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The Oxford Arms

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Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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Troy Lane | 10 Mins From Bicester Shopping Village, Kirtlington OX5 3HA, England
+44 1869 350208
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Bicester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had our wedding reception at The Oxford Arms and we couldn’t be more delighted with our choice of venue. The team was great, very friendly and very professional. The food was delicious, so much so that many of our guests went to compliment the Chef, and the pub was so beautifully decorated for the occasion. We... More 

1 Thank anya146
Brussels, Belgium
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161 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pub new age, this is a village pub serving fantastic food Was positively surprised by the variety and the quality The staff were excellent : attentive, discreet as I like it and delivering with a genuine smile Would love to come back

1 Thank Deflumine
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit, and we chose to eat here for my birthday whilst staying in the area. It was rather quiet, but then, it was a Wednesday night. Service was friendly, and our table, nicely located away from the bar. The tart I had for starter was delicious, and the risotto that followed equally so. The prices here... More 

1 Thank lynn d
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food and fantastic service. Partner knew it well as his local but superb gastro pub food and service faultless. Beautiful village setting with roaring log burner. Outside seating for warmer weather.

2 Thank Sam K
Oxford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We decided to eat outside and that was a mistake as we were located right next to the kitchen with smells and noise. The food was very basic and not good value for money. We would not plan to return. It is a very basic pub and could do so much more as this village needs a very good restaurant.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Lovely dinner in beautiful setting. Recommend for couples, not families. Drive from Woodstock or Oxford.

1 Thank liztankersley
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We attended a wedding yesterday and enjoyed it so much! The canapés were delectable and our the menu for dinner was well thought out with lots of choice. I had duck for main course and it was cooked perfectly - and the dessert of a selection of tarts was fantastically delicious! The staff were friendly, attentive and I know the... More 

3 Thank Beddles
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

A gorgeous pub at Kirtlington; food cooked to perfection. Quality achieved through sourcing fresh produce cooked with care and expertise. A variety of table areas with pleasant ambience and friendly locals. Worth paying the higher price when quality and succulent taste is achieved.A great choice for a Sunday lunch.

3 Thank polartrek
Burford, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

My partner & I have visited this charming 19th Century gastro pub several times; always for an evening meal and I've also been here with my 8 year old daughter for Sunday Lunch. On every occasion the food has always been of the highest quality and the atmosphere along with the decor that surrounds you makes for an enjoyable treat.... More 

2 Thank CotswoldChris
Bicester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Never been to this pub before although it is just up the road to me. Lovely little pub with bags of atmosphere. We had dinner for 5 and although there was a steady stream of customers the service was spot on. Menu's given , choices made and after about 20 mins the first courses arrived. Hot, well presented and full... More 

4 Thank JWP531

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $34
Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Troy Lane | 10 Mins From Bicester Shopping Village, Kirtlington OX5 3HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Kirtlington
  • Phone Number: +44 1869 350208
The Oxford Arms is an award-winning dining pub in Oxfordshire run by Chef Patron Bryn Jones since 2003. We are situated 10 mins from Bicester Shopping Village. Reservations are highly recommended.

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