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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

Sunday Lunch 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:

15 July 2018


Chilled watermelon gazpacho with toasted ciabatta

Globe artichoke with chilli pepper butter

Isle of Wight Heirloom tomatoes, burrata and basil

Natural smoked haddock and leek tart with kitchen garden mixed leaves

Oxford Arms potted shrimps with toast and kitchen garden mixed leaves

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


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

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


28-day aged roast Oxfordshire rib of beef with duck fat roasted potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and vegetables of the day

Saffron, broad bean and pea risotto

Wild Salcombe sea bass with new potatoes, green beans and lemon oil

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

Warm salad of wood pigeon with Ramsey black pudding, Kelmscott bacon and blueberries

Loin of Kelmscott pork with chorizo and chickpeas


Mixed Leaf Salad* 

Vegetables of the Day*

Tomato and Onion Salad* 

New potatoes*

Courses marked with ‘*‘ are available at £3 surcharge


Warm gooseberry* and almond tart with vanilla ice cream 7

(*gooseberries provided by Mrs T. from Kirtlington)

Local strawberries with honeycomb ice cream

Cognac prunes with vanilla ice cream

Bread-and-butter pudding with vanilla ice cream

Vanilla ice cream and Pedro Ximenez sherry

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

Cheese plate (Baron Bigod and Blue Perl Las) with apple and oatcakes

Homemade chocolate truffles (4)


Any 2 courses for £25 or any 3 courses for £29

(Sunday lunch minimum spend £25 per person)


  • 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.
  • 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.


Thames Water Works - Our Business Open As Usual: 

From Monday, 9th July a very small part of Oxford Road in Kirtlington will be closed for two weeks due to essential repairs to be done to the village drain by Thames Water.
Troy Lane is open only for residents and the Oxford Arms’ guests who visiting the pub during the time of the works. Use Troy Lane to access The Oxford Arms slowly and carefully.


Opening Hours Update: 

Closed from Monday, 24th September till Thursday, 27th September.

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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