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 Aug 15

Debbie Bond and the Trudats

In a world sadly short of good blues women, Debbie is a real find! Debbie is a star . . . I cant wait to see her again. - BBC Radio, Oxford Blues Debbie Bond & the Trudats

Saturday Aug 23

Federal Charm

Federal Charm began as the brainchild of frontmen Nick Bowden and Paul Bowe in the summer of 2011. There’s is a sound unlike anything currently around. The band rediscover retro blues rock like Free and Led Zeppelin with a modern melodic twist that is totally original.... Federal Charm