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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.

July Menu

Saturday, 21 July 2018


Chilled watermelon gazpacho with toasted ciabatta 6.50

Globe artichoke with chilli and pepper butter 6

Isle of Wight Heirloom tomatoes, Buffalo mozzarella and basil 7.50

Deep fried courgette flower stuffed with goats’ cheese and wild flowers honey 6

Natural smoked haddock and leek tart with kitchen garden mixed leaves 8

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

Posh Pâté with toast and homemade chutney 7.50

Kelmscott applewood-smoked ham, sun-kissed tomatoes and garlic ciabatta 8


Belgian endive & walnut salad with Roquefort 7 / 13 (starter or main)

Plate of smoked salmon with granary bread, home-pickled cucumbers and lemon 8 / 15 (starter or main)

Salmon and prawn fishcakes and sweet chilli sauce and mixed leaves 8 / 15 (starter or main)


Valpolicella, gorgonzola and radicchio risotto 15

Wild mushroom tagliatelle 16

Oxford Arms bouillabaisse 19

Cold poached Loch Duart salmon with new potato salad and mixed leaves 17.50

Warm salad of wood pigeon with Ramsey black pudding, Kelmscott bacon and garden berries 16.30

Spicy Cajun lamb burger with triple cooked chips and homemade chutney 15

Loin of Kelmscott pork with chorizo and chick peas 16

28-day aged rib-eye steak with mustard and horseradish butter and triple cooked chips 25


Kitchen garden mixed leaves salad 4

Vegetables of the day 4

New potatoes 3.50

Tomato and onion salad 3.50

Triple cooked chips with Bloody Mary dip 4.50


Warm cherry and almond tart with vanilla ice cream 7

Local strawberries with honeycomb ice cream 6.50

Flourless chocolate and hazelnut torte with pistachio ice cream 7.50

Cognac prunes with vanilla ice cream 7

Bread-and-butter pudding with cream 7

Vanilla ice cream and Pedro Ximenez sherry 8

A selection of award-winning Dorset ice creams and sorbets 3 (1 scoop)

Stilton and Baron Bigod cheese plate with apple and oatcakes 8

Homemade chocolate truffles 3 (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.
  • No children under 12 y.o. please.

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.


Thames Water Works - Our Business Open As Usual: 

From Monday, 9th July a very small part of Oxford Road in Kirtlington will be closed for two weeks due to essential repairs to be done to the village drain by Thames Water.
Troy Lane is open only for residents and the Oxford Arms’ guests who visiting the pub during the time of the works. Use Troy Lane to access The Oxford Arms slowly and carefully.


Opening Hours Update: 

Closed from Monday, 24th September till Thursday, 27th September.

NB! 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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