History of the Shire Horse by Littlewick Green near Maidenhead

Littlewick Green is a peaceful little village off the A4 Bath Road in between Maidenhead and Twyford. Set around a ‘v’ shaped village green, it is an ancient settlement – ‘wick’ being the Anglo Saxon for a market or trading place. Archeological digs have confirmed that a Roman Villa existed in Littlewick Green and records state that in 940 the village formed part of a parcel of land granted by King Edmund to one of his servants. Consequently, there are lots of architectural gems to be found here too, such as Foxleigh and Walnut Tree cottages, which date back to the 15th Century and are grade II listed buildings. It is also the location of Redroofs, the house where Ivor Novello lived, and where many of his most famous works were composed.

The Shire Horse pub restaurant is situated just next to Littlewick Green in a former coaching inn, known as the Coach and Horses. The Shire Horse pub restaurant retains its welcoming character, relaxed ambience and many original features, such as traditional low-beamed ceilings, fireplaces and lots of nooks and crannies to hide away in. Although we’re not sure when the pub adopted its new name, we do know that Shire horses were often used to pull brewery wagons that delivered ale to customers.

Directions to Shire Horse Pub in Maidenhead

You can find the Shire Horse on the A4 Bath Road, close Maidenhead, on the way to Reading. We’re only a 15 minute drive from Twyford and Marlow and just 5 minutes from the villages of Pinkneys Green and White Waltham.