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The Victoria Arms

$$ - $$$, British,
Mill Lane | Old Marston, OX3 0PZ, England
+44 1865 241382
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible17%
Travellers talk about
“the river” (116 reviews)
“fantastic pub” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mill Lane | Old Marston, OX3 0PZ, England
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1 - 10 of 439 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped off here for a drink and sandwhich at lunchtime today. Lovely pub and setting by the river. We all had baguettes as that was all that was on offer, even though it said on the menu ask for their selection of breads! The...More

Thank lisamortimer72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There can be nowhere finer on a summer afternoon, than on the banks of the River Cherwell. The food here is pricy for what it is, maybe because of the location. Reasonable service and good enough pub grub

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met our son, daughter in law and granddaughters here for an afternoon get-together. It was a very hot day and the place was bursting at the seams. We had booked a table inside, luckily as there were no empty tables with umbrellas outside and...More

Thank lesley870
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want a relaxing drink, it's hard to beat this place. An extensive selection of Wadsworth beer and a garden right on the river that's big enough that you can forget you're still in the city. This was my first time trying the food...More

1  Thank tripleplay97
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a lovely warm spring evening In the garden overlooking the river. Order the marinated olives starter at £4.75, but was very disappointed. It came in a very small bowl with 6 pieces of feta, 6 large olives and the rest of the bowl was...More

Thank OxfordTim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful summery Friday evening spent by the river with my mum, reminiscing and watching the sunset with a bottle of rosé! Staff were lovely and vegetarian platter and sweet potato fries were yummy! Thank you!

Thank hm_oc13
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Be wary of the so called salads. An expanse of green lettuce and very little else. Sorry but not worth the money.

Thank Freya2012
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Weekend lunch. Made welcome as usual (one of our local pubs) by Ruthie who runs this busy place which has a very traditional hostelry atmosphere with log fires and modern touches. Ambitious, wide menu reflecting skills of the head chef. Huge selection of wines (indeed...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Very warm welcome from people working there. Especially a young guy from Lithuania called Alvis (apologies if I have not written it correctly) ! Amazing behaviour!! Will definitely go back because of really nice people working there. Environment was also nice.

1  Thank Kate7316
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Warm welcome and great attention. Lively landlady who is very keen to give good service Staff are very friendly and helpful Food was good

Thank Annie J
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Timothy F
5 June 2017|
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Response from VictoriaArmsOxford | Property representative |
Dear Timothy, Thank you for responding to my query... I wish that you would have given me the opportunity to talk to you before writing your review on trip advisor though, first and foremost let me apologise, this IS NOT... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mill Lane | Old Marston, OX3 0PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 241382
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Guests, you will find us on the bank of the river cherwell we are the first & only pub on the direct punting route. We have a large beautiful riverside beer garden & so on sunny days we can get extremely busy & can have up to an hours wait on food, so on these occasions please bare with us, as all our food is fresh & prepared to order, sit back enjoy the view & a pint of our Wadworth ale. We do have an outside kitchen open on sunny days if you are in a rush or if you would prefer we do offer buffets. Pre-orders can be taken to speed your order up, please call to arrange.
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