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

6pm Sunday April 13

Erin Harpe Duo

“an authentic blues chanteuse”, earning a reputation for her raw delta blues style and “total, selfless and compelling immersion in the music.”

Erin Harpe

Saturday April 19

Buick 6

Delta blues like you never heard it before. Buick 6

6pm Sunday April 20

Dave Onions

“Dave Onions spins a solo career as a rootsy singer songwriter with a distinctive percussive guitar style, covering subjects that range from nuclear waste and sailing the seas to love and the flu....with plenty of nimble bottleneck slide work and deft arrangements”

Erin Harpe