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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



Good news! We’ll be open on Easter Sunday for lunch and dinner!

Our Easter Weekend Opening Times:

Friday, 30 March and Saturday, 31 March – normal hours

Easter Sunday
Lunch: 12 pm – 3 pm (the last order for food at 2 pm)
Dinner: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (the last order for food at 8:30 pm and for drinks at 9 pm)

Easter Monday
Lunch: 12 pm – 3 pm (the last order for food at 2 pm)
Dinner: closed


1 April 2018


Cream of Banbury watercress soup 6

Vine tomatoes, grilled vegetables and Buffalo mozzarella 7.50

Natural smoked haddock and leek tart with mixed leaves* 8

(*This recipe by Chef Patron Bryn Jones was featured in The Oxfordshire Cook Book, which is available from the bar at £14.95)

Oxford Arms potted shrimps with toast and mixed leaves 8

Posh Pâté with toast and homemade chutney 7.50

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


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

Salmon and prawn fishcakes and sweet chilli sauce and mixed leaves 8 / 15 (starter or main)


28-day aged roast Oxfordshire rib of beef with goose fat roasted potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and veg of the day 19.50

Saffron, broad bean and pea risotto 14.80

Salcombe whole crab with mayonnaise and mixed leaves 30

Grilled tuna steak on warm caponata 18.50

Local rabbit ragu with pappardelle 16

Hook Norton battered Salcombe haddock with triple cooked chips and Tartare sauce 16.50

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

*Venison sourced from Blenheim Estate


Mixed leaf salad 4

Vegetables of the day 4

Tomato and onion salad 3.50

Triple cooked chips with Bloody Mary dip 4.50


Chocolate and spiced Rum mousse with berries 6.50

Cheese: Blue Per Las and Baron Bigod with apple and oatcakes 8

Please see our Dessert Menu for more options


*We have gluten free toast available.

**All our food is prepared in a kitchen where nuts, cereals, gluten and other allergens are present. 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.

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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