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Occold Beaconsfield Arms (The Beaky)

historical era: 21st century

Mill Rd, IP23 7PN

grid reference TM 156 706

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last updated 04/07/2017

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.

In July 2017 we noted that the building was "under offer". As yet we don't know if the putative buyer intends to reopen the pub.

(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).