Jericho Tavern

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The Jericho Tavern
Jericho Tavern is located in Oxford city centre
Jericho Tavern
Location within Central Oxford
General information
Coordinates 51°45′35″N 1°15′59″W / 51.7598°N 1.2664°W / 51.7598; -1.2664Coordinates: 51°45′35″N 1°15′59″W / 51.7598°N 1.2664°W / 51.7598; -1.2664

The Jericho Tavern is a music venue and pub in the Jericho area of Oxford, England, at 56 Walton Street. In the late 1980s and early 1990s it was an important part of the music scene which spawned Ride, Radiohead, and Supergrass.[1]


Radiohead played their first gig here in 1986 under the name "On A Friday",[2][3] and Supergrass secured a record deal after performing a gig here in 1994.[4][5]

It was bought out in the 1990s by the Firkin chain. It became part of the Scream pub chain, then was restored to a music venue in 2005. Along with several other Oxford pubs, it is now owned by Mitchells & Butlers.

Ben Howard also played to a sell-out crowd in 2012.


  1. ^ "Jericho Tavern Restored - News - The Oxford Student - Official Student Newspaper". Archived from the original on 2008-04-15. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  2. ^ "Merch Group Artist T-Shirts::Radiohead". Archived from the original on 2008-07-13. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  3. ^ "Radiohead -". Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  4. ^ "BBC - Top of the Pops 2 - Top 5". Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  5. ^ "Jericho Tavern - The Oxford Guide". Retrieved 2008-08-22. 

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