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The Horn Inn

The Horn Inn
The Horn Inn

Map of 1899

The Horn Inn

‘The Horn Inn’, closed c1945 Maud Ody recalls celebrating VE Day in The Horn so it is most likely 1945, 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 and sign (photo below) presumably derived 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. The Inn served as a kind of off-licence, also selling cigarettes, sweets and crisps.

The Horn 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‘. And also on P43 that ‘the room used as the cellar and the room above it had once been a separate cottage and so I’ve been told. was where for many years the village ‘snob’ (shoemender) lived, but at his death was converted into the cellar for the Horn Inn.’

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

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


Owners of The Horn Inn

Soon after 1806James Crowdy owned the Manor House, a great deal of the village ‘including the two inns’A history of Charney Manor, by Harriet Salisbury, 1989
1920Wantage Brewery CompanyFaringdon Advertiser 6th March 1920: Alteration Plans
Up to 1944Morlands Company. Around 1944 Morlands decided that it was not feasible to run two pubs in the village and The Horn was sold and became a residential property ‘Hillside’.Uncertain

Publicans of The Horn Inn

1841Richard WoodbridgeCensus
1851Richard 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
1861-No Census entry
1865Mrs Charlotte WoodbridgeReading Mercury - Saturday 02 September 1865
1871Charles WoodbridgeCensus
1881William PembrokeCensus
1883, 1887William PembrokeKelly’s Directory of Berkshire, 1883 & 1887
1891Isaac KingCensus
Aberdeen Evening Express - Friday 21 December 1894
1901Eliza King (Isaac's Widow)Faringdon Advertiser, Petty Sessions, 2 July 1901.
1907-1939Mr and Mrs Charles Henry RutlandMentioned in Faringdon Advertiser 12 July 1913 and in Maud Ody's book and the Census for 1911 and 1939.


There are various newspaper clipping mentioning The Horn given in the Newspaper Clippings section.

And which pub is this highlighted for sale?