Oxford-born film star Florence Pugh has revealed her favourite pub in the city is the Turf Tavern - famous for being visited by former US President Bill Clinton.

Alongside the Turf Tavern, there are many other hidden gems of Oxford which you can try with friends or family whether you are visiting the city for the first time or 500th.

This is by no means an exhaustive list of backstreet boozers but it does include some of the best known.

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Start your walk - or pub crawl - at The Bear Inn, which can be found off the High Street.

The Bear is one of Oxford’s smallest pubs but managers ensured they still had plenty of customers during the pandemic by putting up a large marquee outside.

In April last year manager James Vermede provided the outdoor seating for 95.

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He said at the time: “You couldn’t fit 95 people inside - it’s too small.

“We have 10 tables inside our marquee and another eight tables outside it.”

The pub is renowned for its large collection of old ties, which are displayed on the walls.

The collection was started by landlord Alan Course in the 1950s.

After leaving The Bear, head to the High Street and turn left towards Carfax, where you will soon see a sign for The Chequers.

Turn down the alleyway to find the historic hostelry run by Nicholson’s pubs.

The company has just spent £400,000 giving the interior a fresh look, and new TV screens for sports fans have been installed.

Your next backstreet pub is not too far away.

Turn right into Cornmarket and The Crown can be found just off the busy shopping street.

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Also run by Nicholson’s, The Crown also claims to have an interesting history.

The website says: “The Crown has had a succession of famous landlords.

“In the year of the Gunpowder Plot it was kept by John Davenant and it was during this time Shakespeare paid his frequent visits to Oxford.

“The poet used to stop in the university town on his journeys between Stratford and London, and The Crown was his headquarters.”

After leaving The Crown, walk to the other end of Cornmarket and turn left into St Michael’s Street to find The Three Goats Heads.

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This is a pub where managers like to maintain some old traditions and asks drinkers not to use laptops or mobile phones.

For your final backstreet pub visit, return to Cornmarket, before turning right into Broad Street.

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Walk the length of Broad Street and cross into Holywell Street to find one of the city’s best-loved backstreet pubs.

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The Turf Tavern, run by Greene King, can be found in Bath Place.

Situated against the best-preserved remaining section of Oxford’s ancient city walls, the foundations of The Turf Tavern date back to 1381.

In 1954 former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke got into the record books by downing a yard of ale in 11 seconds.