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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

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The big day is on the horizon!

We are now taking bookings for our reopening on Thursday evening, 20 August!

We have made a few changes because of COVID-19 restrictions – please take a few minutes to read carefully our new policy.

At the moment we are taking bookings via phone and email. Online bookings will reopen later. If you would like to book a table, please give us a call on 01869 350208 or write an email:


Location – Just 5 minutes by car from Bicester and Kirtlington Golf Clubs, 10 minutes from Bicester Shopping Village and Blenheim Palace, 8 miles from Oxford and 1 hour from London (M40).

Address: The Oxford Arms, Troy Lane, Kirtlington, OX5 3HA, Oxfordshire, UK
Phone: +44(0)1869 350208
For reservations / enquiries:



Q. How to get to the Oxford Arms for those who are travelling by the canal boat?

A. Pigeon’s Lock No 39
Pigeon’s Bridge No 213
Also known as: Enser’s Mill Lock, Oxford Canal

It takes approximately 8 mins by car / taxi or 20 mins by foot via Mill Ln.

We recommend that you plan your visit to us carefully as canal boat journeys usually take longer than you may expect. We can hold your table not more than 15 minutes.

Here is the route to the Oxford Arms:

Q. Are children allowed in the premises?

A. No.

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

Q. Are dogs are allowed?

A. Yes, we are a dog-friendly pub and dogs on leads are welcome.

To avoid other customers’ complaints we kindly ask that the owners take their barking dogs outside. There is an area where dogs can also enjoy a drink in our garden.

Q. Corkage.

A. We do offer corkage if you’d like to bring in your own wine for which we charge £20.00 for a bottle, £30 for sparkling or dessert wine bottles.

Q. Cakeage.

A. If you would like to bring a cake to the restaurant for a special occasion, which you would like served in place of a dessert we charge £3 per person. We are of course delighted to discuss making a cake for your event and our Chef Patron, Bryn Jones, can give you more information on this when you call.

Q. Your Dietary Requirements.

A. “When eating out, let the person serving you know your dietary requirements, including how severe your food allergy or intolerance is. If you are not sure about a dish or about the information you have provided, don’t risk it! Don’t order the dish or eat at the premises.”

A customer could carry a ‘chef card’ to give to the restaurant staff. This will tell the chef which foods you need to avoid.

You can read the new labelling law document that will be applied from 13 December 2014 and also download chef cards from:

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 Boxing Day.

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

Opening Hours Update:

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we have made a few changes - please take a few minutes to read carefully our new policy.

If you can't find the space you would like on-line, please give us a call on 01869 350208 or write an email:


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

Email :

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