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King's Arms

€€ - €€€, British,
40 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SP, England
+44 1865 242369
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good40%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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“pies” (10 reviews)
“chicken tacos” (3 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 00:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
€€ - €€€
40 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SP, England
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1 - 10 of 178 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were on our first visit to Oxford, for the Christmas fair, and after doing the rounds we searched our phones for a place that took dogs, one in a pushchair bless. We asked first before entering and were lucky to find a table for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank X3088PGjohnf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The King's Arms is, to my mind, one of the top two pubs in Oxford. It not only has a decent line up of of ales (particularly Cornish ones) but it has great food, lots of seating, and the kitchen serves until 9:30pm.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank scotsirishtraveler
Reviewed 16 October 2018

We went here as a party of 7, 3 couples and one small child. We received a good welcome from the waitress and had the set up of ordering explained to us and we're provided with menus. The food was really nice, Sunday dinner was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MB1987_03
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Lucky enough to find a table impromptu our last night in Oxford. Visiting for a conference. The food was nice, although the service was a tad slow. The atmosphere might be the greatest asset as you feel as easy and friendly as home. Would definitely...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Matta B
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Stopped in for a quick Pub lunch and drink. We sat inside across from one of the bars and enjoyed the people watching. The food was fine and beer selection good.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Tricia T
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Stopped in for lunch while touring the various colleges etc. Had the carrot lentil soup, the burger, the scotch egg, the chicken-bacon Caesar salad. Portions were great (large) and all tasted fine. I particularly remember the sausage in the scotch egg was nice, a bit...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank tb911
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

The pub inside is amazing. Several smaller rooms, 2 or 3 bars, open fireplace, leather very comfortable couches. We got a cheap coffee and sat near the fireplace, near a big window, watching the Rain in oxford street. Decoration also interesting. Old but renovated. I...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank durutti13
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Usually my friends and I go here to study and have tea and snacks. All the staff have seemed to change and today was like being in a Doctor Who episode with aliens doing a very bad job pretending to be humans. I ordered a...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank nic_talks_travel
Reviewed 8 March 2018

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.

Date of visit: January 2018
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

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank draghicescuc2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, 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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