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The Morris Clown, Bampton Town, Bampton

High Street
Bampton
OX18 2JW
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Komakino . left this review about The Morris Clown

Much the same here: cosy and convivial ambience, this time with a Rugby Union game showing on a small screen in the right-hand corner of the room, but not to the detriment of those in the pub uninterested in the sport (volume at a low level). Three ales on this time, one of which caused me having to wait to be served as Elgood's Saturday Night Beaver was being pulled through (really good), supplemented by West Berks Mr Chubb's Lunchtime Bitter (the old pump clip version with Mr Chubb on the front) and 'Grumpy Landlord' brewed by White Horse for the pub, which is ironic as I've never seen the Guv'nor in less than top form (perhaps I've been lucky). The Viz Real Ale Twats frame has gone which is a shame. Mind you, I still don't know the landlord's name after three visits, so there's no way I can call myself a "casketeer".

7th June 2016
A free house in the yokely-sounding market town of Bampton which is head and shoulders above all its other establishments. You enter from the left into a smallish, rectangular, dark L-shaped room, with the bar against the wall to the left (the 'L' snakes around to the left where a dartboard is housed). Art Nouveau / Fin de siècle French art is painted on the whitewashed walls along with a framed Viz 'Real Ale Twats' cartoon and three locAles were on handpump - West Berks Mr Chubb's, White Horse Bitter and ABC's Valknut (in excellent shape). Busy on a Monday night, with a darts match in full swing and the convivial landlord was very much playing mine host. The locals are a good-natured bunch to boot and it's easy to end up striking a conversation with one or some of them. Well worth seeking out, although do check ahead as the opening hours can be erratic.

On 15th October 2017 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Finstock, 11.24 miles, 3 hr 37 min walk (show)
Combe (Oxon), 11.42 miles, 3 hr 40 min walk (show)
Ascott-under-Wychwood, 11.91 miles, 3 hr 49 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Morris Clown, Bampton
4th Feb 2018, 19:49
Picture submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved
 
4th Feb 2018, 19:49
Picture submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 15 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Bar Billiards : Yes last updated 07 June 2016 by Komakino .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 15 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 15 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 15 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Car Park : No last updated 07 June 2016 by Komakino .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 15 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 07 June 2016 by Komakino .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 15 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Function Room : No last updated 15 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : No last updated 15 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 15 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 15 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Live Music : No last updated 15 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 15 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Micropub : No last updated 07 June 2016 by Komakino .
  • Pinball : No last updated 15 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 07 June 2016 by Komakino .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 15 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 15 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : Yes - BT Openzone - last updated 15 October 2017 by Komakino .
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