Many thanks to Whittard for partnering with TOE2 to support the Earth Trust’s Connecting People Naturally Programme.  Together we believe that everyone should be able to access local green spaces.

Funds from the Whittard 5p plastic bag charge are being used to provide fun outdoor play sessions at local sites across Oxfordshire so that local families can rediscover the excitement and wonder of the natural world.


The programme involves:

• Increasing awareness of local green spaces – working with local communities to make people more aware of where local green spaces are and how they might be used

• Inspiring ideas – Providing “Come out and Play” sessions where families get involved in fun outdoor activities they can replicate in local green spaces and at home.

• Training – To give local volunteers ideas and confidence in running activities on local sites

• Risky Play Lending library – promote use of the Earth Trust’s new lending library of resource kits, which includes tools, fruit-pressing equipment, bug hunting kits and items for fire lighting activities.


Whittard Connecting People Programme

Brakspear Pub Trails

TOE2, working in partnership with Brakspear, has identified circular walks from 20 Brakspear pubs in Oxfordshire. Each route is about 3 miles long, with up to two additional longer routes per pub.  The walk guides are available in leaflet form and can be downloaded from our website (see below). The leaflets are also available in the pubs and can be downloaded from

Brakspear has provided funding to support access improvements along the routes where necessary, and for other rights of way in the area.  This partnership programme will encourage greater use of local rights of way and improve access to Oxfordshire’s beautiful countryside and green spaces. What better way to reward yourself after a good walk than a well-earned drink and a bite to eat!


T: 01865 407003

Other Programmes

The Unicorn - Kingwood


The Unicorn pub and restaurant is a unique and atmospheric country pub, boasting great ales, lagers, spirits and wine along with a simple, yet refined menu packed with locally sourced ingredients and seasonal produce. With a focus on modern cuisine, the Unicorn is proud to offer a selection of dishes which can be enjoyed by one of the cosy fireplaces or in the enchanting beer garden.


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Red Lion - Blewbury


The Red Lion is a quintessential English pub tucked away in the heart of Blewbury. 300 years old and full of character with open fires, oak beams, great real ales and wines and a quality food offer. Coupled with en suite bed and breakfast accommodation and a secluded garden this is a popular watering hole for locals and visitors alike.


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Leathern Bottle - Lewknor


The Leathern Bottle is a traditional pub, situated off the M40 at junction 6. With the Chiltern Hills on the doorstep, they have a great walker and cyclist following. The pub is spread over three bars which are traditional and cosy with warm fires glowing in winter. The menu caters for most appetites, from freshly made baguettes to homemade dishes, fish and chips, curries and veggie dishes too.


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Fox & Hounds - Christmas Common


Set in excellent walking country, with woods and hills to stomp over or view the numerous Red Kites. Open fires in the winter, rustic garden in the summer. Quaint cosy rooms to the left, and a spacious 'French country' style restaurant to the right. The Fox & Hounds is friendly and accommodating, allows dogs in the bar areas and serves great real ale and hearty food for both fine diners and the 'grazer'.


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 Five Horseshoes - Maidensgrove


The Five Horseshoes is a charming 17th century pub set high in the Chiltern hills, with glorious views across the Swyncombe valley. The brick and flint pub has log fires, old oak beams and cosy corners as well as a light and airy conservatory dining room.


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Cherry Tree - Stoke Row


Nestled in the Chiltern Hills amongst beautiful beech woods, sits this picturesque English country pub with rooms. With a gorgeous traditional interior, original flagstone floors, heavy beams and low ceilings, it's been brought up to the 20th century with innovative design, interiors, colours and overall excellent service and food.


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Reformation - Gallowstree Common


A warm welcome awaits you from the moment you walk through the door at the Reformation. This friendly and delightful cottage style village pub has a cosy, relaxed atmosphere serving food that's well worth a visit for. Winner of the Brakspear Best Sunday Roast 2017.


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Fat Fox - Watlington


Situated in the smallest market town in England between the Chiltern Hills and the Thames Valley, the Fat Fox inn is a country inn with a cosy bar, elegant dining room and nine attractive comfortable bedrooms.


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Bull and Butcher - Turville


The Bull and Butcher is a beautiful traditional character pub built in 1542 nestled in the heart of the Hambleden valley, 3 miles from the M40 junction 5. The village is famous for filming and can lay claim to many a favourite television shows and films including the Vicar of Dibley and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.


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Chequers - Watlington


The Chequers is a beautiful, 16th century family run pub, located in the heart of the village of Watlington, next to the Chiltern Hills, which has been designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty.


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Henley Town Centre


As we have so many pubs in Henley town centre, it's a tough choice for you at the end to decide which pub you want to enjoy a drink in. These routes are also approved by Henley Town Council.


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Perch and Pike - South Stoke


A picturesque 17th century pub located in the heart of the village with a large garden. With original beams and a log fire, this cosy pub serves great pub food. B&B rooms also available.


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Rainbow Inn - Middle Assendon


A real home from home pub serving down to earth home-cooked meals. Winner of Brakspear's best pub garden in 2014, Curly and Jean have been there since 1994 so we can guarantee you a warm welcome.


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King William - Hailey, Ipsden


A delightful country pub full of quaint charm, and a roaring log fire in the colder months. Guaranteed stunning views of the Oxfordshire countryside from the garden and a tasty menu to tickle your taste buds.


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Maltsters Arms - Rotherfield Greys


A country pub that's all about muddy boots, a roaring fire in the winter, hot pies, real ale, local game, a great beer garden, board games and chatty staff.


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Rising Sun - Witheridge Hill


A 17th century country inn boasting rustic floorboards, open fires and original beams. Serving traditional pub fayre with a garden that gets the sun most of the day too.


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Flower Pot - Aston


With a large collection of taxidermy and an even larger garden, this pub is the right mixture of ecclectic and traditional, run by Pat and Tony who've been there over 25 years.


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John Barleycorn - Goring on Thames


A quaint village pub with secluded beer garden serving homemade traditional pub food. A friendly pub where you'll feel like one of the locals instantly.


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Catherine Wheel - Goring on Thames


18th century award-winning pub with a large garden complete with pizza oven in the summer. This pub is a great place for a bite to eat after a long walk.


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Red Lion - Peppard Common


Standing proudly on the Common, this pub has a play area for the youngsters in the garden and serves proper pub food and a fine pint of ale inside.


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