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The Admiral Benbow, Milton - pub details

Admiral Benbow
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Address: 44 High Street, Milton, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4EJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 25431) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Appleford (2.8 miles), Didcot Parkway (2.9 miles), Culham (3.5 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.5/10 (rated by 8 users)
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Apparently the Plum Pudding (the new name for this pub) is a type of pig reared in Oxfordshire. The pub is located in a village not far from a busy trading estate, but with a feeling that you're a long way from civilisation. This could have been my favourite pub of the day. But it had a bit of a cliquey feel which produced one of those moments where you walk in and everything stops. Ales were Loose Cannon Abingdon Bridge, Woodforde's Wherry, Kelham Island California Drinking & Thwaite's Wainwright. Ciders were Worley's Mendip Hills & Beatnik Bill & Weston's Old Rosie. There is a small bar area at the front and a larger seating area presumably used by diners to the side. Still a decent pub.
blue_scrumpy - 7 Aug 2017 19:32
Quite quiet for a sunny Sunday lunchtime but a friendly welcome and treats for the dog. I suspect it would be busier during the week being a short walk away from a large business park. Real ales were Plum Pudding Bitter brewed by Ringwood for the pub, Brakspear Oxford Gold, Loose Cannon Abingdon Bridge and Potbelly Hop-Trotter, the latter two being sampled in the lovely enclosed garden. Food was not tried but prices looked very reasonable and a couple tucking into Sunday roasts gave us their recommendation. Would be very happy to visit again.
yellowfever - 9 Jun 2014 11:17
Now open again under a new guise as the Plum Pudding and considerably improved. Baguettes are rustic and tasty and a seafood risotto special was very good. Eager to please staff made up for a slight level of cluelessness on the tills that reminded one of the bad old days. Still work to do but a free house with 4 local ales on tap is exactly what this place needed to be. Good to see the back of Greene KIng.
BoehmBawerk - 15 Nov 2013 18:39
The Admiral Benbow is shut at the moment.
stanley_C - 10 Sep 2013 14:55
Undoubtedly the worst ever pub food I have ever eaten. Booked Sunday lunch a couple of weeks ago, admittedly was told that they didn't do roasts but a good menu was available.

Beer was ok, the pub probably does a good trade during the week due to the large business park nearby but I would suggest the Sundays food served to us was Fridays left overs just reheated.

Awful.
Grtcw24 - 31 Mar 2013 18:47

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