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.

12th July2018

Children’s After School Cafe 3.30pm – 4.30pm 12th July

As part of our More Than A Pub initiative, we are happy to host a Children’s After School Activity Cafe.

3:30 PM –  4:30 PM
Primarily intended for Beckley Primary School pupils, who must be accompanied by parent or carer. Mosaic-making with Becky Paton, cost £3.50 per mosaic for materials. Please book place with Aimee Butterfield at

13th July2018

Coffee Morning This Friday

The Abingdon Arms will be opening every Friday from 9am for coffee, tea and cake.  Everyone is welcome – come and join us!

14th July2018

Third Place Play Off Saturday 14th July 3pm

Come and help us get over the disappointment of missing out on a place in the final.  England vs Belgium to decide who is the third best team IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!

15th July2018

Football World Cup Final, Kick Off 4pm Sunday 15th July 2018

Come and join us to watch the Football World Cup Final at 4pm on Sunday.  France vs Croatia #wewererobbed

17th July2018

Tables games session Tuesday 17 July 2.30 – 4.30pm

Games may include Scrabble, backgammon, chess, Mah Jong or bring along your own games and friends.

28th July2018

Literary Event – Unveiling of Blue Plaque Commemorating Evelyn Waugh Saturday 28th July 6pm

This event  is the unveiling of a blue plaque by Evelyn Waugh’s grandson, Alexander, to commemorate Waugh’s association with the Abingdon Arms.  The unveiling will be followed by a four course feast at 7.30pm to honour Evelyn Waugh featuring dishes he ate the Abingdon Arms.  There will be a talk by biographer Dr Barbara Cooke of Loughborough University.  For tickets for the feast, at £43 per person, please contact the pub on 01865 655667.

Download the Waugh feast menu

1st August2018

Pub Quiz! Wednesday 1st August 7.30pm

Come and join us for the monthly quiz! Pit your wits against Beckley’s brightest and best!  The first Wednesday of every month, this July we have special guest and former manager STU taking on the role of quiz master – you’d be sad to miss it!  50p entry, all proceeds go to the Annual Good Cause of the Abingdon Arms.  Start at 7.30pm

3rd August2018

Community Coffee Morning 10.30am Friday 3rd August

Come and join us for the Community Coffee morning.  Held on the first Friday of every month, coffee and biscuits are £2.00.  Speciality coffees and cake are also  available.  Please contact BACBS if you require assistance with transport.

2nd September2018

Literary Events at The Abingdon Arms 7pm 2nd September

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.   In September we are delighted to welcome Tony Strong, AKA J P Delanay who will be talking about his latest books and the genre of Psychological Thrillers.

Opening hours

  • Monday
  • Closed all day
  • Tuesday - Saturday
  • Midday - 11pm
  • Sunday
  • Midday - 9pm

A La Carte (Example only as our menu changes frequently)


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


Please inform staff of any allergies or intolerances.