Hadleigh Flying Chariot
also traded as as: Royal Oakhistorical era: ancient
closed before 1885?
92-94 Benton St
grid reference TM 029 418Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
listed building grade II*
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last updated 12/09/2016
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).
Reputedly the right-hand side of the building was 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)