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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%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (43 reviews)
“pudding” (35 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
243 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1SJ, England
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Reviewed today

The only downside with the Magdalen Arms is that it's really popular and can get a bit crowded and noisy, but that's the price of success I suppose. We stopped in for a drink and it was as it ever is - smart, friendly and...More

Thank BrushM
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had a delicious 12 hour slow cooked shoulder of lamb shared with friends, it came with some tasty dauphinois potatoes and picked red cabbage. The shoulder arrived on a platter in its own gravy and braised vegetables. Great beer and coffee and super friendly...More

Thank WalterBlue
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mouth wateringly delicious rib of beef. Great presentation for a sharing plattter and the best sunday pub lunch i have ever eaten. Only negative is i agree with previous comments that the pub is too dark. Paint the walls magnolia please and I'll give you...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice pub restaurant. Fairly open inside, with wooden tables. You can see right into the Kitchen, the pass is in the open restaurant area. I love this, a restaurant with nothing to hide ! We went on the monthly market day, when the outside of...More

Thank Richard N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous meal. Thank you. Top quality food. We had the beef and sticky toffee pudding and it was melt in the mouth

1  Thank Philippa G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for first time for lunch on Saturday - only one main vegetarian choice but it was delicious, so no complaints! Fantastic homemade pasta - really filling, so unfortunately no room for pudding. Very nice pint of lowish ABV hoppy beer. Wonderul attentive and...More

Thank silvershorts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great atmosphere, very lively and the best food in oxford. come for the artichocke with olive oil, bread crumbs, herbs and goat cheese, the magnificient lamb leg our shoulder or the steak! you will not be disappointed!!

Thank matthias e
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

£18 for a boney bit of fish and one small potato cut into slices. I am still hungry :( It tasted ok, but really not worth the money. I won’t come back...

Thank Selene W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wicked hearty food, I don't even want to share the dish in case everyone comes here and they run out!! That's how protective I feel about the food here. But after careful consideration I have learnt to let go and share this little gem. If...More

Thank 149Sarahc1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside you wouldn’t give this pub a second glance. But once inside it has a warm atmosphere lovely decor but best of all is the food. We went for lunch on Saturday and it was reasonably busy. We started our meal with the...More

Thank Mani A
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, 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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