A pub that has been regarded as one of the best in the country will celebrate a special anniversary this weekend.

The Crown Inn in Little Missenden will honour the 100th year of the establishment being in the same family, with its landlord being a former Wycombe Wanderers captain.

Trevor How will toast the occasion with a two-day celebration across Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21 with local residents, pubgoers, and football fans with food, drink, live bands, and steam engines being present.

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He said: “We didn’t expect our family to have this for 100 years.

 “It was originally owned by my grandfather and then my dad.

"I bought the freehold off him over 30 years ago and have been running it alongside my wife Carolyn since.

Bucks Free Press: Trevor How and his wife, Carolyn, Carolyn’s sister Christine Skinner, with the former landlady, Doreen How Trevor How and his wife, Carolyn, Carolyn’s sister Christine Skinner, with the former landlady, Doreen How (Image: N/A)

“We love running the pub and meeting everyone that comes in, but don’t get me wrong, it is tough.

“A lot of work needs to go into making sure a pub is looking good, and my staff and family work tirelessly to make sure we do everything.

“From doing the cleaning to making sure that all the flowers are fresh in the morning, these could be things that some people might take for granted but we need to make sure everything is good.”

Away from being a landlord, Trevor is also a local celebrity with him being best known as a professional footballer, most notably at Watford and at Wycombe Wanderers.

And being based in Great Missenden, the former Chairboys captain admitted that he gets fans of an ‘older generation’ coming into his Highmore Cottage venue to reminisce.

He said: “We get a lot of Watford and Wycombe fans here with my history and they come here to have a chat about football, along with enjoying what is a nice, friendly environment.

“I was at Watford between 1972 to 1980 and a lot of fans come in because it was in and around the time went flying up the leagues under Graham Taylor and Elton John.

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“I then moved to Wycombe and was there as captain and I really enjoyed my time.

“And I know there will be lots of Wanderers fans over the weekend too which will be great.

“I loved the fans there and to see how far the club has got to is just incredible.

“I don’t think it gets enough credit.”

For more information on the pub, go to www.thecrownlittlemissenden.co.uk.