Blog entries for Pub

Long lost Thatcham pubs

18th Jul 2019
I have uncovered and documented a number of Thatcham (including Cold Ash, Ashmore Green, Colthrop and Crookham) pubs, a few though still remain...

The Green Dragon

18th Oct 2017
History research is rarely straightforward or easy, problems and mysteries creep up all the time and that is one of the delights, trying to solve a...

The Plough

27th Sep 2017
As the Plough goes to auction this week I thought it would be good to do a potted history of the pub.

Long lost Cold Ash pubs

20th Aug 2017
Many will know of pubs that have disappeared recently in Thatcham and surrounding areas, sadly many though soon forget. See my previous posts for...

The oldest Thatcham pub

28th Jul 2017
At many of my local history talks I will get asked "which is the oldest pub in Thatcham?" Is it the Chequers? Is it the King's Head? Let us assume...

The Castle & The Spotted Dog

6th Mar 2017
There are two pubs today up at Cold Ash, The Castle and the Spotted Dog. I am ignoring the Sun-in-the-Wood in Ashmore Green and will come to that in...