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 19

Dana Gillespie Band

Multi-Award winning Blues Diva ‘Dana Gillespie' has been touring the world as the true ambassador of the risqué blues. With over 60 albums to her credit, a self-styled Music Festival in Mustique, support to Bob Dylan, hit shows in London's West End, at the Edinburgh Festival, and many other Festivals throughout Europe, the Middle East, India, and beyond, Dana is truly an International Blues legend. Dana Gillespie

Saturday July 26

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