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Five Bells

 

 

 


A one-time popular pub that suffered from the major disadvantage of being located at the end of a country lane that went to the hamlet of Tyler's Hill and nowhere else. I don't recall it as anything other than a free house, although I think it may at one time have been owned by Allied Breweries. Popular with bikers in the mid-seventies, it gained a reputation for selling nothing but the strongest real beers. Given its location this was perhaps ill-advised.
In the 1980s it was bought by the golfer and ex-US Masters Champion Sandy Lyle who, I believe, installed his brother-in-law as manager. At this point it was seemingly still going reasonably well but clearing suffering a drop in trade due to the drink-driving laws. The end came round about 2002 when it was sold to a local property developer who immediately put in a planning application to change the building into a substantial house. The local council grumbled for a bit but inevitably caved in a another nice little country pub became history.
Chiltern Tapler - Winter 2015/2016 edition
 

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