Steeped in History

The Woodman Inn was built in the 17th century and, during WW2, was regularly frequented by American airmen who were stationed here, in Nuthampstead, when it was used as an airbase. We are lucky enough to have the most incredible and unique photographs displayed throughout the pub, from this time, as well as a huge map of where the airbase was situated, around us.

Nuthampstead Airfield museum located just to the rear of our car park. To find out their opening times or for more information, please visit 

In 1985, Ian & Sandy Johnson bought The Woodman Inn and moved in with their sons Andrew (then aged 4) and Stuart (then aged 1). Ian and Sandy had many happy years at the pub until their retirement in 2010. The pub was then passed down to Stuart, who still runs it today with his wife Jenna. Stuart and Jenna have been working on the third Woodman generation; Olive, Rita, Pearl and Fox, so hopefully there will many more years ahead with Johnsons behind the bar!


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