Fordham Rd, CB8 7AA
grid reference TL 644 639
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Local licensing authority for Newmarket is Forest Heath
CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.
last updated 11/08/2015
A former residence of Charles II, now used as a hotel.
In 1895 a gentleman of rather dubious nature (known as Gordon Chetwynd) sold what was know as Rutland Cottage to the 5th Earl of Cadogan. The Earl numbered amongst his closest friends Edward Price of Wales later King Edward VII. Reputedly Miss Lilly Langtry entertained the king within the premises; legend suggests the one-time existence of a secret tunnel from here to King Charles' palace in the High Street.
Today it has a lounge bar, a residents' lounge, 12 bedrooms with en suite facilities and a restaurant.
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Restaurant or separate dining area
Traditional separate public bar
Traditional pub games available
Children are welcome
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Railway station about 1 mile away (see public transport tab for details)
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)