Abingdon - pub walk    Distance 1.4 miles.  Walking time 28 min.
Abingdon-on-Thames, commonly known simply as Abingdon, is a market town in England. Historically the county town of Berkshire, since 1974 it has been the seat of the Vale of White Horse district of Oxfordshire. This walk takes you to the best pubs in the town and includes a riverside walk.  

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Brewery Tap AbingdonStart at the Brewery Tap pub.
40-42 Ock Street.  OX14 5BZ Open all day from 11am, Sundays from noon.
Wonderful staff and a great pub, run perfectly. Well presented food offering.
Free wifi available. Car Park. A good range of ales are on offer and a

very popular Sunday roast. The Brewery Tap is the former beer house of the Morland brewery.

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Website http://www.thebrewerytap.net/

Turn right out of the Brewery Tap and walk towards the town centre. You will see the Abindon Museum building ahead, and to the right the Punch Bowl.

Punch Bowl

Punch Bowl, Abingdon6 Market Place, OX14 3HG. Open daily from 10.30am
A traditional locals pub with a good friendly crowd. Situated close to the Monday outdoor market and the museum. Language can be a little colourful in the public bar but there is also a charming lounge bar. Free wifi.

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Website https://plus.google.com/108251973308493590590/about?gl=uk&hl=en

Exit the pub from the rear exit into East St Helen Street. You will see the Kings Head and Bell across the road.

Kings Head and Bell, AbingdonNext is the Kings Head and Bell.
10 East St Helens Street. OX14 5EA  01235 525 362
Open all day from 11am. A good range of real ales at the bar. Pleasant outdoor areas.

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Website http://kingsheadandbell-abingdon.com/

Turn right out of the pub and walk back up to turn right into Bridge Street. Walk down Bridge Street to the Crown and Thistle on your left.

The Crown and Thistle

Crown and Thistle, Abingdon
18 Bridge St, OX14 3HS. Open all day from 9am.
Newly renovated with a good range of national and local ales. Free wifi. Margaret Thatcher stayed at this hotel, years ago.

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Website http://crownandthistleabingdon.co.uk/

Turn left out of the pub and walk on towards the river bridge. The Nags Head is on an island in the river.

Nags Head on the ThamesThe Nags Head on the Thames pub.

The Bridge,  OX14 3HX Open daily 12:00–10:00 pm,  Sunday11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Phone 01235 524516.  
Recently re-opened, after a prolonged closure, the pub has been fitted out delightfully, with a main bar at 'Bridge level' catering to both drinkers and casual diners, and a 120 cover dining room at 'Island level' for the more formal dining experience. Food is served throughout the day, Sunday afternoon jazz.
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Retrace your steps up Bridge Street and back into East St Helens Street. Walk  to the junction by the Church and turn left. Walk down to the river and walk with the river on your left to the Old Anchor Inn.

The Old Anchor Inn

Old Anchor-Abingdon1 St Helen's Wharf  OX14 5EN   01235 530076
Open from noon daily.
Recently refurbished with a good selection of ales and locally sourced food.

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From the Old Anchor, retrace your steps back to the Church. Keep straight on to the signed footpath on your left "Ock Valley River Walk."  Follow the river walk, crossing the river to arrive at the  the White Horse in Ock Street.

White Horse AbingdonThe White Horse.

189 Ock Street, OX14 5DW 01235 524490 Open from 11am daily. Greene King pub their usual range of beers and good value food. Free WiFi. Nice place with a pleasant garden.

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