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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

Friday, 25 December 2020

Updates: We are fully booked on that day and operating a waiting list for this event. If you would like to be on the waiting list, please give us a call 01869 350208 or write an email:




Amuse Bouche


Crab bisque finished with Remi Martin XO Cognac

Roasted root vegetables with goats curd and toasted seeds

Plate of Oxford Toad Gin and beetroot cured organic salmon and Scottish smoked salmon with homemade pickled cucumbers

St Ives lobster, crevette and prawn classic cocktail

Smoked Oxfordshire duck breast with watercress and citrus salad


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

Black truffle and wild mushroom tortellini

Fillet of St Ives wild turbot on Champagne risotto

Oxfordshire fillet steak with green peppercorn sauce and string chips


Christmas pudding with Brandy butter and marmalade ice cream

Russian honey gateau with honeycomb ice cream

Warm flourless chocolate and hazelnut torte with salted caramel ice cream

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

Cheese plate with black truffle honey, grapes, apple and oatcakes


A selection of coffee and tea, homemade petit fours and mince pies


Price per person: £100.00

A 10% service charge will be added to your final bill.


Some additional information 

  • *Menu is subject to slight change.
  • The Oxford Arms is suitable for over 12 y.o. only.
  • We have made a few changes because of COVID-19 restrictions – please take a few minutes to read carefully our new policy.
  • Maximum 6 guests from one household including supportive bubble according to the latest government guidelines.
  • We use herbs, fruits, vegetables, salads from our organic Kitchen Garden and local  Oxfordshire and UK produce:
  • 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.


Booking / Cancellation Policy for Christmas Day Lunch:

A valid credit card is required when booking to guarantee your reservation with us.  A £25 deductible from the final bill but not refundable deposit per person will be will be charged in the first week of December.  

A cancellation fee of £65.00 per person will be made to your credit / debit card, in the event of less than 1 week notice (after the 18th of December) given of any cancellation, reduction of number of guests or amendments.

A cancellation fee of £100.00 per person will be made to your credit / debit card, in the event of less than 72 hours 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.

Dinner  6 pm - 10 pm (food order from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm)

Friday - Saturday
Lunch 12 noon - 3 pm (food order from 12 noon to 1:30 pm)

Dinner 6 pm - 10 pm (food order from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm)

Lunch 12 noon - 3 pm (food order from 12 noon to 1:30 pm)

Closed Monday - Wednesday all day, Thursday lunch, Sunday evenings, bank holiday evenings, Christmas Day evening and New Year's Day evening.

NB! The Oxford Arms is suitable for over people aged 12 and over only.

Opening Hours Update:

We are delighted to announce that we have decided to open from Friday, 16th April for lunches only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until later in May when we can reopen fully.
All depends on it not snowing in April or the government changing their minds. Let's hope the sun will be shining. Our online bookings are open.

Good news that we’ll continue offering our EAT OUT AT HOME by Bryn Jones® Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday lunch.


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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