Three years ago Adrian and Sonia Green took over The Old Anchor. Â In that time they have built it up into a good friendly local’s pub with good beer, regular live music, quiz night, meat draw and more. Â However they are leaving at the end of this week. Â This weekend is going to be one big party to say farewell to them with live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
- Friday 15th April: Loaded will be playing from 9pm.
- Saturday at 9pm is the turn of Hippy Haze playing songs from the flower power era 1966-1969.
- Sunday at 6pm sees several members of the original Abingdon band Full Circle with Adam Matthews coming together for a few hours of popular covers. Â This will be followed by the last of the regular Sunday evening acoustic sessions at around 8:30pm.
Please go along and wish Adrian and Sonia all the best in their future endeavours and let them know how much Abingdon pub goers have appreciated their efforts at keeping the Anchor running as a friendly traditional pub.
The word is that the new tenant is going to attempt to make the Anchor into a more of a food oriented pub and will not be supporting live music any more. Â As a result, the traditional Sunday evening acoustic session will be moving to the Brewery Tap from 24th April. Â Visitors to the open mic nights could attend the open mic night at the White Horse every thursday evening instead. Â Live bands also perform regularly at the Nags Head on the Bridge (Friday evening, Tuesday evening and Sunday afternoons), The Brewery Tap (most Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons), the White Horse and British Legion on Spring Road. The Black Swan on Bath Street, which has also had a recent change of management has a board outside advertising live music with Chris Baker playing there this Friday 15th, so let’s hope this also becomes a regular venue.