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Angel Inn, Witney

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Very pleasant little pub which is possibly the Wychwood Brewery tap. The range of beer is from Marstons(who now own Wychwood) with a house brew available at a very reasonable price. Other real ales on sale when we went were Brakspear's Gold; Pedigree and Mansfield Bitter. Good portions of pub grub were being dished up but we didn't eat here. There are a couple of TV's for sports (sound off ) a pool table at the back of the pub and a couple of seats outside at the front. A good mix of llocal trade and tourists. The only worry is that it was rumoured that Wetherspoons were bidding for a siite nearby and this may eventually affect their trade although The Angel would still appeal to those people who want a nice little town pub with personal service and good beer and a enjoyable atmosphere. Give a try.
mcroyal - 6 Oct 2011 12:11
The best pub in Witney , the landlord is a jolly chap with a very dry sense of humour I disagree about it being a mans pub, as lots of ladies lunch or coffee there. Some of the best guest ales are served here, along with there "Angel Ale" one of the cheapest in Witney.
passeroses - 3 Sep 2010 10:25
Ain't too bad - an honest everyday working man's boozer with the footy results etc. Had a decent enough pint of Brakspear Gold here.. at the top end of town and would drop by again when up here.
anonymous - 1 May 2010 23:47
One of Witney's better pubs, a welcoming boozer that avoids being either an upmarket wine-bar pub or a decaying, down-at-heel joint on it's way out (Witney is dominated by these two kinds of places). Decent beer - John Smiths on handpump (very rare in these parts), something from the Wychwood stable, and a guest. Definitely worth a visit.
thomashenry - 22 Dec 2008 13:28
Proper pub. My wife comes from north lancashire and this place reminds me of the kind of pubs you still get up there. Solidly old-fashioned without being twee and oldey-worldey. Much better since the smoking ban, as it used to get a bit much in there.
Tilleymeister - 1 Sep 2008 14:12
Anon says - not suitable for women. He means not suitable for jibby horses. It does look like a bloke pub but the ales are kepted well and taste gorgeous. You can also get a pint jug if you want, great.
solsdiss - 14 Jun 2008 19:24
My favourite pub in town; more of a man's pub, or rather not suitable for women - not enough glam and/or good looking blokes, probably.

I drink Courage's Best bitter; it's exactly the right temperature, whatever that is; certainly better than the pint i'd get if I visited the Cross Keys, for example.

This pub is rather small, but has pool table, quiz machine, two fuit machines, jukebox: what more do you need?!

Staff are not much good though; seem to me to be some what disinterested, inattentive, and give the impression customers are an inconvenience. The owners seem really pleasent though; but are seldom there, and rarely behind the bar when I am ever there.

anonymous - 3 Oct 2007 12:10
Perhaps the most unwelcoming pub in Witney. Go in and be ignored by staff and customers alike. It gets so busy that they do not even have to pretend to be friendly - and surely 2.75 a pint is excessive?
stanley_C - 13 Jul 2007 11:35
This pub has character. It always has an interestng range of beer on - although this does not necessarily mean it is good beer!

This pub does get busy, but you can stand outside with a pint looking across Church Green.

Opens at 10am each day of the week except Sundays.
routemaster - 20 Jun 2007 17:04
We were on holiday in the area looking for real ale, and felt welcome in this pub while enjoying the beer.
gillhalfpint - 5 Jun 2007 08:52
It's what you call a real pub smokey full of real drinkers....warning to the pretentious this does not have chrome and cocktails.
adam2672 - 21 Jun 2006 18:39

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