The Brewery Tap

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158 reviews
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£25 and under
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English
Top tags:
  • Great Beer
  • Comfort Food
  • Sunday Lunch
Situated in the heart of the oldest town in Britain. "The Tap' is renowned for being a champion of real ale & craft cider, award winning BBQ, cracking Sunday roasts, all things 'pie' as well as a great range of specialist gin, rum, malts and wine.

Three beautifully renovated en-suite bedrooms, secret walled garden, gorgeous fireplaces, pub games (to keep you amused) and a unique beer wall, featuring 14 crafty kegs served at 3'c, complete the picture.

Ever popular with the locals and new visitors, the team at The Tap look forward to welcoming you to their pub, be it for lunch or dinner, a party or event, or just a beer and a friendly chat!
What 158 People Are Saying
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KT
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really cosy and friendly pub....superb food and drink, with great service

RO
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent Sunday lunch at a really good price would not hesitate to return if in the area, could not fault in any way.
Make sure you are hungry before you go, you will not be afterwards.

DC
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

good quality food reasonably priced with great customer service

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Arrived on time, waited long time for service. When server arrived after been made to wait was told we had to order quickly/ all at once as the kitchen was closing soon as we were late in ( 45 mins before closes! Paid for drinks and left, server was extremely rude in handling the table and working in the industry myself found the attitide unacceptable, think the staff just wanted a early finish.

AL
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good variety of very nice food, good value. Much recommended!

DG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Booked table for 2pm, had drinks but orders not taken for at least 30 mins, food took ages to arrive. They had large number of drop ins before we arrived. Food was excellent

MS
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Perfect, we arrived a bit later but there was no problem. Live music was a nice surprise.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Sunday lunch. Highly recommended.

k
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and food. We had to wait a while for food which was ok for the 4 of us but may not have been if we'd been a 2

RM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super pub offering a nice change if menu than the normal bistro/trad pub fare. Lovely staff, great service and well cooked food. Mega range of ales. First visit but will return if in area.👍

v
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food - hasn’t changed in years but when you’ve got a winning formula why bother? This place has a wonderful Sunday roast and comes with lots of sides. The Yorkshire pudding is delicious and everything covered in tons of gravy. Perfect.

KE
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, friendly service , but too much noise for our taste. But we should have known better , booking a table in a pub on saturday night. So onlusten ourselves too blame. But once again: excellent food for the type of place it is.

OT
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing range of food, beautifully cooked and it tasted delicious.

AS
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went here with friends when staying in area. Great food, very friendly helpful staff, nice music playing and extremely good value for money. Well done.

CB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again I can't fault this restaurant. The food is so good, it is exceptionally high quality, by far the best in Abingdon for quality of food. The service is great too everything served quickly. I always normally have a pie which are all delicious but this time decided to have steak, which was tender and cooked to perfection. Prices are reasonable too.

L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was really good. We had jalapenos filled with cream cheese and wrapped in bacon which were amazing, the salt and pepper chicken wings were crispy and the house platter of mixed meats was really tasty, especially the smoked grilled sausage. A good selection of beers was available. The dining room is nice in dark wood. They had live music afterwards. Overall recommended.

MG
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good, but incorrect, food served but still good (did not complain). Drinks, including beer, good and well served.
Had 3 year old with us, no problems.

LH
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can we say! We have never had a bad meal in the Tap. There is a little something about the meal that makes it that extra special. Always full of flavour and piping hot.
We honestly wouldn't eat anywhere else...
A fair price for what you get every time.
Service is excellent and ambience is great. All in all a great all-rounder.

WH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing Sunday lunch with live music!! Will definitely be going back. Thank you.

LL
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good old traditional british pub.
Staff was very friendly and polite, alas noteverybody was well informed about the beers they sell!

LP
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just how a pub should be and fantastic food. I had the special which was duck and the sauce was amazing. Will definitely return.

SP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant staff who made my wife and I very welcome. Taken to our table promptly and given advice with regards to the menu. Reasonable prices very tasty food!
Would visit again

TS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service.
We were made to feel very welcome
Food was lovely very generous portions
Highly recommend

BC
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good Sunday lunch once more. Staff are friendly & welcoming. It is a comfortable environment but most of all it is a thoroughly tasty meal.

EL
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service. Only voted 4 on ambience as it was quite warm! But otherwise great.

CB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit here for food was at Christmas 2018 and since then I have returned a few times. I must say every time I go the food is consistently good as is the service. I highly recommend it in fact i would go as far to say it is the best pub in Abingdon for food.

A
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Sunday roast, nice atmosphere, we all enjoyed. I would prefer no music since there is enough noise from people talking!

HJ
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat. The Sunday roast was really nice, but the Roast Lamb was tough and very fatty. The Parsnips could have been roasted.

R
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a 10-person family lunch! That all I'm writing - do ypu want my review or not?

PW
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, the band were really good and we liked the place so much we didn't try any other venues

SL
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Return visit and never had a bad one. Service and food were excellent as always. Also dog friendly.

OT
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A super pub with great food!

HW
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely meal at a nice venue. Only problem was at 2pm they only had beef or lamb available, which was disappointing. Would have been nice to be offered alternatives. Meals were good though with plenty of meat.

E
London
14 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

As usual, excellent Sunday Lunch. We had the Lamb and the Beef. Food is always served hot. Nothing not to like here.

HC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and service very prompt. The value was good too. The staff were very friendly and thoughtful.

SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great night. Food and service was great. Reasonably priced.
Live music very good. Good mixture of ages and everyone enjoying themselves.

c
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent quality and value as always. Certainly one of our favorite venues. our fiends were very impressed for their first time at the brewery tap.

DE
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I stayed here back in May and it was the best overnight stay in a pub we have had (we've stayed in a few). Being an ale drinker my fiancé was very impressed with the variety of ales and his only disappointment was that there were too many to try during our stay. The live music gave an already great atmosphere a real buzz, and our room was very clean and super spacious. Don't be put off by people saying the breakfast was a let down, there was plenty of choice and with the size of the portions we were served for dinner the night before, we were still too full in the morning for a full English anyway. In fact we stayed for Sunday lunch and put that back a couple of hours. All the food was so tasty and the portions really are as big as people say they are. We will be back!

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was great as usual, once it arrived. Unfortunately service was a bit slow and they forgot to make one of the roasts gluten free, they also sent us the wrong starters. Just seems a bit slack of late, strings on service need tightening and it’d be back to being great as always!

LJ
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was first class as always, served efficiently, one of the best roasts in Abingdon

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