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Magdalen Arms

243 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1SJ, England
+44 1865 243159
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
243 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1SJ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good meal on a Tuesday night . Not an expansive menu but we had a beautiful tender neck of lamb for 2. Busy for a week day , staff from Brookes and lovely. Only reason we didnt give 5 stars is that the staff...More

Thank Ritacake
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taken for Sunday lunch by some very good friends and was nicely surprised.Place was buzzing and very wide ranging age group.The menu was verygood not your usual boring roast menu's you see. They had some dishes you could have as sharing meals.I had the braised...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here to celebrate a friends 50th. We had starters, my squid was delicious, and then we had the leg of lamb to share. It was melt in the mouth stupendous. The potato dauphinoise were very rich indeed, but the whole meal was a triumph....More

Thank KinkyNoodle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had a lovely meal here. We hadn't reserved a table but luckily could be seated but reservation is advised as the place is very popular and therefore full. The service is quick and the food very good.

Thank Iromi P
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Menu very limited,we weren’t hungry so went for cheese bread fries that came to £25 ,total rip-off,I was appalled by the amount.After 10 mins I had to go and ask for plates,

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This pub is such a comfortable place to slip into. As it was Sunday and we were travelling we decided to treat ourselves to the Hereford rib of beef and Sunday trimmings to share. It really is a carnivores delight. Served on the rare side,...More

Thank HammyDaveXXXL
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We found this place via the Good Food Guide. The food was good, tasty and good value. The surroundings and decoration are unusual, walls are painted a dark plum, the furnishings are an eclectic mix that looks as if they’ve been acquired from jumble sales...More

Thank NightScents
Reviewed 16 October 2017

The menu is varied and interesting, although it seems that invariably the more attractive dishes are for 2 or more people, which is understandable in terms of what it requires in the way of cost/effort to produce them but is also rather a shame. The...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Maybe 6th time here and don't think we will come again for a while. Great venue but surprisingly quiet for a Saturday night at 8pm. Not surprising as menu was so limited with several dishes already sold out. What was remaining was mainly for 2...More

1  Thank UkKitesurfer
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Second time I’m having dinner here. Outside in the summer it has been a good experience, inside, this time, it has been a nightmare. Unbearable noisy, unacceptably slow service, even though the waitress did her best for mitigating the discomfort. Something happened in the kitchen...More

1  Thank aragon61
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 243 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1SJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 243159
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