The Queens College Arms
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
When you enter The Queens College Arms your eyes will be drawn to the array of mortar boards hanging from the ceiling – a nod to Queens College at Oxford University, which has owned the land for centuries. This dog-friendly pub with its rustic decor of wooden beams and tartan chairs caters for everyone.
The menu offered a handful of choices to delight my vegan friend as well an array of meat and fish dishes. The ham hock and pea terrine starter was enhanced by caramelised onions and a slice of sweet brioche. My main course of spice-crusted hake was beautifully cooked with crispy skin, perfectly flaked fish and a superb accompaniment of rosemary potatoes. My companion opted for caramelised tofu and roasted vegetable salad and advised me that the tofu was delicious – much better than she could cook at home. Her vegan shepherd’s pie was filled with layers of mushrooms, lentils, tomatoes and kale – a fantastic vegan option. The trio of mini puds were a delight – the seasonal fruit crumble and mini trifle were the lightest I’ve had the pleasure of tasting, while the coffee and walnut panna cotta was heavenly. The Queen’s College Arms is at the heart of the community, serving quality food, Badger ales and a varied selection of wine.