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Machine Man, Long Wittenham

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Yes sadly closed. Back in the mid 80s we occasionally met up here after work in Wallingford then continued cycling back to Abingdon - slowly! It was a lovely busy unpretentious village pub, of which there were so many back then, with a nice atmosphere and unique (to me) for having 'wood pigeon pie' on the menu. Brilliant!
DAVEDORSET - 16 Sep 2022 23:57
This pub closed at least 10 years ago. Now a house.
galactico - 6 Apr 2012 12:12
Worked at Harwell in the 80s and last drank at what was a wonderful unspoiled pub in '91. They featured this as a place where the nuclear scientists would discuss plasma physics from the local fussion experiment at the nearby Culham labs in a documentary many moons ago. Went out of my way to find it in 02 to find it was shut. Returned once more when it was a short lived B&B before the owner developed it, or sold it, for purely residential use. The owner was the former landlord but complained that it was not a great place to run, siting if I recall correctly biker gangs. My memories of biker gangs in the area was not of hells angels but guys who went round on a variety of machines, many of them classic British bikes. All a great shame.
baggydave - 2 Jan 2010 13:41
Sad - was a bit of a local classic.
jonno_ - 28 Nov 2008 14:24
Vufinder is correct. Long gone and sadly missed.
Grum - 30 Sep 2008 13:42
The Machine Man has been closed for long time (2001?). It was a fine village pub with excellent ale and food but was bought by a speculator who ran it as a private B&B establishment for several years until he successfully had it de-licensed and then sold it for redevelopment as housing. A great loss.
vufinder - 15 Jun 2007 06:24

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