Sitting comfortably alongside luxury and household brands lies an impressive selection of independent coffee shops, restaurants and quirky boutiques offering the personal touch.
MESSING ABOUT ON THE RIVER
Relax for a few hours by hiring a boat or joining one of the regular scheduled river excursions.
THE BRAKSPEAR ALE TRAIL
One of the best ways of discovering Henley’s traditional pubs is to take part in the Henley Ale Trail challenge. Enjoy a pint of Oxford Gold or Brakspear Bitter and get your map stamped.
SHOPPING IN THE OLD TOWN
The cobbled old town is blessed with a plethora of small, quirky and independent shops.
Founded on a shared passion for honest food and a vision to create the ultimate relaxed fine dining experience.
An all-day dining destination serving many of Harrods’ most popular dishes, from decadent toasties and sumptuous salads to nigh-on irresistible pastries, partnered with speciality tea and coffee.
Founded in 1818 the Leander Club is one of the oldest rowing clubs in the world. The club offers a stunning riverside location and superb facilities.
MEET THE LOCALS
The Hart Street Tavern
01491 876 800
01491 410 758
01491 577 279
Kate Price & Jess Tomlin
01491 817 998
Gorvett & Stone
01491 414 485
01491 574 377
Ian Wainwright Asquiths
Teddy Bear Shop
01491 571 978
01491 412 500
GO WITH THE FLOW
Make the most of the outstanding countryside with so many opportunities to walk or cycle in the Chilterns, along the Thames Path National Trail, the Oxfordshire Cycle Way and The Ridgeway National Trail.
Close to Henley is Wallingford; a market town situated on the banks of the River Thames. It was built by King Alfred in the ninth century and the ruins of William the Conqueror’s castle can be visited. Also nearby is Dorchester Abbey, which has been a site of worship for 1300 years. This beautiful stretch of the River Thames is best explored with one of the boats hired from Hobbs of Henley.
For those willing to explore a little further afield visit the Georgian market town of Marlow. The town’s most famous landmark is the suspension bridge spanning the River Thames joining the counties of Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.
Just five miles away is the historic country house and private deer park of Stonor Park. Alternatively, visit the nearby National Trust property, Grey’s Court, a Tudor country house and gardens which is well worth a visit. The close proximity to the historic cities of Windsor and Oxford offers an abundance of history and culture waiting to be explored.