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The Acorn, Bicester

Pingle Drive
Bicester
OX26 6WB
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Hungry Horse (Greene King)

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Quinno _ left this review about The Acorn

A Greene King Hungry Horse mega pub trying to mop up some trade from the nearby Bicester Village development. Decently done out inside to be fair. But then the downsides kick in - understaffed and chaotic on my Saturday evening visit, with food taking an hour resulting in grumpy staff and customers. Three pumps, two ales on; GK IPA and a so-so GK Bonkers Conkers. It’s a no from me. 3.5

On 29th October 2017 - rating: 3
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Acorn

No change from the previous review. This large pub situated on the roundabout just by Bicester Outlet Village and a short drive from J9 of the M40 is still branded as a Hungry Horse outlet of the GK chain and as such you know exactly what you are going to get.
One large open space broken up with a couple of partition walls with lots of tables dotted about of different shapes and sizes, each sporting the laminated card of deep fried delights that passes as a food menu in the Hungry Horse chain , a couple of screens dotted about showing the BBC news channel and the usual long serving area with lots of draft options and a couple of Ales from the GK stable and a couple of guest beers if you are lucky.
And this one comes with a large internal kids play area bolted onto the far side clearly showing who the target demographic is.
Fortunately as well as IPA and Abbot from the Green King stable there was also Woodefordes Nelson’s Revenge and a very passable pint of York Brewery Guzzler.
We went for a couple of baguettes off the laminated sheet of delights which were fine enough and couldn’t fault the service levels , so for a place to grab a bite to eat whilst traveling up the M40 it was perfectly fit for purpose.

On 8th March 2016 - rating: 6
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Richard Arwkrite left this review about The Acorn

Situated beside the busy traffic island on the turn off for The Bicester Village Trade outlet and a big Tescos. It is a GK Hungry Horse pub restaraunt and very busy with shoppers and families.The car park is often full but disabled access is reasonable. Ale drinkers have a better choice in town but its a popular stopping place.

On 23rd September 2009 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Bicester Village, 0.74 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Bicester North, 0.96 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Islip, 6.83 miles, 2 hr 11 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Acorn, Bicester
7th Feb 2018, 21:39
Pub map correction submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved
 
7th Feb 2018, 21:39
Pub map correction submitted by Jonathan Wilde

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 29 October 2017 by Quinno _
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  • Car Park : Yes last updated 29 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 29 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 29 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 29 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 29 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 29 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 29 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 29 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 29 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 29 October 2017 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 29 October 2017 by Quinno _
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