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Magdalen Arms

243 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1SJ, England
+44 1865 243159
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • 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 yesterday

Menu is limited and some items are very overpriced. Although they try to cater for allergies this doesn't really flow through into great choices - replace the really tasty options with chips and salad seems to be their default option. Some of our party thought...More

1  Thank avidtraveller57
Reviewed yesterday

Arrived on a busy Sunday lunchtime - the place was absolutely heaving with ( presumably ) Students and families - Parents, Grandparents, Siblings ( young and old ! ) seated at polished tables ( no cloths ! ) tucking into sumptous and freshly cooked food...More

Thank Henry C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great service even better food! Therestaurant itself is toward the back of the building but the bar appears to be quite chilled and relaxing as well. We booked for a Thursday night and had to go 1/2hr outside the time we wanted which was no...More

Thank jessiefless
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Romantic Friday night meal - live in Oxford but first time eating here. Heard all about Giles Coren's rave review in The Times. However, although the food was divine (muscles and terrine patè for starters (respectively) and shared a beautiful mallard with all the trimmings...More

3  Thank J W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just had the nastiest moules mariniere of my life; the sauce was like pure liquid butter, much too rich, and tasted of nothing but the butter. My belly rebelled. I tried to eat the mussels without the sauce, but it didn't go well and...More

1  Thank daiprich2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Totally impressed EVERYTIME we eat here. It is always busy in the pub but you get served quickly and with a smile. The experience watching your food being prepared and the full ambiance of being in a relaxing environment. Staff and Food brilliant. loathe to...More

Thank R1632MVjh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a meal for 12 in the pub, food service and price all excellent. The lamb for 4/5 and the steak for 2 were particularly good, as was the pork schnitzel. Well worth a visit

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Autumn was a fantastic time to visit, the staff decorated the various display tables with giant pumpkins and other colourful vegetables. The food was super delicious. It was a bit pricey, but then, you are getting something espectacular, just have a look at the regularly...More

Thank vsolano
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended to try here From the front we wondered why , but we went in anyway . What a surprise . Unusual layout , the menu showed some unusual offers . We went for it , thank god , the food was lovely...More

Thank 425robert
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live in Oxford and somehow we had managed to miss having a visit to this well known, good reputation pub/gastropub. We're one the other side of Oxford, a feeble excuse. This time friends suggested it, and booked a table in the restaurant area which...More

1  Thank Alison R
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Response from OxonianTraveler | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have this from what I remember seeing.
19 December 2017|
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Response from Iromi P | Reviewed this property |
I did not see a wheelchair ramp.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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