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Magdalen Arms

) #88 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
17:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
243 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1SJ, England
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301 - 310 of 548 reviews

Reviewed 9 January 2014

Went on Saturday evening - had a reservation. The service was good. The food is average and not cheap. Menu is very limited. Parking is on Iffley road.

Thank AVFA
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Having walked all the way to the Magdalen Arms from central Oxford (in the rain) for lunch I was more than a little bit upset that it was closed. There was no information on the web to show their opening hours and nothing on the...More

3  Thank Matthew O
Reviewed 5 January 2014

We went with some friends and had a really crappy meal. We decided to share a pheasant which was plonked whole in front of us covered in some kind of overcooked vegetable stew. It was almost impossible to get any meat off the carcass and...More

1  Thank elpoto
Reviewed 3 January 2014

It's not often that I wholeheartedly agree with a critic. Given the fact they eat out most nights of the week, and their tastebuds and livers must be overloaded. But on this occasion Jay Rayner was spot on. The interior was quite lovely and warm...More

Thank jtimmshall
Reviewed 25 December 2013

Lived up to my expectations. My daughter and I shared a steak and ale pie and it was so copious there was enough to take home for my partner who couldn't be with us. The rest of the party all chose partridge and were equally...More

Thank margaretPz
Reviewed 20 December 2013

We went to the MA for a business lunch mid-week. The inner decor is very average, true it was warm but too large for cosy and definitely not glowing. It was not noisy either and easy to chat but is likely to get more busy...More

Thank PrinceAyla
Reviewed 10 December 2013

I went to The Magdalen Arms for Sunday lunch recently after reading Jay Rayner’s glowing review. The pub looks rather dreary and uninspiring from the outside, but once in doors, I was pleasantly surprised. The place was absolutely rammed and the atmosphere was warm and...More

Thank Will D
Reviewed 5 December 2013

In principle we had agreed with the RAVE report given by Jay Rayner: the food is good and the service very nice but . . . We went there with two friends for birthday dinner for my wife. We were shown to a nice corner...More

2  Thank beaulieu3
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Had lunch on Sunday. The place was buzzing , the service was excellent and so was the food. Difficult to square thus with some of the negative reviews Competitor dissing?

Thank Tim F
Reviewed 1 December 2013

This pub was recommended by a friend that lives in Oxford. We booked a table for 8 and we made sure that they accepted dogs. There are two areas in the pub: one that is the pub area (where dogs are allowed) and the other...More

Thank Elina6484
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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