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A E Hobbs




The A E Hobbs was situated on Valley Road. This pub closed in the 1990s and has now been demolished with houses built on the site. A E Hobbs was an architect for the brewers, Brakspears, and designed many of their pubs.
Source: Ian Daniells
AE Hobbs was a very successful angler, landing some very large fish (record sizes), as well as writing books about fishing. The pub had a number of these fish stuffed in cases in the main bar, along with small plaques explaining their significance. The pub certainly celebrated his fishing rather than pub design.
Mike Jennings (January 2023)
This pub was extremely popular, often referred to as “ The Hobbs”. Among those who attended were members of the Henley Town Band, who met at Gilletts school music room. It was a great place to socialise and to recharge the Band Members who played at many charitable functions on the River Meadow, the local private school and villages around Henley. Many happy memories and hours of mirth.
Gerald Hird (August 2023)

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