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The Kings Arms

40 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SP, England
+44 1865 242369
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Ok for a beer

I stopped here for a beer whilst in oxford the bar was very busy and staff overrun but other than... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ashford, United Kingdom
Pub-grub with dons and their students

I asked the bar attendent for his advice and he recommended the fish and chips. He was right... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Loehne, Germany
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible12%
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“bar snacks” (3 reviews)
“large pub” (3 reviews)
“chain pub” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
40 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SP, England
+44 1865 242369
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I stopped here for a beer whilst in oxford the bar was very busy and staff overrun but other than that the bar was alright

Thank Eddie020173
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I asked the bar attendent for his advice and he recommended the fish and chips. He was right - it was very good. This is a reasonably-priced good pub in a great location. Service was good and friendly. The atmosphere was relaxed but civilised.

Thank Lee829
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We went again to the Kings Arms. We booked and got a great table by the bar. They were very welcoming of our puppy dog. The food (sandwich, jacket potato, burger and side of chips) was unfaultable. Great service, great value for money, great range...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

After a successful trip on the Hop-on Hop-off bus we decided to drop in for a drink and a sandwich. The pub was characterful and quite busy. We eventually found a table for 4 by an exit. I had just ordered the drinks when my...More

1  Thank Will M
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This was one of our hop on hop of stops on the city tour bus. What a pub! Steeped in history and a must see for a drink. We never ate but the menu looked good and everyone seemed to be having the pies!!! They...More

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We asked about sandwiches and were told they had run out of bread! And the toilets were smelly. Won't go again.

Thank Fritz L
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Like a throwback to the worst of British food from the past in the Kings Arms in 2017 you can still enjoy curled up sandwiches made with the cheapest sliced bread and a beetroot salad with LESS than 1 slice of beetroot in it. This...More

Thank Robin W
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Stopped in here for lunch. It,seems to be popular with the locals. I got a steak and ale pie with mashed potatoes and vegies. The serving,of pie and mash was huge...and tasty. My wife,got a big salad and we both enjoyed,our time there

Thank Jotum
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Visit Oxford a lot and used to find this pub very special in an amazin location overlooking the thames, boats and swans. It used to be wonderful with great specials but the last time we visited it was poor, understaffed with lots of dirty tables....More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

I always shocked to see the number of tourists and locals who still frequent this pub, given the amount of great, cheaper pubs around oxford. I have never once been in here when it has not been completely rammed, making getting a seat next to...More

Thank James C
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Response from Family00traveller | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely - plenty of space & the staff make a real fuss of them. Dog water bowls & treats available from behind the bar when you order your drinks. Haven't come across a more dog friendly pub.