I was in one the other day (the Tower Bank Arms in Sawrey , Lake
District) which was very agreeable. I didn't realise the NT owned any
pubs so it got me thinking "how many pubs does the National Trust own
and what are they like?"
Google revealed umpteen but I haven't actually been able to find a
I don't have a definitive list, and neither it would appear does the NT
itself, but according to the NT there are 36 in all:
Here are a few more to add to the list:
The Fleece, Brereton, Worcs (which tragically burnt down a couple of
years ago and was restored).
George Inn, Borough High Street, London.
Various pubs in Lacock, Wiltshire (NT owned village).
I have a feeling the Strickland Arms, near Sizergh Castle, near Kendal
is now in the hands of the NT.
Sizergh Castle is the ancestral pile of the Hornyold Strickland family
- I kid you not. I understand that they have now dropped the Hornyold
part of their name.
(in message ):
Here's the list the NT press office sent (unfortunately the email was
not formatted as they thought):
"A-Z list below. Those in bold are managed by the National Trust, the
rest are tenanted.
Bankes Arms, Studland, Dorset
Bankes Arms Hotel, Corfe, Dorset
Birling Gap, East Dean, East Sussex
Buckinghamshire Arms, Blickling, Norfolk
Castle Inn, Chiddingstone, Kent
Castle Inn, Bodiam, East Sussex
Cedar House Hotel, Cobham, Surrey (hotel)
Cross Keys, Cautley, Cumbria
Crown Liquor Saloon, Belfast
Cwmdu Inn, Cwmdu, Dyfed
Dolaucothi Arms, Pumpsaint, Dyfed
Dolmelynllyn Hall Hotel, Ganllwyd, Gwynedd (now a hotel, not a pub)
Fleece Inn, Bretforton, nr Evesham, Hereford & Worcs
George Inn, Lacock, Wilts
George and Dragon, West Wycombe, Bucks
George Inn, Southwark, London
Hardwick Inn, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Kings Mills, Wrexham, Clwyd
King's Head, Aylesbury, Bucks
M. McBride's, Cushenden, Co Antrim
Manor House Hotel, Studland, Dorset (now a hotel, rather than a pub)
Marisco Tavern, Lundy, Devon
Morden Hall, London [restaurant/bar]
Nelson's Head, Horsey, Norfolk
Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale, Cumbria
Plough Inn, West Wycombe, Bucks
Radnor Arms, Coleshill, Berkshire
Red Lion, Broadclyst, Devon
Red Lion, Lacock, Wilts
Red Lion, Bradenham, Bucks
Red Lion, Kilmington, Stourton, Wilts
Ship Inn, Low Newton-by-the-Sea, Northumbria
Sign of the Angel, Lacock, Wilts
Spread Eagle, Stourton, Wilts
Strickland Arms, Sizergh, Cumbria
Sun Inn, Saffron Walden, Essex (now a shop)
Swan, West Wycombe, Bucks
The Logan Rock, Treen, Cornwall
Tower Bank Arms, Nr Sawrey, Cumbria
Ty Coch, Porthdinllaen, Llyn Peninsula
Tyn-y-Groes, Ganllwyd, Gwynedd
Vine Inn, Pamphill, Dorset
Wizard of the Edge Inn, Alderley Edge, Cheshire"
In message , David Thornhill
Do you know which Xian cult the Chiltern owners belong to?
It seems strange to find religious fundies brewing beer, unless it's an
old-established sect with roots in the days when beer was a temperance
I have and you would not know it had burnt down. However it took me a
short while to realise that the thatched roof (the cause of the fire in
combination with a chimney I believe) has been replaced with tiles. If
you did not know you would never guess!