The Hatchet is currently closed it was the only remaining pub in Childrey. The Crown which is an older building became a private dwelling during the last century. The Hatchet is nevertheless a Grade II listed building which dates from about 1830. Documents exist relating the sale of part of The Lesters at a public auction at the Hatchet in 1846. The owners of the Crown also have a poster advertising another auction in the same decade.
Photo by Arthur Rodman