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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

Daily menu

85% of the ingredients we use are local produce, a further 12% are from rest of the UK and 3% are from other European countries.


Best in June:  courgette, courgette flower, mackerel, watercress, blueberry, rhubarb, asparagus, aubergine, chicken, globe artichoke, nectarine, broad bean, pea, pak choi, salmon, spinach, strawberry, wild garlic, new potato, spinach and tomato.

June Menu


Cream of Banbury watercress soup 6

Isle of Wight heritage tomatoes, Buffalo mozzarella and basil 8

Scottish langoustines with mayonnaise 10

Wye Valley smoked mackerel with pickled heritage beetroot and crème fraiche 7

Oxford Arms potted shrimps with toast and kitchen garden mixed leaves 8

Posh pate with toast and homemade chutney 7

Kelmscott air-dried ham with sun-kissed tomatoes and garlic ciabatta 7.50


Belgian endive and walnut salad with Roquefort 7/15 (starter or main)

Plate of Wye Valley smoked salmon with granary bread, home-pickled cucumbers and lemon 9 / 17 (starter or main)

Salmon and prawn fishcake with sweet chili sauce and mixed leaves 8/15 (starter or main)


Linguini with cherry tomato sauce and Burrata cheese 15

Saffron, pea and broad bean risotto 16

Antipasti plate 16

Fillet of wild Salcombe sea bass with new potatoes, green beans and lemon oil 19.50

Grilled miso marinated salmon with pak choi and ginger 18

Handmade venison burger with triple cooked chips and chutney 15

Grilled veal kidneys with colcannon with Jameson’s whisky sauce 18.50

Cold rare roast Oxfordshire rib of beef with string chips and kitchen garden mixed leaves 19

28-day Oxfordshire rib-eye steak with mustard butter and triple cooked chips 27


Kitchen garden mixed leaves salad 4

Vegetables of the day 4

Tomato and onion salad 3.50

New potatoes 3.50

Triple cooked chips with Bloody Mary dip 4.50


Tiramisu 6.50

Chocolate and Rum mousse with berries 6.50

Sussex strawberries with honeycomb ice cream 6.50

Oxford Arms bread-and-butter pudding with cream

Cognac prunes with vanilla ice cream

A selection of award-winning Dorset ice creams and sorbets

Cheese plate with homemade chutney, oatcakes and apple

Homemade chocolate truffles (4 truffles)


  • 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.
  • A 10% service charge will be added to tables of six or more.
  • Please note that this menu is a guide only and is subject to substitution or change dependant on availability of produce.
  • The Oxford Arms is suitable for over 12 y.o. only.

Monday - Tuesday
Lunch (12 noon to 2 pm)

Dinner (on Monday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm; on Tuesday 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm)

Thursday - Saturday
Lunch (12 noon to 2 pm)

Dinner (6:30 pm to 8:45 pm)

Lunch (12 noon to 2:30 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.

Opening Hours Update: 

We'll be closed from Monday, 17th June till Friday, 21st June (lunch time) to recharge our batteries. Open from Friday, 21st June (dinner time).

NB! Please note that 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.

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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