Placeholder image

XIX-century English Pub and Eating House

“Civilised and friendly stripped-stone pub with enjoyable food and good wine choice.” by The Good Pub Guide

Daily menu

85% of the ingredients we use are local produce, a further 12% are from rest of the UK and 3% are from other European countries.

June Menu

Saturday, 23 June 2018


Gazpacho with toasted ciabatta 6.50

Minetsrone 6.50

Heirloom tomatoes, Buffalo mozzarella and basil 7.50

Wye Valley asparagus with aged Parmesan 8.50

Natural smoked haddock and leek tart with kitchen garden mixed leaves* 8

        *This recipe by Chef Patron Bryn Jones was featured in The Oxfordshire Cook Book,

         which is available from the bar at £14.95

Oxford Arms potted shrimps with toast and kitchen garden mixed leaves 8

Kelmscott applewood-smoked ham, sun-kissed tomatoes and garlic ciabatta 8


Plate of smoked salmon with granary bread, home-pickled cucumbers and lemon 8 / 15 (starter or main)

Belgian endive & walnut salad with Roquefort 7 / 13 (starter or main)

Salmon and prawn fishcakes and sweet chilli sauce and mixed leaves 8 / 15 (starter or main)


Saffron, broad bean and pea risotto 15.50

Wild mushroom tagliatelle 16

Wild Salcombe sea bass with new potatoes, green beans and lemon oil 18.50

Whole Salcombe crab with mayonnaise and kitchen garden mixed leaves 30

Warm salad of wood pigeon with Kelmscott bacon, Ramsey black pudding and blueberries 16.30

Longhorn beef cheeseburger with mango and chilli salsa and string chips 16.50

Kelmscott loin of pork with chorizo and chickpeas 16.50

28-day aged rib-eye steak with mustard and horseradish butter and triple cooked chips 25


Kitchen Garden mixed leaves salad 4

Vegetables of the day 4

New potatoes 3.50

Tomato and onion salad 3.50

Triple cooked chips with Bloody Mary dip 4.50


Oxford Arms kitchen garden rhubarb crème brûlée 6.50

Oxford Arms kitchen garden strawberries with honeycomb ice cream 6.50

Cognac prunes with vanilla ice cream 7

Bread-and-butter pudding with cream 7

Vanilla ice cream and Pedro Ximenez sherry 8

A selection of award-winning Dorset ice creams and sorbets 3 (1 scoop)

Cheese plate (Stilton and Baron Bigod) with apple and oatcakes 8

Homemade chocolate truffles 3 (4 truffles)


  • We use herbs, soft fruits and salads from our organic Kitchen Garden.
  • We have gluten-free toast available.
  • All our food is prepared in a kitchen where nuts, cereals, containing gluten and other allergens are present. Our menu descriptions do not include all ingredients. Full allergen information is available on request; please ask your server.
  • Please allow time for preparation as all our meals are cooked to order. Dishes may take at least 30 minutes to prepare.
  • A 10% service charge will be added to tables of six or more.
  • Please note that this menu is a guide only and is subject to substitution or change dependant on availability of produce.
  • No children under 12 y.o. please.

Monday - Tuesday
Lunch (12 noon to 2 pm)

Dinner (on Monday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm; on Tuesday 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm)

Thursday - Saturday
Lunch (12 noon to 2 pm)

Dinner (6:30 pm to 8:45 pm)

Lunch (12 noon to 2:30 pm)
Dinner closed

Closed Wednesdays, Sunday evenings, bank holiday evenings, Christmas Day evening and Boxing Day.

Opening Hours Update: 

Closed on Saturday, 30th June (lunch only) for a private party.

Closed from Tuesday, 3rd July till Thursday, 5th July.

Closed from Monday, 24th September till Thursday, 27th September.

NB! This is an adult-only environment. No children under 12 y.o. please.


The Oxford Arms is an award-winning XIX century dining pub in Oxfordshire run by chef patron Bryn Jones since 2003.

We serve good, honest food with a minimum of fuss.

The menu changes seasonably with daily specials to use even more local produce (some of the ingredients are from our organic Kitchen Garden and Kirtlington village itself).

Our real log fire will keep you warm in winter and our beautiful garden patio will keep you cool during hot summer days.

You will be looked after from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave.


The Oxford Arms
Troy Lane

Phone : +44(0)1869 350208

Email :

Web :

You can subscribe to our newsletters here

As recommended by

good-food-guide-logo  good pub guide      sawdays  aa-guide-logo

Back to Top
Visit Us On TwitterVisit Us On FacebookVisit Us On Google PlusVisit Us On Instagram