Drop for a drink at The Perch if you are next on the Oxford’s Port Meadow towpath before Christmas.
The 17th-century thatched pub is going to close in the New Year and not reopen until Easter.
It has had lots of unexpected setbacks including being badly damaged by fire in 1977 and 2007. Earlier this year it was flooded.
But this is a planned closure.
“Although there will be a bigger dining area, people will still be free to sit by the fire with a pie and a pint,” says manager Martin Cooper.