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Le De Spencers Arms

History

Originally built as a bakery the building was on a drovers route heading to London. In more recent times, between the wars, this part of Downley Common was a nine hole golf course - customers leaning over the front gate would have been watching play on the fairway to the eighth hole.

The unique name of Le De Spencers Arms is down to Francis Dashwood, who became 15th Baron le Despencer and within whose estate the pub lies. The title of ‘Baron le Despencer’ described the role of its early holders, that of dispensing funds or services on behalf of the King.

Wondering about the name? The pub is titled after Francis Dashwood , 15th Baron le Despencer. It is his estate on which the pub lies.

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We are sorry to say that, in line with the Government’s request, we are now temporarily closed. We do not know how long these measures will last, but when the time comes, we will all be ready, waiting and excited to see you. We hope it won’t be too long – and please do keep an eye on our social feeds for updates. 

We wish all of our customers, and their families, good health in these unprecedented times.