The outcome of a dramatic U-turn over the renaming of an historic village pub in south Bucks has proven to be unpopular, according to the results of a BFP poll.

Plans were believed to be in place for the Chequers Inn in Prestwood - which is believed to date back to the mid 1700s - to be renamed 'The Prestwood'.

But after residents voiced anger over the move, which they say ignores the pub's 250-year history, owner Greene King has appeared to change its mind after confirming on Friday that the name will change to 'The Chequers Tree'.

But the U-turn has not satisfied the vast majority of residents, 80 per cent of whom voted for the pub’s name to remain ‘The Chequers’.

Out of the 555 respondents, ten per cent said that the pub should be called ‘The Chequers Tree’ and only 6 per cent voted for ‘The Prestwood’. The remaining 4 per cent voted for ‘Other’.

The pub, which is currently closed for refurbishment, counts post-war leader Clement Attlee among its former regulars and the current sign was inaugurated by Harold Wilson.

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