Bryn and Oxana Jones
“…a modest but extremely accomplished chef-patron. Bryn cooks delicious food with a minimum of fuss and maximum flavour.”
by Rev. R.S.
““… amazing to work with, tireless, and passionate about the work. She really cares about the quality of the product, and she will work for ever to make it great. She has great people skills, so that makes working with even more fun – and productive.”
September 2023 – THE GORDON ARMS Restaurant with Rooms was chosen as a FINALIST among the best boutique hotels in the country in THE BOUTIQUE HOTELIER AWARDS 2023 in the category ‘BEST SUSTAINABLE ACHIEVEMENT’.
September 2023 – THE GORDON ARMS Restaurant with Rooms was honoured to receive the ‘HIGHLY COMMENDED’ award in the NET ZERO Business of the Year 2023 Category by the Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce!
April 2023 – GREEN TOURISM SILVER award for our sustainable policy.
January 2023 – we received another prestigious quality assurance award – TASTE OUR BEST by Visit Scotland Tourism Alliance – which identifies the best places to eat and drink in Scotland.
January 2023 – Border Telegraph – thank you, Border Telegraph, for your wonderful article about our humble place.
October 2022 – AA – two award wins following a good first year in business: four-stars from the AA for the rooms and the restaurant and an AA Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence.
September 2022 – Our first accolade in the Scottish Borders – our Gordon Arms Restaurant with Rooms was chosen as a finalist among the best boutique hotels in the country in THE BOUTIQUE HOTELIER AWARDS 2022 in the category ‘BEST SUSTAINABLE ACHIEVEMENT’.
In our previous establishment
– The Oxford Arms Dining Pub in Kirtlington, Oxfordshire –
we were awarded and recommended by
Good Food Guide (2015 – 2021) – Local Gem – “…A fixture in the village since 2003, Bryn Jones’s characterful 19th-century pub is everything a village hosterly should be…”
Good Pub Guide (2009 – 2021) – Recommended and approved “…Civilised and friendly stripped-stone pub with enjoyable food using local produce and good wine choice..”
Alastair Sawday’s. Pubs & Inns of England & Wales. Special Places (2008 – 2021) – We have been included into a special edition “One of the best 500 pubs in the UK among 48,000 pubs by Sawday’s”, being among the top 1% Nationwide is a great honour.
The Telegraph – featured as one of the two pubs in Bicester area
The Oxfordshire Cook Book – One of the Best Pubs in Oxfordshire among 10,000 restaurants in Oxfordshire and featured a recipe by Chef Patron Bryn Jones of Natural smoked haddock and leek tart