Remains from a Roman settlement were discovered within the parish when the M40 motorway was built in 1970 and two ancient “roads” are close by, the Icknield Way dates back to the Iron Age, plus the picturesque and famous Ridgeway. The pub too is listed and goes back to the late-1600s.
And times past were not forgotten when the old brewery in Henley, closed in 2002. A £1 million re-fit of The Wychwood Brewery, on the edge of The Cotswolds, ensured the famous Brakspear ‘double drop’ fermentation vessels were retained and today are still brewing one of England’s oldest beers, Brakspear Bitter. Les Gordon has added The Hobgoblin and Marston’s Pedigree to his selection of ales, along with a range of lagers, cider and stout.
“The Leathern Bottle – part of the Brakspear’s Dynasty.”