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After a period in the doldrums, this rough old boozer in a less-than-fashionable part of Oxford has been sympathetically refurbished in the best gastropub tradition of bare boards & wood tables, with cheerful service to boot. It’s the kind of place you’re glad to stumble on, & the attention to detail is impressive – their home-baked bread, for example, is irresistible. Under the guidance of chef Tony Abarno (ex-Anchor & Hope, London) the Magdalen Arms has developed as a serious destination for all those who love ‘real food’. With seasonal produce shoring up the cooking, you might be tempted by superb, ultra-fresh brown crabmeat with sourdough toast, then a generous, meltingly tender oxtail pie, with buttermilk pudding to finish.

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Magdalen Arms

Magdalen Arms

243 Iffley Road ,Oxford OX4 1SJ

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Jun 2013

I'll start by saying this was far from my first visit to The Magdalen Arms, on Iffley Road, nor shall it be my last – for The Magdalen Arms is walking distance from my house, and I am a huge fan. It's one of my favourite places to eat locally, but also one of my favourite places to take visiting friends and family. If you live in/around Oxford and haven't yet been… what the hell have you been doing? Open over three years now, The Magdalen Arms is popular for its warm and inviting vibe, but mostly...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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  • Address: 243 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1SJ
  • Telephone: 01865 243159
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  • Opening Times: Wed-Sun 12N-2.30pm (Sat -3pm Sun -3.30pm) Tues-Sat 6-10pm

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