Our historic pub is at the heart of our village, with views across Otmoor which have inspired the likes of Lewis Carol and Evelyn Waugh.

In the summer, there is a large garden terrace with great views over Otmoor and seating for diners. The fabulous bar sucks you in. Excellent cask beers with gallons of atmosphere, seasonal food are in abundance.

The Abingdon Arms regularly hosts event so keep an eye out for the next one.

The Abingdon Arms is owned by the Community. Please visit for more details. If you want to read how the local community successfully purchased the pub, took it into community ownership and thus prserved it as an asset for future generations, click on the link to the Beckley & Area Community Benefit Society.

Some history

The Abingdon Arms (circa1700) is located in the pretty village of Beckley, five minutes off the A40 and 10 minutes north of Oxford City.

The Romans left behind a wonderful road and milestone, just the site of the villa remains.

Henry VIII hunted here for many years. It is recorded in 1413 that many Oxford scholars were charged with trespass on the Otmoor.

Richard of Cornwall built a palace just behind the Abingdon Arms, only stones remain.

Oscar Wilde, John Buchan, Lewis Carroll all took ale in the Abingdon Arms

The Abingdon Arms was acquired for our Community in January 2017 and reopened for business in June 2017.