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Welcome To The Chester Arms

A cosy, truly local pub where you can relax with friendly drinkers and diners from the heart of East Oxford and beyond. The Chester are an independent house with no ties to any breweries giving them the freedom to serve some of the finest craft beers and real ales from local and regional breweries.

Our delicious, wholesome (and sometimes indulgent) menus are crafted using a range of local suppliers. The finest cuts of meat, wonderfully fresh fish and handpicked vegetables all feature in pleasing portions for enjoyment with great company.

Only the Best

Fresh Ingredients, Tasty Food

simple, well-prepared food, made with local ingredients
Know your Cru from your Cuvée?

Wine tasting

You don’t have to be a complete cork dork to enjoy a good glass of wine. Join them every 2 months to sample fine and award winning wines from specialist wine merchants – your ticket price even includes canapés and a bottle of your choice!

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The Chester Tester

Join them every Sunday night for 7.45pm start (excluding Wine Tasting evenings). Flex your trivia filled noggin against the infamous Chester Tester. Cash prizes, laughs and the chance to reign supreme for only £1 per person – arrive early and grab your table! 

Al fresco

Summer garden bar

How better to enjoy warm sunshine than with a cold drink? The Chester take the bar outside all summer (weather permitting) for the perfect al fresco drinking atmosphere, salute!

See something you like?

Local artistic flair


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Who’s a good boy?

We  dogs

Our four-legged friends are welcome at the Chester Arms; little ones, big ones (as long as they’re well behaved ones).
Dogs are not allowed in the dining areas, however guide dogs are of course welcome in any public area of the Chester Arms


What People are Saying

“The food was fantastic and the service was exceptional.”

"The staff were friendly and cheerful and nothing was too much trouble. Will certainly come again and recommending to my friends and family.


“Will definitely be coming back.”

Came here as a recommendation from some friends, so worth it. We had the steak platter and it did not disappoint. The steak was booked perfectly, chips were amazing and even the sides (cabbage and bacon?!) were incredible. Will definitely be coming back.


“Warmly recommended”

"The slow cooked pork Sunday roast is just amazing and delicious! Warmly recommended"


"Top spot"

"Food was superb the local beers amazing and the huge portions are served in a chillout settings .. top spot"


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Opening Hours


12pm – 11pm
Tuesday12pm – 11pm
Wednesday – Friday12pm – 11pm
Saturday12pm – 11pm
Sunday12pm - 10pm