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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

Wedding and Private Dining

We are pleased to announce that we are available for weddings, corporate events, private parties and external catering.
For any enquiry, please call us on + 44 (0) 1869 350208
or send an e-mail:


Planning a wedding meal can be difficult and stressful. Please leave it to us and your wedding reception will be exceptional!

Our venue can hold up to 60-70 guests in our beautiful garden area in a marquee* (incl. tables, chairs, flooring, flower decoration and etc – to your own specifications –  in a marquee anything is possible) or up to 50 people in total for a buffet option and can seat up to 40 guests inside.
Dancing area could be outside as well under the giant canopies with the heaters or inside.
You may have a prior tasting meal before you make a final decision on the menu.
A XIII-century beautiful village church, St. Mary the Virgin, is situated just 1 minute walk from our restaurant.
Plan your special day without worrying about our lovely changing English weather!
* Additional charge applies for the marquee depending on your requirements and floral decoration.
NEW! We have teamed up with local graphic designer, Anya Design, who can provide bespoke Wedding Stationery for your big day! Anya creates tailored designs for all your Stationery needs: invites, save the date, RSVP, menus and seating plan. See her latest work  

Private  / Corporate Dining

We are happy to provide the very best in catering services for private and corporate clients. We use only the freshest and highest quality ingredients.
Our principal dining area can seat 24 guests and our second dining area (a big table in the bar area) can seat up to 14 guests. There is also possible to have a buffet-style event with a total number of people up to 50.
In regards to the catering, it is possible for the guests to choose from our a la carte menu on the day or we can create an individual set menu for your event.
We can create menus that will match all budgets.
We are committed to making each meal unique and the best our clients and their guests have ever attended.

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

Email :

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