Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Hidden Henley

IF you are taking a country walk as part of your New Year fitness regime you may encounter

IF you are taking a country walk as part of your New Year fitness regime you may encounter this old pub sign.

It is rather sad to realise that this belonged to the Dog and Duck at Highmoor, which was bustling with activity only a few years ago, including a Henley Standard staff gathering on one occasion.

In common with many other pubs in the country, trade diminished and various attempts to increase footfall had little effect, so the pub closed in 2011.

Brakspear, the owner, did try to sell the property without success and last year applied for permission to demolish the building and replace it with a six-bedroom house but this also came to nothing.

Now the old pub looks rather forlorn and the car park is somewhat overgrown.





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