Comrades Club

67A Wood Street
OX10 0BD
Telephone(01491) 835164
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Opening times: 10.30-11 Mon-Sat; 12-11 Sun
Regular beers: Greene King --varies--, West Berkshire --varies--

The Club was formed after the Great War when survivors returned to Wallingford and wanted to retain in 'civvy street' the cameraderie that they had found in the services. Originally they had a summerhouse/shed in the corner of Snows Yard - part of an old chalk or gravel pit. There the old comrades would meet informally on a Saturday evening to share experiences and talk about their memories of the war. In one corner they had a pin of ale on a trestle table, which they would draw on and replace as necessary. They eventually decided that these extra mural meetings could be formalised and, in the early 1920s, half a dozen of them got together and put in some money to buy The Old Malthouse.