The village of Dorney on the north bank of the Thames close to Windsor is home to the Eton College Rowing Lake.
This is the venue for rowing events at the 2012 Olympic Games.
Dorney has an earlier claim to fame, being the place where the first pineapple grown in England was raised. The fruit itself was eaten by king Charles II in 1661. Dorney has a very fine, dog-friendly pub called ‘The Pineapple’ which is a nice reminder of this little piece of history. The Pineapple pub does great sandwiches (real huge doorstops) with a menu of about 80 different fillings. Excellent chips too!
Dorney Court is well known from TV and film. Both the exterior and interior of the beautiful Tudor manor house are used for a variety of productions requiring an atmospheric location.