Will it stay or will it go? Confusion over Thame’s Two Brewers

The Two Brewers in Thame
The Two Brewers in Thame

CONFUSION reigns regarding the future of a popular town centre pub with many residents and locals concerned they may lose their favourite watering hole.

The Two brewers in North Street has had a chequered past but retains a loyal following of regulars and locals.

It has been up for sale for a number of months and has been run by a holding company with rumours rife it is set to close imminently.

But owners Greene King have denied the rumours.

Regular Terry Shurrock, 69, said: “I’ve heard that someone wants to buy it and turn it into offices or flats.

“It will be such a shame if it goes because it’s the only real spit and sawdust pub in Thame.

“It’s a proper old fashioned pub. I have been going in there for years and lots of people will miss it.

“The pub has three darts teams, a crib team and a dominos team. It’s a real part of the community and a really old building with lots of history.”

Mr Shurrock said he had heard the pub was closing at the weekend and that the current manager had been told he was leaving.

“They’re selling the beer off because they have to be gone on Saturday, is what I’ve been told.

“The only other pub close to it is the Nags Head. I am furious it might close.”

But Greene King deny that the property has been sold and insist there are no plans to stop operating.

A spokeman for Greene King said: “We can confirm that the Two Brewers is for sale and that there has been some interest from potential buyers.

“Negotiations are continuing and the pub will remain open for business until a sale is concluded.”