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Butchers' Arms

5 Wilberforce Street | Headington, Oxford OX3 7AN, England
+44 1865 742470
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (16 reviews)
“veggie pie” (3 reviews)
“nachos” (3 reviews)
Opens in 18 min
All hours
CUISINES
Pizza, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
5 Wilberforce Street | Headington, Oxford OX3 7AN, England
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1 - 10 of 123 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our daughter recently started to study nearby, we went last night to visit and take her out to dinner. Looked at Trip Adviser for somewhere good that was local. All the Trip Adviser reviews are accurate - busy friendly pub, cats, good food & beers,...More

Thank Micheal F
Pippa B, Owner at Butchers' Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Micheal F Thank you for your kind review, we hare it when we get things wrong, for whatever reason, and endeavour to make amends if at all possible... we hope to see you all again next time you're in town 🙂 Best wishes Paul...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away on a side street, The Butchers is well worth a visit, always a good range if we'll kept ales and good bar food and pizza.

Thank ddobson
Pippa B, Owner at Butchers' Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello DDobson! Thank you for your lovely review, we're glad you enjoyed your lunch and your ales! Hope to see you again soon 🙂 Best wishes Pip and Paul

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't expecting much because of previous experiences with pub food, but I was happily surprised! I ordered the veggie pie with spicy butternut squash and beans and it was de-lic-ious! I couldn't stop eating and just ate untill I felt that I would explode...More

1  Thank Kimberley S
Pippa B, Owner at Butchers' Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Kimberley Thank you very much for your lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed our veggie pie - we try to keep a good range of tasty veggie dishes on the menu and we believe pies should be proper pies not just stew with a...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Staying locally for a couple of nights nearby I used the TA app to find somewhere nearby to eat and this place pops up. Reviews looked fine so off I went - location wise it is away from the main road but in some ways...More

2  Thank Alan R
Pippa B, Owner at Butchers' Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Alan Thank you very much for your kind review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit and your lasagne 🙂 The TripAdvisor 'near me now' function has probably been one of the biggest factors in the survival of funny little back street pubs like ours,...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

A lovely friendly pub with a great pub menu. Pizza a speciality. Great range of beers and real ales with guest appearances. Dog (and cat) friendly. A lovely local and a fab pit stop for the weary visitor. Well worth weaving down some side streets...More

1  Thank bml76_12
Pippa B, Owner at Butchers' Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear BML76_12 Thank you very much for your lovely review, we shall look forward to seeing you again next time you're in oxford 😃 🍻 Best wishes Paul and Pip

Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Great local pub tucked away in the back streets of Headington Nice little garden . Beer and food great and there are lots of board games to play . They welcome dogs and have to pub cats Word of warning the cat with white paws...More

1  Thank pancho1967
Pippa B, Owner at Butchers' Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Pancho1967 Thank you for your lovely review - the cats do indeed have very distinct and distinctive characters! We're glad you liked our little pub and hope to see you again sometime 🙂 Best wishes Pip and Paul (and Geri and Bruce! 🐾)

Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere was great, the food was fab, the dogs were really welcomed and my elderly father treated with kindness and dignity. If we lived locally this would be a regular haunt. The owners made you feel as if you were the only group in...More

1  Thank madmichele
Pippa B, Owner at Butchers' Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Dear Michele Thank you so much for your lovely review, we're glad you found us and that you enjoyed your visit to our little pub :-). I hope you won't be having to spend too much more time at the hospital, but if you do,...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Ate here with friends, very friendly and useful staff when discussing our visit prior to the day. Very attentive and friendly service on the day. Food was good, it was very good value for money. Catered for gluten free needs and had a 'proper' shortcrust...More

Thank GG20142014
Pippa B, Owner at Butchers' Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Dear GG20142014 Thank you very much for your lovely review 🙂 And very glad you liked our pies and gluten free options! Hope to see you again soon! Best wishes Pippa

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

This is how all pubs should be! Friendly proprietors, great selection, good food and two brilliant cats (Geri and Bruce). Also - great quiz on Sunday evenings.

Thank gunprecedented
Pippa B, Owner at Butchers' Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review -Geri and Bruce think you're pretty cool too!! Best wishes Pip and Paul

Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

This was a return visit and we weren't disappointed. The owners and staff are so friendly and the atmosphere of the pub so welcoming I would challenge anyone not to feel comfortable at The Butchers Arms. Food is very homely good quality and well cooked....More

Thank AliH8691
Pippa B, Owner at Butchers' Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear AliH thank you for your lovely review, we're very happy that you enjoyed your visits to our pub and look forward to seeing you again soon 😃 Best wishes Pip and Paul

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Jeb0011
10 December 2016|
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Response from Hughmc70 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but be advised that the pub has two roaming cats!
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Nomoya123
10 October 2015|
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Response from Pippa B | Property representative |
Yes, children are welcome - we have a baby changing table, high chairs and an enclosed garden... We don't have an absolute time for children to be out of the pub by in the evenings, but 9pm seems to work as a guide :-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
Meals
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Wilberforce Street | Headington, Oxford OX3 7AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 742470
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