool classic film (for free!) – all you need to do is show up, sit back, and relax.

We kicked off yesterday with Golden Eye; upcoming films include Top Gun, Clerks, and The Big Lebowski, and keep an eye on the website and Insta/Twitter for details on next month's screenings.

See you Sunday...

Rusty Regulars Exhibit at the Rusty

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In celebration of the reopening of the Rusty Bicycle, we've invited one of our most regular regulars to exhibit his incredible photos around the newly refurbished pub.

You may remember local photographer Bernard Clarke's 'Rusty Regulars' series, first shown back in May during Oxfordshire Artweeks. Bernard's work really captures the spirit of the Rusty and the incredible variety of interesting people who’ve made it their local, so we're absolutely delighted to be hosting the exhibit from the 7th September – 1st October in the place it all began.

Come on down, grab a drink, and have a look around. Postcards and books will be available to purchase at the bar. And who knows, if you stay long enough you might just become part of the show...

Cheltenham Paint Festival at the Bottle of Sauce

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Attention Cheltenham: the Cheltenham Paint Festival is almost upon us! Some of the finest street artists from the UK and all over the world will be in town on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of September to paint at a number of sites across town – including the Bottle of Sauce.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to stop by the pub, grab a pint and a bite, and watch these amazing artists at work on Saturday from 10am - 4pm.

The Rusty Reopens!

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You may recall that back in August, we shut the doors of the Rusty for a couple of weeks to spruce things up.

Well, we've spruced, and our beloved little pub is open for business again. Fear not: it's the same old Rusty, but with some much-needed updates, including a shiny new Dodo-branded wood-fired pizza oven, a bigger, better bar, and more seating outside. You might also notice a few other details, like our amazing new bespoke beer taps, made from old bike parts supplied by Reg Taylor Cycles.

Check it out (or, better yet, stop by for a wood-fired pizza and a pint and admire in person!):

Pig out in the name of charity

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This year we're taking part in Macmillan's 'world's biggest coffee morning' on Friday 29th September. We'll be opening up early, at 9am, so you can pop by for a coffee and a cake (or, erm, two), all in the name of charity: we're donating 50p of every coffee and cake sold to Macmillan for their work supporting people affected by cancer.  

If ever there was a good reason to indulge on a Friday morning, this is it...

September Special: Patty Melt!

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Our September special is here! Indulge us for a moment: close your eyes and imagine that an epic grilled cheese sandwich and one of our doubletasty burgers got together and had a baby, and that baby featured a beef patty, swiss cheese, onion jam, dijon mustard, pickle, all on grilled sourdough... 

Now open your eyes, wipe that drool from the corner of your mouth, and get yourself down to your Dodo pub of choice before this special disappears from the menu!

Rickflix presents... a day of outdoor cinema for the whole neighbourhood

We're so excited to be hosting a popup street cinema opposite the Rickety Press on Cranham Terrace on Saturday the 12th August, with a day of film, food and drink for the whole neighbourhood.

We're kicking off at noon, with deck chairs, popcorn, and ice cream aplenty (plus all the usual Dodo offerings!) to keep you well-fed and comfortable throughout the afternoon and into the evening.

As for the films... we've narrowed down a shortlist of classics, from Forrest Gump to Fantastic Mr Fox, but we need your help to decide which four to screen; make sure you vote online HERE to weigh in!

See you there...

Rusty Refurb: August 2017

Our beloved Rusty Bicycle is getting a much-needed refurb. We'll be shut for ten days while a shiny new wood-fired pizza oven gets installed, the garden is overhauled, and everything gets a lick of paint and a bit of an update. But fear not: the Rusty's soul will remain intact – the pub you know and love isn't changing, it's just getting a little spruce, and we'll be back soon!

Rusty Summer Street Party 2017 (plus refurb news!)


We threw our second ever Rusty Summer Street party on Saturday 29th July. Like last year, we closed off a section of Hurst Street, rolled up our beer truck stage, and settled in for a day of live music, beer and food.

Luckily the weather cooperated and we had glorious, hot sunshine all day.

Ha, just kidding! In classic British summer style, it chucked it down – but people just pulled out their umbrellas, zipped their jackets up, and carried on. And it was pretty wonderful. We were treated to the sweet sounds of Rusty favourites including Sian Lloyd-JonesJohnny Payne & The Thunder, Death of the Maiden,  Little MammothsLittle Brother EliJoaquim & the Smoke Machine, and Zaia. We drank a bit more beer than we should have. We ate burgers and pizzas outside, even though to be quite honest it was a bit chilly and damp. And we loved every minute of celebrating with this neighbourhood that we're lucky to be a part of.

And now we're closing our doors for ten days, while our beloved Rusty gets a much-needed refurb. In the meantime, relive the street party magic:

20% off burgers on National Burger Day!

August is our month: first there's International Beer Day on Friday the 4th, and then there's the much-anticipated Mr Hyde National Burger Day on Thursday the 24th. On this sacred day, venues across the country – INCLUDING US! – are offering a discount on man's greatest creation: the humble burger.

All you have to do is visit this website, search for your favourite Dodo pub, and get your voucher. Bring the voucher into the pub on Thursday the 24th August and voila! 20% off a delicious Dodo burger.

Celebrate International Beer Day With Us

We're huge fans of the idea of International Beer Day – a global celebration of beer taking place in pubs, breweries and backyards all over the world this Friday the 4th of August.

It's all about the joy of good beer with good mates – one of our favourite things in the world, in case you couldn't tell – and in honour of this most worthy occasion, we're offering eminently shareable growlers of Dodo lager and ale for just £10 all day.

p.s. International Beer Day is also about saluting the great folks who brew and serve our beer, so make sure you raise a glass to our lovely bar staff while you're at it!

The Rusty Summer Street Party 2017

It's nearly here! The Rusty Bicycle Summer Street Party is back on Saturday 29th July. As we did last year, we're closing off Hurst Street between the Leopold Street and Magdalen Road junctions and rolling in our beer truck stage for a day of live music, food, drink and general merriment for the whole neighbourhood...

To keep your ears happy and your toes tapping, we've got sets from Rusty favourites including Little MammothsLittle Brother EliJoaquim & the Smoke Machine (plus more acts TBA!). Oxford's own Zaia will round the evening off, playing chill reggae with a soul/folk/rock twist. 

And if you get hungry or thirsty, just grab your craft tipple of choice from our outdoor bar, pick up your favourite pizza to enjoy outside at our pizza hatch, or savour a Dodo burger, served on the street all day. 

Here's all the important info:

When? Saturday the 29th July, from 12pm.

Where? Corner of Hurst Street & Magdalen Road. 

What? Food, drink, live music, good times. 

Who? This is a celebration of and for the whole neighbourhood – all are welcome.

See you there! 

Do'doughnuts are here to stay! (And more summer menu news...)

Do'doughnuts are BACK by popular demand... and they're here to stay! National Doughnut Week was such a success that we're adding doughnuts to our menu, so you can enjoy them whenever you fancy.

Speaking of which... yep, there's a new menu coming, all spruced up for summer, including delicious new pizzas that'll transport you to Italy in one bite, fresh salads, burger updates, and more goodies to see you through the season. There's only one thing left to do... get yourself down to one of the pubs and try something new!

Wimbledon 2017

Ah, Wimbledon... the surest sign that summer's begun! We love sitting back with a glass of fizz (or a couple of pints) and strawberries and cream while we watch other people exert themselves, so we're showing the matches in all three pubs this year. Best of all, whenever Murray plays, jugs of Pimm's and Dodo lager are only £10, so you can ease the inevitable tension with a drink or four...