Shop local with unique shopping, foodie treats, crafts
Abingdon-on-Thames is a town that thrives on its independence. With good, small independent shops, cafés, restaurants and pubs, it’s a town full of hidden gems – shops with whole product ranges hidden in back rooms, places where you can still get repairs done, little cafés in quiet back streets or on farms, amazing roast lunches served in unassuming pubs, The town’s Market Place hosts weekly Monday markets, monthly Farmers markets and quarterly local food and craft markets.
This year markets are continuing with mask wearing and safety measures. Lock down advice could change this so please double check with organisers if you are travelling into town specially.
Abingdon-on-Thames Chamber of Commerce and town businesses of all sizes support the Shop Local initiative.
Fair Trade Town
Our town was one of the first in southern England to formalise a Fair Trade initiative. Abingdon-on-Thames Chamber of Commerce has a listing of businesses involved in Fair trade and fairly-traded merchandise and food. Volunteers are needed to assist with Fair Trade particularly in the March Fair Trade Fortnight.
From gastro to guitars: fine dining, music and community pubs Loose Cannon is our town brewery. It is slightly west of town off Drayton Road at Suffolk Way. It has […]
Whenever you fancy a break there are plenty of tea and coffee shops and small cafés to sit in, with cakes, sandwiches, soups and toasties as well as the reviving hot […]
Abingdon-on-Thames has a growing list of enticing places to eat, for the adventurous foodie and traditional family diner alike. Wander up from the river bank to choose from one of […]
Abingdon-on-Thames is a market town that still enjoys the unique atmosphere of a lively market. Our town centre boasts one of the most fit-for-purpose Market Places in the country, run by the Town Council. As well as the many community events and stalls that pop up here on a regular basis, there are markets, farmers’ markets and craft fairs on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual cycle.