The Old Bell, Henley on Thames

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The Old Bell
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The Old Bell
Former namesLa Campana, The Bell Bar and Lounge, The Duke of Cumberland.
Alternative namesOld Bell
General information
Architectural styleMedieval vernacular
Address20 Bell Street
Town or cityHenley-on-Thames
Coordinates51°32′19″N 0°54′16″W / 51.53854°N 0.904551°W / 51.53854; -0.904551
LandlordNuno Rosado & Ondine Carrington
Technical details
Materialtimber frame
Listed Building – Grade II*
Official nameThe Old Bell
Designated28 October 1974
Reference no.1369482

The Old Bell is a pub in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. It was built in 1325 and is the oldest building in Henley. It is a Grade II* listed building.[1]


The building has a timber frame, with a crown post which dendrochronology has dated to 1325.[2][3] It was built probably as a wing of a large town house.[1]

In the 1760s it was converted into a pub called The Duke of Cumberland.

It is currently controlled by Brakspear Brewery.[4]


  1. ^ a b Historic England. "The Old Bell  (Grade II*) (1369482)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  2. ^ Townley, Simon C, ed. (2011). A History of the County of Oxford. Victoria County History. 16: Binfield Hundred (Part One): Henley-on-Thames and Environs. Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer. p. 35. ISBN 978-1-90435-638-7.
  3. ^ "Town's oldest house discovered". Henley Standard. 6 August 2009. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Old Bell". Brakspear Brewery. Retrieved 6 July 2018.