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The Vine Inn, Oxford, Oxfordshire

The Vine Inn

4.4
4.4
67 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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00–14:15 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:30–21:00 Sun 18:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    01865 862567

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Menu

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What 67 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Best Value

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Sunday Lunch

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Oxford

    Best Overall

  • Oxford

    Best Food

  • Oxford

    Best Ambience

  • Oxford

    Best Value

  • Oxford

    Lunch

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  1. R

    Raptor1953

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The Sunday dinner was very good apart from the cabbage which needs to be cooked and not just shown to the boiling water. Overall a really good pub and great service.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food

  3. RG

    RodneyG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good ambience inside, nice garden area outside. Food more than acceptable for the price, friendly efficient staff make the Vine a great venue for an evening or lunch dining experience.

  4. JP

    JaneP

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    A lovely country pub. The menu is not extensive but the food is all locally sourced and cooked to order and was very nice.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Lovely meal - great beers and they were very well kept. Owners were friendly and enjoyed chatting to us. Good choice of food , reasonable price.

  6. L

    Linda

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    We had lunch. Not a very inspiring menu but value for money and what we did choose was tasty. Lemon posset dessert was delicious. Service excellent.

  7. LP

    LeeP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The food was excellent and was a lovely garden to sit and chat in.

  8. CP

    CP789

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A very enjoyable meal for all, both adults and children. Food very good and attention to detail in sense of making sure you were satisfied, but was done very subtly. Would go back for another meal, very nice atmosphere.

  9. AW

    AmberW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Such a shame the photos didn’t match the ones on the website, my daughters dinner came out last as well as some of the other meals coming out after people finished

  10. JB

    JasonB

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Really Nice food and service was fantastic, So glad i found this place.

  11. KB

    KarimaB

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food, nice atmosphere with choice of where to eat (,inside, garden, bar). Historic pub. Good service.

  12. F

    Frances

    Oxford

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent, thank you!

  13. A

    Annab

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent value for good pub food. Pleasant surroundings in a lovely old traditional pub

  14. P

    Pauline

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice place to be. Don't expect fast food but worth the wait. No hurry.

  15. J

    Jeff

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice old pub in the village of Cumnor. Roaring fire, which was very welcoming. Our favourite meal of Liver & Onions was on the specials board and did not disappoint. Service was good, and had a great evening. Would definitely recommend, and will revisit.

  16. P

    Pauline

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    4 of us dining. The starters were very good. Steaks cooked to our liking and very well presented. The landlord although attentive was not to much at the table. Very enjoyable night

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great all round

  18. CH

    CaroleH

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very welcoming and beautifully decorated. Friendly staff and lovely meal

  19. AP

    AdeleP

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Tasty home cooked meal, great local ales and excellent service.

  20. RC

    RichardC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    A pleasant lunch for three. The pub was very quiet and we were well looked after by the staff

  21. H

    Hungrymum

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service. Friendly staff. Nothing was too much trouble.

  22. A

    Annab

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very good value lunch. Two courses plus tea/coffee £10. Lovely open fire, very cozy.

  23. C

    Cinders

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall3food1service4ambience4

    Quite disappointed, looking at other reviews thought it would be amazing. The food was poor Sunday roast was huge portions it look like slop on a plate. The tagliatelle had no taste just like spaghetti and tomato. Staff friendly the pub is very quirky. But no atmosphere sorry to say.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    Sunday lunch, 12.30 table for two. I ordered pâté to start and was a little surprised when it arrived thinly sliced on one piece of warm, not toasted, rustic bread. I tried to spread it but the consistency was too firm, tasted pleasant enough though. We both ordered a roast, one beef, one turkey. Our plates arrived piled high, little Yorkshire pudding plonked on top. My turkey was really tender and tasty but hubby’s beef not so good, apparently quite chewy. Plentiful veg but rather disappointing; overcooked and too mushy for hubby’s liking; he ate the carrot but commented how the rest reminded him of a bad school dinner, even the roast potatoes had a twang, like they’d been cooked and reheated. As for the homemade Yorkshire’s, they were flat, thick and stodgy, a real disappointment. Hubby barely touched his food and couldn’t wait to settle the bill and get out, which was a shame because I’d already eyed up the puddings. However when our bill arrived we were informed the beef dinner had been deducted; we hadn’t complained or asked for it to be removed and I actually said, “there’s no need to do that” but the landlord insisted. Lovely little pub in a cute village, plenty of parking and top marks to the management for the way they handled the situation; just a shame their chef let the side down on this occasion.

  25. AF

    ArnaudF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We visited the Vine Inn for Sunday lunch and the food quality was really good. Portion size is massive. Perfect service and staff is really polite and helped with children’s food requirements. We will definitely go back to the Vine Inn.

  26. J

    John

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Pensioners lunch was excellent and very good value.

  27. J

    Jude

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very nice place for Sunday lunch. Welcoming and relaxing; spacious and unhurried.

  28. JH

    JaneH

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Had a meal with my sister’s on a Friday night. Very quiet which was a real shame as the food was delicious and generous portions, (too big for us). Staff very friendly and efficient. Will definitely go again.

  29. SM

    SteveM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quick Business meeting with a colleague, highly recommend

  30. A

    Annab

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food was plentiful, really tasty, well cooked and nicely presented. Good table linen, friendly Landlady. Lovely big quiet garden with children's play area. Car park. Set in an interesting village with local country walks. Excellent value for money.

  31. BR

    BrianR

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Really good meal and nice place. A bit quiet. Brian

  32. M

    Miamykle

    Surrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Garden was lovely and the food was good but but great. Ploughman’s definitely lacking - stale bread and not even a salad to garnish. But the puddings were decent, even if they did take 45 mins to arrive.

  33. Y

    Yeti

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 August 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    Staff were very friendly however the food and drink was expensive.

  34. JA

    JohnA

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great value for pensioners on a Tuesday We will be going again

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    This is really delicious. Leah welcomed us with a warm sincere greeting there was a bit of confusion as to the booking but we settled in the library with a view of the garden beyond. Thank you Richard and enjoyed the real Yorkshire portions. Look forward to returning soon.

  36. GS

    GemmaS

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    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.

  37. d

    debbiep

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  38. JR

    JackyR

    Oxford

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

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

  39. P

    Phil

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    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.

  40. RW

    RuthW

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

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

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

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

The Vine Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 1 time today
Google Map for The Vine Inn

11 Abingdon Road Cumnor Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 9QN

Additional information

  • Area

    Oxford

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00–14:15 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:30–21:00 Sun 18:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Large pub car park

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer Garden, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access

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