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Freston Boot

Freston Boot

Real Ale is sold here.

Freston Hill (B1456), IP9 1AB

grid reference TM 173 395

opened 16th century

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(01473) 780722

(01473) 780722

Offering a comfortable bar area with various extensions to provide space for a large kitchen and restaurant. Also offers a brunch menu on Sunday mornings from 10am to 11am. Draught cider on hand pump alongside a changing selection of both hand pumped beers and craft beers. Only accepts cashless payments for food and drinks.

Outside the entire site has been re-landscaped and improved with new car parking areas, landscaped garden areas, a new wide screen cinema room, a large pub allotment that now provides some of the pub vegetables and a pond with ducks.

The core of the building is thought to date from the 17th century, with 18th or 19th century extensions to the left and a 20th century extension to the right. Reopened in early July 2018 after a major building and site refurbishment…

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Footnote

The sign is of a long military boot made famous by the Duke of Wellington. In 1830 he was Prime Minister when the the Beer Act was introduced to help create Beer Houses - a new lower tier of premises permitted to sell alcohol. Under the 1830 Act any householder who paid rates could apply, with a one-off payment of two guineas, to sell beer or cider in their home (usually the front parlour) and even brew on the premises. The permission did not extend to the sale of spirits or fortified wines.

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

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