Former Dog and Partridge Pub.
Walking round Ufton Nervet a while ago, I spotted a number of interesting features. Thankfully, the roads are fairly quite, as there are few footpaths!
I spotted this particular building, and noticed the name “Dog and Partridge” above the door. Thinking this sounded like a pub name, some research was required. Sure enough, I discovered this was an old 17th Century Inn, despite its location pretty much in the middle of nowhere.
The area it is in would appear to be Ufton Green, rather than Ufton Nervet – which itself is also known as Ufton Richard!
Timber-framed, the building is Grade II listed. This makes no mention of its history as a pub, but lists it as a “Farmhouse, now house”. This could make sense, given the remote location. There is a record held by the West Berkshire Record Office that refers to it as the Dog and Partridge Public House. There is a website which lists a number of publicans licensed at the premises from 1851-1931. Further references suggest that it closed in the 1970s-80s.
This is the building I was originally going to photograph, but came across Ufton Court instead!
- Taken: 4 Apr 2017
- Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
- Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 L II USM
- Focal Length 24mm
- 1/200 Sec
- ISO 400