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Iron Horse

Iron Horse, Amersham

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The Iron Horse was originally the Station Hotel and was one of the first developments in Amersham on the Hill following the arrival of the railway in 1892. With the opening of Amersham station, the licence was transferred to the Station Hotel from the old Black Horse pub, which then closed.
In April 2004 the pub was suddenly closed. Shortly afterwards following a planning appeal it was demolished to make way for flats and a cafe.
Opposite Amersham Station, this pub disappeared over a weekend. Developers, fearful of their planning application being rejected, put a bulldozer through the building when everybody's attention was averted, risking a piffling fine for flouting planning laws.
The Iron Horse was not the greatest pub; in fact you were ill-advised to go in there without a bodyguard and a Kalashnikov. But bad pubs can become good pubs and nobody ever got a drink from a pile of rubble or a block of flats. What Wetherspoon's wouldn't give for the site now.
Chiltern Tapler - Summer 2015 edition

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