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Open Weds-Sun 12-10, food Weds-Fri 12-3, 5-9, Sat 12-9, Sun 12-8. Booking recommended but walkups OK if room.

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King's Head & Bell

(also known as Kings Head & Bell)

10 East St Helen Street
OX14 5EA

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.30 pm
FridayMidday - 12.30 am
SaturdayMidday - 12.30 am
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 3,5 - 9 Mon - Fri
12 - 9 Sat & Sun


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About the Pub

In existence before 1554 as the Bell and for some time a coaching inn. In the 19th century claimed to have stabling for nearly 100 horses and supplied the Volunteer Fire Brigade. Much renovated and restored but still with historic traces and a pleasant garden in the old courtyard, now much reduced by the addition of a large conservatory for more diners. There are a number of rooms including two meeting rooms upstairs. Under new management from September 2018 with alterations and refurbishment carried out in summer 2019.

Historic Interest

Historic Coaching Inn. Listed Grade II. Mainly C18 with possibly some C17 remaining. Local tradition says Charles I used it as an operations centre during the civil war but no direct evidence.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Loose Cannon Abingdon Bridge

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Hook Norton Old Hooky
  • Loose Cannon --seasonal--
  • Sharp's Doom Bar

Source: National

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King's Head & Bell, Abingdon


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    30p off a pint of real ale.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Disabled toilet.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Coaching Inn courtyard with benches.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Dog treats can be bought at the bar.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Childrens menu with colouring in and crayons. Board games.

  • Events Events

    Quiz night Thursdays.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Historic King Charles Room and also small area upstairs.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Sheltered area in courtyard.

  • WiFi Wifi

    Ask for password at the bar.

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King's Head & Bell

10 East St Helen Street
OX14 5EA

Sat Nav Reference

51.6694, -1.2817


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