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King's Arms

(also known as Kings Arms)

40 Holywell Street

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Opening Times

Monday10.30 am - Midnight
Tuesday10.30 am - Midnight
Wednesday10.30 am - Midnight
Thursday10.30 am - Midnight
Friday10.30 am - Midnight
Saturday10.30 am - Midnight
Sunday10.30 am - Midnight

Meal Times

11 - 9.30



About the Pub

Something of an Oxford institution, the KA has been here since 1607, the king in question being James l. It’s owned by Wadham College, whose students live on the upper floors. There are six rooms, including a dining room at the front; the pub is usually very busy, but the quieter and most atmospheric areas are the panelled back bar and the “office”, with its real fire and leather sofas, behind. Until 1973 a small bar wth the entrance in Holywell Street was men only. The only outside seating is a number of picnic tables on the pavement at the front.

Historic Interest

Listed Grade II. Rebuilt early C18. Has some original features and an early C18 staircase and fireplaces. Interior listed by CAMRA as of some regional historic importance.

Regular Beers

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • St Austell Tribute
  • Young's --seasonal--
  • Young's Bitter
  • Young's Special

Changing Beers

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

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King's Arms, Oxford


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • RealHeritagePub Heritage Pub

    Interior of Some Regional Importance

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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King's Arms

40 Holywell Street

Sat Nav Reference

51.7551, -1.2543


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