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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 August: courgette, watercress, carrot, beef, apricot, gooseberry, nectarine, peach, beetroot, lettuce, artichoke, broad bean, spinach, tomato, broccoli, cabbage, celeriac, damson, fennel, fig,  leek, pear, plum, salmon, sweetcorn, swiss chard and tuna.

August Menu* (Sample)

*Available from Thursday, 20th August, 2020


Curried cauliflower soup

Broccoli, caramelised onion and Stilton tart with mixed leaves

Honey roasted figs with Barkham Blue cheese and Kelmscott apple-wood air-dried ham

Broccoli, caramelised onion and Barkham Blue cheese tart with mixed leaves

Oxford Arms potted shrimps with toast and mixed leaves


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

Plate of Scottish smoked salmon with granary bread, home-pickled cucumbers and lemon

(starter or main)


Wild mushroom tagliatelle with aged Parmesan cheese

Thai monkfish curry with fragrant rice and mango chutney (available @£5 surcharge)

St Ives wild sea bass with green beans, new potato and lemon oil

Kelmscott loin of pork with chickpeas, chorizo and tomato

Handmade venison burger with homemade chutney and triple cooked chips

28-day aged rib-eye of Oxfordshire beef with garlic butter and triple cooked chips (available @£7 surcharge)


Mixed leaf salad

Vegetables of the day

New potatoes

Tomato and onion salad

Triple cooked chips with Bloody Mary dip

Side dishes are available with a £3 surcharge.


Warm chocolate and hazelnut flourless torte with marmalade ice cream

Kirtlington gooseberry crème brûlée

Oxford Arms bread-and-butter pudding with cream

A selection of award-winning Dorset ice creams and sorbets (for 1-2 scoops)

Cheese plate with homemade chutney, oatcakes and apple

Homemade chocolate truffles


One course is £20 || Any two courses for £23 || Any three courses for £26

(Minimum spend per person £20.00).


  • We have made a few changes because of COVID-19 restrictions – please take a few minutes to read carefully our new policy.
  • We use herbs, fruits, vegetables, salads from our organic Kitchen Garden and local  Oxfordshire and UK produce:
  • 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.
  • Please note that this menu is a guide only and is subject to substitution or change dependant on availability of produce.
  • A 10% service charge will be added to tables of six or more.
  • The Oxford Arms is suitable for over 12 y.o. only.



While we have missed seeing you all in our dining pub, we will also still be running our “EAT OUT AT HOME by Bryn Jones” service for those who are unable to eat out and for those who found that they enjoyed letting us doing the cooking.

However, the time-slots will slightly be reduced, namely: Friday and Saturday evenings will be starting from 6 pm until 8 pm. Sunday lunch will stay as it is.

Full information including EAT OUT AT HOME weekly changing menu is here.


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 1:45 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 1:45 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:

The big day is on the horizon!

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

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

Online bookings preferred but if you cannot book online, please give us a call on 01869 350208 or write an email: and we’ll do our best to help.


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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