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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

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Good Food Guide 2015-2017

We are delighted to share our good news with you that our dining pub has been included again as a “Local Gem” entry in the 2017 edition of THE GOOD FOOD GUIDE!

The Good Pub Guide 2009 – 2017                                                       Approved and recommended

Civilised and friendly stripped-stone pub with enjoyable food and good wine choice.

“…Civilised and friendly stripped-stone pub with enjoyable food using local produce and good wine choice..”

AWARDS: Food and Wine awards

Alastair Sawday’s 2008-2017

Pubs & Inns of England & Wales. Special Places.

“A robust 19th-century dining pub tucked away down in a lan in a village eight miles from Oxford… wood smoke tinges the air; …the excellent wine list… Whatever you decide to eat… the food is a treat: splash out on potted shrimps with toast, then salmon and prawn fishcakes with sweet chilli sauce…”

http://www.sawdays.co.uk/pubs/britain/england/oxfordshire/the-oxford-arms#search_type=placeName&search_text=the oxford arms&

SquareMeal

Customer’s Review:“This is a lovely, cosy & unpretentious pub with a very inviting fire & excellent hearty, robust food. They use lots of fresh local produce & have a small but serious wine list. A particularly tasty Cornish mackerel stands out in my memory: it was chatting me up at the bar as I remember… as I say, a serious wine list!”by Ronni Ancona

http://www.squaremeal.co.uk/feature/guest-review-ronni-ancona

AA Pub Guide 2015-2016

Dating from 1862, this attractive stone-built village inn prides itself on providing a warm welcome mirrored by its real log fire. In summer, head to the patio for alfresco dining near the kitchen garden that produces a supply of herbs, salad leaves and soft fruits. Inside, freshly-cut flowers and wax-encrusted church candles on the tables adds a rustic touch to proceedings. Everything in the kitchen is made from scratch from local produce. Start perhaps with organic salmon gravad lax or pork pie with green tomato chutney before enjoying slow-roasted belly of pork with black pudding and lentils.       http://www.theaa.com/pubs/kirtlington-the-oxford-arms-3816083

CAMRA Good Beer Guide

From the large wood-burning stove to the church candles on pine tables, this stripped stone 19th century inn has it all. The beer quality is matched by the quality of the food; locally sourced or grown in the pub’s own kitchen garden (the triple-cooked hand-cut chips are a must!). THis is a popular venue during the Kirtlington Lamb Ale festival, held every year over the weekend of Trinity Sunday, 56 days after Easter Sunday, with “dancing, mirth and merry glee”.

 Oxford Mail

“… The Oxford Arms being a relaxed, timeless sort of place… A simple but perfect for a Wednesday lunchtime…”

 “Winter Warmer” by Katherine MacAlister. “The Oxford Mail”. November, 2011

Great British pub awards 2009

The Great British Pub Awards 2009. The Top 20 UK Pubs.

The rest of the Vote-Winning Pubs.

http://www.castlerockbrewery.co.uk/Top%2020%20Pubs%2009.pdf

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Friendly pub, good food with great value. Staff are friendly and happy to help have recommended to all my friends and now we all meet there once a week for coffee.” by CoffeeLady,  @ 15:25http://www.viewoxford.co.uk/users/coffeelady_35184670-1f26-4c28-aa48-f6173e760115.html

The Oxford Arms is situated in a wonderful 19th century building steeped in history. Here you can dine on delicious British meals within stylish yet comfortable surroundings.”http://www.viewoxford.co.uk/ pubsandbars/oxford-arms-info-42269.html

I love it here, the people are lovely the foods great and its just got a really friendly and warm feel to it :)” http://www.viewoxford.co.uk/pubsandbars/oxfordarmsuserreview-2269.html

The Oxford Times

“… I signed off my laudatory Oxford Times article by saying: “I am just going to have to go back – soon.” But stupidly I didn’t, and it was not until two weeks ago that I stepped once more into this wonderfully ‘pubby’ place… Our meal certainly showed this good name to be justified. Both the quality of the ingredients and the way these had been handled in the preparation of dishes made it obvious that here was a place where people cared about good food, and their customers’ enjoyment of it…” by Chris Gray. The Oxford Times

 http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/leisure/1883558.The_Oxford_Arms_Kirtlington/

The Oxfordshire Limited Edition

“…there was nothing to distinguish The Oxford Arms from any other gastro pub – until the food arrived. To cut a long story short it was the most memorable meal I’ve had for a long time – a feeling reflected around the table. ‘The best roast in memory’, ‘the best fishcakes’ and ‘the best Sunday lunch’ were just a few of the compliments bandied about…” by Katherine MacAlister. “The Oxfordshire Limited Edition73”. http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/food/691292. Two_for_one/

The Oxford Times

My kind of “eating house”… It truly is first-class… I began with “pie of the day’ – a delicious blend of caramelised onions, leeks and goat’s cheese in a rich, greasy pastry. Also on the menu is hand-raised pork pie with chutney (I got some of that too). I’m sure it’s a corker… You know, I’m just going to have to go back – soon.” by Christopher Gray. “The Oxford Times”. Oxford Times_October2004.docx

The Oxfordshire Limited Edition

Much more than a pub… My lamb was delicious – cooked “medium-rare”, just as I requested, and perfectly complemented by the roasted peppers and new potatoes… I never really meant to have pudding, but when the landlord casually mentioned that the dessert of the day was summer pudding, I couldn’t resist…” by Sarah Meyrick. “The Oxfordshire Life”. OxfordshireLife_July2004.docx

beerintheevening.com

My last visit was on Rememberance Sunday, which proved a very busy day for The Oxford Arms; service was consequently a trifle slow (but not unforgivably so). The food however was of the usual high standard at this excellent country pub. Several well-kept ales were available. Worth a journey.” by DrBunsen,.

Great pub – nice atmosphere, guest beers, really good food including some fish specials.” bydoccox.

http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/15/15323/Oxford_Arms/Kirtlington

Qype

The Oxford Arms is one of our Bicester office’s top 5 places to eat. It is a lovely 19th-century English pub and eating house with a wood-burning stove and excellent gastropub-style food.”

http://www.qype.co.uk/place/1227155-best-pub-The-Oxford-Arms-Kirtlington-Oxfordshire

buygb.co.uk

The Oxford Arms is the epitome of the country gastro pub. Warm welcome, warm atmosphere, golden pine tables and log fires. Short menu that changes with the seasons. Several starters that can be ordered as a main. An English menu with European influences.”

http://www.buygb.co.uk/Oxfordshire/Kirtlington/The_Oxford_Arms/

eatoutlocally.com

There are certain types of “locals” that you only get to have in your village if you are very lucky indeed. “The Oxford Arms” is exactly that sort of village pub, with an enthusiastic following of regulars and many from further afield seeking it out in Kirtlington. Billed as a “19th century English Pub and Eating House” the traditional stone inn boasts a very stylish and comfortable interior and very friendly staff. The food is as comforting as the surroundings, with dishes such as potted shrimps with toast, venison burgers and 28 day aged sirloin steak with hand cut chips and green peppercorn sauce on offer. The pub also serves some respected ales and has a very good wine list making it a lovely place to while away a few indulgent hours.” Review added by ROUND & ABOUT MAGAZINEeditor@roundandabout.co.uk.http://eatoutlocally.com/listing.php?id=2426

Love British Food

This is the epitome of the country gastro pub. Warm welcome, warm atmosphere, golden pine tables and log fires. Short menu that changes with the seasons. Several starters that can be ordered as a main. An English menu with European influences.”http://lovebritishfood.co.uk/index.phpoption=com_directory&listing=The%20Oxford%20Arms&page=viewListing&lid=356&Itemid=225

Twitter reviews….

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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)

Sunday
Lunch (12 noon to 3 pm)
Last order for food at 2 pm; last order for drinks at 2:30 pm

Dinner closed

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

NB! We are closed on Wednesdays starting from the 13th of September 2017

About

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.

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.

Contact

The Oxford Arms
Troy Lane
Kirtlington
OX5 3HA
Oxfordshire
UK

Phone : +44(0)1869 350208

Email : enquiries@oxford-arms.co.uk

Web : www.oxford-arms.co.uk

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