Bun Throwing fun

Caught one at the Abingdon 2011 bun throwing

The marriage of Prince William to Kate Middleton on 29th April 2011 was made even more exciting for us at Throwing Buns as it meant we got to experience our first bun throwing since opening in June 2010.

Having spent months prior to opening ‘Throwing Buns’ researching this ancient Abingdon tradition it was an amazing experience to see buns rain from the sky to mark the Royal wedding! We couldn’t resist turning the shop red, white and blue in celebration and even excited customers chipped in with one covering the street outside the shop in bunting for us at 7am on the morning of the wedding!

It took just over 20 minutes for the Mayor of Abingdon and his fellow councillors to throw 4000 buns from the County Hall to the thousands that had gathered in and around Abingdon’s market square to try their luck at catching a bun! In true cheating style, we at Throwing Buns had contacted the bakers of these buns and got an extra 100 made up for those who weren’t successful in catching one! The atmosphere in the shop all day was second to none with regular customers and visitors to Abingdon coming in to enjoy coffee and cake whilst browsing all of our bun throwing memorabilia!
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A ‘Right Royal Affair’ – 29th April 2011

Join us from 12-8pm to celebrate the Royal wedding and the first Bun Throwing since Throwing Buns opened in June 2010!

We have gone slightly Royal wedding crazy and the shop is going to be a blur of red, white and blue! We will be serving special cream teas and afternoon teas – so if you fancy being waited on like ‘Royal-tea’ Throwing Buns is the place to be!

Ssssh.. A massive secret is that we have also managed to get our hands on the buns that are being thrown in the Bun Throwing, so if you are unlucky and don’t catch one or you just fancy one with a coffee come and see us!

Royal Wedding

Bun Throwing on 29th April 2011

We at Throwing Buns are getting extremely excited about the Royal wedding bun throwing to be held in Abingdon at 6pm on 29th April 2011. This is the first bun throwing in Abingdon since we have been open and we plan to celebrate in style! We will be opening late and hope you will be joining us for what we hope will be a ‘royal affair’! Watch this space for more details…

The Sun is here – bring on the ice cream

Throwing Buns is proud to announce that we are now selling award winning Purbeck ice cream. Purbeck is a nationally known brand famous for its delicious flavours and use of natural ingredients. We are selling the delicious vanilla bean, real chocolate, honeycomb hash, posh toffee, strawberry, clotted cream and mint choc baby chip. These can be purchased in Throwing Buns and on sunny days find us on the Market Square where we are selling it from our ice cream trike!

Purbeck Ice Cream at Throwing Buns

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