1. On site catering facilities will be available from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm each day. Breakfast will be available from the kitchen. Snacks and sandwiches will be available throughout the day. There will be a break in the catering facilities from around 5 pm until the evening meal or barbeque, which will be available from 7 pm. In order to allow Marie to estimate the number of evening meals required, tickets can be purchased during the day for those requiring an evening meal. Only those persons who have purchased a ticket in advance will be guaranteed an evening meal, although there may be a limited number of meals available for those who have not purchased tickets. In the event of landing out, a meal for those who have already purchased tickets will be served until 10 pm.
2. Live entertainment is planned for both Saturdays, 8th and 15th July; a disco will be playing on the 8th and a jazz band on the 15th A barbeque will be arranged for Saturday 15th and all competing pilots will receive one ticket free of charge; further tickets can be purchased from control
3. A 24 hour Tesco supermarket is located on the southern outskirts of Bicester. The best route is to turn left out the gate and follow the ring road until reaching the Esso garage, then turn right at the roundabout and right again. This road also leads to Bicester Vilage which is an upmarket designer label factory outlet area. A smaller Tesco convenience store is located in Langford village; turn left out of the gate and take the bypass until it goes under a railway bridge, straight across at the next roundabout and then turn immediately right into Peregrine Way.
4. There is a wide variety of pubs, restaurants and take aways in Bicester that will cater for most tastes. The following pubs can be recommended, however this list is not exhaustive and many other pubs and take-aways will be found in the area. If you find a good one, we would be grateful if you could advise Sylvia in Control so that the list can be updated.
The Black Bull, Launton. (01869 321340) Turn right at the crossroads in the centre of Launton at the Bull and drive down the cul de sac for about 500m, when the pub will be seen the right. (Do not confuse with the Bull located on the crossroads ). The landlord, Keith offers a wide range of pub meals and will usually serve meals later than most other pubs. Booking is advised. The Red Lion, Stratton Audley. (01869 277225) Located in the village on the far side of the airfield, take the Buckingham road and then the first right just past the airfield. A good village pub serving excellent food.
The Butchers Arms, Fringford. (01869 277363) Located in Fringford village to the north of the airfield. Take the Buckingham road and the Fringford turn is the second on the left. This is an excellent village pub serving good food.
The Greyhound, Marsh Gibbon. (01869 277365) This pub is located in the centre of the village and has an exclusively authentic Thai menu. It is the real McCoy as the cooking is supervised by Thai wife of the publican. The same couple run the Thai restaurant, The Suwanna in the Causeway in the centre of Bicester. However, the pub food is identical and more reasonably priced than the restaurant.
The Trigger Pond, Bucknell. (01869 252817) A good village pub offering an excellent range of food with pleasant outside tables.
Yin Hong (01869 245818) Located in the main street in Bicester next to the Litten Tree, this is an authentic Chinese restaurant offering a wide range of excellent Chinese food. Booking is advisable. They also do a take-away service.
Most of these establishments will deliver to the airfield.
The Broken Fork, North St (01869 322618) This is a take-away establishment offering a wide range of food and pizzas
Wing On (01869 321821) This take away provides excellent fish and chips as well as the usual range of Chinese food.
Taj Mahal (01869 248439) An excellent Indian take away.
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