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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

Bryn Jones Chef Patron




Bryn Jones is an award-winning Chef Patron with more than 30 years of experience.

Before Bryn took over The Oxford Arms dining pub in 2003 he was a Co-founder and Operations Director of The Gourmet Village Inn operating six successful restaurants in London for more than ten years. Later he sold his business to Pizza Express and moved to Oxfordshire.

Soon after he opened The Oxford Arms in Kirtlington he was included in the main entrances of the most prestigious International food guides like The Good Food Guide, Sawday’s , AA Pub Guide, The Good Pub Guide and others.

A lot of very positive food critics reviews in the regional and national papers.

Recently (in June 2019) The Oxford Arms was included into the best 500 UK’s places to eat and drink by Sawday’s Great British Pub Guide. 500 best pubs are just only 1% of the total number of pubs in the UK, therefore, we are very proud to be in this prestigious list.

Bryn’s rules are very simple:

  • We serve good, honest food with a minimum of fuss and a maximum of flavour.
  • We don’t serve anything but soup in soup plate.
  • We do only serve aged Oxfordshire beef.
  • We serve exactly what is been described on our menu: sometimes more but never less.
  • We  do look after you from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave.

Bryn loves what he is doing, otherwise it would be impossible to stay for so long in such challenging but very exciting industry.

You can read his latest interview to The Oxford Wines company here.

Monday - Tuesday
Lunch (12 noon to 1:45 pm)

Dinner (6:30 pm to 8:30 pm)

Thursday - Saturday
Lunch (12 noon to 1:45 pm)

Dinner (6:30 pm to 8:45 pm)

Lunch (12 noon to 1:45 pm)
Dinner closed

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

If you would like to book the Oxford Arms for a group of 20 or more for a private dining on a Wednesday, please give us a call to specify all the details.

NB! Please note that The Oxford Arms is suitable for over 12 y.o. only.

Opening Hours Update:

You are always welcome at the Oxford Arms...

During lockdown we have been welcoming customers old and new through our "Eat Out at Home" service and this will continue for the time being. Many people have enjoyed being able to order from our menu and have said they want us to keep it up - so we are doing just that!

While we want nothing more than to open the doors and have a busy pub once again, we also value the health and safety of our customers and staff. For this reason, we do not plan to reopen this week, but  will keep the situation under review and will let you know when the big day is on the horizon!

In the meantime, we would love to see and speak to you in person (give us a call and try out the take away menu) and also on social media. If you've not been following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram you will need to catch up - we have been on BBC TV and national radio!

Thank you for your phenomenal support!


COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS AT THE OXFORD ARMS: Please read a message from Bryn Jones 


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 and maximum flavour.

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

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