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All 1 Beckley Restaurants

The Abingdon Arms

High Street | Beckley, Beckley OX3 9UU, England
01865 351 311
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Beckley
Price range: $16 - $29
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: An Historic and Authentic Oxfordshire pub offering a wide range of gastro food including fresh fish, local meat and vegetarian dishes to suit all. Fantastic views over Otmoor, Open fire and informal relaxed service and atmosphere. Historically frequented by Lewis Carrol and Evelyn Waugh amongst others.
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Savai'i, Samoa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Awful and apologetic staff. Unable to be responsable for their own mistakes. If you are a dog you will be treated much better, so bark!

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

Its hard for me to respond to this review as I am unaware of the specifics of the complaint. If the customer would like to make contact with us we will of course look into it. Our staff were working flat out on Sunday, but we won't of course tolerate rudeness from any of our staff. We are a dog... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Delicious food on a very busy Sunday, where the staff were pressed and the chef coped amazingly. We shall return.

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

Glad you enjoyed your Sunday lunch. Chef Will really enjoys Sunday lunch and it's great to see his work is going down well. We still have some technical issues with kitchen equipment 6 weeks after taking over, which we are working with the brewery to correct, but hopefully these will be resolved soon. More

Bicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Have just visited The Abingdon Arms and had a superb Sunday Roast. The lamb was beautifully cooked and the vegetables were just delicious and cooked in ways you just wouldn't bother doing for yourself at home, which is what you want when you go out and they were plentiful. Pudding was absolutely amazing. Homemade bread and butter pudding with a... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch with the family, staff were great with kids, menu was very good, food was lovely, more than just pub grub... A nice relaxing Sunday afternoon, perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I enjoyed a Sunday Roast! Was delicious! The bar staff and waitresses were all very friendly and helpful! Will definitely return!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Changed hands recently so too a look at lunchtime. Lots of tables in the sun. All the staff really trying to make it as smooth as possible. Lovely burger, quick service and nice country pub

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Chalgrove, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Sam Vaughan and her family gave us a warm welcome and provided an excellent buffet lunch for our small party of 15. The food included gorgeous homemade quiches, pies and salads. They also catered for our gluten-free guests. Efficient and friendly, lovely food. We highly recommend them and we intend coming back. Jenney Klose

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

Thanks for your positive review, and our sympathies for your loss. We want to offer good value, sympathetic and understanding post funeral catering, and I am glad you felt we met our aims here. We appreciate you taking the time to write. More

Latina, Lazio, Italy
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A bit disappointing: usual choice no longer available, "chef on course, so no soup", supermarket brown sliced bread and side salad was not all fresh. More effort needed to continue, I feel!

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

Sorry your lunch wasn't what you were hoping for. We have been running the pub for just over weeks, and are still building up our supplier base. We will now be offering a wider choice of fresh bread types and baguettes. Our chef was indeed on a mandatory food safety course that day, so our choice was unfortunately a little... More

Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Visited with 4 friends last Thursday evening. We started by sharing a couple of portions of olives and bread with balsamic and olive oil. Some of the loveliest olives I've ever eaten. Our mains were delicious - 3 of us had beef and ale pie, one had fish and chips and one had one of the day's specials (roast belly... More

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

Samantha, Will and I are delighted to read you had a nice evening. As you state, we have only just taken over this wonderful pub as a new tenancy team, and we are working flat out to restore the pub and restaurant as a friendly and good quality place to eat and drink. Our menu will evolve over the next... More

Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

With great enthusiasm we went to check out The Abingdon Arms. The bar seemed full of the landlords family complete with pushchair and bored baby. The menu was far too big and crammed with 'traditional pub grub' ~ not a problem is done well but we were soon to be disappointed. Our party chose, brie wedges, whitebait, prawn cocktail and... More

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

Im sorry to read that your recent experience at the Abingdon Arms was not what you had hoped for. We have been in place as a new team for two weeks, and trading for 8 days, following a deep clean and tidy up. So far, the feedback from customers has been very positive, so of course I am disappointed to... More

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