Thursday, 19 October 2017

Henley pub landlords marry

THE landlords of a Henley pub were married in the town on Saturday — six years after they met behind the bar of the pub.

THE landlords of a Henley pub were married in the town on Saturday — six years after they met behind the bar of the pub.

Rob Hooton and Pamela Myles, who run the Old Bell in Bell Street, tied the knot at Henley town hall before walking to Leander Club for their reception.

The bride is the daughter of David and Barbara Myles, from Dundee, and the groom is the son of Edward and Ann Hooton, from Thame.

Ms Myles, 51, wore a tea-length House of Mooshki dress in blush. She was given away by her sister and maid of honour Kath McIrvine and had seven bridesmaids.

Mr Hooton, 41, had two ushers and his best man was Stephen Robson.

The bride arrived at the town hall in a vintage AC Cobra, while other guests including bridesmaids were taken to the venue by cars including a Cadillac, Maserati and Lamborghini.

The newlyweds were presented with lucky horseshoes by their two Chinese crested dogs Lucy and Sassy after the ceremony. During the reception the couple and their guests were taken for an hour-long cruise on the river on Hobbs of Henley’s Waterman.

Henley singer Megan Henwood and DJ Jamie Taylor performed on the boat.

The couple met when Ms Myles moved to the town in 2009 and started going to the Old Bell to make new friends.

She said: “I moved here by myself and the Old Bell seemed like a safe place to go as a woman on my own.

“Rob was working behind the bar at the time and we started talking. Finally, in 2010 I asked him if he fancied a drink. He did and we’ve been together ever since.

“When (landlord) Bill Dobson retired in 2014 we took over. We absolutely love it in Henley, it’s the best place we’ve ever lived.

“Everyone is so friendly and there are so many talented people.”

She said she was keen to involve local businesses in the wedding, so her engagement ring and wedding bands came from Studio 35 in Duke Street and the flowers were by Jo Wise, of Floral Circus at Oakley Wood.

Their photographer was Charlotte Snowden, from Checkendon.



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