The Horn Inn

The Horn Inn
The Horn Inn

Map of 1899

 

The Horn Inn

‘The Horn Inn’, closed in 1944, was just next to and south of ‘The Chequers Inn’ and is now a residential property ‘Hillside’.

The building dates from the mid to late 18th Century and is made from coursed limestone rubble with a late C19 tile roof. The name presumable derives from the legend of The Pusey Horn.

There was a hatch (‘the pop hole) in the wall where children or anyone not wanting to go into the pub could get served. It served as a kind of off-licence, also selling cigarettes, sweets and crisps.

It had an entrance facing The Green and also access from Buckland Road and Chapel Lane.

Maud Ody notes on P20 of her book that (in 1924-1930) ‘the sign was one of a bullock’s horns hanging on a cord and was quite a pleasing picture when swaying in the breeze’.

Around 1944 Morlands decided that it was not feasible to run two pubs in the village and it was sold and became a residential property ‘Hillside’.

The Horn Inn [Sheila Terry]
The Horn Inn [Sheila Terry]

Publicans included;

Date

Name

Source

1851

Richard Woodbridge (b.1806 est)

Charlotte Woodbridge – Wife

Ann Eliza Woodbridge – Daughter

Rebecca Woodbridge – Daughter

Richard Woodbridge -Son, Scholar

Matilda Woodbridge -Daughter, Scholar at home

James Woodbridge -Son

Edwin Woodbridge- Son

Charlotte Woodbridge – Mother/Grandmother, Parish Relief aged 73

Mary Ann Belcher/Servant

Census

1887

William Pembroke

Kelly’s Directory of Berkshire, 1887

1891

Isaac King (?)

 

1907 – 1931

Mr and Mrs Henry Rutland 

 Also mentioned in Maud Ody’s book