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The Victoria Arms

) #351 of 471 Restaurants in Oxford $$ - $$$ , 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
“the river” (101 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mill Lane | Old Marston, Oxford OX3 0PZ, England
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1 - 10 of 390 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

First impressions were pleasing however soon these were shattered! Lack of required drinks (awaiting a delivery), three different items on the menu were unavailable, a meal came with half the advertised meal missing with no warning when ordering. Sandwich was exactly as you would make...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Arrived on a hot and sunny evening as the pub was packed with people enjoying a summer's eve. The views over the river are lovely but I fear that was the only lovely part of it. It took me 45 minutes to get a drink...More

Thank dawr629
Reviewed 4 days ago

We booked a table for a family of 6 to celebrate a special occasion. Staff were unwelcoming from the outset took us to our table and we had to ask after 30 mins if someone could take our order. When we eventually ordered our food...More

1  Thank ach49
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We punted to the Vicky Arms for a Father's Day lunch. The pub is in a beautiful location with a lovely grassed area that stretches down to the river. Unfortunately, this is the only good thing about this pub. Poor quality and undercooked food (I...More

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm a local and a regular visitor to the 'Vicky' and it just keeps getting better!! It's a real gem of a place which, when recommended to friends and family has been a huge hit! The food is amazing. Fresh, very tasty, and they cater...More

Thank anma78
VictoriaArmsOxford, General Manager at The Victoria Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear anma78, Thank you for such a kind review, it's so great when someone local appreciates all the hard work that the team do to ensure our guests, receive great service. I will ensure that the team are aware of your fab comments :) Kind...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Victoria Arms had a nice atmosphere, the staff were friendly - although they seemed slightly rehearsed in their reaponses - and the food was very good. Being situated right on the water is a great plus too, as you could go punting on the...More

Thank Emmy3006
VictoriaArmsOxford, General Manager at The Victoria Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind review, so pleased that you enjoyed our fabulous pub, and we hope to see you here again soon. kind regards The Victoria Arms

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Positives: The view and the company you bring. Negatives: Overpriced food of lower quality, orders messed up and meals not representing what is on the menu. Long wait in general and one meal arrived half an hour later then the other although ordered together and...More

Thank Basti K
VictoriaArmsOxford, General Manager at The Victoria Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Basti K, Let me assure you the picture that you have posted on trip advisor is not to the specification of the product you received. If the menu item did not match the description of the menu, then it would have been best to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff are very friendly and the service has been great over the years we have been going there. Shaun, Chris, Ruthie and all the staff have been very helpful and obliging. The pub has a tremendous garden which overlooks the river and is great...More

Thank Christine P
VictoriaArmsOxford, Front Office Manager at The Victoria Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your fab review... we try our best to make all our guests feel at home in our pub and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This platter was 17 pounds... who do you think you are to be charging so much for 4-5 slices of ham and 4 slicea bread and pickles...Despite this I will be returning because of the amazing viewa but just to sit by the grass and...More

Thank nikolakis26
VictoriaArmsOxford, Public Relations Manager at The Victoria Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review... It has to be understood we use the very best of Wiltshire British assured farm suppliers, such as the Butcher of the Year 2016 Walter Rose & Sons ltd, and our Brewery is the Independent Family Brewer Wadworth...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Under new management for the last year, The ever popular Vic Arms has really upped its game, with a varied menu, top class service, and a warm relaxing atmosphere. We loved the fish and chips with mushy peas, and look forward to the beef in...More

Thank lindaP6475SP
VictoriaArmsOxford, General Manager at The Victoria Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Linda, Thank you so much for your fabulous review, it's great to see that one of our guests have recognised the great work that the team are doing here, I will pass your praise on to the brilliant Sean, and we hope to see...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Timothy F
why does your manager have such a really bad attitude problem?
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
US$10 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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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