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King & Queen, Faringdon

Shrivenham Road
Longcot
Postal town: Faringdon
SN7 7TL
Phone: 01793784348
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Komakino . left this review about King & Queen

A decent swerve off the busy A420, the interior is a cosy mixture of exposed brick, carpet and new-flagstoned floor. The bar is wedge-shaped and faces you upon entry with a separate room to the left replete with tables and chairs - a mixture of people drinking and dining. A central fireplace forward and to the right of the bar splits the main room into a further section, with an extended area further back to the right (conservatory-like and not in keeping with the ambience of the main building). Ale selection was spot-on, with an eclectic selection of three - Castle Rock Harvest Pale, Ramsbury Deerstalker and Loose Cannon Gunner's Gold (the names and ABVs were chalked onto squares of slate affixed to each pump). Friendly service, inobtrusive background music, convivial locals, dried hops above the bar, ready-chopped logs for the fire were further boons, and gave an overwhelming feeling of a balance got just right. A further chalked piece of slate by the fireplace proclaimed they had won "Oxfordshire Restaurant Awards 'Best Traditional Pub'" (albeit in 2014). Worth a punt.

On 26th May 2016 - rating: 8
[User has posted 955 recommendations about 955 pubs]


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E TA left this review about King & Queen

The King and Queen is an 18th Century village pub just off the Swindon-Oxford road near Shrivenham, supposedly built to accommodate the navvies digging the nearby Avon and Kennet Canal. It is now a thriving community local and venue for real ale fans (it's a GBG regular and a noted CAMRA venue), and there is an active boules team. It has a very wholesome restaurant-style menu (although there is just the one bar, the food is a cut above the usual bar food) which makes use of a lot of local farm produce. The landlord was very welcoming and good company. The traditionally styled interior has been tastefully decorated. I had a pint of Brakspears Oxford Gold, a superb pint perfectly kept and most enjoyable. A nice country pub in an excellent setting, although a little pricey. Definitely worth leavign the main road to find for lunch, beer or an enjoyable evening out.

On 14th September 2010 - rating: 8
[User has posted 2391 recommendations about 2370 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Blackthorn _
Swindon, 9.42 miles, 3 hr 1 min walk (show)
Hungerford, 17.46 miles, 5 hr 37 min walk (show)
Didcot Parkway, 18.75 miles, 6 hr 1 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for King & Queen, Longcot
14th May 2019, 22:10
Request to mark pub as open by Quinno _ approved
 
14th May 2019, 22:10
Request to mark pub as open submitted by Quinno _

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 29 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 25 May 2016 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 29 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 29 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 29 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Darts : Yes last updated 27 January 2018 by Komakino .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 29 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Jukebox : No last updated 27 January 2018 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 27 January 2018 by Komakino .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 29 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 29 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Micropub : No last updated 25 May 2016 by Komakino .
  • Pinball : No last updated 25 May 2016 by Komakino .
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 27 January 2018 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 29 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 29 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
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