Friday, 21 April 2017
Full List of National Trust Pubs
National Trust Public Houses
If I had a tail I would be wagging it right now. The National Trust has provided the full list of pubs they own after the recent post on Saving the British Pub. Thanks very much NT. Much appreciated. I have added links below. Ignoring the teetotallists, tell your friends.
What a magnificent — and hopefully growing — collection of pubs the National Trust have. Examples include most periods of British history. That's the 18th century Spread Eagle at Stourton above. I know this one well, as with the pubs in Lacock, but I'd like to meet them all in person. In the bottom photo you see a scooped-out truckle of Stilton at the 15th century The Sign of the Angel in Lacock. A very cosy pub indeed. National Trust stewardship is a good sign, you generally find well-kept beer and good food.
Look at that magnificent sky in the top photo. The classic British milk blanket we get for most of the year — a perfect drinker's sky. Well, the weather's too awful to be outside.
Print the List
You can print the list and leave it in your MGB Roadster. When the opportunity arises, throw on a tweed jacket and your Dents Spectre driving gloves (as below) and away you go.
The Spectre gloves are made with unlined hairsheep leather for a tight grip as you hold the wheel (or throttle a would-be assassin).
Make sure to ask for a dimpled pint pot on your visit.
Bankes Arms Hotel, Corfe, Dorset
Bankes Arms, Studland, Dorset
Buckinghamshire Arms, Blickling, Norfolk
Castle Inn, Bodiam, East Sussex
Castle Inn, Chiddingstone, Kent
Cross Keys, Cautley, Cumbria
Crown Liquor Saloon, Belfast
Dolaucothi Arms, Pumpsaint, Dyfed
Dolymelynllyn Hall Hotel, Ganllwyd, Gwynedd
Fleece Inn, Bretforton, nr Evesham, Hereford & Worcs
George and Dragon, West Wycombe, Bucks
George Inn, Lacock, Wilts
George Inn, Southwark, London
Hardwick Inn, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
King's Head, Aylesbury, Bucks
King's Mill, Wrexham, Clwyd
M. McBride's, Cushenden, Co Antrim
Manor House Hotel, Studland, Dorset
Marisco Tavern, Lundy Island, Devon
Nelson's Head, Horsey, Norfolk
Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale, Cumbria
Radnor Arms, Coleshill, Berkshire
Red Lion, Bradenham, Bucks
Red Lion, Broadclyst, Devon
Red Lion, Kilmington, Stourton, Wilts
Red Lion, Lacock, Wilts
Ship Inn, Low Newton-by-the-Sea, Northumbria
Sign of the Angel, Lacock, Wilts
Spread Eagle, Stourton, Wilts
Sun Inn, Saffron Walden, Essex (now a shop)
Swan, West Wycombe, Bucks
The Logan Rock, Treen, Cornwall
Tower Bank Arms, Nr Sawrey, Cumbria
Tyn-y-Groes, Ganllwyd, Gwynedd
Vine Inn, Pamphill, Dorset
Wizard of the Edge Inn, Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Nothing in your county? Perhaps there should be. Have a word with the National Trust if there's a historic pub in danger near to you. They can't promise anything.
Any comments on (or from) the pubs listed gratefully received below.