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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 September: fig, beef, radicchio, guinea fowl, beetroot, celeriac, pork, tomato, cavolo nero, sweet corn, fennel, lamb, crab, courgette, pear, elderberries and grouse.

September Menu

Saturday, 22 September


Cream of celeriac and Stilton soup 6

Isle of Wight Heirloom tomatoes and Buffalo mozzarella 7.50

Smoked chicken and Oxford organic sweet corn tart with mixed leaves 8

Oxford Arms potted shrimps with toast and mixed leaves 8

Posh Pâté with toast and homemade chutney 7.50

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


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

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


Risotto of heritage beetroot with Cerny Ash goats cheese 15

Salcombe crab and chilli linguine 16

Fillet of wild Salcombe sea bass with new potatoes, green beans and lemon oil 18.50

Roast breast of guinea fowl with Kelmscott bacon, chestnuts, cavolo nero and new potato 16

Loin of Kelmscott pork with chorizo and chickpeas 16

Longhorn cottage pie with savoy cabbage 16 (cooking time is 20 mins)

Handmade venison burger with chutney, triple cooked chips and mixed leaves 15

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


Mixed leaves salad 4

Vegetables of the day 4

Tomato and onion salad 3.50

New potatoes 3.50

Triple cooked chips with Bloody Mary dip 4.50


Flourless chocolate and hazelnut torte with pistachio ice cream 7.50

Warm Aylesbury plum and almond tart with vanilla ice cream 7

Oxford Arms bread-and-butter pudding with cream 7

Cognac prunes with vanilla ice cream 7

Vanilla ice cream and Pedro Ximenez sherry 8

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

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.

Opening Hours Update: 

Closed from Sunday, 23rd September till Thursday, 27th September.

Closed from Monday, 3rd December till Friday, 7th December lunch time. We'll reopen for dinner on Friday, 7th December.

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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