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The Victoria Arms

) #367 of 473 Restaurants in Oxford ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , British,
Mill Lane | Old Marston, Oxford OX3 0PZ, England
+44 1865 241382
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible17%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (5 reviews)
“the river” (109 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Mill Lane | Old Marston, Oxford OX3 0PZ, England
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1 - 10 of 403 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We really enjoyed our lunch at The Victoria Arms, the food was tasty and hot when it came out, however, it took a little while. Pleasant surroundings and full of buzzing conversations. Well worth the journey.

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was very slow, and then when our food finally arrived it was only two of the four meals we had ordered. We were told the other two were following, but after we had waited a good 10-15 minutes my husband went and chased...More

Thank victoria l
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here on a training day, it is very convenient for us and so was a "test" run. I really like to see pubs branching out and so had high hopes. Firstly, the positives. The location is lovely, the staff very helpful, the basics...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a bit out of the way but if you find it you will be rewarded by the delightful riverside setting , the variety of the menu and the quality of the food. The staff go out of their way to accommodate customers and do...More

Thank Ian P
VictoriaArmsOxford, General Manager at The Victoria Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Ian P, Thank you so much, it's always great to see fab reviews... the team here work very hard to make all guests feel welcome in our riverside pub... and the chef's tale great pride in the fresh food they cook, so pleased that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am submitting this review on behalf of my mother who visited the pub with a party of 24 elderly people ages ranging from 70 to 92. This group are members of a pensioners club who book tables and go out for lunch fortnightly. The...More

Thank David H
VictoriaArmsOxford, General Manager at The Victoria Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear David, We are slightly confused by your TripAdvisor review... parties of 16+ are always booked with a pre-order... please could you email victoriaarms@wadworth.co.uk with the details of this party so we can investigate further the problems encountered by your mother's booking... looking back at...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely diabolical experience tonight. A special birthday dinner with 3 friends turned out to be a complete disaster. We booked a week ago only to turn up tonight and be told that hardly anything on the menu was available. They did not even know how...More

Thank Abdul S
VictoriaArmsOxford, General Manager at The Victoria Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sahar, Thank you for your comments, as discussed with you on Facebook, due to unfortunate circumstances our delivery did not arrive, thus creating a reduced menu... I have taken this off line and hopefully you have received your vouchers... Kind Regards The Victoria ARms

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great lunch even better location..... a first to watch people arriving on punts! Love the Morse/Lewis experience definitely a bucket list occasion with good food and service thrown in. Average price for extensive menu but left more than satisfied especially as we sat outside.

Thank Fiona B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pub is beautifully located at the waterside, and is a perfect place for a drink. The food is, however, of terrible quality. I had the sandwich with cheese and chutney. The sandwich bread was thin and dry, as a Tesco bread that is out...More

Thank Bas B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited just recently for lunch just on a whim driving by fantastic food, great staff and a great outlook. Would recommend to all friends and family and we will return. The stuffed pork belly was great and a side of creamed leeks magnificent

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to this pub for Sunday lunch. The first time was really busy but the service was good and the food ok. This time the pub was much quieter, the service was poor & the food mediocre. I accept that this...More

1  Thank sanuk_9
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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$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mill Lane | Old Marston, Oxford OX3 0PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 241382
  • E-mail
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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