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243 Iffley Rd, Oxford OX4 1SJ, England
01865 243 159
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 65
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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Half Pub Half Restaurant

The Good: + Excellent menu options + Good prices + Good service The Bad: - Loud atmosphere - Location outside city centre

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Oliver V
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Zürich, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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Zürich, Switzerland
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Good: + Excellent menu options + Good prices + Good service The Bad: - Loud atmosphere - Location outside city centre

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Cookstown, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Fantastic pub for quality food. Flavours were great. Atmosphere was really busy, lots of life. I had lamb and wife had Sole. big portions and flavours were fantastic. Would return and bring others

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We have been regulars there since it opened and it is our favourite place for food in Oxford by a mile. I have had so many brilliant meals there over the years, I still get shivers thinking of a Jerusalem artichoke food they served us with a slab of foie gras whilst it was snowing like crazy outside! Great sharing... More 

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Surrey UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

And so make no apologies for reviewing it for the third time. I love its shabby/chic decor. Its friendly staff. Its boho feel, and above all its flavour filled, generously portioned and Foodie food. You will find no table cloths, no synchronised cloche lifting, no uniformed staff. Just delicious grub and a relaxed atmosphere. My cold pork with anchovies and... More 

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Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Food is reliably good and many of the meals are outstanding - the whole shoulder of lamb, the pot roast pheasant, and the steak and ale pie to name but a few. The flavoured prosecco fizz is always my favourite way to start a meal there and the great range of children's toys means there I something for everyone. This... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The menu was written around what ever was in season/good that day. Superb selection of local meat and several fish dishes, the veggies liked their choices too. I went with a group of friends, the staff were friendly and we had a great evening.

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Upminster
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We dined here with my son and son in law to celebrate my wife's birthday. The two boys have studied and lived in Oxford for many years, and are not unfamiliar with eating and drinking in town. They suggested this place as a special place for a celebration and we were not disappointed . We ate in the bar area... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The interior and outside seating at this pub/restaurant are pleasant. The menu offers an interesting choice of dishes. But I had an unpleasant experience: staff were inefficient and managed to lose my order then try to blame it on me, even telling lies. Rather distasteful. I hope management learn from this, then maybe I will return one day and actually... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

I went here last night, on arrival we were pointed to our table the menus were already on the table, after 10 minutes of deciding what we wanted and as we went to order, 3 our of the 4 of us were told our choice was not available (would of been nice if that was made clear 15 minutes before)... More 

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Oxford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My favourite place for eating British food in Oxford. Has a pub / informal dining area and a more formal dining area. Would recommend booking a table, particularly at weekends. Some excellent sharing joints of meat with accompanying side dishes. It is the steak and ale pie that keeps calling me back though...

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Additional Information about Magdalen Arms

Address: 243 Iffley Rd, Oxford OX4 1SJ, England
Phone Number: 01865 243 159
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: British, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 243 Iffley Rd, Oxford OX4 1SJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: 01865 243 159

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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