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King's Arms

€€ - €€€, British,
40 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SP, England
+44 1865 242369
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good39%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
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“dressed crab” (2 reviews)
“pies” (10 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
€€ - €€€
40 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SP, England
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1 - 10 of 170 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't tried the food here but the Wadham Room is a preferred rendezvous for colleagues from our society for our bimonthly meetings. The room is always ready and clean, the coffee is excellent and the staff attentive.

Thank Lesley W
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Good food nice but poor service and management! They will decided wherever it is ok or not to serve you... or if it is close to the closing hour they will push you out in a way or a another so on my concern for...More

Thank Draghicescu C
Reviewed 25 December 2017

In a nutshell, A bar with a lot of history ! Apparently 400 years old. The bar is well stocked and is a good place to have a couple of drinks with your buddies. It has a huge place and can cater to a sustainable...More

Thank mohitpai
Reviewed 10 December 2017

I've always liked this place - a really genuine Oxford pub, no nonsense, just great beer, a really great friendly atmosphere, lots of space and always a nice crowd. On Friday, two old friends from Bristol came to visit with their dogs, and we needed...More

Thank richardOxford
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our lunchtime meal, triple cooked chips were yum! This is a busy and clearly popular place. They are dog friendly and provided fresh water. Staff were all great, friendly and helpful. Food was decent pub grub, just what we wanted. Would go again.

Thank lauralazuli
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is a student location - lively and noisy. The beer and food are great but it is difficult to hear yourself let alone others!

Thank 490theos
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We had our lunch after a walking tour. So, we were exhausted already to chose another place...Pie's and service were ok, but too crowded, no attention paid and too noisy to have a peaceful lunch. Definitely, I'd look for alternatives.

Thank Gezenti_family
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We went in as crab was advertised on the board outside! We sat and ordered drinks then had to order food from different place and were told there was no crab. Ordered something else and it took 45 mns to be told there had been...More

Thank aimache
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Just had what passes for lunch in this city. Obviously a tourist draw as close to the colleges but unfortunately little regard is paid to passing trade. Not only did the server try to add £10 to the bill (paid upfront, no receipts given. Nice...More

1  Thank Tyreecat
Reviewed 29 August 2017

A very good location near the Bodleian. We sat outside but it was really cosy inside, just like my idea of a British pub. The sandwiches OK to good. The toilets not so nice with broken locks and not very clean floor.

Thank Lena P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 242369
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