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The Victoria Arms

$$ - $$$, British,
Mill Lane | Old Marston, Oxford OX3 0PZ, England
+44 1865 241382
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible17%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (18 reviews)
“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
“the river” (110 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mill Lane | Old Marston, Oxford OX3 0PZ, England
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1 - 10 of 416 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for an excellent meal in a quiet location then this is the place to go, we went on a Saturday night, we did not book (party of 4) but were very welcome and greeted with huge smiles from all the staff....More

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had it not been for the location, this pub would have been shut down years ago due to avoidance because of awful, lazy customer service. Minimal effort put in to be polite or customer centric. Food is average as well. Only the location saves it...More

Thank Mehran M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I chose the Victoria Arms as a venue to hold celebration for a gathering of 20 people in honour of my dad's 70th birthday. We were allocated their private dining room, which was lovely. The service and attention we received from my initial email booking...More

Thank emmacU2218MS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the pub for Sunday lunch whilst visiting Oxford. Setting is beautiful with plenty of outside seating. Lunch was fine albeit probably a couple of quid too expensive. Staff were pleasant and coped well service wise considering the place was packed due to a motorcycle...More

Thank Martin L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate with 3 of my friends and everything we had was excellent. The fish and chips were tasty and not greasy. I had the liguini and added chicken to it. The chicken had full pieces and we all had plenty of food on our...More

Thank Lpool1955
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brewery: Wadworth Location: lovely terrace & meadow tables all with water meadow views Drinks: range and quality on offer has improved recently Food: sadly this is where the Victoria Arms lets itself down badly. Basic offerings such as ham, egg & chips remain good. Sadly...More

Thank Ptahsuti
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to the Victoria arms for a lunch event with a group of volunteers. The food was great and the portions were big. The service was a touch slow.

Thank AceBabybash
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The pub is difficult to find. My sat nav took me in another direction. Not their fault but it would be sensible to have some signposting from the main roads. The service was hit and miss. Lack of training and knowledge of the available food...More

Thank Jmahg
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Quick pop in for drink and a snack at lunchtime. Ordered drinks first, 2 SMALL bottles of sparkling water with a dash of lime, £6.10. I thought it was a mistake and questioned the price, unbelievably it was right. Needless to say didn't bother with...More

1  Thank Kim L
VictoriaArmsOxford, Manager at The Victoria Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Kim, Such a shame you judge our whole pub on the price of a bottle of water, unfortunately, our pricing policy is set by Head Office at Wadworth & Co Ltd, you paid £2.60 for a 330ml glass bottle of Kingsdown sparkling water and...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We've been here a few times for drinks, its a lovely location especially in the summer to sit outside. On this visit we ordered food on a Sunday evening just before the cut off time that food was going to stop. Having seen others around...More

1  Thank RobT383
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Timothy F
5 June 2017|
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Response from VictoriaArmsOxford | Property representative |
Dear Timothy, Thank you for responding to my query... I wish that you would have given me the opportunity to talk to you before writing your review on trip advisor though, first and foremost let me apologise, this IS NOT... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mill Lane | Old Marston, Oxford OX3 0PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 241382
  • E-mail
Guests, you will find us on the bank of the river cherwell we are the first & only pub on the direct punting route. We have a large beautiful riverside beer garden & so on sunny days we can get extremely busy & can have up to an hours wait on food, so on these occasions please bare with us, as all our food is fresh & prepared to order, sit back enjoy the view & a pint of our Wadworth ale. We do have an outside kitchen open on sunny days if you are in a rush or if you would prefer we do offer buffets. Pre-orders can be taken to speed your order up, please call to arrange.
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