The Royal Oak is late 15th century and has an 80 foot medieval well in one of the bars. They do excellent fish and chips- with the best mushy peas I can remember.
The church in Whatlington village looks like a late 19th century cemetery chapel but there's a Norman building hiding under the fancy accretions. Malcolm Muggeridge- crusading journalist. TV personality, contrarian, youthful libertine and latter-day Savonarola- is buried in the churchyard.