The Abingdon Arms, High Street, Thame
(Free House)
Hook Norton Best (3.9%) 1.90
Friary Meux Bitter 2.00
Boddingtons Bitter (3.9%) 2.10
Glass of coke 90p
Orange juice 1.00 (9.v.1998)

Martin Kimber and Catherine Kimber write:
Surprisingly large, dark, smoky, cavernous pub with all mod. cons.: sofa, 
broadsheet newspapers, old-fashioned adverts on walls, jelly beans and 
pistachio nuts. No angle, but banana, strawberry and mint flavours are 
available in the disabled-facilities-cum-baby-changing-room. Has a garden 
out the back for children. (21.ii.1998)

Aylesbury & The Vale buses leave G3 St Aldates every 5 and 35 minutes past 
the hour (bus number 280). 3.25 for day return to Thame Town Hall. 
Editorial note:
Service friendly, and an excellent no-smoking room out the back, which is 
probably ideal for the height of summer (when the back garden'll be full 
anyway), but unfortunately the restaurant next-doorish (which is part of 
the same organization) is called "Murphy's Craic". (9.v.1998)