Pembridge had quite a long and interesting street. I walked from one end to the other, and found an amazing array of half -timbered building's. Some had quite a lean!
Then I found a lovely shop, "Gulliman's Ye Olde Shoppe," it had nice carved woodwork on the facade.
Some of the house's were available for holiday letting, and I imagine most of them, would have a history and be quite old!
The "new" Inn didn't look very new, infact, it isn't, it date's back to day's when it was a Farmhouse in 1311! Back then, the Farmer's wife began brewing and selling Ale to the Merchant's and the market. From here, it went onto become a Coaching Inn, and possibly the "oldest new inn" in England.
It is believed the 1461 treaty, by which Edward the IV ascended the Throne of England during the War of the Roses, was given approval in the courtroom here.
IS IT ANOTHER HAUNTED INN? ENGLAND SEEMS TO HAVE A LOT OF THESE!
It is believed to be so, not one Ghost, but two!
One of the ghost's is a young woman waiting the return of her lover from war. She only appears when Women are around, NOT Men!
The other ghost is a Soldier, dressed in a scartlet tunic, sometimes beating a drum or carrying a sword, he does all this whilst pacing the Inn's corridor's.
Are they related? Have you been there and seen them?
Perhap's another vt'er will be lucky to get a photo!
West End Farm Cottage is in the wing of the owner’s property, a cruck construction medieval hall dating back to 1424.
It looked liked it could do with a paint job, but really, I thought it was lovely how it was!
You can stay here if you want, and if you do, you get to see the internal timber framing, plus the bedroom has the cruck construction visible.
It is located in the heart of Pembridge.