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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:


*Available from Sunday, 23 August, 2020


Watermelon gazpacho

Oxford organic corn-on-the-cob with Nduja sausage

Isle of Wight Heirloom tomatoes, Buffalo mozzarella and basil

Oxford Arms potted shrimps with toast and kitchen garden mixed leaves

Natural smoked haddock and leek tart with kitchen garden mixed leaves

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


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

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

Salmon and prawn fishcakes and sweet chilli sauce and mixed leaves (starter or main)


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

Garden spinach and Ricotta handmade tortellini

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

Cornish lobster, prawn and cherry tomato linguine (available @£3 surcharge)

Loin of Kelmscott pork with chorizo and chickpeas


Mixed leaf salad

Vegetables of the day

New potatoes

Tomato and onion salad

Side dishes are available with a £3 surcharge.


Flourless chocolate and hazelnut torte with milk ice cream

Kitchen Garden rhubarb crème brûlée

Oxford Arms bread-and-butter pudding with cream

A selection of award-winning Dorset ice creams and sorbets

Cheese plate with homemade chutney, oatcakes and apple

Homemade chocolate truffles


Any two courses for £27.00 or any three courses for £32.00

(Minimum spend per person £27)


  • 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 dependant on availability of produce.
  • A 10% service charge will be added to tables of six or more.
  • The Oxford Arms is suitable for over 12 y.o. only.

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.


28-day aged roast rib of Oxfordshire beef with gravy, duck fat roasted potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and vegetables of the day £19.00 (Just choose how would you prefer your roast to be cooked.)

Roast loin of Kelmscott pork with duck fat roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables, crackling and apple sauce £17.00

Cornish lobster, prawn and cherry tomato linguine £22.00

Cold poached organic Loch Duart salmon with kitchen garden mixed leaves and new potato salad £17.00

Whole St Ives lobster with mixed leaf salad, mayonnaise and string chips or new potato salad £48.00 (orders to be placed by 6pm Wednesday

Oxford Arms baked vanilla cheesecake £6.00

Chocolate and Grand Marnier mousse with berries £6.00


This menu is pre-order only. Orders need to be preferably placed by 6 pm Thursday because of the fresh ingredients have to be ordered and prepared. Ordering later we cannot guarantee full selection from the menu.

Available for collection only between 12 noon and 2 pm on Sunday.

You do not need to bring your own containers because we shall pack everything into special compostable and eco-friendly takeaway boxes. You can bring your own carrier bags.

We try to minimise any contact and therefore, please read carefully the below instructions.

Payment: We are kindly asking you to make pre-payment over the phone when ordering or you can bring cash with you on the day of collection. If cash, then exact money would be preferred.

Collection: Collection will be at time slots from the back gate in a car park. There will be a table for collection placed to keep a social distance and where you can pay by cash if you were not able to pay earlier.

To place your order please call us on 01869 350208 or email:

We were very busy again last week – to avoid disappointment please order as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you all soon even from a social distance.

Menu may change every week. Sign up for our newsletter or social media for regular updates:

FACEBOOK: Bryn Jones @oxford.arms.kirtlington

INSTAGRAM: @bryn_jones_chef


NB! Please note that new menus will be sent out at 9 am on Wednesdays. Orders including Sunday Roast to be preferably placed by 6 pm Thursdays.


Of course, during the current Coronavirus situation we are well on top of taking all the necessary precautions to help keep our customers safe whether they eat with us or at home


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 1:45 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 1:45 pm)

Closed Monday - Wednesday all day, Thursday lunch, Sunday evenings, bank holiday evenings, Christmas Day evening and Boxing Day.

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

Opening Hours Update:

The big day is on the horizon!

We are now taking bookings for our reopening on Thursday, 20 August!

We have made a few changes because of COVID-19 restrictions - please take a few minutes to read carefully our new policy.

Online bookings preferred but if you cannot book online, please give us a call on 01869 350208 or write an email: and we’ll do our best to help.


COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS AT THE OXFORD ARMS: Please read a message from Bryn Jones 


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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