The Abingdon Blog

The Abingdon Blog is a photo record of events and places in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, started on January 1st 2006.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009


At one stage these buildings were part of the Lion Hotel - demolished in the 1930s to make way for shops and the Red Lion Pub (which closed in 1987).

The upstairs area was then used for storage until being transformed into the Kitsons Restaurant. The original interior beams have survived, and been restored, and added to, and look beautiful now.

P.S. Due to circumstances beyond the organisers control the Medieval Banquet, at the Old Abbey Buildings, has been cancelled. Apologies to everybody who had already made their costume and were looking forward to it. Maybe the nearest you will get to it now is Kitsons with another 14th Century Roof.


Anonymous Agnes, Abingdon said...

Can thoroughly recommend Kitsons restaurant - great food and a lovely setting, the beams really do make it.I think a lot of people don't realise it's there as all you see at street level (on high street) is the front door.

Pay a visit, you won't be disappointed!

25 August 2009 09:46  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I second Agnes's recommendation. The food here is gorgeous.
Please everyone support it as I'd hate to see it close. Even if you just visit will want to return trust me

25 August 2009 23:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We were in there last night, for at least our 10th visit - we've just dropped in for a meal and we've held celebrations there and we have never been disappointed. The food has been consistently good and the anbience is gorgeous.

For an idea of the food and interiors check out the website.

30 August 2009 13:23  

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