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The Punchbowl, Abingdon

6 Market Place
Abingdon
OX14 3HG

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Greene King

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Quinno _ left this review about The Punchbowl

Pretty, if squat, Greene King pub in the square. Enter to the front bar which has been molested a little but retains a bit of character with some fabric banquettes and a drinkers vibe. The star attraction however is tucked away to the rear (and I only noticed it through the bar) - a little secret room, almost an outsized snug, which is carpeted and has dark varnish wood panelling from floor to ceiling and a wonky ceiling; wonderfully atmospheric and listed on CAMRA's Regional Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors. Two ales on; GK Morlands Original (very good nick) and Hogsback TEA, served up by a friendly lass behind the bar. A good shout when in Abingdon and worth putting on the must-do list along with the Nags and Brewery Tap, even if there is less in the way of ale riches here.

On 15th February 2019 - rating: 7
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Graham Smith left this review about The Punchbowl

My review from May 2012 is still accurate. Nothing has changed in the interim. Runs a super Meat Draw at 2.00pm every saturday. The pub is packed for this. If visiting Abingdon do not miss this superb example of pubs as they used to be.

On 1st August 2014 - rating: 8
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Old Boots left this review about The Punchbowl

A basic, no-nonsense, old fashioned boozer in the shadow of the magnificent county hall. A lowish ceilinged pub with fully fitted benches, a jukebox, bandit, screen and dart board. Board floors and white walls with little decoration, just a few old photos and ciggy cards, it has original etched Morland windows still in place. Three handpumps with the inevitable Morland's Original but also Old Hooky, the third pump was blank. A decent bunch of locals the air was thick with banter.

On 9th June 2012 - no rating submitted
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Graham Smith left this review about The Punchbowl

A pub with some real character. Always busy and very much a drinking pub. They don't do food. A lovely little snug bar at the back, the like of which are almost extinct these days. A Greene King tied house usually with 2 real ales available (Morland Original and a guest. Located adjacent to the County Hall in the Market Place. Good juke box and has active pub darts and crib teams. TV usually on showing the news channels or freeview sport.

On 31st May 2012 - rating: 7
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