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Bowyer Arms

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Foxborough Road | Radley, Oxford OX14 3AE, England
+44 1235 523452
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a great experience! 8 adults and three children out for my dads 89th birthday. Chose the pub as reasonable prices and good menu choices to suit all. The first meals came out before half of us had ordered, the last two came out when everyone else had finished! Some were barely warm, my dad couldn't cut his beef let... More 

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Thank Lynda G
Oxford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to pop in for a lunch on Saturday (17th) December and was initially really impressed with the pub, the decor was nice, it was lovely and warm on what was a cold miserable day and the girl behind the bar was very friendly but then we made the mistake of ordering some food, Luckily I wasn't overally hungry... More 

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Thank AdrenalinJunkie22
Telford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By chance I was back at the Bowyer Arms with a group of friends who had chosen it for a Sunday get together. Despite having been disappointed the previous time, and due to the response I had received below, I thought that must have been a one-off and so I was still looking forward to it (I do like a... More 

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Thank Mark R
Telford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Booked for a sunday lunch with family. Oh dear. Only 1 out of the 6 had a meal which didn't warrant any complaint or returning to the kitchen. Scampi & chips - COLD peas. Chicken, fries & 'mixed' salad = a dozen green leaves taken out of a bag and dumped on the plate - no mixed salad. Roast dinners... More 

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Thank Mark R
BowyerArms, General Manager at Bowyer Arms, responded to this review

Hello Mark Thank you very much for taking the time out to leave this review; I'm sorry that your experience wasn't what you had hoped for and that you and your family were so disappointed. It certainly sounds like there were a series of issues that were not resolved to your satisfaction (although thank you for being so positive about... More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I had to venture further out, whilst my regular haunt was under refurbishment! Another pub in the Greene King chain, the Boyers Arms is clean and the service was good, with happy and attentive staff. Seems to offer a slightly more posh menu than a regular Meet & Eat pub at a slightly higher price.

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Thank Paul Y
Valencia, Spain
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77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Some decent beers, some decent staff, some decent food. The place in general is very money motivated, and the management won't necessarily sell you the best consumer deal available. Don't expect too much.

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Thank SeasonedLuncher
BowyerArms, Manager at Bowyer Arms, responded to this review

Hello SeasonedLuncher Thanks for taking the time to submit a review. I'm sorry you feel there is a lack of communication to our customers about the best deals available; with that in mind, I've added photos of our menu to our TripAdvisor profile (our menu contains details of all current food offers available). If you were referring to anything else,... More 

Oxfordshire
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This is a really nice traditional pub. The dining area is nicely furnished and there is a lovely garden where you can eat or your children can play. The food is very good and reasonably priced. The desserts are delicious, I had the millionaires chocolate brownie and it was so good! The staff are very friendly and our waitress Louise... More 

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Thank lionlady69
slough
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92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Tasty quick meal good value and pleasant staff. The roads around the pub were mostly closed and we got lost but found this pub which was quite fortuitous.

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Thank happejo
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times and never had a bad meal. Good honest food, helpful staff always have a smile on there faces. Proper village pub and they also pour a great pint of Guinness

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Thank Andrew K
Oxford, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Another great satisfactory night out dining here, great choice of food, and extra puddings am afraid that were appealing but to full up to try. Service and all bar staff friendly and helpful, have been coming here since the 90's when I used to play pool and always looked forward to a trip here, have always found the locals friendly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Foxborough Road | Radley, Oxford OX14 3AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1235 523452
Description
The Bowyer Arms is an attractive pub found in the village of Radley in the historic county of Oxfordshire. We serve delicious food from our Flame Grill menu and a great range of hot drinks, real ales and wines.

Whether you're visiting to relax in our large beer garden, dine with the family or to enjoy a game of pool in our sports area, Andrew and his team look forward to welcoming you.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?