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... 

Outdoor cinema at the Rickety Press!

This August we're doing a popup street cinema outside the Rickety Press, with film, food and drink for the whole neighbourhood. More details will be announced soon, but in the meantime, we'd love your ideas for what to show! Swing by and drop the names of your favourite films in the suggestion box at the bar (remember to keep it family friendly!)... or share your ideas on Facebook here.

And don't forget to mark your calendars, too: it's happening on Saturday 12th August.

Pingbledon Championship at the Bottle of Sauce

You think Wimbledon is competitive? Forget Centre Court – come on down to the Bottle of Sauce for Pingbledon, our 32-seed knockout ping pong championship, to see the real athletes in action. There will be beer, sweat, tears, and probably more beer as our highly skilled entrants* compete for the honour of lifting the much-coveted 2017 growler trophy.

Make sure you follow us on InstagramTwitter or Facebook to get updates about the tournament... 

*Well, highly enthusiastic, at least.

Cocktail alchemy at the Bottle of Sauce

As part of this year's Cheltenham Science Festival, we're thrilled to be hosting a special series of demonstrations by scientist Dr. Suze Kundu at the Bottle of Sauce. Suze will be showing off some cool tricks that harness the power of science to produce a bit of cocktail magic, and answering some age old questions... like what difference it actually makes to shake, not stir, a martini. 

We will, of course, also be serving up some of the cocktails behind the bar, so you can sample the results of all that experimentation after you've learned something new.

The demonstrations are free to attend – just get yourself to the private dining room at the Bottle for one of four lecture slots on Saturday 10th June: 19:30, 20:00, 20:30, or 21:00!

Jericho Street Fair: Saturday 10 June

Saturday 10th of June: it's the Jericho Street Fair! Festivities will be ongoing all day on Canal Street, just around the corner from the Rickety, with stalls and children's entertainment (including a bouncy castle!) from 12 noon to 4.30pm, plus live music till 9pm. 

We'll be serving up food all day at the Rickety, so you can grab a bite to eat and soak up the street fair atmosphere. See you there!

Save the date! 29 July: it's the one and only Rusty Summer Street Party!

After the success of last year's Rusty Bicycle Summer Street Party, we're ramping up for an even bigger and better bash this year to celebrate the wonderful East Oxford community that makes the Rusty so special.

As before, we'll be closing down a section of Hurst Street, rolling in our beer truck stage, and making sure there's live music, booze, and food aplenty. It's important to us that this is a community event – we are a neighbourhood pub, after all – so if you have any ideas or thoughts just drop us a line, or pop into the Rusty to say hi.

Stay tuned for more details, but mark your calendar now: It's all happening on Saturday 29th July from 12 noon.

Happy father's day, fathers! Have a pint on us...

This Father's Day, all dads get a free pint of Dodo lager or craft ale when they order brunch (or a lunch main) – our way of saying thanks for everything they do for us, great and small.

So whether you're a dad yourself, or you want to make sure yours knows how much you appreciate him (or both!), make sure you pop into one of the pubs on Sunday 18th June for a spot of brunch and a beer...