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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*

Wednesday, 1 January, 2020



POP Champagne, Brut, Pommery, NV, France || £12.50 (125 ml)

IL MORGANTE Prosecco Superiore, Extra Dry, Italy || £7.80 (125 ml)


Cream of Jerusalem artichoke soup with white truffle oil

Salad of roasted heritage beetroot and Crown Prince squash with Cerny goat’s curd

Wild mushroom and chestnut tart with mixed leaves

Wye Valley smoked mackerel with homemade pickled heritage beetroot and crème fraiche

Oxford Arms potted shrimps with toast and mixed leaves

Chicken liver and Armagnac parfait with toast and homemade chutney

Kelmscott air-dried ham with marinated grilled fennel


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

Plate of Wye Valley smoked salmon with granary bread, home-pickled cucumbers and lemon (starter or main)

Salmon and prawn fishcakes with sweet chili sauce and mixed leaves (starter or main)


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

Champagne risotto with wild king oyster mushroom

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

Roasted Label Anglais special reserve chicken breast on wild mushroom tagliatelle

Roasted guinea fowl with chestnuts, Kelmscott bacon and Cavolo Nero

English Rosé veal steak with colcannon and Port sauce (@ £8 supplement)


Mixed Leaf Salad*

Vegetables of the Day*

Tomato & Onion Salad*


Flourless chocolate and hazelnut torte with brandy butter cream

Oxford Arms sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice cream

Vanilla ice cream with Pedro Ximenez sherry

Oxford Arms bread-and-butter pudding with cream

A selection of award-winning Dorset ice creams and sorbets

Cheese plate with homemade chutney, oatcakes and apple

Homemade chocolate truffles


Any two courses for £27|| Any three courses for £32

(Minimum spend per person £27)

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


Some additional information 

  • *Menu may be subject to slight changes.
  • A 10% service charge will be added to tables of six or more.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Oxford Arms is suitable for over 12 y.o. only.

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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