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listed building grade II*
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last updated 05/08/2018
Hadleigh Flying Chariot
also traded as as: Royal Oakhistorical era: ancient
closed before 1885?
92-94 Benton St
This building is recorded as a former inn in the Listed Buildings Register. It's shown on OS maps as early as 1885 as "Flying Chariot", but not marked as a pub (by contrast, the nearby King's Arms is clearly marked as an inn), so presumably closed before that date.
The building dates from the 16th century, but most features are from the 17th. It's one of the most beautifully pargetted buildings in the town (see the gallery for pictures).
The right-hand side of the building was reputedly once used as a butchers with a slaughterhouse to the rear.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)