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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 7 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 19 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 17 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 24 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 23 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
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We rarely look at the menu unless we're there as a couple. It's (almost always) very very very good. Delicious starters and desserts too. Highly recommend. Also great with kids. It's a bit noisy so not ideal with family who are hard of hearing. But...More

Thank Aoife O
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Dined here with a group of friends (a kind of reunion), so wasn't overly focused on the venue! Service is OK, nothing to write home about. The food is delicious. I had a baked artichoke which was great fun to eat and quite delicious. Followed...More

Thank PJD_and_Ashbo
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Well worth the visit. The food was very tasty and good selection of beers and wines. I found the staff very friendly and you are not rushed. I saw the beef ribs beer served on another table. I will give them a try on my...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We received a voucher as a gift so booked a table. On arrival, the waiter did not greet us and as he walked off, we realised he wanted us to follow him to our table. We followed, he placed the menus on the table and...More

4  Thank turtle141618
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Sunday lunch here is amazing - it has a slightly Italian twist so there is always some nice surprises in addition to the standards for sunday lunch. On the expensive side but worth it

Thank Yuppa
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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, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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