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Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.

Update: pubs which are known to have reopened are now also listed. Please let Tony know if you know of pubs not listed that have reopened.

If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Occold Bottles Inn

Occold Bottles Inn

also traded as Three Bottles

closed 10th February 1956

last owner/operator: S&P

B1077

grid reference TM 152 711

The Bottles Inn closed in 1956, when the license was transferred to the Beaconsfield Arms. The building dates from the early 17th century with many additions subsequently.

In late 19th century the landlord was a local man, a former farm labourer named Ambrose Reynolds, and he and his wife Emma held the license from the mid 1870s through to the turn of the century.from Rod Cross
I thought you might like to know that My grandfather, Henry Bailey, ran the pub from about 1914 to 1924 and started an egg collecting business from the premises, buying eggs from farmers and households for resale…

Map

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

Closure date from Hartismere licensing records.

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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