Occold Beaconsfield Arms (The Beaky)historical era: 21st century
Mill Rd, IP23 7PN
grid reference TM 156 706Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
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last updated 24/04/2017
A characterful multi-roomed pub with low ceilings and a friendly atmosphere. It's known locally as the Beaky.
There's a small garden to the rear of the car park. The pub also houses a community library.
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.
If anybody wants to buy it fair enough, otherwise we will be looking at ALL options.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
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).