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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” (42 reviews)
“pudding” (35 reviews)
“pie” (25 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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41 - 50 of 632 reviews

Reviewed 1 April 2018 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 27 March 2018

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 24 March 2018

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 23 March 2018 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 21 March 2018 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

1  Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 19 March 2018 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
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

It feels more like a pub than a gastropub (so I’d be happy to come here just for a few drinks) but based on our visit it has the quality of food that befits the latter. There were plenty of enticing starter options and we...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Top quality food & great atmosphere! Will definitely be returning! Really friendly staff too! Our new favourite in Oxford!

Thank OxonianTraveler
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We live around the corner in East Oxford and are blessed with having great pubs like The Chester and The Rusty Bicycle with good food and beer. But The Magdalen Arms is in a different league. Really beautifully cooked food and always good service (...More

Thank Edward S
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Big tables, low lighting, warmly welcoming gastro-pub. We enjoyed tasty octopus, mushroom cep soufflé starters, followed by rib of beef shared between three, chips and we’ll dressed salad. Good range of wines and brisk service, some tables have a view of the kitchen. Desserts colourful...More

Thank JulieMartinSurrey
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13 August 2018|
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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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