The James Figg
“Buzzing town centre free house with a beer garden” - AA Inspector
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
This pub's traditional interior of dark wood floors and a double-sided open fire also houses a curving bar stocking ales such as Purity Mad Goose. Snacks include home-made pork scratchings, Scotch eggs, sandwiches and granary baps. Further 'simple and tasty' possibilities are burger and chips; a range of pizzas; beer-battered fish and chips; roasted vegetable strudel with braised red cabbage; and 'proper' ham, egg and chips. Beyond The Stables function room you’ll find a private garden. The pub’s name? James Figg, born in Thame in 1684, was the bare-knuckle boxer who Jack Dempsey called the 'father of modern boxing'.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Coach parties accepted
- Closed: 2
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About The area
Located at the heart of England, Oxfordshire enjoys a rich heritage and surprisingly varied scenery. Its landscape encompasses open chalk downland and glorious beechwoods, picturesque rivers and attractive villages set in peaceful farmland. The countryside in the northwest of Oxfordshire seems isolated by comparison, more redolent of the north of England, with its broad views, undulating landscape and dry-stone walls. The sleepy backwaters of Abingdon, Wallingford, Wantage, Watlington and Witney reveal how Oxfordshire’s old towns evolved over the centuries, while Oxford’s imposing streets reflect the beauty and elegance of ‘that sweet city with her dreaming spires.’ Fans of the fictional sleuth Inspector Morse will recognise many Oxford landmarks described in the books and used in the television series.
The county demonstrates how the strong influence of humans has shaped this part of England over the centuries. The Romans built villas in the pretty river valleys that thread their way through Oxfordshire, the Saxons constructed royal palaces here, and the Normans left an impressive legacy of castles and churches. The philanthropic wool merchants made their mark too, and many of their fine buildings serve as a long-lasting testimony to what they did for the good of the local community.
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