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.
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 Beaconsfield Arms
Occold Beaconsfield Arms
Extra services available here during the Covid-19 lockdown:
Takeaways are available. We're currently awaiting details.
Real Ale is sold here.
Mill Rd, IP23 7PN
grid reference TM 156 706
Characterful multi-roomed pub with low ceilings & friendly atmosphere. Small garden to rear of car-park.
The pub is known locally as the Beaky.
- Accessible to disabled customers: Being arranged
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome
- Family friendly
- Live music: Occasionally
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Real fire
- Separate bar
- Smoking area
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available: Free
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
Re-opened June 2010 after 18 months closed.
Originally only a beerhouse, the Beaconsfield Arms finally got a full license in February 1956, when the Bottles closed.
Reported in March 2017 to be closed. This may be permanent, as a letter sent to the village website states:
As you may be aware yet another Landlord has walked out of the Beaky, leaving, like the other landlords, a mountain of debts and/or the pub in a disgusting state.
For the 3rd time we will have to clean, replace carpets etc. and tidy up- we are not prepared to keep doing this.
So as of now the pub is permanently closed - we are not prepared to pour more money into a pub that is only supported by a minority of the village.…
The first Earl of Beaconsfield (from 1876) was Benjamin Disraelin who was a British literary and social figure and also a Conservative MP and the UK's first and so far only Jewish born Prime Minister (in office from 1874-80).
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)