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Attractive, G2 listed building with some parts dating back 500 years. There has been a pub on this site since 1349.
Also has a good reputation for food.
Said to be the oldest surviving building in Brandon. It does not have conventional foundations but "floats" on a raft of slate! From the back of the building it is easy to see various phases in the growth of this old building as new sections have been added through the years. Also to the rear of the property is an ancient "protected" tree.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(1872 BSE Record Office details & Slater's Royal National and Commercial Directory 1850 from Ken Griffin)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)