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Butchers' Arms

5 Wilberforce Street | Headington, Oxford OX3 7AN, England
+44 1865 742470
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (13 reviews)
“veggie pie” (2 reviews)
“nachos” (3 reviews)
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Pizza, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Wilberforce Street | Headington, Oxford OX3 7AN, England
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Ate here with friends, very friendly and useful staff when discussing our visit prior to the day. Very attentive and friendly service on the day. Food was good, it was very good value for money. Catered for gluten free needs and had a 'proper' shortcrust...More

Thank GG20142014
Pippa B, Owner at Butchers' Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear GG20142014 Thank you very much for your lovely review 🙂 And very glad you liked our pies and gluten free options! Hope to see you again soon! Best wishes Pippa

Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

This is how all pubs should be! Friendly proprietors, great selection, good food and two brilliant cats (Geri and Bruce). Also - great quiz on Sunday evenings.

Thank gunprecedented
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

This was a return visit and we weren't disappointed. The owners and staff are so friendly and the atmosphere of the pub so welcoming I would challenge anyone not to feel comfortable at The Butchers Arms. Food is very homely good quality and well cooked....More

Thank AliH8691
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We've been here for one night in family and it's been great. We were playing domino while tasting a lot of different beers. Ambience it's local and familiar. Even there's a cat that goes around clients looking for some hugs.

Thank Albert P
Pippa B, Owner at Butchers' Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Hi Albert Thank you for your lovely review 🙂, we're glad you had a nice evening here - it was great to see the dominos being played with so enthusiastically! best wishes Pippa and Paul

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Landlord and landlady are a delight They have sensitively changed the demographics to make it a more welcoming and attractive clientele Food is good as well

Thank martin b
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

My mum and I were staying nearby for three nights to visit my brother in hospital. We luckily were directed to the Butchers Arms on our first evening and felt so warmly welcomed that we returned the following two nights for dinner. The menu is...More

Thank Traveller016
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Love this pub, nice to find it, we like to try new pubs and this one is in are top 5, friendly service and great cider on tap,

Thank mary k
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Fantastic local with great Fuller's Beer, friendly staff and a pair of absolutely fabulous pub cats who clearly own the place.

Thank SteveR-01
Pippa B, Owner at Butchers' Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Hello SteveR Yes, we are completely open about who the bosses are around here! Glad you enjoyed our beers and our pub, hope to see you again next time you're in the Headington area :-) best wishes Pippa and Paul

Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Had found this pub on the Internet when checking out options in Headington as we were visiting a relative in hospital and the reviews seemed very good. Parking would be tricky as other have mentioned but wasnt a problem for us as we walked from...More

Thank AliH8691
Pippa B, Owner at Butchers' Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Hello Ali H Thank you so much for your kind review :-) I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to our little pub, we aim to make this a nice, comfy, friendly sort of pub, with great quality beers, wines, ciders etc that are all...More

Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely pub, friendly staff, couldn't fault the place. It is a fair price, has its own very limited parking but can be hard to find.

Thank Peter S
Pippa B, Owner at Butchers' Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Hello Peter S Well done for finding us! Very happy to hear you had a nice visit :-) Hope to see you again soon! Best wishes Pippa and Paul

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Questions & Answers
11 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Hughmc70 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but be advised that the pub has two roaming cats!
11 October 2015|
Response from Pippa B | Property representative |
Yes, children are welcome - we have a baby changing table, high chairs and an enclosed garden... We don't have an absolute time for children to be out of the pub by in the evenings, but 9pm seems to work as a guide :-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 13
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Wilberforce Street | Headington, Oxford OX3 7AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 742470
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