September 18, 2013
The new edition of the Good Beer Guide puts the Nags Head in Abingdon in the top 10% of pubs in the UK – some achievement given that the pub only re-opened its doors in November 2012.
The Nags Head is situated on Abingdon Bridge and has four regular beers, including ‘Abingdon Bridge’ from the Loose Cannon brewery in Abingdon, and four guest beers.
The Nags Head re-opened in November 2012, having been closed for almost a year – at a time when other pubs were closing for good, 2 taken over by Tesco.
The Abingdon Street guide of 1869, in the local history section of Abingdon Library, shows what businesses have survived 144 years. There is one shop, Smiths The Chemist, a few churches, and several pubs including the Nags Head. I wonder what gives pubs such longevity?
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