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Magdalen Arms

) #84 of 474 Restaurants in Oxford $$ - $$$ , British,
243 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1SJ, England
+44 1865 243159
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shoulder” (10 reviews)
“rabbit” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
243 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1SJ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A bit odd to give a pub a 5 star review for being clean but having had some awful experiences recently with pubs not cleaning up outside when they're busy, this was a brilliant exception. We were here on a hot Friday night just for...More

Thank BrushM
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wanted a traditional sunday roast so at first look was disappointed that it wasn't on the menu (and their main dishes a lot of them are to share so make sure you go with someone who likes the same food as you) - BUT my...More

Thank EllenaF94
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just been there for late lunch. Despite the limited choice we all decided to go for set lunch menu as we all liked the sound of muscles and chips, which in the end were delicious. Also had Eaton mess which was good too. Friendly service.

Thank SurfSandy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch on a quiet Monday at the Magdalen Arms. The service was prompt & attentive. We decided to eat indoors as the weather, although summer, was not all that warm. The food was of a reasonable standard but we felt the Portuguese wine was...More

Thank BremenCologne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We turned up at this pub as a group of 13, without a booking, at 21:30 on a Friday night. We managed to find a table and were served extremely tasty meals very quickly. The waitress was absolutely on the ball, very professional and helpful....More

Thank Kezia L
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

I love the Magdalen Arms and it is my local pub. I have been here several times and never had a bad meal. Every time I go they mark on the menu what I can eat and there is always a lot of choice. Recently...More

1  Thank Marianne T
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Went to Magdalen Arms on a Sunday afternoon for a roast, the place is very nice, try to get a table in the back outside if the weather is nice. People that work there are very helpful and serviceminded. We ordered the Crab to share...More

Thank Sanae B
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

You order at the bar as normal in UK but the food was really good and unpretentious, but not your normal pub food. Best restaurant we ate at in Oxford. Short ribs had a lot of fat on them, but they were very tasty after...More

Thank t m
Reviewed 27 May 2017

A little outside the city centre this pub is worth the bus fare, or the 20 minutes walk to sharpen your appetite. We had whole Cornish crab to share, and another nigth we had a fresh whole lamb neck, roasted for hours to perfection. Off...More

Thank Bo R
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The family went for a special occasion on strong recommendations, but were extremely disappointed. Shabby decor (not chic), so noisy the conversation was limited. Average service and food was not up to expectations. Kept waiting for our table, by which time the menu was limited,...More

Thank patstiaras
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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