Around and about Nettlebed
Nettlebed’s origins date back to ancient times, and its location – where the Henley-Oxford road crosses the Chiltern Ridgeway – ensured it became an important staging post. Today, The White Hart is the last remaining inn in the village.
The area was well known for pottery and tile manufacture, along with brickmaking. An 18th-century kiln still survives and provides an historic focal point in the village.
Famous residents include the Fleming family who fist moved to Nettlebed in 1903. The renowned travel writer Peter Fleming, brother of James Bond creator Ian Fleming, is buried in Nettlebed churchyard, along with his wife, the actress Celia Johnson who starred in the classic British Film ‘Brief Encounter'.
Set against the dramatic beauty of the Chiltern Hills, Nettlebed is an ideal centre for exploring the surrounding area. The White Hart provides an ideal starting point for walkers and ramblers, where you can fortify yourself before setting out – or why not reward yourself with a hearty meal at the end of your walk.
Nettlebed is also an ideal location if you’re staying for longer. With the famous royal regatta town of Henley on your doorstep, the historic market towns of Wallingford and Abingdon nearby, and Oxford, Ascot and Windsor within easy driving distance, there is plenty to see and do. So why not stay at The White Hart and enjoy some good food and a good night’s sleep or two.
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