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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

Booking / Cancellation Policy


The Oxford Arms Booking / Cancellation Policy


By making a reservation at The Oxford Arms you agree to our reservation and cancellation policy.



For 8 or more guests we would like you to make booking as early as possible but not later than at least one week in advance which will allow us to prepare for your schedule deliveries with top quality service. We will require credit card details while booking.

A deposit of £10 per person is required for parties of 12 or more guests when you book, until then it’s going to be a provisional booking. The deposit is deductible from the final bill but not refundable and it could be paid over the phone.

Please make sure you have your credit card ready when booking.



We apologise that cancellation charges have become necessary, unfortunately our experience dictates this precaution. The Oxford Arms is a husband and wife run dining pub with a limited number of covers available and our continued success relies on reservations being honoured by our guests or sufficient notice being given of any changes.

A cancellation fee of £30.00 per person will be made to your credit / debit card, in the event of less than 48 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.


Some additional information 

  • If someone from your party has special dietary requirements, please let us know and we’ll adapt the menu for them.
  • For tables of six or more guests a 10% service charge will be added to your final bill.
  • We kindly expect no individual payments, maximum 3 payment cards per table.
  • The Oxford Arms is suitable for over 12 y.o. only, unless you rent the whole venue.
  • Corkage: we do offer corkage if you’d like to bring in your own wine for which we charge £20 for a bottle, £30 for sparkling or dessert wine bottles.
  • Cakeage: 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.

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:

Due to the announcement made by the Government on Friday, 20th March, we, along with every other Pub and Restaurant in the country, have temporarily closed until further notice. Thank you for your messages of support and we hope to see you soon when we re-open.


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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