Things to do in Henley-on-Thames

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Things to Do in Henley-on-Thames

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  • tonyw65
    39 contributions
    Similar to many of the people who have reviewed the Chiltern Valley Winery tour, we were given the tour as a Virgin Experience Christmas present. We decided to stay at the B&B as obviously there was some wine ‘tasting’ involved. The tour was about 2 hours with the second hour being the part where we tried the wines, beers and then liqueurs. The tour was interesting and the surrounding vineyards and gardens are lovely. The tasting was very good and we tried a large selection of the Chiltern Vineyard products. We really enjoyed our tour and the stay at the B&B. As an FYI the roads leading up to the Chiltern Valley are single track roads so take care driving up there, but it’s worth the effort. We also included the trip to the Stage & Huntsmen for dinner and this was also very enjoyable.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Nerina1966
    Oxfordshire, UK86 contributions
    On the smaller scale, house very nice had a family feel to it. Kitchen was very intresting.
    The wisteria is just coming into bloom (end of April) and the walk to the bluebell woods is well worth it.
    A lot of care seems to be taken of the kitchen gardens.
    Toilets were tidy and clean. I didn't go in the shop.
    The cow shed /cafe is reasonably priced. There were two types of soup, pasties, sausage rolls or sandwiches. Having only visited a couple of other NT properties I would have preferred jacket potatoes to the pasties.
    The main downside was having a family changing a babies nappy (in the pram) in the cafe.... Also definitely wouldn't want to visit during "high" season as I would expect the site to become quite congested.
    Written 29 April 2022
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  • Barbara T
    Abingdon, UK518 contributions
    Really enjoyed our visit. Learned a lot about Lord Nuffield in this house that has been left virtually unchanged since his time.
    Advised to book, then go in as a small group, which spaces everyone out well in the rooms, some of which are quite small. Our volunteer guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and friendly. and the tour takes about 45 minutes.
    The garden looked attractive - unfortunately it was pouring with rain so didn't get much chance to see them.
    Shame there's no longer a tea room. Apparently there have been 'issues' with the NT which is a shame. A cuppa and piece of cake looking at the garden would have been perfect.
    Plenty of free parking almost next to the house, with disabled parking literally outside the door. No lift, so may be difficult for those with mobility problems to get upstairs. Not sure how this could be incorporated.
    Written 6 April 2022
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  • Matthew P
    Brighton and Hove, UK593 contributions
    Stopped by here on the way back from another event and not knowing tat the Regatta was happening were pleasantly surprised to be in the space with all the events taking place. All very full on and buzzing and great to walk about people watching checking out the river space and just enjoying the experience.
    Written 5 July 2021
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  • pandtReading
    reading223 contributions
    An interesting gallery that presents a history of rowing, river information and history of Henley. There is a wind in the willows exhibition that needed interpretations.
    The food and service in the cafe was lovely and there was an unhurried atmospgmhere.
    We went with grandchildren age 5 and 7.
    Well worth supporting and lots to see for 3 hours.
    Written 7 August 2021
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  • Herbie-Green
    Guildford, UK1,999 contributions
    Well worth doing a circular walk out to Remenham (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Vicar of Dibley fame, but pretty in its own right), Aston and the Flower Pot Inn, to Hambleden Lock and Weir, then back via the Thames Path passing Temple Island.
    Written 31 March 2022
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  • Kate W
    1 contribution
    We went primarily for the wooden play area amd also did the Easter trail and had a great time with my 13, 11 and 1 year olds. Fab playground, beautiful grounds and friendly staff.
    Written 15 April 2022
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  • Paul
    17 contributions
    A fabulous place to lose yourself in the peace and quiet of the Oxfordshire countryside. Both hides are now open and someone has put a lot of work into tidying them up and adding white boards to record your sightings as well as a series of photos of birds at one of the ponds. The picnic area has also been tidied in preparation for the warmer weather. I would highly recommend a visit to this beautiful reserve!
    Written 2 April 2022
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  • Experience825738
    10 contributions
    Exceptional local beer at Henley-on-Thames rowing club and ambiance with Tom behind
    bar highly recommend cheers 🍻 chris
    Written 21 November 2021
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  • bob
    Henley-on-Thames, UK27 contributions
    It's a very short stop but kind of quaint. If you're passing its worth it otherwise I'd wait till you are.
    Written 23 November 2021
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  • Rolf Richardson
    Henley-on-Thames, UK4 contributions
    This church is famous for it's seasonal display of snowdrops, but worth a visit at any time. Set in a fold of the Chilterns, miles from the nearest village, it's a good focus for exploring the local footpaths
    Written 6 June 2021
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  • chrissiepe
    Maidstone, UK24 contributions
    Unusual art but beautiful with beautiful price tags! They had really unusual metal sculptures, I can't remember the artist at a really good price. There were several pictures by an artist that uses real people positioned to look like famous people. Brilliantb
    Written 6 March 2019
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  • Clivel_98
    Hereford, UK1,487 contributions
    Just on the outskirts of the centre of Henley, the Kenton us a nice old-style theatre with a decent bar. Parking can be a pop problem, and there is very little space in the foyer. Overall, though, a good place.
    Written 5 October 2017
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  • futtock21
    London, UK11,214 contributions
    In Battersea Jack’s Place is a modest caff serving garguantuan breakfasts and steaks. In Henley Jack’s Place is an art gallery, something of a dying breed following the closure a year or two of the gallery run by Barry Keene, an artist in his own right, by the riverside. I passed the site of the Whittington Gallery also long since closed and an empty shell. Today marks the last day of the Bohun Gallery in Reading Road, one of the most impressive of any art gallery outside London managing the estate of Julian Trevelyan and stocking a tremendous selection of works by him, John Piper and other significant names in late twentieth century British (and Scottish) art. Now Henley is left with the tat sold by Lemongrove and the prints of Jack Vettriano here. You will probably know a Vettriano if you see one: think a scene of faded elegance with a man in pinstripe trousers shirt and braces leering slightly at and leaning slightly towards the lady in red knickers and bra with whom he is about to mingle (in the Greek sense). Don’t get me wrong I am quite an admirer of Vettriano’s inebriated butler or nude lady in silhouette her hands cupping her protruberances. And I enjoyed an exhibition of Spanish pottery Jack’s Gallery was putting on at the Old Fire Station Gallery to the posterior of the Town Hall. But there are no Vettriano paintings whilst most of the prints are, in fact, unlimited edition posters. And Henley simply deserves a much wider range of quality art and artists than Jack’s and Lemongrove can between them offer.
    Written 30 March 2019
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  • COLIN Y
    King's Lynn, UK593 contributions
    I found this Gallery very interesting and very informative and the staff were most helpful and interesting too
    Written 22 October 2018
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