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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 Eve Dinner

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 Eve Dinner Menu – CANCELLED

Thursday, 31 December, 2020

  • Please note that on New Year’s Eve we are closing at 10 pm according the recent COVID-19 regulations.



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

Roasted heritage beetroot and Crown Prince squash salad with Cerny goat’s curd

Wild mushroom and chestnut tart with mixed leaves

Wye Valley smoked mackerel with pickled heritage beetroot and crème fraiche

Oxford Arms potted shrimps with toast and mixed leaves

Kelmscott air-dried ham with marinated grilled fennel

Pan-fried Loire valley foie gras with toasted brioche and fig chutney (available @ £4 surcharge)


Belgian endive and 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 chilli sauce and mixed leaves  (starter or main)


Champagne risotto with wild king oyster mushroom

St Ives wild sea bass with green beans, new potato and lemon oil

Seared Shetland scallops on garden spinach and lentils curry

Roasted Label Anglais special reserve chicken breast on wild mushroom tagliatelle

Roasted guinea fowl breast with chestnuts, new potato, Kelmscott bacon and Cavolo Nero

Longhorn beef cheese burger with sweet and chilli mango salsa and string chips

Oxfordshire fillet steak with green peppercorn sauce and string chips (available @ £8 surcharge)


Mixed leaves salad

Vegetables of the day

Tomato and onion salad

New potatoes

Triple cooked chips with Bloody Mary dip


Warm flourless chocolate and hazelnut torte with marmalade ice cream

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

Vanilla ice cream Pedro Ximenez sherry

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 £30 or any three courses for £35.

(Minimum spend per person is £30.00)


Some additional information 

  • *Menu is subject to slight changes.
  • A valid credit card details is required to secure your booking.
  • Please note that on New Year’s Eve we are closing at 10 pm. The last order for food at 8:30 pm and for drinks at 9:30 pm.
  • A 10% service charge will be added to the final bill.
  • If someone from your party has special dietary requirements, please let us know and we’ll adapt the menu for them.
  • Please read our new policy made in accordance with COVID-19 regulations.


Booking / Cancellation Policy for New Year’s Eve Dinner:

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 23rd 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.

Opening Hours Update:

We'll be closed from Monday, the 3rd of January till Thursday, the 13th of January. We'll re-open from Friday lunch, the 14th of January.


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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