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King's Arms

$$ - $$$, British,
40 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SP, England
+44 1865 242369
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (10 reviews)
“chicken tacos” (3 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
40 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SP, England
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1 - 10 of 173 reviews

Reviewed May 12, 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

Thank tb911
Reviewed April 5, 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

Thank durutti13
Reviewed April 2, 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

1  Thank nic_talks_travel
Reviewed March 8, 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.

Thank Lesley W
Reviewed February 1, 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 December 25, 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 December 10, 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 October 26, 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 October 5, 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 September 18, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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