THATS RIGHT! Dress like twiggy, Drink like George Best or is Dress like George Best & drink like Twiggy? ...well thats up to you guys. All we know is this is not a party to miss out on.

Hosted by THE DREAMING SPIRES get ready for a mixup of original material & their famous 60s revival in an overhauled Rusty Bicycle time warped for one night only back to the greatest decade of the 20th century.


Too avoid disappointment arrive early cause




The Month of the hairy upper lip is nearly upon us again and the Rusty will, as always, be firmly behind the sterling cause.

Any Gentleman seen to be actively sporting some form of overly groomed facial hair will qualify for a 25% discount off their food; a little nod from the rusty for getting involved in such a good cause.

We will also be donating £1 from every 'Mo & Blue' burger bought during the month of the Mo, to the Movember Charity for the continued good work in protecting and bettering the health of our Gentlemen's unmentionables. 



That's right, in order to welcome in our new smoker (now named Bertha) were gettin' on down with a good ole fashioned hootenanny! 

We'll be dishing up 18 hr brisket & pulled pork butt straight from Berthas belly, along side some propper Deep South sides; such as burnt end baked beans & grilled corn! Don't delay 'cause once we're out we're out! Next load'll take another 18hrs.

Food served from 5pm.

Not only have we got food from the Deep South, we've also got booze from the Deep South. Outside we'll have a trash can bar filled with ice and craft beers from across the pond as well as moonshine punch and bourbon wonk behind the bar.

 ...and if that's not enough, it ain't a party without live music and have we got a treat for you. We have one of the best local bands around to help you shake those dungarees. Playing under the alias 'roadkill arm twitch band'. Any guesses what their real name is? If not - all will be revealed on the day.

Dress code: Deep South Trailer trash & hillbilly chic!

Entry: Free (we love to party)

Prize for best dressed: a bott'ole moonshine

Cowley Rd. Carnival

Well it was a busy run up to carnival what with bar building and some long hours with our new smoker, but if we say so ourselves it came off alright. We're now stoked (excuse the pun)  about our forth coming dishes, soon to appear on the menu and both the rusty and rickety, straight from 'Big Bertha' the smoker - as she has been affectionately named. 


Also, the next big event is gonna be our trash trash bash on the 24th July at the rusty where we'll be serving up a pit-smoked feast along side bourbon cocktails & live music from a much loved local band (their name will remain a secret) all we can say is they'll put a spasm in your step.

Our new bar - available for events

Our new bar - available for events

Perfect brisket - pink smoke ring and super tender

Perfect brisket - pink smoke ring and super tender

Sweet little production line

Sweet little production line

Embers after 18hr smoke

Embers after 18hr smoke

OFFICIAL NOTiCE - we bought a smoker

Yes the rummors are now true. We have definitely and officially bought ourselves an enormous Texan offset smoker that we intend to slow cook incredible chunks of meat on. Our man Bertie, who has been building pits for 20 years + is currently head down in his work shop welding away and fingers crossed should have our new smokestack over to us for the beginning of the june. Regular updates to follow #doubletastysmokehouse



Experimental smokestak

So for those of you that know us well, we have always been great advocates of a stupid idea and what better than attempting to smoke a whole brisket for 12hrs in a trash can. I can tell you now it's not the most reliable oven we've ever cooked on, but once we got going and our bellies started rumbling it was certainly on of the best things we've eaten in a long time.

so much so that we just commissioned a proper 150 gallon pit smoker, so watch this space and see the build unfold. 


Watch this space

Loyal Rustifari, trusty Rustifarians & all you other lovely and local members of the East Oxford community... Hello and welcome to the first of many (probably useless) but hopefully entertaining instalments of the rusty blog.

The idea is to keep you up to date, full informed and generally in the loop as to what we're getting up to in and around oxford and also to give you all an idea as to what we at the rusty and dodo pub co. get up to day by day.

stay tuned...