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Butchers' Arms

5 Wilberforce Street | Headington, Oxford OX3 7AN, England
+44 1865 742470
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (17 reviews)
“veggie pie” (3 reviews)
“mash” (4 reviews)
Open Now
16:30 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
Pizza, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
5 Wilberforce Street | Headington, Oxford OX3 7AN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting our daughter in Oxford and looking around Headington on a Saturday. Found this pub through Trip Advisor (it is in a back street) and messaged them to check availability for lunch with a swift positive reply. Landlady gave us a warm welcome...More

Thank TIM D
Pippa B, Owner at Butchers' Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Tim Thank you for your lovely review - It was a pleasure to meet you all and I'm glad you enjoyed your lunch here! I hope you all enjoyed the rest of the afternoon too ☀️ Best wishes Pippa

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Food & Very Hospitable Staff . I visited the pub last Friday 15th June. I was unable to get a taxi due to the World Cup. One of the owners Pippa very kindly gave me a lift into the city center. What a kind...More

Thank Andrew B
Pippa B, Owner at Butchers' Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Andrew Thanks for your lovely review 🙂 I hope your journey onward went to plan despite the World Cup.... Hope to see again if you're wandering through Headington anytime! Best wishes Pippa

Reviewed 7 June 2018

Went in 2 nights running while visiting family in the area. Nice old pub with a reasonable choice of beers but not the one I usually drink. However I was charged different prices for the same drink, Sunday being £4.10 and Monday £4.40. They had...More

Thank johngettings2017
Pippa B, Owner at Butchers' Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Dear Mr Gettings Thank you for your kind review, We are concerned to hear you were charged different amounts for the same drink, we can only think this must have been a mistake, as the prices certainly don't change from day to day, whether jazz...More

Reviewed 30 May 2018

A great pub, good real ales, wines and very friendly service. My partner had freshly made pizza (which came in 2 sizes) the small being quite adequate for a lighter meal and I had the vegatarian bean chilli, both very tasty. The publcans were very...More

Thank Brimar2014
Pippa B, Owner at Butchers' Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Thank you for your kind review - It was pleasure to meet you and we're glad you enjoyed the veggie chilli and pizza 🙂 Hope to see you again soon! Best wishes Pip and Paul

Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Visited our daughter at uni and went here for a pub lunch of great quality. Owners were of good character and we loved the cat Geri

Thank Richard E
Pippa B, Owner at Butchers' Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Dear Richard Thank you for your lovely review, it was a pleasure to meet you and your daughter and we're glad you had a nice evening with us! Hope to see you again sometime 🙂 Best wishes Pip, Paul and Geri

Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Wow! I couldnt believe how good this pub was...a 2 min walk from headington high street. Friendly faces behind the bar...tad wait but it was well worth it because it is proper home cooked food, great atmosphere here, i would recommend and I will be...More

Thank Tara D
Pippa B, Owner at Butchers' Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thank you for your lovely review - and glad you enjoyed your pizza - it was a busy night, wasn't it?! Hope to see you again soon! Best wishes Pip and Paul

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We were in Oxford for the weekend and needed somewhere for a meal. We googled restaurants near us and this pub came up. It was great. We both ordered pies which arrived very quickly. They came with mashed potato and peas and a jug of...More

Thank mum1311
Pippa B, Owner at Butchers' Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Hello mum1311 Thank you for your lovely review, and we're glad you enjoyed your visit to our little pub! Hope to see you again next time you're in the area 🙂 Best wishes Pip and Paul

Reviewed 5 April 2018

We found this pub as being local to one of the University hospitals in Oxford, which we had to visit last week and although there is no parking there is a cut through path from the hospital to the pub, so we left the car...More

Thank sstanley047
Pippa B, Owner at Butchers' Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Hello Sstanley047! Thank you for your kind review, we're glad you found us! We are indeed often quiet at Saturday lunchtime - I think most of Headington doesn't wake up until midday at the weekends! 😴 Best wishes Paul and Pip

Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Popped in for tea after escaping from RUH for a few hours having had an op. Great friendly atmosphere. Food just right. Just the right place to go to chill. Food great wine perfect and service fab. Thank you

Thank Bjb9554
Pippa B, Owner at Butchers' Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Hello Bjb9554! Thank you very much for your lovely review! We're happy that you were able to relax in our little pub, being hidden away behind the Nuffield we are quite handy for the local hospitals 🙂 Best wishes Paul and Pip

Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Have been looking at all the pins very night for a new local after my move to the uk. This is most definitely it! The owners (Paul and Pippa) and their lovely animals make the place a great pub to have a drink and a...More

Thank Jayden C
Pippa B, Owner at Butchers' Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Hello Jayden! It was lovely to meet you - sorry it's taken a while to reply to your very kind review 🙂 See you soon! Pip and Paul, and Geri and Bruce (the cats! 🐾)

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Jeb0011
10 December 2016|
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Response from Hughmc70 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but be advised that the pub has two roaming cats!
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Nomoya123
10 October 2015|
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Response from Pippa B | Property representative |
Yes, children are welcome - we have a baby changing table, high chairs and an enclosed garden... We don't have an absolute time for children to be out of the pub by in the evenings, but 9pm seems to work as a guide :-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
Meals
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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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