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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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Showing 361: English reviews
Solihull, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The spread of “Travellers’ Ratings” between “Excellent” and “Terrible” probably says it all; given the amenities of the site (rural, riverside, garden, parking), its ranking of #275 of 470 Restaurants in Oxford is a shocking indictment; it should be in the top ten … … I have visited The Victoria Arms four times this year and, each time, it has... More 

Thank Tuti-Island
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You cannot fault this pub, the staff and management are friendly and helpful, food excellent and a gluten free menu which made my mum very happy... and the river side garden is superb on a sunny day, and well kept ales which made my husband happy!!! All round great pub!

Thank RuthieB0703
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beware - it is much worse than it looks like! The area is beautiful, but please, bring your own food to enjoy it! The service has taken 1.5 hours for the starter, more than 2 hours for the main, and almost 3 hours for the dessert! Waiters and waitresses would bring food outside and shout your name spitting on your... More 

2 Thank daliferatu
Watford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came across this pub by chance. Fanatic setting with views over river. Shame about the overpriced food! Staff are friendly and helpful.

Thank Christian L
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch here with several friends visiting from London and they loved this place. We came on a busy afternoon and food has taken a long time to arrive but we were informed about this when we ordered. The food was of good standard but what gravitate us to this place is the outside space, sitting by the river.

Thank Lei257
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for a bite on a sunny spring day. Unfortunately we were told it would be a 1hr wait for food. We opted to have a quick drink instead. This place has a stunning location by the river and looks perfect. It's not their fault half of Oxford was there to enjoy the first of the spring sunshine. I... More 

Thank ukpunk
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a drink very fast and friendly, staff were friendly and welcoming would definitely come back here again

Thank Terrie K
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Visited for lunch on a Friday. Plenty of tables. Friendly staff. Drank Bishops Tipple - best pint of real ale in Oxford. We went for the 2 course menu for £10. Wife had salmon then ham egg n chips (gluten free). I had tomato soup (delicious) and fish n chips. Great value. Same high standard as 5 weeks ago -... More 

Thank Patrick H
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Just simply disappointing food The burger was hammered by the chef, awful Such a shame, because such a nice location Please improve the food or change the chef

Thank Archybald
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

A lovely day so decided to have a pub lunch at Victoria Arms pub at an old haunt of ours years ago. What a mistake we made! We ordered one cheese and one ham sandwich. At £6.95 each we expected at least some nice bread, maybe decent cheese, how wrong could we be. Two thin slices of white bread with... More 

Thank Taylor003

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?