About the Brasenose Arms

The Brasenose Arms is a 17th century Country Inn, situated in the heart of Cropredy, a rural village just 4 miles north of Banbury, Oxfordshire. Originally three cottages, it was converted into a Public House in the late 17th century.

Cropredy lies on the west bank of the River Cherwell. Over 350 years ago, Cropredy Bridge was the site of a major battle during the English Civil War in 1644.

Today, it hosts Britain's (if not Europe's) 'friendliest' music festival - Fairport's Cropredy Convention - staged every year in August by members of the great British folk band - Fairport Convention. Here they are, sitting outside the pub, for the photo on the back of their 1973 album 'Nine'.

Fairport Nine

Everyone is welcome at the Brasenose Arms. It's a friendly 350 year old 'local' with a restaurant, contemporary en-suite accommodation to sleep 10, a 1/2 acre Beer Garden, regular live music, free wifi and a public laundry.


Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday: 12pm - 11pm

Friday to Sunday: 12pm - Midnight

Saturday July 26

Monica Queen and Thrum

When someone is hailed as the new Emmylou Harris, eyebrows of suspicion usually get to work. And rightly so.. (BBC). Regarded as one of the "greatest ever voices to come out of Scotland" (Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol) she has been asked to sing in front of 40,000 crowds with Snow Patrol and Belle and Sebastian. as well as collaborating on record to produce Belle and Sebastian's fans favourite "Lazy Line Painter Jane".

Monica Queen and Thrum

Saturday Aug 2

Makuini and the Hoodoo Men

..the sounds of, Mahalia Jackson, Etta James, Sarah Vaughan, and Ella Fitzgerald from one of New Zealand's best loved singers around the world.. Makuini

Sunday Aug 3

Bramble and the Marauders

Authentic blues, American folk and indie; rocked up, boogied and slightly punked. With legendary Status Quo drummer John Coghlan..fronted by The Popes guitarist and slide player Ian Bramble Bramble and the Marauders