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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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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:

We strongly recommend to make reservations.

For parties of 8 guests or more credit card details required while booking. You can read our booking / cancellation policy here



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:

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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