Covid and multiple lockdowns have put an end to that pint (or three) at the pub – so we’ve dug into our archives to take a look back at the lost pubs of the Chilterns.

Website has been logging the closures of watering holes in Amersham, Chesham, The Chalfonts and Great Missenden, as well as surrounding villages, over the years, and we’ve included all of these in our round-up below.

Take a look back at some of the district’s favourite locals, which have since disappeared.


  • Black Horse, Woodside Road      
  • Griffin, The Broadway
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  • Hare & Hounds, Whielden Street             
  • Iron Horse, Station Square. Closed in 2004. It was demolished to make way for flats and a cafe.      
  • Nags Head, 3 Whielden Street. Closed in 2006. A Zaza restaurant stands in its placeBucks Free Press: The Hare & Hounds and Nags Head, Whielden St. Around 1905. Picture: Hare & Hounds and Nags Head, Whielden St. Around 1905. Picture:
  • Pheasant, 35 Plantation Road. Closed in 2013
  • Red Lion, High Street     
  • Red Lion, 69 Chestnut Lane. Closed in 2012          
  • Wheatsheaf Inn , London Road. A Weller Brewery pub acquired in 1842. Closed in 1937, demolished in 1945
  • White Hart, High Street. A coaching inn, closed in the 1700s


  • Black Horse, Waterside
  • Blue Ball, Blucher Street
  • Chequers, Market Square. Now officesBucks Free Press: Rose & CrownRose & Crown
  • Cock Tavern, 96 High Street. Closed in 2010
  • Elephant & Castle, 185 Waterside
  • Golden Ball, 7 Church Street
  • Kings Arms, King Street
  • Nags Head, Red Lion Street         
  • Nash Arms, 1 Vale Road. Closed in 2013Bucks Free Press: Pictured: Nash ArmsPictured: Nash Arms
  • Rose & Crown, 264 Waterside. Closed in 2012
  • Unicorn, 107 Bois Moor Road. Closed in the 90s
  • Waggon & Horses, High Street. Closed in 2014
  • Wild Rover, 2 Amersham Road. Closed in 2013

    READ MORE: These are the lost pubs of High Wycombe

Chalfont St Peter

  • George, High Street. Closed in 2001
  • Poachers, High Street. Closed in 2012
  • Rose & Crown, 66 High StreetBucks Free Press: Picture: GooglePicture: Google
  • Waggon & Horses, Copthall Lane. Closed in 2018

Chalfont St Giles

  • Crown, High Street. Closed in 2013
  • Pheasant, London Road. Closed in 2008 
  • Uncles Tom’s Cabin, Three Households.

Great Missenden

  • Barley Mow, Hyde End
  • Black Horse, Frith Hill
  • Crown, High Street
  • Gate Inn, The Lee
  • Lamb, Potter Row           
  • Red Lion, 62 High Street
  • Swan, Church Street
  • Waggon & Horses, High Street

    READ MORE: The High Wycombe shops we have loved and lost


  • Portobello Arms, Chartridge Lane, Chartridge
  • Bull, Chesham Road, Bellingdon
  • Bull, Ballinger. Closed around 1970                          
  • Pheasant Inn, Village Road, Ballinger. Closed in 2008
  • Five Bells, Tylers Hill Road, Botley
  • Mermaid, Hawridge. Now a private house
  • Rose & Crown, Vale Road, Hawridge. Closed in 2013
  • Five Bells, Tylers Hill Road, Botley