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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

Due to the announcement made by the Government on Wednesday, the 23rd of December, we, along with every other Pub and Restaurant in the country, who are in Tier 4, will be closed until further notice.

Good news that we’ll be offering our EAT OUT AT HOME by Bryn Jones for Boxing Day, Sunday lunch, 27th December, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day lunch (menus for New Year’s Eve and Day are coming on Monday, 28th December).


New Year’s Day Lunch Menu – CANCELLED.

Friday, 1 January, 2021



POP Champagne, Brut, Pommery, NV, France || £13.50 (175 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 Scottish smoked salmon with granary bread, home-pickled cucumbers and lemon (starter or main)


Roast rib of Black Angus 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 guinea fowl with chestnuts, Kelmscott bacon and Cavolo Nero


Mixed leaf salad

Vegetables of the day

Tomato and onion Salad


Warm flourless clementine cake with marmalade ice 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


Three courses  are for £35


Some additional information 

  • *Menu may be subject to slight changes.
  • A 10% service charge will be added to the final bill.
  • Price does not include any alcoholic, hot or cold drinks.
  • Please read our new policy made in accordance with COVID-19 regulations.
  • 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.
  • The Oxford Arms is suitable for over 12 y.o. only.
  • 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.
  • Please note that this menu is a guide only and is subject to substitution or change dependant on availability of produce.

Booking / Cancellation Policy for New Year’s Day Lunch:

A valid credit card is required when booking to guarantee your reservation with us.  A £15 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 £25.00 per person will be made to your credit / debit card, in the event of less than 1 week notice (after the 24th of December) given of any cancellation, reduction of number of guests or amendments.

A cancellation fee of £35.00 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.

Thursday - 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, Sunday evenings, bank holiday evenings, Christmas Day evening and New Year's Day evening.

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


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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