RambleFest lists details of Abingdon accommodation and other services, including contact info, and website and location links.
Abingdon is 63¼ miles along the Thames Path from its source. Abingdon map.
Abingdon is a large place, so care should be taken when booking accommodation etc. for its proximity to the Thames Path.
We have allocated each Abingdon accommodation a type, e.g. B&B, Guest House, Hotel, Inn, Hostel, Self catering, etc.
The Brewery Tap
40-42 Ock Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 5BZ
Tel: 01235 521655
Type: Hotel accommodation and Pub
Info: ¾ mile off the Thames Path
“Situated in the heart of the oldest town in Britain. ‘The Tap’ is renowned for being a champion of real ale & craft cider, award winning BBQ, cracking Sunday roasts, all things ‘pie’ as well as a great range of specialist gin, rum, malts and wine.
Three beautifully renovated en-suite bedrooms, secret walled garden, gorgeous fireplaces, pub games (to keep you amused) and a unique beer wall, featuring 14 crafty kegs served at 3’c, complete the picture.
Ever popular with the locals and new visitors, the team at The Tap look forward to welcoming you to their pub, be it for lunch or dinner, a party or event, or just a beer and a friendly chat. And so long as your four legged friend is well behaved, dogs are welcome too!”
Crown & Thistle Hotel
18 Bridge Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3HS
Tel: 01235 522556
Type: Hotel accommodation, Restaurant and Bar
Info: ¼ mile off the Thames Path.
“With a history dating back to 1605, The Crown & Thistle on Bridge Street re-opened its doors in 2013, following a £1.8m restoration. This Grade II listed coaching inn comprises three individual buildings clustered around a cobbled courtyard, framed by 200-year-old wisteria. Having been sympathetically designed, many of the buildings’ original features, such as timber beams, open brickwork, and window frames that aren’t square, remain throughout the restaurant, extensive bar area, elegant function rooms and 18 boutique-style bedrooms.
From our Rainforest Alliance certified coffee to our beer bought locally from Loose Cannon Brewery, our extensive and varied drinks menu can be enjoyed in our stylish dining room or our bar area, complete with fireplace and comfortable seating. Weather permitting, our cobbled courtyard provides an ideal setting for alfresco dining, while our historic function rooms offer privacy for events and gatherings or all kinds. Completing our stunning property are 18 en-suite bedrooms that blend the character of the coaching inn with the comforts of a luxury hotel.”
Rye Farm, Culham, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3NN
Tel: 01235 537538
Type: B&B and Self-catering accommodation
Info: ½ mile off the Thames Path.
“At Kingfisher Barn, discover a range of stunning 4-star self-catering cottages and 10 bed and breakfast rooms in our fabulous 17th-century barn conversions. A lovely venue for holidaymakers and business people alike, enjoy Abingdon in Oxfordshire with its historical surroundings.
We are proud of the accommodation we offer at Kingfisher Barn; all prepared to a high standard to meet the needs of each guest. We like to ensure your stay will be a comfortable and memorable time. At Kingfisher, we pride ourselves on making certain that we know what all our guests require, be it a twin or double bed to a travel cot or a high chair. We aim to meet all our guest’s requests. Many of our rooms and barn cottages have disabled access, and we can supply disabled equipment which can be hired to make life easier for guests.”
Pubs and Bars
Wherever possible, we mention pubs serving food and/or real ale
The Black Swan
17 Bath Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3QH
Tel: 01235 520276
The Blue Boar
1 Bath Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3QH
Tel: 01235 523719
The Brewery Tap
Refer to Accommodation
30-32 Bridge Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3HR
Tel: 01235 524516
Type: Pub and Restaurant
Info: ¼ mile off the Thames Path. Real ale.
“Welcome to our website for the Broad Face in the heart of Abingdon where we love all things local. Our aim is to be a quality pub showcasing the best of local produce and welcoming to locals and visitors alike.
The Broad Face public house is at the junction of Bridge Street and Thames Street. The building was erected in 1840 but there are records of a public house called the Broad Face as far back as 1734. Mystery surrounds the origin of the Broad Face’s name. Some say it’s to do with its riverside location, as the building presents a broad face to the Thames.
Much more colourful are the theories that it either alludes to the swollen face of a man who drowned in the river, or the bloated face of a man who was hanged at the gaol that used to be opposite the pub.”
Crown & Thistle Hotel
Refer to Accommodation
The Nag’s Head
The Bridge, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3HX
Tel: 01235 536645
Info: Just yards off the Thames Path. Food served. Jazz Sunday afternoon.
“The Nag’s Head is situated halfway across Abingdon Bridge, positioned in the middle of the Thames with riverside gardens nestled in the stunning surroundings of Nag’s Island.
A peaceful retreat amongst the rushes and willows providing many comfortable areas for families and diners to enjoy the best outdoor dining in Abingdon.
After a prolonged closure, the pub has been fitted out delightfully with the main bar at “bridge level” serving real ales, excellent wines, coffee, bar meals and a la carte menu.
The Nag’s Head has won the CAMRA Town and Country ‘Pub of the Year’ three times and has featured in The Good Beer Guide 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018!”
The Plough Inn
61 Stert Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3JF
Tel: 01235 520183
The Punch Bowl
6 Market Place, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3HG
Tel: 01235 520230
Beer in the Evening page for Abingdon
The nearest rail stations with a bus service to Abingdon are:
Radley, just over 2 miles away.
Radley Bus Services
Oxford rail station, 8 miles away.
Oxford Bus Services