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Butchers' Arms

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5 Wilberforce Street | Headington, Oxford OX3 7AN, England
+44 1865 742470
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Bath, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 good home cooked food at a reasonable price, I enjoyed a perfectly cooked steak on... More 

Thank Traveller016
Oxford, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 review

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 More 

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139 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 the hospital where we'd already paid for parking. Pub is very well hidden in a... More 

Thank AliH8691
Pippa B, Owner at Butchers' Arms, responded to this review

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 well-kept, and good, fresh food made here in our kitchen, so its lovely to read... More 

1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 review

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 More 

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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

what a hidden gem of a place .although we did not eat there the atmosphere was so welcoming both for us and our two senior terriers Jet and Josh .The beer was good and all the people were very friendly .to have this as one's local would be great and...there is the Headington Shark round the corner!!

Thank Hugh J
Pippa B, Owner at Butchers' Arms, responded to this review

Hello Hugh J Thank you very much for your kind review, and glad you all, including the dogs!, had a good time here :-). Hope to see you again soon! Best wishes Pippa and Paul More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great place to have a beer with friends: good beer selection and warm and friendly atmosphere. On top of it, they found my wallet and did the impossible to reach my family in Italy and made me able to have it back completely intact! My favourite place in Headington (and in the UK so far) for a drink!

Thank giodolci
Pippa B, Owner at Butchers' Arms, responded to this review

Dear Giovanni No problem, thanks for the lovely review, we're usually pretty good at spotting things that have been left behind and reuniting them with their owners :-) Great to see you and your friends here over the last few weeks, hopefully we can continue to be your favourite place in Headiington! :-) Best wishes Pippa and Paul More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Pippa and Paul the hosts couldn't do enough to ensure we all had a great lunch with friends and family. Lovely home cooked Lasagne, Pizzas and Veggie pie with a selection of games to entertain the smalls before the food arrived. Great selection of beers and wine and lovely coffee to finish all in front of a roaring stove. Thank... More 

Thank Willywigan
Pippa B, Owner at Butchers' Arms, responded to this review

Hello WillyWigan Thank you for your lovely review, glad you had a nice visit and that our games provided suitable entertainment! Hope you see you again soon! Best wishes Pippa and Paul More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

After a walk around Shotover Park with the dogs we found the Butchers Arms googling dog friendly pubs. From the very friendly welcome from the landlord for both the humans and dogs to the good food and scrummy puddings. The experience was great. We will definitely be back again knowing that dogs are welcome and a great menu where they... More 

Thank Zoe373
Pippa B, Owner at Butchers' Arms, responded to this review

Hello Zoe Thanks for your lovely review, we're so glad you and your dogs enjoyed your visit! Best wishes Pippa and Paul More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
Pizza, British, Gluten Free Options
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, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?