Penny Black, Bicester
Like a lot of Wetherspoon pubs, it's impressive from the outside, but predictable from the inside. As a former post office, the grand entrance makes way for a comfortable and cosy pub, but the layout looks as if it might suffer from claustrophobia when busy. Service was very friendly and the chain's usual excellent selection of ales were present and correct. Food wise, too, although you never expect outstanding food, it was perfectly tasty and excellent value. Add a large beer garden out back and this makes for a perfect adequate pit-stop while negotiating the shops on Bicester High Street.
58 Sheep Street, Bicester, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX6 7JW
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How to find the Penny Black pub
From the train station, exit left and then after a few minutes take the first left (North Street). Carry on over the roundabout onto Sheep Street which becomes pedestrianised half way along. The Penny Black is on the left hand side.