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The Victoria Arms

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Mill Lane | Old Marston, OX3 0PZ, England
+44 1865 241382
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible17%
Travellers talk about
“the river” (127 reviews)
“fantastic pub” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Mill Lane | Old Marston, OX3 0PZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After previous experiences we hadn't ventured here for a while, but decided to try again. Wow! Just wow! Service greatly improved, food amazing, and very comfortable surroundings. Visited a few times over winter and was not disappointed. Would recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tigger1987
Reviewed 1 week ago

As an avid Morse/Lewis fan we called in here on the way to our holiday destination in the Cotswold's. The pub is situated next to the River Cherwell, so thought that this would be a great place to sit and relax after a long drive...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank nickb797
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nicely tucked away a little off the beaten path unless you come by punt. Great pie and chips. Interesting history and very attentive helpful service. Quiet evening though.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GWRfanabroad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in for lunch midweek. The place was warm and welcoming with families and dogs well catered for. Tom's lamb, choriso and chickpea pie was delicious: a real pie, standing proud on the plate! The fat chips and buttered green beans were the perfect accompaniment,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 568dannic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was such a shame we had a bad experience. The manager did eventually come and apologise but by then we were all so frustrated as we had kids with us too. Pre ordered food from a few days earlier and still the homemade pies...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank R1632MVjh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to a lot of pubs and fancy myself a bit of an expert and if you’re in the Oxford area, the Victoria Arms is definitely a pub you’d want to visit. It’s out in the country and it’s got an ideal English pub...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank iryceb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All Ten of us had a lovely meal. The food was hot and very tasty . The Staff are all great and have time for a chat. Ruthie has a very good Team working very hard everyday.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Christine P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good meal, bar service, meal service and ambience. Very nice experience at this pub. it is also dog friendly and there were lots of cute, happy, friendly dogs around.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank anamikatravel
Reviewed 11 December 2018

This is a lovely location A group of Us had Christmas lunch. There was a separate area which afforded us some privacy. The service was excellent and the food very good

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank p0085499
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

We had a great time having drinks and snacks in front of a roaring fire at Oxford’s Victoria Arms. Friendly service, plenty of parking, comfortable seating.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Cedar880
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Timothy F
4 June 2017|
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Response from VictoriaArmsOxford | Property representative |
Dear Timothy, Thank you for responding to my query... I wish that you would have given me the opportunity to talk to you before writing your review on trip advisor though, first and foremost let me apologise, this IS NOT... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 24
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mill Lane | Old Marston, OX3 0PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 241382
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Guests, you will find us on the bank of the river cherwell we are the first & only pub on the direct punting route. We have a large beautiful riverside beer garden & so on sunny days we can get extremely busy & can have up to an hours wait on food, so on these occasions please bare with us, as all our food is fresh & prepared to order, sit back enjoy the view & a pint of our Wadworth ale. We do have an outside kitchen open on sunny days if you are in a rush or if you would prefer we do offer buffets. Pre-orders can be taken to speed your order up, please call to arrange.
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