Drinkers in Abingdon gave new bar The Tipsy Mercer very positive reviews after visiting during its opening weekend.

The new venue in High Street officially opened at 4pm on Saturday and it wasn't long before it was packed with people who called in to check out the decor and enjoy a drink or two.

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After enjoying her visit Cat Ringsell said on the bar's Facebook page: "What an absolute gem!

Oxford Mail:

"The Tipsy Mercer is an outstanding bar, head and shoulders above any other place in Abingdon.

"When you step inside you would not think you were in Abingdon.

"Everything has been so well designed and it really is a fantastic place to visit! And of course ALL the staff are so friendly and welcoming. I highly recommend!"

She wasn't the only one. Claire May said: "We had a couple of drinks this evening and really enjoyed ourselves. Lovely venue, friendly staff, great atmosphere. Lovely to see it busy and buzzing, good work TTM team. We will be back."

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The bar opened following a major revamp of the former Stan James bookmakers.

Oxford Mail:

The business is being run by James Salter, his wife Henrietta Salter-Collins, and her brother Joel Collins.

Mrs Salter-Collins said she was delighted with the reception and the staff team added on Facebook: "Wow!! Thank you so much people of Abingdon for making our opening night so fabulous."

The bar’s name was chosen to reflect the building’s history of textiles (a mercer is an old word for a fabric dealer), then given a lighthearted tweak.

It's a busy time for the High Street in Abingdon - on the other side of the street a new gin bar, The Old Chemist, is being created and is due to open on April 21.

Oxford Mail:

The owners of The Old Chemist were among those who called in at The Tipsy Mercer to offer their best wishes.

Harry Oliver-Brown, who visited with friends, added on Facebook: "Great stylish decor and lively atmosphere with a wide range of alcohol! Definitely the place to be in Abingdon for a few drinks with friends!"

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