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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

Christmas Day Lunch

Wednesday, 25 December 2019




Amuse Bouche


Cream of Jerusalem artichoke soup with white truffle oil

Wild mushroom, spinach and chestnut tart with mixed leaves

Plate of Cotswold Gin and beetroot cured organic salmon and Wye Valley smoked salmon with homemade pickled cucumbers

Salcombe crab, crevette and prawn cocktail

Loire Valley foie gras*, chicken liver and Armagnac parfait, fig chutney and toasted brioche


Oxfordshire roast turkey with goose fat roast potatoes, chestnut and onion stuffing, brussels sprouts and bacon rolls

Wild mushroom tagliatelle with fresh black truffle

Fillet of wild Salcombe sea bass on Champagne risotto

Oxfordshire fillet steak with green peppercorn sauce and string chips


Christmas pudding with Brandy butter and marmalade ice cream

Honey mille feuille with honeycomb ice cream

Warm flourless chocolate and hazelnut torte with vanilla ice cream

A Selection of award-winning Dorset organic ice creams and sorbets

Cheese plate with grapes, apple and oatcakes


A selection of coffee and tea, petit fours and famous Sally Dunseath’s mince pies


Price per person: £85.00

10% service charge will be added to your final bill


Some additional information 

  • If someone from your party has special dietary requirements, please let us know and we’ll adapt the menu for them
  • We kindly accept no individual payments, maximum 3 payment cards per table


Booking / Cancellation Policy for Christmas Day Lunch:

Please note that a £25 deductible from the final bill but not refundable deposit per person will be required when booking to secure your date, time and table. To process your booking we will need your credit  / debit card details.

A cancellation fee of £50.00 per person will be made to your credit / debit card, in the event of less than 30 days notice given of any cancellation, reduction of number of guests or amendments.

A cancellation fee of £85.00 per person will be made to your credit / debit card, in the event of less than 14 days notice given of any cancellation, reduction of number of guests or amendments.

However, if we are able to resell your table to a group of the same size we will be happy to waive the charge.

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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