Keep up to date with what we have going on at The Abingdon Arms. We run a series of annual and weekly events to keep you entertained.
Compered by our amazing, fabulous and lovely quiz master Pete Burt, we welcome you to our brand new monthly quiz. Come down with your team of Eggheads and see if they can outwit the quiz master.
From 7.30pm onwards.
First Wednesday of every month.
The Abingdon Arms will be opening every Friday from 9am for coffee, tea and cake. Everyone is welcome – come and join us!
Frank Harrison on piano, Ralph Mizraki on double bass and Mark Doffman on drums, lead our inaugral jazz session on Sunday 17th December 2017.
We launch this fantastic regular Sunday night slot with one of the most accomplished pianists in the UK; Frank Harrison has been a regular collaborator with Gilad Atzmon over many years and has toured and played at most of the major jazz festivals across the globe. He has worked with Tim Garland, Bobby Wellins, John Etheridge and Iain Ballamy to name a few. Ralph Mizraki and Mark Doffman on bass and drums form the house rhythm section at the Spin in Oxford.
These fantastic Jazz sessions will continue on the third Sunday of every month so make sure you come along and feel the groove.
We are pleased to announce the introduction of some literary events at the Abingdon Arms from January 2018. Beckley and the surrounding area has long attracted and inspired creative people from far and wide and the Abingdon Arms itself has been the haunt of some illustrious artists, authors and poets over the years. Our first event will feature the works of poet David Attwooll and his collection of poetry featuring Otmoor. The evening will be introduced by Trish Attwooll and will also feature illustrations by artist Andrew Walton to accompany the poems.
These regular sessions are starting in January 2018, with the first collection of local musicians and folk enthusiasts meeting on Sunday afternoons at 5.30pm to get together and create a fantastic musical atmosphere in front of our welcoming woodburning stoves. These folk sessions will be held on the second Sunday of every month and everyone is welcome – please bring your instruments, voices and support and come along.
Come and join us on the third Sunday afternoon of every month for cool jazz sounds delivered to us by some of Oxfordshire’s and the UK’s most accomplished musicians. This week we will be welcoming Pete Oxley on guitar, Mark Hodgson on bass and Mark Doffman on drums.
Please come and join us for another literary event, this time welcoming Professor Martin Stannard from Leicester University who will be hosting a talk on Evelyn Waugh’s Association with The Abingdon Arms.
This months offering is from Robert Harrison of Lancaster University who will be hosting a talk on John Ruskin and his association with the local area.
Chicken Liver Parfait, Apple and Plum Chutney, Toast - 8
Spiced Carrot & Coconut Soup, Toasted Hazelnuts, House Bread - 6.5
Torched Line Caught Mackerel, Yogurt, Preserved Lemon, Cucumber (GF) - 7
Smoked and Fresh Organic Salmon Fishcake, Dill Mayonnaise - 7.25
Wood Pigeon, Seeds and Nuts, Artichokes (GF) - 7.5
English Vine Tomato, Golden Cross Goats Cheese, Radish, Raspberry Vinigarette - 7.5
Pie of the week - Market price
Shetland Line Caught Cod, White Beans, Brown Shrimps, Samphire - 17
Roast Lamb Rump, Romesco Sauce, Smoked Aubergine, New Potatoes - 17
Prospect Battered Pollock, Hand Cut Chips, Peas, Tartar Sauce - 13
Pea and Pearl Barley Risotto, Soft Boiled Organic Egg - 12
Cheese Burger, Pickles, Celeriac Remoulade, Hand Cut Chips - 13
35 Day Aged Ribeye Steak with Roast Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Hand Cut Chips, Red Wine Sauce - 24
Hand Cut Chips - 3.5
Bobby Beans with Toasted Almonds - 3.5
Garden Salad - 3
Selection of Cheeses, Quince, Grapes, Biscuits - 9
Treacle Tart, Maple and Pecan Ice Cream - 6
Eton Mess, Rectory Farm Raspberries, Fennel - 6
Dark Chocolate Fondant, Salted Caramel Ice Cream - 6