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Olde Pioneer

Date of photo: 2010

Copyright Steve Daniels and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

The Olde Pioneer was situated at 35 Market Street. This pub, originally known as The Red Lion, closed at the end of 2009 and was converted to use as an Indian restaurant in 2012.
Source: Brian Wray

Review from
Loud jukebox with excellent bass reproduction behind the bar, and nothing at all on cask. Not a drop. The John Smiths Extra Smooth is entirely tasteless but with the expected texture.
The Ladies is deficient in the way of locks and toilet papers. Otherwise it looks pretty generic as a pub. The clientele are entirely folk from Bicester who may or may not actually be old enough to drink there. But they keep themselves to themselves. Were this in Oxford, it'd be called townie and store well clear of by students.
The pub sign is two explorer figures, one of which has a light bulb on his hat wired to another light bulb. I like this pub rather less than some of the others in Bicester, but it's not aimed at me in particular.

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Date of photo: 2015

Picture source: Movement80