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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: asparagus, courgette flowers, celeriac, chicken, beef, wild garlic, pea, crab, spinach, chicory, basil, strawberry, cherry, lamb, rhubarb and leek.



Thursday, 17th June – Saturday, 19th June



Gazpacho (chilled Spanish soup)

Deep fried courgette flower with goat’s curd and organic flower honey

Isle of Wight heritage tomatoes with basil and Buffalo Mozzarella

Wye Valley smoked mackerel, homemade heritage beetroot and creme fraiche

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



Antipasti plate: Sliced meats, grilled courgette, grilled fennel, roasted red pepper, heirloom tomatoes, basil and Burrata (For two to share as a starter or for one as a main course //Vegetarian option with asparagus and grilled fennel is also available)

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

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



Handmade truffle and Burrata tortelloni with wild mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and basil and aged Parmesan

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

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

Monkfish and King prawn Madras curry with rice and mango chutney

Grilled Barnsley lamb chop with anchovy herb butter, Dauphinoise potato and watercress salad

Handmade venison burger with ciabatta bun, triple cooked chips, homemade chutney and mixed leaves

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

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.



Warm gooseberry* and almond tart with vanilla ice cream

(*Gooseberry provided by Mrs. T from Kirtlington)

Large chocolate and biscuit truffles She Likes Baking

Chocolate and Grand Marnier mousse with berries

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 (available @£3 surcharge)


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 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.


FACEBOOK: Bryn Jones at The Oxford Arms

INSTAGRAM: Bryn Jones Chef

TWITTER: Chef Bryn Jones

YOUTUBE: Bryn Jones Chef

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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.


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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