The Kings Arms

The famous Kings Arms was built in 1607 and is still standing in its original position.

We’re quite possibly the brainiest pub in Oxford, known for having the highest IQ per square foot of anywhere in the world! Loved by Oxford scholars and tourists alike and renown for fine cask ales, hearty home-made food and our resident ghost.

The King's Arms Oxford

40 Holywell Street,
Oxfordshire OX1 3SP

Open daily
from 10.30am to midnight

Tel: 01865 242369

If it’s homemade hearty British pub food you’re looking for then you’re in the right place! Pies are our speciality, freshly made every day and inspired by the seasons, from steak and ale to game, plus homemade bar snacks to soak up the beer, and everyone’s favourite fish and chips, great burgers and freshly made sandwiches. We serve food all day from 11am – 9.30pm.

The Kings Arms has a long established reputation for serving a wide range of great beers and you’ll always find at least 7 cask ales on the bar.

We’re right in the heart of Oxford City Centre, directly opposite The New Bodleian Library on the corner of Broad Street, Holywell Street and Parks Road.

Private Functions

Business or pleasure, the Wadham Room is perfect for private parties, meetings, functions and even beer tastings, seating up to 30 guests comfortably, or up to 50 standing.

There’s a plasma screen for presentations and free Wi-Fi, and we can tailor the menu to suit your event so give us a call on 01865 242369 or email us on to tell us what you’re planning.

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