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Kings Arms

€€ - €€€, British,
Church Road | Oxford, Sandford-on-Thames, Oxford OX4 4YB, England
+44 1865 777095
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Church Road | Oxford, Sandford-on-Thames, Oxford OX4 4YB, England
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1 - 10 of 626 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Run by Chef & Brewer so stand in queue for 20 minutes to order while partner holds table with number. Yorkshire pudding like pastry while nan bread brought for ordered garlic bread. No paper in toilets and seating outside covered in bird poo.

1  Thank Ronah802
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the Kings Arms with a friend on Monday and the garden table tipped on top of me as it was not bolted to the ground. It was frightening and caused me aches and pains all over my body as well as a soaking...More

5  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had a few meals here. The food is good and staff polite. Wonderful to then either walk or sit by Thames.

Thank Cherry1510
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place for a meal and drinks on a hot day. Located next to Sandford Lock, sit and watch the boats, narrow boat trips also available from here.

Thank Nigel C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here in June on a Hen Do (after doing the city maze which is 5 minutes away) with 12 ladies for a few drinks in the afternoon. Lovely pub by the river - lots of outdoor seating - benches and tables. There is...More

Thank Katy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Until recently the Kings Arms was a really good pub serving good food and good service, it appears the chef and brewer has been taken over by Green King, we have used the pub on a regular bases but at the moment not very impressed,...More

3  Thank pubgoer2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two couples went for Sunday lunch. Pub not over busy for a sunny sunday. After ordering waited half hour for drinks to arrive and just over an hour for food to arrive. One meal wrong (had specified wheat and dairy free which waiter had noted...More

3  Thank dolly2016901
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location next to Sandford Lock. We were there on a busy weekend lunchtime, but the food service was reasonable. It is the standard Chef and Brewer menu, basic but nicely cooked. A great place for a family lunch.

Thank Chris P
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind feedback I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to us. I will pass on your comments to the team.

Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely setting by sandford lock watching the boats go by . Lots of tables outside for a hot day and a car park £1.00 for 3 hours .

Thank carolhF6077GO
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback, we are slightly biased when we say it's has to be one of the best locations in Oxford to sit and watch the boats go by on a sunny day. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 12 June 2018

We dined in here on a Sunday evening. The food was good, service was friendly and good. Overall we enjoyed a very pleasant relaxed meal in lovely surroundings. Just what you need after a busy day on the River.

1  Thank John G
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind feedback, I'm pleased to hear your enjoyed your visit to us after a day on the river. I will pass on your comments to the team.

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3 February 2018|
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Response from glorious99 | Reviewed this property |
Apols for delay in answer. The Kings Arms is some distance away from the football ground so unlikely to be filled up with football supporters. On my visits its been filled with locals and walkers as it's tucked away and... More
Janet K
1 January 2018|
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Response from Glynn C | Reviewed this property |
I dont know!
29 December 2016|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
I was there last night 03/02/17 and access was refused to a family who wanted to bring in a child at 8 and they were refused.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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: Church Road | Oxford, Sandford-on-Thames, Oxford OX4 4YB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford  >  Sandford-on-Thames
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 777095
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