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Magdalen Arms

€€ - €€€, European, British
243 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1SJ, England
+44 1865 243159
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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243 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1SJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We live in Oxford and somehow we had managed to miss having a visit to this well known, good reputation pub/gastropub. We're one the other side of Oxford, a feeble excuse. This time friends suggested it, and booked a table in the restaurant area which...More

Thank Alison R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a voucher for £100 and booked for lunch. Absolutely delicious food, great service and we still have £30 left to go again. The main dish was awesome and dessert divine what more can I say.

Thank Kathleen J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the end of our evening we stopped off here for a nightcap. Staff very good and friendly. Didn't eat but looked good with plenty of people enjoying sharing platters which were good value.

Thank Patricia O
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere, nice service, good food. The concept of having to choose a meal to share between 2, 3, 4 or more people might not usually work for us but luckily it did with the group we were eating with that night. If we lived...More

Thank Babette O
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

If I lived in Oxford, l’d be here all the time! When we 1st walked in, it just looked like a large pub (with sausage rolls and brownies on the bar), but then you go through to the restaurant area. We were seated quickly, the...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 6 August 2018

A lively gastropub serving reasonably priced food that had obviously been prepared with skill and care. Having had a substantial lunch elsewhere, madame and I elected to just have a couple of starters. The mackerel we chose had been butterflied and filleted in expert fashion...More

Thank le-pecheur-Villepot
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We visited here on a Sunday lunchtime, four adults and a year old baby. We had booked in (probably a good idea) and from the moment we arrived, nothing was too much trouble for the friendly and helpful staff. Because it looked so good, we...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Overall a nice pub with some really decent food. We had a table and ordered meals - tasty and well made, hearty food. The bar staff were however really dismissive and borderline hostile, which is strange. Overall I would go again, maybe on a different...More

Thank welshjon1
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

As we stayed in an hotel just two blocks away we decided to try this place in stead of walking into town - a desition we were lucky to make. This is a very nice pub with good food. I had their whole artichoke with...More

Thank EllenChr
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Three of us went here on the off chance for an evening meal. There is a limited, but changing and challenging menu, but the food was excellent, and the service was very good. We sat outside in the dining area at the back of the...More

Thank Andrew S
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Response from OxonianTraveler | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have this from what I remember seeing.
18 December 2017|
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Response from Iromi P | Reviewed this property |
I did not see a wheelchair ramp.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 243 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1SJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 243159
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