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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

New Year’s Day Lunch

New Year’s Day Lunch Menu

1 January 2018


Cream of Jerusalem artichokes soup with white truffle oil

Grilled Mediterranean vegetable and Cerny goat’s cheese tart with mixed leaves

Posh pâté with toast and homemade chutney

Prawn and crevette classic cocktail

Oxford Arms potted shrimps with toast and mixed leaves

Local game terrine with spiced Kirtlington apple chutney and toasted sourdough

Kelmscott applewood smoked air-dried ham with sun-blushed tomatoes and toasted garlic ciabatta


Belgian Endive & Walnut Salad with Roquefort (starter or main)

Plate of Smoked Salmon with Granary Bread & Lemon & Home-Pickled Cucumbers (starter or main)

Salmon & Prawn Fishcakes with Sweet Chilli Sauce & Mixed Leaves (starter or main)


28day aged roast Oxfordshire rib of beef with duck fat roasted potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and vegetables of the day

Pumpkin and Goats cheese tortellini with crispy sage

Fillet of wild Salcombe sea bass with lemon oil, green beans and new potatoes

Seared Salcombe scallops on black squid ink risotto

Oxford Arms sausage and mash with savoy cabbage and onion gravy


Vegetables of the Day*    Mixed Leaf Salad*     Tomato & Red Onion Salad*

Courses marked with an ‘*’ are available with a £3 surcharge.


Christmas pudding with Brandy butter and marmalade ice cream

Flourless chocolate & hazelnut torte with vanilla ice cream


Vanilla ice cream with homemade plum varenye

Cheese plate with apple and oatcakes

For more desserts options please see our Dessert Menu.


Any two courses for £25 || Any three courses for £29

(Minimum spend per person £25)


*We have gluten free toast available.

**All our food is prepared in a kitchen where nuts, cereals, gluten and other allergens are present. 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.

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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