The Oxford Blue
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Frequently Asked Questions

To help you along we have compiled a list of questions we are often asked. If you can’t find what you want to know then just contact us via our Contact Page and we’ll gladly answer your query. You never know, we may find it interesting enough to add to the list below!


  • Do you allow dogs?

    Absolutely. We love dogs and allow them in the bar area where you can book a table. Please ensure when booking you tell us you are bringing a dog and would like to sit in the bar area so we can do our best to make sure your table has room for your dog. In the summer, dogs are also allowed on our dining terrace.

  • Do you have parking?

    Yes, we have parking at both front and rear of The Oxford Blue.

    This includes provision in the rear car park for those with a Blue Badge.

  • Are your drinking glasses made from glass or plastic?

    Although they are super light and don’t feel it, they are in fact Glass. They are hand-blown for us from lead-free, high quality crystal in traditional European glass manufacturing facilities by Mark Thomas.

  • How much does it cost to eat at The Oxford Blue?

    We have a range of choices.

    There is a lunch menu that is very popular with 2 courses for £20 or 3 courses for £25.

    We also have our à la carte menu which is available both for lunch and dinner. Starters are from £12, mains are from £22 and desserts are from £8.

  • Do you allow children?

    We most certainly do. Although we don`t have a children’s menu, we will happily prepare smaller portions of most of our dishes.

    We do ask that for the evening openings children be aged ten or older.

    Please be aware that we do not have baby changing facilities, high chairs or a dedicated play area for our very young guests.

  • Who are the team and where are they from?

    Steven Ellis
    • Chef Owner
    • Lancashire

    Daniel Crump
    • General Manager
    • Devon

    Margriet Vandezande–Crump
    • Restaurant Manager
    • Belgium

    Ami Blakey
    • Head Pastry Chef
    • South Shields

  • When did The Oxford Blue open?

    The 31st of December 2016 after transforming into its current form.

    If you are interested we have a history page that gives an overview of its life since 1829.

  • Do you sell Gift Certificates?

    Yes we do. Call us during opening hours on 01753 861 954 and we will send them out to you. Or use the form on our Gift Certificate page and we will get back to you and confirm the details before sending one out.

  • Do you have disabled facilities?

    Yes indeed, we have onsite parking for Blue Badge holders and the Bar and Dining areas can be accessed with a wheelchair. We have a disabled toilet and wheelchair owners will be glad to know it is large enough to get into and turn around easily.