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Closed August 2012, reportedly after a long period of poor trade. Currently boarded up and for sale. In September 2014 we noticed that all signage had been removed, which doesn't bode well. Towards the end of September, an application was lodged to convert the pub into a Co-Op funeral parlour.
'The Trunk' is a Victorian street corner pub fronting on to Hospital Road. Access to the car park is from the main Parkway. Despite overlooking a busy junction the two bars of this community pub have a village local feel to them. The rear bar is the hub for many games teams including football, darts, cribbage, and dominoes. Outside is a large garden with children's play area.
The pub stands on "Hellfire Corner", so named because of god-botherers who used to stand here preaching hellfire and damnation.
The building dates from the early 19th century.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
An elephant & castle has appeared in the crest of the Cutlers Company since 1622. Ivory was then used to create knife handles. Some claim that the name derives from "Infanta of Castile" a reference to Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I.