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The Kings Arms

40 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SP, England
+44 1865 242369
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Great experience

Visited on busy Sunday with rugby on tv. Pub very busy but efficiently run we had drinks and food... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ukmbh
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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Reasonable prices

Located in Holywell Street in Oxford city is this friendly pub that serves great beers and wines... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rayrest
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible11%
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“great pub” (12 reviews)
“bar snacks” (3 reviews)
“chain pub” (2 reviews)
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40 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SP, England
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+44 1865 242369
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"great pub"
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"steak pie"
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"holywell street"
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"old fashioned pub"
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"great pies"
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"visited this pub"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on busy Sunday with rugby on tv. Pub very busy but efficiently run we had drinks and food both were of a good standard with very helpful and friendly staff. Disappointed the roast beef had run out on a Sunday?! Toilets could do with...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in Holywell Street in Oxford city is this friendly pub that serves great beers and wines and also serves some very good food at reasonable prices for Oxford.

Thank rayrest
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a day trip to Oxford from London to take advantage of GWR seat sale. stopped off here for a Roast dinner. Very nice it was too. decent location and not too busy.

Thank AuxGenon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has some awesome character and an even better drinks selection. Was a little disappointed with the food though. Great place to stop off and have a few pints.

Thank GregBown84
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

I used to drink here when I was younger and had fond memories of an inviting pub, which weren't disappointed. The staff are friendly, the atmosphere warm, and there is a good range of well-kept beers on offer. The prices are as high as any...More

Thank Emily C
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Only had a drink but upon entering felt very welcoming. Best mulled wine we had in Oxford and we sampled a few. Staff very helpful. Very cold snowy weekend, all public transport suspended only an odd taxis running. Staff researched and gave us somevlocal cab...More

Thank Diane S
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Visited with the family and the dog for lunch during a long walk around the city. Very welcoming, we found a big table and set about the menu. Typical pub grub offering and reasonably priced. After deliberation we all ended up choosing the house burger....More

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Visited this pub for lunch with baby granddaughter and pet dog. We were all made very welcome and the food was great! They even provide treats for the dog. If you want a friendly, relaxed pub in Oxford that is handy for the main shops...More

Thank Lynn G
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Had a quick walk around the Christmas market in Broad street and then felt a bit thirsty, all the tables seem full but it’s one of those pubs which seems endless and has a few nooks and crannies. Having smelled the food a drink wasn’t...More

Thank Oxforjustice
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

It took an age for our order to arrive. Other diners who ordered after we did seemed to be served sooner. The place wasn’t busy. When it did arrive the server seemed uninterested to hear that my wife received items she hadn’t ordered - he...More

Thank WalterLockhart
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Absolutely - plenty of space & the staff make a real fuss of them. Dog water bowls & treats available from behind the bar when you order your drinks. Haven't come across a more dog friendly pub.
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