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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 January: fennel, wild mushroom, scallop, venison, apple, watercress, sea bass, pork, cavolo nero, beetroot, beef, chestnuts, orange, mandarin, lemon, guinea fowl and chicory.


January Menu*

*Menu is subject to slight change.

Thursday, 20 January – Saturday, 22 January



Cream of cauliflower and Stilton soup

Roasted heritage beetroot with watercress, goat’s curd and roasted hazelnuts

Oxford Arms potted shrimps with mixed leaves and granary bread toast (available @ £2 surcharge)

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

Kelmscott air-dried ham with homemade grilled marinated fennel



Belgian endive and walnut salad with Roquefort

Salmon and prawn fishcakes with sweet chilli sauce and mixed leaves

Plate of Scottish smoked salmon with granary bread, home-pickled cucumbers and lemon (available @£2 surcharge for starter / £4  for main course)



Wild mushroom risotto with aged Parmesan

Seared Fowey scallops on lentil and roasted cauliflower curry

Fillet of St Ives wild sea bass with green beans, new potatoes and lemon oil

Roast guinea fowl breast with Kelmscott bacon, chestnuts and Cavolo Nero

Grilled loin of Kelmscott pork with Ramsey black pudding and apple mash

Spicy Cajun lamb burger with triple cooked chips and homemade chutney

Vegan burger with vegan cheese, homemade chutney, tomato, triple cooked chips and mixed leaves

28-day aged Oxfordshire rib-eye steak with triple cooked chips and garlic butter (available @ £8 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 @£3.50 surcharge.



Armagnac prunes with vanilla bean ice cream

Oxford Arms bread-and-butter pudding with cream

Warm flourless clementine and almond cake with mango sorbet by @she.likesbaking

Oxford Arms sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice cream

A selection of award-winning Dorset ice creams and sorbets

Cheese plate with homemade chutney, oatcakes and apple (available @£3 surcharge)

Homemade chocolate truffles 


One course is £22 || Any two courses for £28 || Any three courses for £32

(Minimum spend per person £22.00).


  • Menu is subject to slight change every week.
  • We have made a few changes because of COVID-19 restrictions – please take a few minutes to read carefully our reopening 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 depending on availability of produce.
  • A 10% service charge will be added to tables of four or more.
  • The Oxford Arms is suitable for over 12 y.o. only.
  • Under the UK Health and Safety regulations, we owe our staff a duty of care. We are responsible for ensuring our team are able to work in safe and healthy conditions. Therefore, we will not serve outside if the temperature is below 11ºC and / or it’s raining / or gusty winds. All our tables inside  and outside are socially distanced following the COVID-19 regulations to feel safe during these times. Thanks for your understanding.


EAT OUT AT HOME by Bryn Jones®

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.

The menu is published at 9am every Wednesday on our web-site for ordering and collection on Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday lunches.

Full information including “EAT OUT AT HOME by Bryn Jones” weekly changing menu is here.


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Thursday - Saturday

Lunch 12 noon - 3 pm (food order from 12 noon to 1:30 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 1:30 pm)

Closed Monday - Wednesday all day, Sunday evenings, bank holiday evenings, Christmas Day evening and New Year's Day evening.

NB! The Oxford Arms is suitable for over 12 y.o. only.

Opening Hours Update:

We'll be closed from Monday, the 3rd of January till Thursday, the 13th of January. We'll re-open from Friday lunch, the 14th of January.


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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