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The Victoria Arms

$$ - $$$, British,
Mill Lane | Old Marston, Oxford OX3 0PZ, England
+44 1865 241382
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible17%
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“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
“the river” (110 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mill Lane | Old Marston, Oxford OX3 0PZ, England
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1 - 10 of 421 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked for 24 people for dinner for my husband's 40th Birthday. The Victoria Arms were fantastic from day one. They really kindly offered a room for our booking, so we had our own space and then decorated the room with balloons, a birthday banner...More

Thank Eunice G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here today 19/11/2017 group booking 17 in total. Meal served cold,roast beef so chewy couldn’t swallow, Brussels spouts so hard couldn’t cut, roast potatoes were precooked and micro small and only enough veg to fill an egg cup, asked for more veg and got...More

Thank claire h
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Poor service - lazy disinterested staff. We thought the food was poor quality, small amounts and very expensive for what it was. We will not be going there again. .

Thank JeanERB
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Great service, lovely warm welcome, gorgeous place and wonderful food. Thank you for a lovely evening!

Thank treat2bout
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This pub used to be so good for food, but not anymore. My fish and chips was very poor, with hardly any fish inside the batter and undercooked chips. The only redeeming factor was the mushy peas! Cottage pie pronounced "a bit MRM" with side...More

Thank loveeatingout100
Reviewed 9 October 2017

If you are looking for an excellent meal in a quiet location then this is the place to go, we went on a Saturday night, we did not book (party of 4) but were very welcome and greeted with huge smiles from all the staff....More

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Had it not been for the location, this pub would have been shut down years ago due to avoidance because of awful, lazy customer service. Minimal effort put in to be polite or customer centric. Food is average as well. Only the location saves it...More

Thank Mehran M
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I chose the Victoria Arms as a venue to hold celebration for a gathering of 20 people in honour of my dad's 70th birthday. We were allocated their private dining room, which was lovely. The service and attention we received from my initial email booking...More

Thank emmacU2218MS
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Visited the pub for Sunday lunch whilst visiting Oxford. Setting is beautiful with plenty of outside seating. Lunch was fine albeit probably a couple of quid too expensive. Staff were pleasant and coped well service wise considering the place was packed due to a motorcycle...More

Thank Martin L
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I ate with 3 of my friends and everything we had was excellent. The fish and chips were tasty and not greasy. I had the liguini and added chicken to it. The chicken had full pieces and we all had plenty of food on our...More

Thank Lpool1955
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Timothy F
4 June 2017|
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Response from VictoriaArmsOxford | Property representative |
Dear Timothy, Thank you for responding to my query... I wish that you would have given me the opportunity to talk to you before writing your review on trip advisor though, first and foremost let me apologise, this IS NOT... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mill Lane | Old Marston, Oxford OX3 0PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 241382
  • E-mail
Guests, you will find us on the bank of the river cherwell we are the first & only pub on the direct punting route. We have a large beautiful riverside beer garden & so on sunny days we can get extremely busy & can have up to an hours wait on food, so on these occasions please bare with us, as all our food is fresh & prepared to order, sit back enjoy the view & a pint of our Wadworth ale. We do have an outside kitchen open on sunny days if you are in a rush or if you would prefer we do offer buffets. Pre-orders can be taken to speed your order up, please call to arrange.
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