Dalham Affleck Arms
Dalham Affleck Arms
Real Ale is sold here.
1 Brookside, CB8 8TG
grid reference TL 722 616
opened about 1590
An Elizabeathan thatched pub. With four well kept and very reasonably priced beers and an atmosphere that encourages conversation, this is well worth a visit (or two) and is popular with weekend walkers. A rear garden patio and a front garden on the river Kennet also provide space for outdoor drinking on sunny days. Open all day on bank holidays.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Cider (real draught, not keg) available
- Dogs welcome
- Family friendly
- Live music
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Real fire
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available
Railway station about 4.4 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1901 (interactive map)
In 1968, Dalham suffered flooding so severe that the level of the River Kennett rose as high as the pub's bar. The landlord had to be rescued from upstairs.
My great-great-great-grandfather, Joseph Onion** was once the landlord of the Affleck Arms in Dalham. Joseph Onion lived from about 1820 to 1896. His parents and older brother, were landlords for the Kings Head pub in Dullingham, Cambridgeshire - so pubs were obviously a family concern…
Sir Robert Affleck, Bart., was formerly lord of the manor, and resided at Dalham Hall, once the seat of the Stuteville family until his death in Oct 1882.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** information about Joseph Onion from Cherish Hudson)
(*** some historical information from village website - see http://www.dalham.com/affleck_arms.htm)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)