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The Oxford Arms

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$$ - $$$
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
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Wantage, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were passing through the area and checked what was good nearby on tripadvisor. The Oxford Arms came up and when I saw their 1 star new year's day review, it nailed it for us - that was the place to go. The smiley welcome was great - it got even better with a super Pinot Noir and Viognier by... More 

2 Thank Catussehaut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really made our birthday outing special - sorted the table and timing to suit us despite a late booking, great food and friendly staff. All in all a lovely lunch thanks.

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hook, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Called in here for lunch on a Saturday which was my birthday and really pleased that we did. Staff were very friendly and welcoming and it was nice to sit by the fire on what was a cold and miserable day. The beer and food was excellent, especially the venison burger which is apparently one of their most popular dishes.... More 

3 Thank Lorraine G
Banbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

The Oxford Arms was warm and welcoming and the staff attentive. We were given plenty of space and time and not rushed. Very pleasant. I had the wild mushroom tagliatelle - tasted good but the pasta was over-cooked which was a shame. Otherwise a lovely evening.

Thank ramblinrose2016
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

We keep going back to this lovely pub with a great atmosphere. There is an excellent menu and always a selection of specials which change regularly. The quality of the food is wonderful, and I am always tempted to eat more than I should! The chips are fantastic. The wine choices are very good too, and the staff are friendly... More 

4 Thank Sarah B
Birmingham, England
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185 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

We booked for the Christmas special menu ten days before Christmas, and were not disappointed. As usual, the ingredients were first rate, and the service was charming and attentive. Choices had to be booked in advance and there were several alternatives for each course to cater for all tastes. At £27 this was a bargain. Frankly, the pub could have... More 

3 Thank Rosamunde
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

Called in last week for a drink and decided to have a quick bite. Ordered some drinks and chips for a nibble. Now I have eaten some chips in my time but these were excellent. Big, crispy, clearly hand cut and served with some tangy ketchup type dip. We asked for mayo and that was no problem. All in all... More 

9 Thank Dr W
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224 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

I confess to being biased this is one of my 2 locals. However growing up in London I never really experienced game until I moved here and may I say Bryn has shown me what I have missed. New Years Eve I had pheasant,wood pigeon and black pudding warm salad & it was out of this world. My wife had... More 

6 Thank Sjc462
Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

we found this pub to be rather cold unless you sat right next to the fire. a very red faced gentleman with a slightly shaky hand served us at the bar, the place seemed to lack any sort of atmosphere, just a few people talking in whispers at the rather narrow and i might add wobbly tables or rather the... More 

9 Thank steve n
TheOxfordArms, Owner at The Oxford Arms, responded to this review

The review above breaks Trip Advisor rules as we have explained to Trip Advisor several times as clearly as it is possible to do. It seems that we understand their rules better than they do, which is disappointing as we run a restaurant rather than an international website which claims to pride itself on its standards and social responsibility. More... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

We've stayed in the village a number of times before, and finally got around to having dinner at the Oxford Arms. It's an old building, all dark wood and low ceilings. This matched the dark night brilliantly, with the roaring open fires making it a cosy place to eat. We both had a lovely meal, fish and a home made... More 

3 Thank Angry_13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $30
Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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. Gluten free and vegetarian menus available.

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