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Robin Hood (Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford)

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Coordinate 51.753392, -1.265655
Adm. div. Oxfordshire
Vicinity Hythe Bridge Street (formerly Rewley Lane), Oxford
Type Public house
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1830
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Hyth Bridge Street (formerly Rewley Lane), where the Robin Hood was located.
Hythe Bridge Street (formerly Rewley Lane), Oxford, where the Robin Hood was located / Photo: Google Earth.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-06-19. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-10-23.

An 1830 trade directory lists this as a tavern or public house in "Ruly lane", i.e. Rewley Lane, the proprietor an Elizabeth Bossom. An 1846 trade directory has the pub at Hythe Bridge Street.[1] The pub had not moved. Sometime between 1830 and 1846 Rewley Lane was renamed Hythe Bridge Street.[2]

UK Pub History lists information on publicans etc. for the years 1863 to 1903, [3] which can be supplemented by the Oxford History site[4] and Slater's Directory for 1850.[5] UK Pub History has the pub at 1 Rewley Road, but unless it moved there at some point, this is not correct.



Maps of Oxford, focused on Holywell. The Robin Hood is not indicated.


Also see


  1. See Oxford History: Pigot's 1830 Directory: Oxford: Trades: T; Oxford History: Oxford inns and hotels in 1846.
  2. See Wood, Anthony; Clark, Andrew, ed. Survey of the Antiquities of the City of Oxford, composed in 1661-6 (Oxford Historical Society, vols. 15, 17, 37) (Oxford, 1889-99), vol. I, p. 332; Gelling, Margaret; Stenton, Doris Mary, compil. The Place-Names of Oxfordshire (English Place-Name Society, vols. XXIII, XXIV) (Cambridge, 1953-54), pt. I, p. 42.
  3. UK Pub History: Robin Hood, 1 Rewley Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire.
  4. Oxford History: Oxford inns and hotels in 1846; Oxford History: Gardner’s 1852 Directory: Oxford: Hotels, Inns, &c.
  5. Slater, Isaac, compil. Slater's (Late Pigot & Co.) Royal National and Commercial Directory and Topography of the Counties of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, and Suffolk. Comprising Classified Lists of the Merchants, Bankers, Professional Gentlemen, Manufacturers and Traders, in the Above Counties, also of the Nobility, Gentry and Clergy; together with Alphabetical Lists of the Inhabitants of the Larger and more Populous Towns; with Historical Sketches of Each County, Town and Village. An Account of Every Conveyance by Rail, Road and Water: the Postal Regulations of Each Place, and a Variety of Miscellaneous Information. The Bankers of the United Kingdom with Their Branches, are appended to the Directory. The work is embellished with beautiful county maps, upon which is conspicuously laid down every railway (Manchester and London, 1850). p. 34 of the Oxfordshire section.
  6. Also see Oxford History: Oxford inns and hotels in 1846; Oxford History: Gardner’s 1852 Directory: Oxford: Hotels, Inns, &c.