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Bowyer Arms

Foxborough Road, Radley, Abingdon OX14 3AE, England
+44 1235 523452
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“the pub” (15 reviews)
“greene king” (4 reviews)
“nice garden” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Grill, Pub, Healthy
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LOCATION
Foxborough Road, Radley, Abingdon OX14 3AE, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Second visit in the last week, lovely decor. Clean and lots of different Gins👍. Very good value and for a chain pub, they’ve really got this one right. The food is lovely, portions good. A nice garden for kids to run in even in February!...More

Thank Law74
Reviewed 5 days ago

When ordering we were advised there was a 30 min wait for food. We actually waited over an hour! When asking one of the service staff how much longer it would be, we were met with an aggressive response of "I just bring out the...More

Thank B1977C
BowyerArms, Manager at Bowyer Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello, thanks for taking the time to submit a review of your recent visit to us. I'm sorry that you had a negative experience. As you've been a regular here you'll know that we pride ourselves on our commitment to service and high standards and...More

Reviewed 6 January 2018

Visited the Bowyers a couple of times over Christmas and New Year during a visit to friends in the area. First time the pub was quite quiet when we arrived (busy when we left), the second time the pub was absolutely packed when we arrived!...More

Thank Marie R
BowyerArms, General Manager at Bowyer Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Hi Marie Thanks for your review - we're delighted that you're visiting us whenever you're in the area! Lovely to welcome you back over Christmas and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes Andy

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

This pub doesn't just have exceptional food but has exceptional staff who are always friendly and warm. I can only give this pub a good review as after all the years I have visited the pub, I have never felt unwelcome or had a reason...More

Thank Patrick E
BowyerArms, General Manager at Bowyer Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Hi Patrick What a lovely review, thanks very much! We're delighted that you enjoy your visits to us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. best wishes Andy

Reviewed 22 December 2017

Great pub to visit for food,nice friendly staff and also good value for money. Good well cooked food even when really busy. Dogs are welcome and staff bought our dog a bowl of water and dome biscuits so he didn't feel left out!

Thank deano2491
BowyerArms, General Manager at Bowyer Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Hi Deano Great to read your review! Thanks for posting this, we're really pleased that you enjoy visiting us. Best wishes Andy

Reviewed 28 November 2017

Spent almost a week in the area visiting a friend, I arrived at the village a little early, so I checked the pub out as I got off the bus which handily stops right outside. As I approached the entrance there were a couple of...More

1  Thank hectorh292
BowyerArms, General Manager at Bowyer Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Hi and thanks for taking some time to post this review. We're thrilled you enjoyed your visit to us and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes Andy

Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Literally the worst meal I have ever had in a pub and not cheap either for over-microwaved pap. As a positive, the only reason its a two-star rather than a one-star rating is that the bar staff were lovely.More

Thank Liam M
BowyerArms, Manager at Bowyer Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Hello Liam. We're really sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit to us. Would you be able to email (5235[at]greeneking.co.uk) or call me (01235 523452) to let me know your contact details, the date of your visit and what you ordered? I'd really...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

A great pub for all. Good quality good and fab portion sizes - you won't leave feeling hungry! Very safe playground, garden and train spotting fun for the kids. Great atmosphere for family and friends.

1  Thank Joolz M
BowyerArms, Manager at Bowyer Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Thanks so much for your positive review JoolzM - glad you enjoy your visits to us! best wishes Andy

Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We came in for an early evening drink today. There appeared to be a problem with the beer pump so I paid for my pint of Old Speckled Hen and the bar server said she would bring it over when they had fixed the problem....More

Thank swilp
BowyerArms, Manager at Bowyer Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Hello and thank you for taking the time to submit this review. First of all, I’m really sorry that you experienced these difficulties when you visited us, but all feedback is greatly appreciated. I’ve reviewed your visit to us both with the team members concerned...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Went to the bowyers yesterday and the new pub was beautiful! Great staff who are very knowledgeable and the management team made us feel very welcome! Will definitely return!

Thank Onlythebest1984
BowyerArms, Manager at Bowyer Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Thanks so much for your positive review - we're delighted that you like our new look as much as we do! All the best Andy

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I am sorry but am unable to say as I don't need to look for that option. They do have a full list of allergens etc but you do need to be in the pub to see these.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Cuisine
Bar, British, Grill, Pub, Healthy
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Foxborough Road, Radley, Abingdon OX14 3AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Abingdon  >  Radley
  • Phone Number: +44 1235 523452
  • E-mail
Description
The Bowyer Arms is an attractive pub found in the village of Radley in the historic county of Oxfordshire. We serve delicious food from our Flame Grill menu from 12pm-9pm daily and a great range of hot drinks, real ales and wines. We also offer a specialist gin menu. We have a large, attractive, beer garden with a play area which overlooks Radley train station (perfect for spotting the Flying Scotsman on its travels!). We also have two additional outdoor seating areas with heating. Whether you're visiting to relax in our large beer garden, dine with the family, play pool or darts, or watch some sport action in our sports area, Andrew and his team look forward to welcoming you. We have recently undergone an extensive refurbishment too - come and check out our new look!
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