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The Oxford Arms

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Troy Lane | 10 Mins From Bicester Shopping Village, Kirtlington OX5 3HA, England
+44 1869 350208
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arrived relatively early on a Saturday night (6.30pm) having found the Oxford Arms on a whim, we're a family of 4, with two late teenage children. Very pleasant greeting and charming atmosphere, although very quiet but it was 6.30. We ordered a drink and sat down, unsure whether we were staying for dinner. There aren't that many tables and it... More 

Thank Jon F
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The usual warm welcome, complete with open fire. Had the penned pasta with tomatoes, roasted red pepper, broccoli and Cerny Goat's curd. Just the thing for a fresh November day.

1 Thank Kevin W
Brussels, Belgium
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Oxford's Arms is a family run pub, very good quality and cosy atmosphere. The whole village is nice with a walktour alond a canal. If you are so lucky to meet some villagers, as we were!, you can visit the private park of a mansion. Village and pub vaut le detour!

1 Thank alfredo231
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After an excellent previous visit booked a table of 15 for a family celebration. Was disappointed to say the least. Paper napkins, poor service, felt as if we were not wanted really. Plates not cleared. Seriously lacking in vegetables for a set menu with no options to add on. Under-seasoned fish cakes. If you like lettuce (which accompanied almost every... More 

3 Thank holly271
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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284 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped here for a light lunch and decided to have the venison burger. The food is very well cooked and everything on the plate was fresh but it was not worth the £15 asking price. I felt that it was probably a £10 plate of food given the portion was not enormous and there was not exactly great technical skill... More 

1 Thank Sybil_Fawlty
TheOxfordArms, Owner at The Oxford Arms, responded to this review

Dear Sybil_Fawlty, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your compliments about quality of our food. This is what you pay for. We didn't understand exactly what did you mean by "not exactly great technical skill on the plate". If you were expecting "towers of food" or "artful dribbles", then you are right such "technical skills" are not... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Quality food. Good value. Exceeds expectations in comparison to nearby similarly priced alternatives. Welcoming country pub ambience. Good sized table comfortably distanced from other diners. Welcoming and helpful well-trained staff. Looking forward to a return soon.

2 Thank Ruby-BangBang-Murray
Croydon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Fine food and excellent service obviously the recipe for a fantastic evening. The Salt Beef Hash and Cornish Gurnard were fabulous.

3 Thank Terry O
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Visited for Sunday lunch - lovely meal. I had veggie options but my friends had the roast beef and we all enjoyed our meals. Beautiful spot and interior is beautiful, plus there was a lovely open fire. Service was a little slow but they were full at the time we were there.

2 Thank BeckyC991
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We had a lovely lunch here in the summer, sitting under an awning in the garden, we were back last night for an evening meal (Fish Night). We had a delicate crab and saffron pie for starters, a generous portion but not overwhelming, just right for a starter. We had paella for a main - generous selection of seafood in... More 

2 Thank FinnladyOxford
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Inspired by the generally good reviews for this pub my wife and I walked the mile or so from our canal boat, anticipating a great meal. First impressions were that the place seemed quaint and friendly. Then the problems started. First the menu with a very small range. I went for the venison burger @ £15 and my wife for... More 

1 Thank Biscuit12

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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
US$ 5 - US$ 30
European, 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 Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?