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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 April: cauliflower, asparagus, celeriac, chicken, beef, wild garlic, spring lamb,  spinach, chicory, spring greens, watercress, rhubarb and leek.


April Menu (SAMPLE)


Aperitif: Kingston Black Apple Aperitif, 18% abv, Somerset, UK || £5.20 (50 ml) || £10.40 (100 ml) 



Cream of watercress soup

Wye Valley new season asparagus with butter and aged Parmesan

Scottish langoustines with mayonnaise (available @£2 extra)

Natural smoked haddock and leek tart* with mixed leaves

*This recipe by Chef Patron Bryn Jones was featured in The Oxfordshire Cook Book, which is available at the bar @ £9.99.

Chicken liver parfait with Armagnac and toasted brioche

Grilled marinated fennel and Kelmscott apple-wood smoked ham



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)



Handmade fresh pasta with cherry tomato sauce, basil and Burrata cheese

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

Monkfish and king prawn Madras curry with rice and mango chutney

Breast of Lable Anglais Special Reserve chicken with wild garlic and pappardelle

Handmade venison burger with triple cooked chips and homemade chutney

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

28-day Oxfordshire rib-eye steak with garlic butter and triple cooked chips (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.



Our Kitchen Garden rhubarb vanilla creme brulee

Warm flourless chocolate and hazelnut torte with vanilla ice cream

Oxford Arms bread-and-butter pudding with cream

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

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

Homemade chocolate truffles (4 truffles)


One course is £20 || Any two courses for £25 || Any three courses for £28

(Minimum spend per person £20.00).


  • 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 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 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, from Thursday, the 15th of October, 2020 we will not serve outside if the temperature is below 13ºC and / or it’s raining. All our tables inside 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.


FACEBOOK: Bryn Jones at The Oxford Arms

INSTAGRAM: Bryn Jones Chef

TWITTER: Chef Bryn Jones

YOUTUBE: Bryn Jones Chef

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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 1:30 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, Thursday lunch, Sunday evenings, bank holiday evenings, Christmas Day evening and New Year's Day evening.

NB! The Oxford Arms is suitable for over people aged 12 and over only.

Opening Hours Update:

We are delighted to announce that we have decided to open from Friday, 16th April for lunches only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until later in May when we can reopen fully.
All depends on it not snowing in April or the government changing their minds. Let's hope the sun will be shining. Our online bookings are open.

Good news that we’ll continue offering our EAT OUT AT HOME by Bryn Jones® Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday lunch.


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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