Things to see and do - Henley-on-Thames
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Henley-on-Thames Travel guide
Henley-on-Thames : Michelin's recommendations
In the first week of July, oarsmen come from around the world to this charming town for its Regatta, England's premier amateur event of this kind. Dating from 1786, the elegant five-arched bridge is adorned with carved heads of Father Thames and the goddess Isis. Henley has numerous timber-framed inns and Georgian (or earlier) houses.
Tourist attractions Henley-on-Thames : Things to see and do
st. Hart GB - Henley-on-Thames RG9 2AU
The 1550 tower of St Mary's Church, built in the 13C and enlarged in 1400, dominates it. Note, inside the church, the funerary monument of Lady Periam (early 17C), and, outside, the hospice and cantor's house.
Meadows Mill GB - Henley-on-Thames RG9 1BF
The River and Rowing Museum (Mill Meadows) opened its doors in 1998 in a very pretty building partly made of shingle. It covers three subjects: the development of boating, from Greek triremes to modern competition boats; the flora and fauna of the Th..
New Street GB - Henley on Thames RG9 2BP
This historic former brewery boasts light and elegant rooms with rustic, original features and fine Egyptian linen. Just 45 metres from the beautiful riverside, the hotel features its own French bistro. Each luxurious room at Hotel du Vin Henley fe..
Marlow Road GB - Henley on Thames RG9 2HT
Reading Rd GB - Shiplake RG9 4BX
An appealing pub with a delightful garden; inside, open fires, twinkling tea lights and hop bines set the scene. The large blackboard offers tasty snacks and the interesting main menu features a number of Eliza Acton inspired dishes.
5 Market Pl GB - Henley-on-Thames RG9 2AA
Pretty, red-brick, town centre pub with a lively, open-fired front bar and a formal dining room for a more intimate meal. Seasonal, traditional dishes are well-presented, satisfying and full of flavour. Homemade bread. Friendly service.
New St. GB - Henley-on-Thames RG9 2BP
Lower Assendon GB - Henley-on-Thames RG9 6AH
Pretty former pub - now a cosy, comfortable restaurant that's popular with the locals. Appealing menu of tasty, well-executed, modern classics; homemade preserves and afternoon tea are a feature. Friendly, attentive service.
Shiplake Row GB - Shiplake Cross RG9 4DP
This 18C building may look like a rural inn but inside it has a more modern, formal feel. Creative cooking uses top produce and flavour combinations are superb. It's named after George Orwell, who spent his childhood in the area.
Station Rd GB - Henley-on-Thames RG9 1AZ
This modern restaurant is sure to please with its floor to ceiling glass doors and decked terrace overlooking the Thames. The young chef-owner offers an array of menus; attractively presented dishes centre around local ingredients.