The Little Angel in Henley-on-Thames is set to re-open on Friday 4th September under new management. David Thompson is taking on this historic pub following on from his success at the Belgian Arms in Holyport, which he’s been running for three years.
David said “We can’t wait to open the doors and get the Little Angel open again. Running the Belgian Arms has been such a positive experience and I’m keen to build on the success of that with the LA.”
Following the re-opening on Friday 4th September, plans are afoot to open with a new breakfast offer from Saturday 5th which will include a breakfast buffet with granola, cereal and fresh fruit and then freshly cooked full English breakfasts and eggs benedict will also be available to order.
David said “The idea is we want to make the Little Angel a place where people can drop in any time of the day, but really keep the pub feel to it. We’ll be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner or for those just wanting a quick coffee or pint.”
The menu will be inspired by the best of British; simple flavours that are well cooked and well presented. Fresh fish and shellfish will be on offer, as well as pub classics like homemade pies. Simple, tasty and fresh are the order of the day.
There will also be taster evenings on offer where guests will meet the chef and enjoy wines and other drinks to pair with the food. David said:
“We’ve done several of these at the Belgian Arms and they always sell out. Everyone loves a trying new flavours and finding out more about the food their eating, and a glass of good wine is always popular.”
The conservatory will also be available for small conferences and meetings. With the car park, it makes it an ideal meeting place for those coming to Henley. The breakfast offering is also expected to bring in early morning visitors to the town for those needing refreshment before they start the day, as the free wi-fi will be perfect for business travellers.
Caption: David Thompson (centre) collecting his award from Tom Davies, Brakspear CEO for Best Newcomer in 2018 at the Belgian Arms and Chris Peverell (left), manager at the Belgian Arms.