Offton

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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now reopened. The rest of our pubs will be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Introduction

Establishment(s) understood to have reopened.

Please tell us if you know of any pubs ready to reopen when outdoors service is permitted that we don't list here.

The village's name commemorates Offa, a warrior in the Battle of Maldon in 991; it was recorded in Domesday as "Offetuna". Nearby a castle built to command the land between the river valleys may be Saxon in origin and was refortified during the Middle Ages. The mound and traces of a moat are still visible. The lost medieval settlement of Little Bricett is believed to be sited near Tollemache Farm.

The pub is actually located just into Willisham parish. Opposite the pub are the remains of ancient chalk workings. When chalk is heated to 900 degrees it becomes quicklime. This can then either be used as a fertiliser or mixed with sand and used as mortar. A hard and unhealthy occupation, the Offton lime kilns were last used sometime in the late Victorian period when Johnathan James was listed as the owner.

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History

The 1891-92 White's Directory also lists George Runnacles as a beerhouse keeper.

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