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All 1 Beckley Restaurants

The Abingdon Arms

High Street | Beckley, Beckley OX3 9UU, England
+44 1865 351311
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Beckley
Price range: $16 - $55
Cuisines: English, British, Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The Abingdon Arms is a quintessential country pub, set in the lovely Oxfordshire countryside, 4 miles from Oxford and and 10 miles from Bicester. Situated on a limestone escarpment at over 300 feet above sea level, our garden offers commanding views across Otmoor, looking over Charlton on Otmoor and further afield towards Bicester and beyond. We offer a countryside escape from the hustle and bustle over nearby Oxford and Headington, and also a pleasant detour away from the daily grind of the A34. Beckley is an idyllic Oxfordshire village, with a long and rich history. We have a large bar, and attached restaurant, and together with our lovely garden, we can accommodate over 70 for lunch or dinner. We are also a great location for an Oxfordshire countryside wedding reception, or other family events; see our page regarding hosting your event here. We are both family and dog friendly (bar and garden only for dogs), and welcome walkers stopping off the Oxfordshire Way for a rest! We are also only a mile away from the RSPB Bird Reserve at Otmoor. We offer a large range of Brakspear and guest beers, wines from Cockbarn and Campbell, and a full range of home cooked food sourced wherever possible from local Oxfordshire suppliers. We are proud to be a traditional village local, at the heart of the Beckley village community, as well as a great place to eat and drink with a short drive from Bicester, Oxford and the surrounding villages of Otmoor. We look forward to making you welcome! Samantha, Steve and Head Chef Will.
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English first
Buckingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

A lovely Pub, great atmosphere. New owners could not have made us more welcome. Loved the charm of this place. We had dinner - great food, served well. More than enough for big appetites. We will certainly be returing in the future

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Steve V, Owner at The Abingdon Arms, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive feedback. We are trying hard as a team and as a family to re-establish this lovely country pub as a great place to visit for a good pint, and good home cooked pub food, so I am pleased you enjoyed your visit. More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The Abingdon Arms provided the perfect venue for our family and friends to gather following my Grandfathers funeral. We couldn’t have asked for more – it’s a lovely country pub with heaps of character, it was warm and cosy and has a really friendly atmosphere, there is ample parking and the food and drink served tasted great. The service was... More 

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Steve V, Owner at The Abingdon Arms, responded to this review

Delighted that you were pleased with the service and food on the day, and thank you so much for the positive review. More 

Marseillan, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My wife and I called in for lunch. This is a lovely old pub, with a nice garden. The service was friendly and efficient. The food was good quality and good value. Walkers are welcomed and there are some good walks in the area. Recommend without reservation. We will definitely be returning.

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Steve V, Owner at The Abingdon Arms, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review! We are very much a country pub first and foremost, and we love to have walkers (and their four legged friends) call in for lunch. We like walking too, and the walks and views around Otmoor are as good as you will see in this part of Oxfordshire. Glad you enjoyed it. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We took the advice of other tripadvisor regulars and booked a table for our party of six, because it was Sunday. Parking was fine on the road. When we arrived, we had a warm welcome from the staff, and our table was ready. The menu was a nice balance of regular pub food items, all reasonably priced. The portions were... More 

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Steve V, Owner at The Abingdon Arms, responded to this review

Samantha, Will and I are delighted to read your review, and so pleased you had a good time with us. We are trying hard to offer good value home cooked pub food, and we are especially pleased to see your enjoyed the desserts, which are home made, with local artisan produced ice cream. We have also been working hard training... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

After a sensational walk from oxford via Islip and Noke we arrived at the very welcoming Abingdon arms for a late lunch and drink. The views from the garden must be the best in Oxfordshire. The menu was small but excellent. The sausage and mash with huge onion rings was sensational. The steak sandwich was delicious as was the home... More 

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Steve V, Owner at The Abingdon Arms, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, on what was a glorious autumn's day, a lovely day for a work. We welcome walkers of all types, muddy boots definitely allowed, as are dogs (in the bar only!). We do indeed have smallish lunch menu, which is designed to allow us offer home good fresh food in a sensible time frame. Hope to see... More 

Oxford
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Visited with my two girls for Sunday lunch. The place was full, just squeezed into the car park. Politeand welcoming staff, a good pint of Brakespeare's and delicious warm roast beef with Yorkshires and veg which tasted organic. The puddings looked tasty but we had to head home. Decent value.

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Steve V, Owner at The Abingdon Arms, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your meal. Sunday lunchtimes do get very busy, so it good to read that we met your expectations last Sunday. More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We were a small party who had booked for a light buffet lunch after a funeral and couldn't have been looked after better. Sam and the crew were very helpful and friendly, the homemade sausage rolls were something else along with the quiche - great food and lovely atmosphere. Couldn't believe the views form the garden either, simply amazing, we... More 

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Steve V, Owner at The Abingdon Arms, responded to this review

Glad to hear you had a good experience of our post funeral catering. We try hard to provide sympathetic and good value post funeral food and drinks, and its good to read we met your approval. And the views are fantastic, aren't they! More 

Southmoor, Oxfordshire, UK
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Recommended this pub to eat. Went with friends for Sunday Lunch. Booked a table for 3 with a dog present; arrived to a booking for 2 in restaurant (dogs only allowed in the bar). Staff changed our table but then forgot to give us any menus.Ordered 2 Roast beefs and a burger at 12.45pm and by 1.35pm it hadn't arrived!... More 

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Steve V, Owner at The Abingdon Arms, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and your honest feedback. We are indeed a relatively new team running the Abingdon Arms, with no connection to the previous owner who left at the end of July 2014. We are finding it a challenge to hire and retain staff at present due to our proximity to Oxford City centre and Bicester Village, and being... More 

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My husband and I visited The Abingdon Arms on Sunday as we'd heard good things about this pub from friends. I don't normally write reviews but I thought this pub was really special in an unassuming way. The owners were very welcoming and the serving staff were friendly and efficient. The sunday lunch was incredible with lots of different types... More 

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Steve V, Owner at The Abingdon Arms, responded to this review

Many thanks for your positive review. We are working hard on our Sunday lunchtime food. We do at times get very busy and as we are still a little short of staff, this can cause some delays. We do hope to rectify this soon. More 

Oxfordshire, UK
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We visited last Saturday for an evening meal for 4. Portion size very generous and good choice. We were persuaded to have desserts and can recommend both the Nutella cheese cake and the bread and butter pudding!

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Steve V, Owner at The Abingdon Arms, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the food, and I don't think we had to persuade too hard for you to try a dessert! Seriously, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit. More 

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Additional Information about The Abingdon Arms

Address: High Street | Beckley, Beckley OX3 9UU, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 351311
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Beckley
Average Prices: USD 16 - 55
Cuisine: English, British, Pub

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