After a wee drink or three in its confines last night with K, j4 and addedentry, I can heartily recommend the bizarre pub/restaurant/arts-collective crossover that is The Jam Factory. With décor from Modern Art Oxford or Ovada, beer from somewhere like Copa crossed with a decent pub (Cotswold lagers on draught), and free olives if you stick around for more than one drink, it was astonishingly still almost empty. Admittedly it was a Monday, but addedentry tells me it’s just as quiet at the weekend.
If you’re in or around Oxford, give it a try quick before it inevitably closes. Also, it’ll distract all the waiting staff, each of whom felt it was their own responsibility to make sure we were fed and watered, several times during the course of our meal. It’s always the only children that get too much attention, though.