The Pubs of Wheathampstead


1830 to 1914


This page of our website is linked to the book of the same title that was published in June 2019.


There were 26 pubs in the parish of Wheathampstead in this period, each with its own unique history. The book places them in their wider historical context, gives a brief account of each one, and draws together a number of themes that are common to them all. This website includes their 26 individual histories.

For some sample pages from the book, click here.


Having sold more than 400 copies, the book is now out of print. Copies are available for loan at Wheathampstead Community Library in Marford Road.


To read the history of a particular pub, click on its name in the list below.

For a glossary that explains the meaning of the specialist terms that are used in some of the histories, click here


  Bell & Crown



  Bricklayers Arms  

  Park Hotel (Wicked Lady)




  Three Oaks

  Cherry Trees

  Railway Hotel (Abbot John)

  Tin Pot


  Red Cow 

  Two Brewers

  Cross Keys 

  Red Lion

  Walnut Tree

  Elephant & Castle

  Rose & Crown

  White Hart

  First & Last

  Royal Exchange



  Royal Oak