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Closed August 2012, reportedly after a long period of poor trade. Currently boarded up and for sale.
'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.