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Abingdon Arms

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Premises Description

Self proclaimed gastropub.

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Opening Times

TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 9.00 pm

Meal Times

Closed Mon
12 - 2.30, 6 - 9.30 Tue - Sat
12 - 4 Sun


Beckley and Area Community Benefit Society Ltd

About the Pub

A lovely old pub with a fine garden affording great views across Otmoor. The arms in question are of James Bertie (1653 -1699) who was created 1st Earl of Abingdon in 1682. The Bertie family owned the village until 1919 when it was broken up and sold off in lots. The pub itself has a small bar area, with old photographs of the pub on display, and dominated by a log fire in the big fireplace. There is a separate restaurant room. The previously infrequent bus service is now non-existent but this is good walking and cycling country. The pub was put up for sale summer 2016, bought by a local community group after a community share offer, and reopened June 2017.

Historic Interest

Grade II listed. Early C18. Apparently frequented by Lewis Carroll who may have got inspiration for the chessboard theme in 'Through the Looking-Glass' from the patchwork fields of Otmoor. Also regularly visited by Evelyn Waughin the 1920s when he was an undergraduate and he now has a blue plaque.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Shotover Prospect
  • XT Four

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Loddon --varies--
  • Vale --varies--

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Abingdon Arms, Beckley


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Not Sunday.

  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    Regular community-based activities.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • WiFi Wifi

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Abingdon Arms

High Street

Sat Nav Reference

51.7965, -1.1829

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