The Vine Inn

4.2
32 reviews
£25 and under
British
We're an 18th Century traditional village pub, serving modern and classic British pub food. We have now fully opened inside, with full social distancing, table service and app ordering, so we invite you to enjoy a drink and meal by our cosy wood burning fireplace.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 32 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.1
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4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GemmaS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Very welcoming, beautiful garden made better by the fantastic weather, table was booked for 1815. Unfortunately the kitchen was late opening, order not placed until 1900 starters were lovely, however took a little longer than expected as not busy. Mains came out, steak overcooked. This was removed from the bill. Prices are good. All in all lovely place and would go back again.

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debbiep
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely garden, great food. engaging staff. would definitely recommend

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JackyR
Oxford
7 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very relaxed but attentive, and a very good menu. Thoroughly recommend.

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Phil
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Attentive service and good observation of Covid requirements for hospitality. Generous portions and tasty home cooked food.

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RuthW
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and tasty food in a nice traditional pub. Good sized garden and car park.

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MGenthusiast
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent traditional village pub, consistently delivering great friendly service, nice quiet ambiance & great food & drink, including real ales! Thanks to the whole Vine team for a great Saturday lunch! They also do excellent Sunday Roasts too...

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed a summer evening in a very pleasant garden with nice food and good service.

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Whippets
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food seemed nice but was disappointed my nut roast was quite burnt. Considering I was one of the two diners it’s not like it was because they were over run with orders and lost track etc. Food could have been better, no Yorkshire pud and for price expected a bit more considering it said “with all the trimmings” it was very average, tasty enough but wouldn’t rush back for the food.
Female Waiting staff very friendly and lovely, male staff a bit abrupt but maybe he was just having an off day, however he didn’t make me feel very welcome considering I was on my own.

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vipValerieK
Oxford
9 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely lunch sitting outside in the beautiful pub garden.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome garden

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Fileylad
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food! Well priced, fresh and well presented! Place was clean and welcoming. Couldn’t be better.

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Phil
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very friendly service and a good welcome with excellent attention to Covid restrictions. Good food and generous portions from a wide ranging menu. Only minor observation but ham (with ham, egg and chips) was very salty.

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Miriam
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolutely fantastic lunch here yesterday! Service was brilliant as always and the menu is full of great options - something for everyone. Highly recommended!

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ShaniB
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a lovely meal and were very happy with the service and food. The chips deserve a special mention...delicious. Will be back but will request to sit in the pub area as there was a better vibe in there.

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CatherineM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service in what felt like an extremely safe environment. Spotless including the toilet facilities.

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Harrysampford
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub great people gd food lovely atmosphere !

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CeciiaY
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

lockdown open space dining time
Excellent Service : Careful adherence to pandemic hygienic rules. Temperature control carefully attended to inside the garden covered area; courteous staff and with a long run between the kitchen and garden area- staffs kept food served promptly and hot.
Food: I had the home cooked lasagne, the spices are balanced, the accompanying garlic bread great, no lack of garlic, herbs, just well oiled and salad fresh with a coat of light dressing - just right.
Garden: nicely landscaped

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Private
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Good value for money. Service was a little slow when it came to taking orders but overall couldn't fault them in these circumstances. Food was traditional but well made.

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AlanS
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have always found the Vine a friendly and relaxed place to go. Coping with the restrictions is a challenge they are coping with well still giving a good service and good food.

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Anthi
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very nice food and good service. Quite comfortable in the marquee.

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Lucy
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Our party of five had a really warm welcome and felt very covid safe throughout the meal. Unfortunately service was patchy and not very attentive. The coffee machine was broken so no post lunch coffee. And the milk ran out?! Food was acceptable, but not great.

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Emma
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Took 45 minutes to get even drinks ordered!! Not nearly enough staff working on a Friday night. Woman giving us our bill leant over me without a mask, comprising my safety. This could be a great pub but our visit was such a let down :(

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MagdaR
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place just outside Oxford, lovely staff and atmosphere. Definitely coming back!

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Sweetpea
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Friendly staff, spacious garden for outdoor eating, well prepared food.

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DerekTrubshaw
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Unfortunately it took two hours to get our food. Fortunately it was a sunny day and we were not in a rush. Frustrating though. When the food arrived, it was very indifferent - clearly straight out of the freezer.

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LeahT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Poor service, waited over an hour for drinks, food was cold.
It’s a shame but I will not be returning or recommending anyone to go here

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JanetJ
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely setting, excellent friendly service, and well organised with COVID restrictions. Overall a great experience.

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AlanS
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good evening out. We felt comfortable eating there. Well later out. We are going again soon.

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HowardA
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very professional - good choice- everyone happy with food quality and good size portions. tables nicely separated

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PhilipB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

iI was a pleasant experience with staff respectful of the Covid 19 safety rules. The restaurant was not very busy but hopefully will pick up nearer Christmas.

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EmmaT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely Sunday Roast at The vine. Would highly recommend.

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SophieH
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, plentiful, fresh and affordable. Service was fast and faultless, the new floor looked great too!

FAQs

The Vine Inn offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01865 862567.

The Vine Inn is rated 4.2 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.