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The Oxford Arms

Troy Lane, Kirtlington OX5 3HA, England
+44 1869 350208
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $53
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Oxford Arms is an award-winning dining pub in Oxfordshire. We are situated 10 mins from Bicester Shopping Village. Reservations recommended.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Oxford Arms is an award-winning dining pub in Oxfordshire. We are situated 10 mins from Bicester Shopping Village. Reservations recommended.
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Found the Oxford Arms on a rainy Sunday afternoon and what a find it was. Really nice pub with the log burner going, food was excellent, one of the best meals ive ever had. will be returning soon.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Lovely place and atmosphere however menu hasn't changed in years which is a shame. Also we we're presented with what can only be described as slop for tirimisu. Chewy steak but fantastic chips. Ok if you're just passing by but I wouldn't recommend it to friends or family unless going in for drinks only. The bar area is cosy and... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was our first visit to The Oxford Arms. We were on the way to The Bell at Hampton Poyle as we love it, but hadn't booked and concerned it would be full so on the spur of the moment turned off to Kirtlington. We were offered a table inside or out, but chose to sit outside as it was... More

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TheOxfordArms, Owner at The Oxford Arms, responded to this review

Dear joiner47, We are pleased that we lived up to your expectations and look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you, Bryn Jones Chef / Owner at the Oxford Arms More

Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

I can highly recommend the crab and the steak... The crab is enough for two to share as a starter. The steak was very good. Service was excellent.

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TheOxfordArms, Owner at The Oxford Arms, responded to this review

Dear Johnm0773, Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent experience. Our fisherman Mark brings fish from Devon twice a week and his crabs are always in high demand:-). If you would like to have crab again at its best you can join our Crab Lovers List and we'll let you know when crabs are in: enquiries@oxford-arms.co.uk.... More

Wendover, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Dropped in for lunch, without booking, and had a very pleasant meal in the garden. The wine was chilled to the correct temperature and the lady staff member suitably attentive. The menu was fairly limited, usually a good sign that quality and care was paramount, and this proved to be the case. We both enjoyed our meal with the added... More

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TheOxfordArms, Owner at The Oxford Arms, responded to this review

Dear ruth95, We are really pleased you enjoyed your lunch with us and found the service to be wonderful, as well as food. It's great that the sun was shining to your visit: what might be better than enjoying chilled wine in a nice weather in the garden. Hope to see you again soon before the "monsoon" starts:-). Many thanks,... More

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We were staying in Lower Heyford and this pub was recommended. It was excellent, the menu was not massive but that is a very positive sign that the food will be freshly cooked. The staff couldn't do enough for us. It was so good we went back for a second night. Congratulations to the chef and staff.

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TheOxfordArms, Owner at The Oxford Arms, responded to this review

Dear Beverly R, Thank you very much for your wonderful review! What a pleasure to read and to know that you enjoyed your meals with us. We hope we'll have an opportunity to welcome you back again and again. Warm regards, Bryn Jones and our wonderful Team More

High Wycombe, Bucks
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We visited the Oxford Arms yesterday for lunch. We had never been to Kirklington before. We were visiting a local stud farm in the afternoon and decided to make a day of it and have lunch beforehand. The Oxford Arms doesn't open til 12 noon so, we decided to have a walk around the village. We had spotted another pub... More

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TheOxfordArms, Owner at The Oxford Arms, responded to this review

Dear Scotty070, Thank you very much for leaving this review! We shared your lovely comments among our Team. We hope to welcome you again soon and especially during such wonderful weather as we are now using all herbs, salads, fruits from our Kitchen Garden. Thank you again, Bryn Jones and the Team of The Oxford Arms P.S. We'll make more... More

Dublin Ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Recently had a family dinner in the Oxford Arms and had a great night out. Following a lovely welcome , the service was excellent and the food was very much enjoyed by all of us. It might seem unfair to single out 1 staff member but if I were going to open a restaurant in Oxfordshire I would kidnap Becky.

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TheOxfordArms, Owner at The Oxford Arms, responded to this review

Dear Bill P, We were delighted to receive such great feedback about your dining experience and even more so to read the lovely comments about our Team and especially Beccy (she is superstar)! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Bryn Jones More

Reading, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Went for my mums birthday celebration, so a reasonably large group if 8 adults and 5 children. Treated very well and the sizeable group didn't cause a problem. Very good food and a lovely setting. We'll recommended.

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TheOxfordArms, Owner at The Oxford Arms, responded to this review

Dear SteveHH1974, We are so pleased to read you kind review! We hopefully look forward to welcoming you back to the Oxford Arms! Thank you very much again! Best regards, Bryn Jones and the Team of The Oxford Arms More

Devizes, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was recently staying near Oxford on a business trip and a colleague recommended an evening meal at the Oxford Arms as he'd eaten there previously. It was a bright and sunny early summer evening and at first appearance, the pub resonated of everything great of a typical english country pub! Upon entering, the feel and appearance was everything I... More

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TheOxfordArms, Owner at The Oxford Arms, responded to this review

Dear KJM511, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review! Hopefully the weather will soon approve and we'll make chilled Gazpacho and serve it to you in the garden with warm afternoon sunshine. Kind regards, Bryn Jones and the Team of The Oxford Arms More

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