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The Victoria Arms

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Mill Lane | Old Marston, Oxford OX3 0PZ, England
+44 1865 241382
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I had not been to the Vicky Arms for several years despite living locally, we heard new management were is so thought we would give it ago again. First went on a Friday night for a few beers and have a lovely warm welcome from the landlady. Interesting choice of beers and not over priced, we checked... More 

Thank Andy B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hi. We visited on 7th Feb at lunchtime and it was very busy due to a funeral wake. We had to wait a little while but it was well worth it. We found the gluten free menu priori to our visit as my wife is coeliac and she was delighted to have a totally gluten free menu with plenty of... More 

Thank Patrick H
Oxford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely table by a window, the pub heaving (I think a funeral ),excellent attention at the bar, in fact straight away. food excellent ,I had a small plate ham,egg & chips, partner terrine &cheese, she loved it. all in all very pleasurable

Thank alanwilliams200
Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Opportunity to provide a rest break from a stay in the Radcliffe infirmary resulted in a brief visit here, Victoria took the booking , chris provided a superb 'front of house' service, politeness and kind service personified, food was good , in a pleasant pub. The pub was so flexible in helping my partner and I being able to move... More 

Thank KeithH1958
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I organised a party there and couldn't fault the service I had before from Ruthie, and on the evening from the staff serving us. They accommodated extra numbers, dietary requirements, served food promptly (which was excellent) and nothing was too much trouble. Lovely atmosphere and decor in the function room. Couldn't fault it and we all had a very enjoyable... More 

Thank helenbR8426NM
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice spot for a lazy Sunday lunch after a long walk on a rainy Oxford day. Sat next to the fireplace which was a bonus. Burgers that we had were good, salad looked a bit sad though. Good selection of beers. Overall good service and value. Will visit again.

Thank Stoj1k
Oxford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attractive looking pub, beautiful location, food very overpriced and not particularly decent sized portions. We had the ploughmans costing £12.50 which had a bread roll, 2 small pieces of cheese, 2 pieces of very tough and not very pleasant tasting pieces of meat, a very very tiny amount of leaves and 2 thin slices of beetroot. Way too much for... More 

Thank Shirryg
Barton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ruthie and her team gave us a warm welcome, service was attentive and we enjoyed the Pie of the Day and Wiltshire Gammon, sharing a Sticky Toffee Pudding. A pint or two of Wadworth''s 6X certainly did not disappoint. We then took a recommended riverside walk to enjoy the scenery and help our lunch go down! As the board outside... More 

Thank Robin N
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Not many people in so service quicker than usual. Several menu items unavailable which was disappointing, especially to be told AFTER ordering. One of the starters was incomplete so had to chase staff for the remainder. Food was very good though. Two of our party went flying when exiting the pub because of black ice between the front door and... More 

1 Thank banditcoat
Oxford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Had a pre Christmas dinner for 7 of us - really meagre portions and completely uncooked vegetables - they brought us more but after we'd finished rest of meal. No apologies.

1 Thank Stephen M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mill Lane | Old Marston, Oxford OX3 0PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 241382
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?