A Brentor Inn memory

The Brentor Inn in its heyday

The sad-looking building that was once a thriving public house and hotel evokes many memories for local people.  In response to this website’s request for memories of the Brentor Inn during  its heyday, Francesca Bell has sent this photo.

At the Brentor Inn, about 1968

She writes:  “Just having a lovely read of your Brentor Village page and thought you may like this photo. It’s at the then Brentor Inn the day of my younger brother’s christening about 1968. My dad in the background, Eric Doidge, farmer at Cross Trees Farm South Brentor, my Mum Celia (a Brentorian, I’ve memorabilia from then – original programmes and photographs), then there is my sister Beverley, my brother Ashley, myself Francesca and my grandmother Ethel May Scott (formerly of the Fox and Hounds).
Many a cherryade had on that day by the look of it!
Regards Francesca Bell (nee Doidge) “

If you also have any memories of the Brentor Inn we would be pleased to hear from you.  The village archive contains other photos of the Brentor Inn, such as these below.

Harvest Festival at the Brentor Inn, 1970