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The Oxford Arms

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Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free
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Troy Lane, Bicester | 10 Mins From Bicester Shopping Village, Kirtlington OX5 3HA, England
+44 1869 350208
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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.

1 Thank Sam K
Oxford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

1 Thank 158Nick
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

2 Thank Beddles
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Newbury, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We decided to break our journey before joining the M40 and were delighted to find this country pub. We arrived for lunch on a Thursday and initially there were just the 2 of us and another table of 6. Later two tables of mothers with their babies came in and were seated at the other end of the pub. They... More 

2 Thank Russell S
Fakenham, United Kingdom
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54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

The Good Pub Guide guided us here for lunch en route to the Cotswolds. A pint of bitter to start with, followed by Salmon & Prawn Fishcakes, Sweet Chilli Sauce & Mixed Leaves, and then a Bread & Butter Pudding, produced a bill of under £25 a head. A real bargain! We look forward to returning for a more substantial... More 

2 Thank stp1511
Northampton, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This is a lovely pub in the village of Kirtlington which also serves good quality food. The chef here obviously cares about the quality of the ingredients that are used and they also have their own kitchen garden. The daily specials that are listed are all that I could want from a menu however they do seem to sell out... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups
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, Bicester | 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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