Historic Thames Hotel
The “New” Thames Hotel was built in the late 1880s by Mr H.Woodhouse, a prosperous local Boat Builder.
At the time it was considered gigantic. It boasted a Telegraph Office, and enjoyed the patronage of “Peers Galore”.
Distinguished visitors included Princess Frederica of Hanover, great-granddaughter of King George III.
An exciting history was enjoyed by the Hotel with the arrival of the motor car and the prospect of a visit to the river.
The Proprietors seem to have had an equally adventurous time. It is believed that one owner lost the freehold on a single ill-fated game of cards. Today, in keeping with the restored character of this hotel, the public areas display many photographs of local views in Victorian times, which can also be seen in our Gallery.